Main Card Bouts: Rich Franklin vs. Vitor Belfort Junior Dos Santos vs. Mirko Filipovic Martin Kampmann vs. Paul Daley Josh Koscheck vs. Frank Trigg Tyson Griffin vs. Hermes Franca
On Spike: Efrain Escudero vs. Cole Miller Drew Mcfedries vs. Tomasz Drwal
Preliminary Bouts: Jim Miller vs. Steve Lopez Rafaello Oliveira vs. Nik Lentz Rick Story vs. Brian Foster Jason Brilz vs. Eliot Marshall Vladimir Matyushenko vs. Igor Pokrajac Rafael Dos Anjos vs. Rob Emerson
Main Card Bouts: Rich Franklin - only becuase I have no clue what Vitor is going to look like. Junior Dos Santos - only becuase I have no clue which Cro Cop will show up. Martin Kampmann Josh Koscheck Tyson Griffin
On Spike: Cole Miller - Tough one to pick. Should be a good fight. Tomasz Drwal
Preliminary Bouts: Jim Miller Rafaello Oliveira vs. Nik Lentz - no idea Rick Story vs. Brian Foster - no idea Jason Brilz vs. Eliot Marshall - no idea Vladimir Matyushenko Rob Emerson - Tought to pick. Should be a good fight
Main Card Bouts: Rich Franklin vs. Vitor Belfort - Belfort KO Junior Dos Santos vs. Mirko Filipovic - Dos Santos KO Martin Kampmann vs. Paul Daley - Daley Josh Koscheck vs. Frank Trigg - Trigg with the upset Tyson Griffin vs. Hermes Franca - Should be a great fight, Franca edges it
On Spike: Efrain Escudero vs. Cole Miller - Miller, sub Drew Mcfedries vs. Tomasz Drwal - No idea, so Mcfedries on a coin toss
Preliminary Bouts: Jim Miller vs. Steve Lopez - Lopez Rafaello Oliveira vs. Nik Lentz - Oliveira sub Rick Story vs. Brian Foster - Foster - coin toss Jason Brilz vs. Eliot Marshall - Marshall Vladimir Matyushenko vs. Igor Pokrajac - Matyushenko Rafael Dos Anjos vs. Rob Emerson - Emerson
Lets see if I can get more than 1 from the main card this time
Main Card Bouts: Rich Franklin vs. Vitor Belfort-Belfort by KO Junior Dos Santos vs. Mirko Filipovic-Cro Cop by Head kick Martin Kampmann vs. Paul Daley-Kampmann Josh Koscheck vs. Frank Trigg-Koscheck Tyson Griffin vs. Hermes Franca-Griffin.
Considering it's only on one hour before the main card, and Spike only highlighted two fights (Escudero/Miller and McFedries/Drwal) I assume we'll get to see these two fights for sure, and any fill-in fights from earlier if these fights end quickly).
Belfort Vs Franklin - Just went on sherdog and saw the weigh-in pics......Belfort looks like he's out of shape. Fighting those C-grade fighters hasn't been good for him apparantly...... Franklin FTW
Crocop VS DosSantos- Dos Santos for the win
Trigg Vs Koschek - Koschek hasn't been as good as he used to be when he first came in the UFC. He seems less mobile lately. That, and he's suffering from advanced male pattern baldness from steroids when he's only 30. Frank Trigg will KTFO of koschek.
Vitor Belfort def. Rich Franklin by TKO Junior Dos Santos def. Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic by TKO Paul Daley def. Martin Kampmann by TKO Josh Koscheck def. Frank Trigg by TKO Tyson Griffin def. Hermes Franco by TKO Efrain Escudero def. Cole Miller by TKO Tomasz Drwal def. Drew McFedries by submission (rear-naked choke) Jim Miller def. Steve Lopez by submission (Injury) Nik Lentz def. Rafaello Oliveira Rick Story def. Brian Foster Eliot Marshall def. Jason Brilz via split decision Vladimir Matyushenko def. Igor Pokrajac via unanimous decision Rafael dos Anjos def. Rob Emerson via unanimous decision
Dos Santos is legit. CroCop looked timid for some reason. Dos Santos would get close, and CroCop would kinda strike and them push him away. Guess he was trying to set up for a leg kick. CroCop did land some good shots in round 1 though. JDS is for real. Should move up the HW ranks pretty quickly.
Belfort still has it. Dana talked about Vitor-Silva for MW title, that would be awesome. Didn't know about Belfort's sister being kidnapped. Sad.
What did you guys think about Yves Lavigne stopping the Daley/Kampmann fight? Just right? Premature? Lavigne has made some questionable calls the past few cards.
Seriously, Crocop always had an "elusive-counter striking" style, but ever since he started in the ufc, he seems incredibly gun-shy and pretty much just defending himself. Maybe he's been eating too much soy or something... I like Dos Santos, he's there to fight, showed some nice muay thai and quite young.
Vitor-Silva is going to be a GREAT fight, we'll get to see a full-powered Anderson again because otherwise he might get his ass kicked. It would be interesting to see if he would change his approach in this fight and maybe grapple a bit more.
And yes, unless Yves Lavigne saw that Kampmann's eyes were orbiting in opposite directions, I think it was a premature stoppage, maybe he drinks a lot of soy shakes too.
Lastly, the ufc "fans" that go to all the events are the worst ever! What is up with all the fucking booing?!! In reality, they go to witness a car-crash, the ironic part is that probably ONLY .02% of those motherfuckers would EVER engaged or challenged themselves in a fight!! So fucking annoying!