Friday, December 13, 2013

Event Primer - UFC on Fox 9

Welcome to Leg Kick TKO, a MMA blog that's hoping Pat Barry can assistant coach on Thug Rose's team on TUF.

Prelims (Facebook, YouTube)

Flyweight - Darren "BC" Uyenoyama vs Alp "Turkish Delight" Ozkilic
  • Uyenoyama's Style - BJJ
  • Ozkilic's Style - Grappling
  • Prediction - Ozkilic by TKO
  • Thoughts - Ozkilic has my new favorite nickname

Prelims (Fox Sports 1)

Lightweight - "Relentless" Roger Bowling vs Abel "Killa" Trujillo
  • Bowling's Style - Boxing
  • Trujillo's Style - Wrestling
  • Prediction - Trujillo by KO

Lightweight - Sam "Hands of Stone" Stout vs Cody "AK Kid" McKenzie
  • Stout's Style - Kickboxing
  • McKenzie's Style - McKenzietine
  • Prediction - Stout by decision
  • Thoughts - On paper, this looks like a terrible mauling will happen to McKenzie. Then again, he famously decreed his opponent on TUF had better striking, wrestling, cardio and strength, but that he'd still win, and he did.

Flyweight - Zach "Fun Size" Makovsky vs Scott "Young Guns" Jorgensen
  • Makovsky's Style - Wrestling
  • Jorgensen's Style - Wrestling
  • Prediction - Makovsky by decision

Lightweight - Pat "Bam Bam" Healy vs Bobby "King" Green
  • Healy's Style - Grappling
  • Green's Style - Grappling
  • Prediction - Green by decision

Lightweight - Danny "Last Call" Castillo vs Edson "Junior" Barboza
  • Castillo's Style - Wrestling
  • Barboza's Style - Muay Thai, SONIC BOOMS
  • Prediction - Barboza by TKO (Hopefully of the leg kick variety)

Welterweight - Ryan LaFlare vs Court "Crusher" McGee
  • LaFlare's Style - Wrestling, omoplata sweeps
  • McGee's Style - Wrestling, boxing, surviving heroin overdoses
  • Prediction - LaFlare by decision

Main Card (Fox)

Lightweight - Joe "J-Lau" Lauzon vs Mac Danzig
  • Lauzon's Style - BJJ, COBOL
  • Danzig's Style - Grappling, photography, veganism
  • Prediction - Lauzon by submission
  • Thoughts - Look at what a dorkus malorkus baby Mac Danzig was

Featherweight - Chad "$Money$" Mendes vs Nik "The Carny" Lentz
  • Mendes' Style - Wrestling, boxing
  • Lentz's Style - Wrestling
  • Prediction - Mendes by KO
  • Thoughts - The first of three Team Alpha Male fights on the main card means it is Dougie Time!

Bantamweight - Urijah "California Kid" Faber vs Michael "Mayday" McDonald
  • Faber's Style - Wrestling
  • McDonald's Style - Striking, BJJ
  • Prediction - Faber by decision
  • Thoughts - Team Alpha Male wants to wish you a Merry Christmas.

Flyweight - Demetrious "Mighty Mouse" Johnson vs Joseph "Joe-B Won Kenobi" Benavidez
  • Johnson's Style - Wrestling, grappling, super-duper speed
  • Benavidez's Style - Grappling, TRAPS
  • Prediction - Johnson by decision
  • Thoughts - This fight is going to be forty-eight different kinds of super-rad!