Thursday, March 13, 2014

Event Primer - UFC 171

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Prelims (Fight Pass)

Featherweight - Daniel "The Pit" Pineda vs Robert "The Hammer" Whiteford

  • Pineda's Style - Grappling
  • Whiteford's Style - Striking
  • Prediction - Pineda by submission


Middleweight - Robert "Bubba" McDaniel vs Sean "Tarzan" Strickland

  • McDaniel's Style - Grappling
  • Strickland's Style - Striking
  • Prediction - Strickland by KO
  • Thoughts - Please go away, Bubba, nobody likes you.


Flyweight - Will Campuzano vs Justin "Tank" Scoggins

  • Campuzano's Style - Striking
  • Scoggins' Style - Striking
  • Prediction - Scoggins by KO


Lightweight - Renee Forte vs Frank "Sitkayan" Trevino

  • Forte's Style - Playing loud
  • Trevino's Style - Striking
  • Prediction - Trevino by decision
  • Thoughts - What the fuck is a "Sitkayan" ?


Prelims (Fox Sports 2)

Welterweight - Sean "Black Magic" Spencer vs Alex "The Dominican Nightmare" Garcia

  • Spencer's Style - Freestyle
  • Garcia's Style - BJJ, striking
  • Prediction - Garcia by KO


Featherweight - Jimy "The Kid" Hettes vs Dennis "The Menace" Bermudez

  • Hettes' Style - Judo
  • Bermudez's Style - Wrestling, boxing
  • Prediction - Bermudez by KO


Women's Bantamweight - Raquel "Rocky" Pennington vs Jessica "Bate Estaca" Andrade

  • Pennington's Style - Striking, grappling
  • Andrade's Style - BJJ, Muay thai
  • Prediction - Andrade by decision


Welterweight - Kelvin Gastelum vs Rick "The Horror" Story

  • Gastelum's Style - Wrestling, grappling
  • Story's Style - Wrestling
  • Prediction - Gastelum by submission


Main Card (PPV)

Light Heavyweight - Ovince "OSP" St. Preux vs Nikita "The Al Capone" Krylov

  • St. Preux's Style - Football
  • Krylov's Style - Fedora
  • Prediction - Ovince by KO


Welterweight - Jake Shields vs Hector "Lightning" Lombard

  • Shields' Style - American Jiu-Jitsu, rorsin' around
  • Lombard's Style - Boxing, judo
  • Prediction - Shields by decision


Lightweight - Diego "The Dream" Sanchez vs Myles "Fury" Jury

  • Sanchez's Style - Wrestle-boxing, being a slippery lizard, DEVIL YOGA
  • Jury's Style - Kickboxing, BJJ
  • Prediction - Sanchez by decision
  • Thoughts - I would really like to see Diego not take a massive amount of brain trauma in this fight.


Welterweight - Carlos "The Natural Born Killer" Condit vs Tyron "T-Wood" Woodley

  • Condit's Style - Spinning shit
  • Woodley's Style - Wrestling, boxing
  • Prediction - Condit by TKO
  • Thoughts - Since Condit is the fighting version of Adam Scott, I want to see a MMA version of Parks and Recreation (Don Frye can be Ron Swanson)


Welterweight - Johny "Bigg Rigg" Hendricks vs "Ruthless" Robbie Lawler

  • Hendricks' Style - Wrestlin', punchin'
  • Lawler's Style - Punchin'
  • Prediction - Lawler by TKO
  • Thoughts - So sad for Hendricks that as soon as he doesn't win the welterweight title, he loses it to Lawler.