Thursday, January 30, 2014

Event primer - UFC 169

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Prelims (Fight Pass)

Welterweight - Neil Magny vs Gasan "Cobra" Umalatov

  • Magny's Style - Grappling
  • Umalatov's Style - Sambo (I mean, probably, right?), being a diacritical mark
  • Prediction - Umalatov by submission
  • Thoughts - Go away, Neil Magny, nobody from TUF 16 is any good


Lightweight - Rashid "Highlander" Magomedov vs Tony Martin

  • Magomedov's Style - Sambo
  • Martin's Style - Grappling
  • Prediction - Magomedov by decision


Middleweight - Clint "Headbussa" Hester vs Andy "Tank Mode" Enz

  • Hester's Style - Striking
  • Enz's Style - Grappling
  • Prediction - Hester by KO
  • Thoughts - This is kind of a decent set of nicknames from both dudes.


Prelims (Fox Sports 1)

Lightweight - Al "Raging" Iaquinta vs Kevin "Mo-Town Phenom" Lee

  • Iaquinta's Style - Boxing, BJJ
  • Lee's Style - Wrestling
  • Prediction - Iaquinta by decision
  • Thoughts - Serra-Longo Fight Team continues to roll. STRONG ISLAND, BABY!


Middleweight - Tom "Kong" Watson vs Nick "The Jersey Devil" Catone

  • Watson's Style - Boxing
  • Catone's Style - Wrestling
  • Prediction - Catone by decision


Flyweight - Chris "Kamikaze" Cariaso vs Danny "The Gremlin" Martinez

  • Cariaso's Style - Striking
  • Martinez's Style - Punching
  • Prediction - Martinez by decision


Lightweight - John "The Bull" Makdessi vs Alan "Nuguette" Patrick

  • Makdessi's Style - Striking, wonky eye
  • Patrick's Style - BJJ
  • Prediction - Patrick by submisison


Main Card (PPV)

Lightweight - Jamie Varner vs Abel "Killer" Trujillo

  • Varner's Style - Wrestling
  • Trujillo's Style - Striking
  • Prediction - Trujillo by KO
  • Thoughts - You go away, too, Jamie Varner.


Flyweight - John "Hands of Stone" Lineker vs Ali "Puncher King" Bagautinov

  • Lineker's Style - Striking, missing weight
  • Bagautinov's Style - Punching
  • Prediction - Bagautinov by TKO, Lineker comes in at least 2 pounds heavy


Heavyweight - Alistair "Demolition Man" Overeem vs Frank Mir

  • Overeem's Style - Kickboxing
  • Mir's Style - BJJ, Smug
  • Prediction - Overeem by KO
  • Thoughts - Both of these guys lose in very funny ways, so this fight should be stupid-entertaining


Featherweight - Jose "Junior" Aldo vs Ricardo "The Bully" Lamas

  • Aldo's Style - Muay Thai, soccer
  • Lamas' Style - Wrestling
  • Prediction - Aldo by KO


Bantamweight - Renan "Barao" Pegado vs Urijah "The California Kid" Faber

  • Pegado's Style - BJJ, Muay Thai, being a Nosferatu
  • Faber's Style - Wrestling, BANG Muay Thai, Dougie-ing
  • Prediction - Barao by decision