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post #5206 of 5436
JDS should pick him apart TKO in the second sounds about right. I don't think I could stomach Mir's ego if he won. I would have to go on the horse headed candy and bulk up so I could kick that fuckers ass myself if Mir, won.
post #5207 of 5436
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Originally Posted by Mauro View Post

JDS should pick him apart TKO in the second sounds about right. I don't think I could stomach Mir's ego if he won. I would have to go on the horse headed candy and bulk up so I could kick that fuckers ass myself if Mir, won.

I'll pay for half your meds.
post #5208 of 5436
Ive got money on Mir tonight. -300, and I think he has a somewhat better than 25% chance of pulling it off.
post #5209 of 5436
Frggin bloodbath in that Cain fight. That about made me queezy..
post #5210 of 5436
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Originally Posted by Ambulance Chaser View Post

I don't think any of these things happen. JDS by TKO, round 2.

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Velasquez is getting the next title shot after his performance tonight.
post #5211 of 5436
Everything on the main card, save the Lavar/Struve fight, went the way I thought it would; and the Struve submission win was definitely a nice surprise. His victory dances are embarassing though. He should practice something cool in the mirror, and just stick with that. Though, him sticking out his tongue and doing some wierd high stepping lap around that cage is pretty entertaining. That fight definitely showed that Lavar has a lot to learn to fight with the top guys. Poor, poor, decision making.

Love Big Country, as usual. Love that he actually practices Kung Fu. I thought that that was his own personal joke. But no! It would be cool to see Big Country up against Velasquez. I think that if Velasquez wants a rematch, he need to fight someone who is super durable, has great ground game and is adept on the ground, and has one punch KO power. Dan Herman seems like a dedicated athlete, and a decent guy, but to say that he was going to put down Roy, a guy who stood with JDS for a full three, in the first round? C'mon man. You think like that, and you end up KO'd, on your ass, in short order.

Velasquez did well, as expected, though. I wish that they'd given him a tougher matchup. Besides being gigantic, I'm not sure what Bigfoot brings to the table.

JDS. What else is there to say? Exemplary take down defense, punches like a brickhouse, and good footwork. I'm surprised that Mir was suprised by the level of his footwork. Even during his stint as the TUF coach, he kept on emphasizing the importance of movement. Nearly every gym I've trained at, there have been defensive drills where you don't use your hands at all, and your entire defense is based on having good body movement, making your opponent have to reset constantly, etc... You can slip and shrug, and so on, but if you are in the pocket, you are going to get tagged, unless you are Sugar Ray Leonard, and I am me. Doesn't Mir have a black belt in TKD? He should know those drills.

On the undercard, awesome win for Dan Hardy. Duane Ludwig is a tough cat, but he isn't 100% comfortable with MMA style striking yet. That will come though.
post #5212 of 5436
LOL, another Greg Jackson Running Man special.
post #5213 of 5436
Anyone excited about UFC 148? I'm a Silva fan, and think there is a good chance Silva-Sonnen II could look a lot like Silva-Sonnen I, minus the submission at the end. That said, I've got Silva by TKO in the second round.
post #5214 of 5436
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Originally Posted by Ambulance Chaser View Post

Anyone excited about UFC 148? I'm a Silva fan, and think there is a good chance Silva-Sonnen II could look a lot like Silva-Sonnen I, minus the submission at the end. That said, I've got Silva by TKO in the second round.

Silva is going to dominate Chael.
post #5215 of 5436
Thread Starter 
Americans have weird gambling systems, so can someone explain what this means to me:

Silva (-275) over Sonnen (+235)

So for example, if i bet $100 (for the purposes of round numbers) on Silva, how much would i get back if he wins? If I bet $100 on Sonnen, how much would I get back if he wins?
post #5216 of 5436
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Originally Posted by Matt View Post

Americans have weird gambling systems, so can someone explain what this means to me:
Silva (-275) over Sonnen (+235)
So for example, if i bet $100 (for the purposes of round numbers) on Silva, how much would i get back if he wins? If I bet $100 on Sonnen, how much would I get back if he wins?

- 275 means silva is the favorite (obviously) you have to bet 275 to win 100.

+235 means sonnen is the underdog. if you bet 100 and sonnen wins you win 235.

they use this system in order to have the option to change the odds incrementally instantaneously during times of lots of action. the usual trend is for the odds to lower towards the middle before the actual event.
post #5217 of 5436
I think this fight is going to be harder for Silva than for Sonnen. I would love to see a first round KO or Submission by Silva, however I feel this one is going the distance, again.
post #5218 of 5436
Thread Starter 
heart says Silva, head says Sonnen.

I think Silva is by far the better fighter, but styles make fights, and I think Sonnen has what it takes to grind out an ugly win over him.

I think BJ Penn is a far better fighter than Frankie Edgar, but I think the Edgar game is something Penn can't answer...and we've seen that twice. I think the same about Sonnen and Silva. Sonnen would then, in all likelihood, get his ass kicked by someone that Silva has 1. already destroyed and 2. would have no trouble destroying again...rinse, repeat. I also think Sonnen has gotten inside Silva's normally unflappable head (do heads have flaps?) and I don't think in Silva's case that's a good thing. He's better as focused Ice Prince than Powered By Emo.

I really hope I am wrong, I would love to see Sonnen's fat mouth silenced by the rapid loss of all teeth, and me in turn being forced to use my teeth to eat my words...but I just think Chael has the right game to take out an ugly 25 minute grinder fight.
post #5219 of 5436
I agree for the most part Matt, although I believe (hope?) that Silva went into the first fight injured, which limited his striking and takedown defense. I think we'll know how the fight is going to go within a few minutes of its start.
post #5220 of 5436
this card has been weird as fuck so far. lol. chael walking out right now.
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