Monday, January 13, 2014

Event primer - UFC Fight Night 35

Welcome to Leg Kick TKO, a MMA blog that thinks Nate Diaz shouldn't be scared, comrade, and just fight Khabib Nurmagomedov.

Prelims (Fight Pass)

Lightweight - Charlie "The Spaniard" Brenneman vs Beneil "Benny" Dariush
  • Brenneman's Style - Wrestling
  • Dariush's Style - Grappling
  • Prediction - Brenneman by TKO
  • Thoughts - Wait, so Beneil is from Iran and has "Darius" in his surname, but doesn't go by "Prince of Persia" or anything similar? He done goofed, big time.

Lightweight - Vinc "From Hell" Pichel vs Garett "Goodnight" Whitely
  • Pichel's Style - Striking
  • Whitely's Style - Striking
  • Prediction - Pichel by KO
  • Thoughts - Rumor is if you hum the Dagestan anthem (They do have an anthem, right?), near Pichel, he goes catatonic and gets a total deer-in-headlights look.

Prelims (Fox Sports 1)

Flyweight - Alptekin "Turkish Delight' Ozkilic vs Louis "Da Last Samurai" Smolka
  • Ozkilic's Style - Wrestling, luring English schoolchildren into the clutches of the White Witch.
  • Smolka's Style - Grappling, being Tom Cruise?
  • Prediction - Ozkilic by decision

Middleweight - Trevor "Hot Sauce" Smith vs Brian "B-Hou" Houston
  • Smith's Style - Grappling, AND1'ing
  • Houston's Style - Striking
  • Prediction - Houston by KO

Lightweight - Elias "Xuxu" Silveiro vs Isaac Vallie-Flagg
  • Silveiro's Style - Striking
  • Vallie-Flagg's Style - Striking and grappling
  • Prediction - Vallie-Flagg by decision
  • Thoughts - "Xuxu" apparently means both chayote and also cutie. Brazil is weird.

Lightweight - "Stripper" Ramsey Nijem vs Justin "Fast Eddie" Edwards
  • Nijem's Style - Wrestling
  • Edwards' Style - Grappling
  • Prediction - Edwards by decision

Main Card (Fox Sports 1)

Lightweight - Cole "Magrinho" Miller vs Sam Sicilia
  • Miller's Style - BJJ
  • Sicila's Style - Boxing
  • Prediction - Miller by submission
  • Thoughts - American Top Team is a cult, right?

Flyweight - John Moraga vs Dustin Ortiz
  • Moraga's Style - Grappling
  • Ortiz's Style - Striking
  • Prediction - Moraga by KO

Middleweight - Derek Brunson vs Yoel "Soldier of God" Romero
  • Brunson's Style - Poker
  • Romero's Style - Wrestling
  • Prediction - Romero by KO
  • Thoughts - Romero's string of Cool Knockouts is slowly overwriting "did a FANTASTIC ankle pick" as my lasting memory of him.

Bantamweight - TJ Dillashaw vs Mike "The Hulk" Easton
  • Dillashaw's Style - Grappling
  • Easton's Style - BJJ
  • Prediction - Dillashaw by submission
  • Thoughts - Dillashaw is an Alpha Male, so he gets the Dougie Treatment. Also, I really hope Easton splits from Lloyd Irvin's creepy ass cult.

Middleweight - Lorenz "Monsoon" Larkin vs Brad Tavares
  • Larkin's Style - Striking, shaving crazy stuff into his hair
  • Tavares' Style - Striking
  • Prediction - Larkin by decision

Middleweight - Luke Rockhold vs Constantino "Costa" Philippou
  • Rockhold's Style - Kickboxing, surfing, skating
  • Philippou's Style - Boxing
  • Prediction - Rockhold by decision