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Re: UFC/PRIDE (Possible Spoilers)

Postby brewcrew4you » Thu Oct 25, 2007 4:17 pm

cordscords wrote:Liddell vs Silva confirmed for UFC 79 :)

The entire card is going to be awesome:

Wanderlei Silva (Record: 31-7-1-1)
Vs
Chuck Liddell (Record: 20-5-0)

UFC Welterweight Title:
Matt Serra (c) (Record: 9-4-0)
Vs
Matt Hughes (Record: 41-5-0)

UFC Lightweight Title:
TBA (Sean Sherk If He Passes His Appeal Or Joe Stevenson)
Vs
BJ Penn (Record: 11-4-1)

Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (Record: 30-4-1-1)
Vs
Cheick Kongo (Record: 11-3-1)


Why oh why couldn't two of those fights be on UFC 78, instead?

Evans vs. Bisping is a joke of a card.
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Re: UFC/PRIDE (Possible Spoilers)

Postby Amazinz » Thu Oct 25, 2007 4:51 pm

UFC 78 is missing a true headliner which is a shame but the fights on the card are really good IMHO.
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Re: UFC/PRIDE (Possible Spoilers)

Postby josebach » Fri Oct 26, 2007 12:50 pm

brewcrew4you wrote:Evans vs. Bisping is a joke of a card.

I agree. They're asking us to pay $40 for that?

I'm also a little irked that the Serra Hughes fight is on pay-per-view and not on the TUF finale. :-t
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Re: UFC/PRIDE (Possible Spoilers)

Postby 5 » Mon Oct 29, 2007 11:49 am

josebach wrote:
brewcrew4you wrote:Evans vs. Bisping is a joke of a card.

I agree. They're asking us to pay $40 for that?

I'm also a little irked that the Serra Hughes fight is on pay-per-view and not on the TUF finale. :-t


It is for the belt though. Dana wouldn't put that on for free.

At least the Serra fight is the same UFC as Chuck v. Wandy, right?
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Re: UFC/PRIDE (Possible Spoilers)

Postby josebach » Mon Oct 29, 2007 12:15 pm

5 wrote:It is for the belt though. Dana wouldn't put that on for free.

Good point.

5 wrote:At least the Serra fight is the same UFC as Chuck v. Wandy, right?

Very, true.

Both Chuck and Wandy are coming off of two losses, so this is the perfect time for them to fight, IMO. Normally, I would give the edge to Wandy, but considering he hasn't fought in a cage in over 7 years, he may have an adjustment period. Too close to call.
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Re: UFC/PRIDE (Possible Spoilers)

Postby Amazinz » Mon Oct 29, 2007 12:33 pm

I'm batting a zero lately but I don't think the cage will affect Silva that much. Like you mentioned, it's been awhile but he has fought in it quite a bit. Also, his style is so aggressive and unorthodox. I didn't think the octagon would affect Cro Cop as much as it did. However, looking back at his fights now it's apparent that his traditional kick boxing style (angling and cornering his opponent) totally broke down in the UFC. I don't see Silva having that problem and my guess is his past experience will allow him to handle all of the circling and back-pedaling Chuck does.

As much as it pains me to say this, if I was a betting man my money would be all over Silva. Sure Silva succumbed to two devastating KOs but at the hands of two of the hardest hitters in the sport. Liddel on the other hand has looked outclassed. I'm hoping the "old" Liddel shows up but after that embarrassing performance against Jardine, I won't hold my breath. !+)
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Re: UFC/PRIDE (Possible Spoilers)

Postby Amazinz » Mon Nov 19, 2007 1:19 pm

This was a bad month for MMA fans. Strikeforce event was just OK. EliteXC was just horrible. UFC Validation was mediocre. I really thought that the talent was there for this card to surprise but it certainly didn't work out that way.

Anderson Silva's next fight is Hendo! How cool is that? :-L
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Re: UFC/PRIDE (Possible Spoilers)

Postby brewcrew4you » Mon Nov 19, 2007 1:49 pm

Amazinz wrote:This was a bad month for MMA fans. Strikeforce event was just OK. EliteXC was just horrible. UFC Validation was mediocre. I really thought that the talent was there for this card to surprise but it certainly didn't work out that way.

Anderson Silva's next fight is Hendo! How cool is that? :-L


They really needed Hendo to drop down to 185, just so Silva had some competition in that division. It's a shame that the fight won't be until UFC 82.

At least UFC 79: Nemesis should be awesome.
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Re: UFC/PRIDE (Possible Spoilers)

Postby 5 » Mon Nov 19, 2007 6:14 pm

Amazinz wrote:This was a bad month for MMA fans. Strikeforce event was just OK. EliteXC was just horrible. UFC Validation was mediocre. I really thought that the talent was there for this card to surprise but it certainly didn't work out that way.

Anderson Silva's next fight is Hendo! How cool is that? :-L


I like watching Shields & Diaz fight so EliteXC was all right even though Diaz tanked and the Kimbo fight was a bit sketchy.

Good...Silva needs some competition - he's been walking through opponents. Henderson should at least give him a fight, if not beat him.

I also heard Cung Le will be fighting Frank Shamrock.
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Re: UFC/PRIDE (Possible Spoilers)

Postby Amazinz » Mon Nov 19, 2007 7:07 pm

5 wrote:I like watching Shields & Diaz fight so EliteXC was all right even though Diaz tanked and the Kimbo fight was a bit sketchy.

It looked liked it could be a really competitive card. There were some positives but none of the fights turned out to be that competitive. I guess that's why I was disappointed. Also, I would have much rather seen Kimbo fight Tank.
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