Thursday, January 16, 2014

Event primer - World Series of Fighting 8

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Prelims (Sherdog.com)

Welterweight - Jose "The Fresh Prince" Caceres vs Anderson "Son" Melo

  • Caceres' Style - Grappling
  • Melo's Style - Striking, grappling
  • Prediction - Caceres by submission
  • Thoughts - Caceres ain't even from West Philadelphia, born and raised, illegal use of nickname!


Featherweight - Freddy Assuncao vs Brenson Hansen

  • Assuncao's Style - Freestyle
  • Hansen's Style - Freestyle
  • Prediction - Hansen by decision


Bantamweight - Alexis "The Exorcist" Vila vs Sidemar "Sideco" Honorio

  • Vila's Style - Wrestling, striking
  • Honorio's Style - Grappling
  • Prediction - Vila by decision


Heavyweight - Scott "The Bear" Barrett vs Derrick "Caveman" Mehmen

  • Barrett's Style - Wrestling
  • Mehmen's Style - PUNCH
  • Prediction - Mehmen by KO
  • Thoughts - Mehmen gets my vote for funniest and best knockout of 2013, maybe all-time. Also, this is a top-notch nickname fight


Welterweight - Valdir "BBMonster" Araujo vs Tyler "The Evolution" Stinson

  • Araujo's Style - Freestyle
  • Stinson's style - Striking
  • Prediction - Stinson by TKO
  • Thoughts - Is BBMonster better than BxB Hulk? Probably not. Also, Alabama thinks that Tyler Stinson is an unproven theory.


Main Card (NBC Sports Network)

Lightweight - Jorge "Macaco" Patino vs Luis "Baboon" Palomino

  • Patino's Style - BJJ
  • Palomino's Style - BJJ, capoeira
  • Prediction - Palomino by TKO
  • Thoughts - Monkey nickname fight! YEAH!


Bantamweight - Cody "Bam Bam" Bollinger vs Tyson Nam

  • Bollinger's Style - Grappling
  • Nam's Style - Striking
  • Prediction - Nam by TKO


Women's Strawweight - Jessica "JAG" Aguilar vs Alida Gray

  • Aguilar's Style - BJJ
  • Gray's Style - Judo
  • Prediction - Aguilar by submission
  • Thoughts - Kinda lame of WSoF to not have this other title fight as the co-main event.


Light Heavyweight - Anthony "Rumble" Johnson vs Mike "MAK" Kyle

  • Johnson's Style - Boxing, wrestling, buffet
  • Kyle's Style - Striking
  • Prediction - Johnson by KO
  • Thoughts - Always and forever, FUCK MIKE KYLE (One of these days, I'll finish that Cage Justice: Mike Kyle edition and then everyone can echo my sentiments)


Lightweight - Justin "The Highlight" Gaethje vs Richard Patishnock

  • Gaethje's Style - Striking
  • Alternate Gaethje Nickname - Justin Gaethje "To a Nunnery"
  • Patishnock's Style - Grappling
  • Prediction - Gaethje by KO