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UFC 85 Official Thread: Predictions, Rumors, Etc.

Post anything about ufc 85 here,pics etc…

On a personal note i think Alves gonna win but im cheering for Hughes…
Others fights pics;

Bisping,Vera and Davis.

on a another note for UFC FANTASY…
The first 11 guys or girls who post or send a pm to me with email will receive a invitation for a fantasy group on ufc.com!!

I all so think that Alves is going to win and i don’t realy like Matt.

Other fights:

Vera
Bisping
Mike Swick vs. Marcus Davis here i haw no clue they are both good strikers

Bisping has fought in ufc 83 i hope seven weeks was enough to prepare.

I really am not that interested in this card after Shogun and Liddell both had to drop out due to injuries.

That said, there are some good fights on the card.

I think Hughes beats Alves. Thiago is a great striker, but Hughes’s experience should pay off. He should dictate where the action takes place and if he gets back to being really aggressive with his takedown attempts, I can see him either pounding Alves out, or getting a submission.

I see Marcus Davis knocking Mike Swick out, probably in the first round.

Werdum-Vera is really interesting. I like Vera a lot, but Werdum is no slouch. I’ll take Vera by 2nd round submission.

For some reason I’m not too psyched for this card…there are some fairly interesting matchups, but I think the curse on the Liddell-Shogun, Liddell-Evans, Evans-Irvin, Evans-Carneiro fight have lessened my interest.

I think we may get surprised by Alves’ takedown defense…but then I could be wrong and we may watch Hughes reclaim his former glory and gameplan.

[quote]slimjim wrote:
For some reason I’m not too psyched for this card…there are some fairly interesting matchups, but I think the curse on the Liddell-Shogun, Liddell-Evans, Evans-Irvin, Evans-Carneiro fight have lessened my interest.

I think we may get surprised by Alves’ takedown defense…but then I could be wrong and we may watch Hughes reclaim his former glory and gameplan.[/quote]

With all the changes, I’m interested just to see who actually shows up to fight, they may be using the guy at the ticket counter by the time the fight arrives!

Seriously, I think they put together a really good card and the Hughes/Alves fight is a good headliner given the circumstances. I’d rather it not be so close to the last one though, 2 PPV’s on one bill ‘seems’ a little steep.

I missed the countdown due to falling asleep. Not because I wasn’t interested but because I haven’t been sleeping enough lately. I have it Tivo’d though so hopefully tonight I can keep my eyes open enough to enjoy some tv.

[quote]Djwlfpack wrote:
I really am not that interested in this card after Shogun and Liddell both had to drop out due to injuries.

That said, there are some good fights on the card.

[/quote]

Ditto. It feels like a card with no main event. Should still have some good fights, but they won’t be getting my money on this one.

The countdown on spike was good, as usual.
It should have been a free event on spike like they did before. Personnaly i dont look at the internet before sunday and i watch it free the next day…

[quote]Rampage74 wrote:
i watch it free the next day…
[/quote]

How and where?

[quote]analog_kid wrote:
Rampage74 wrote:
i watch it free the next day…

How and where?
[/quote]

Probably YouTube or some other site that has the fights up online before they are taken down.

[quote]Djwlfpack wrote:
analog_kid wrote:
Rampage74 wrote:
i watch it free the next day…

How and where?

Probably YouTube or some other site that has the fights up online before they are taken down.[/quote]

torrent or justintv.com

So what happened with Evans-Irving? I was kind of excited to see Rashad finally getting his ass kicked. That dude just got lucky and docked a few serious bullets on the same card!

[quote]slimjim wrote:
For some reason I’m not too psyched for this card…there are some fairly interesting matchups, but I think the curse on the Liddell-Shogun, Liddell-Evans, Evans-Irvin, Evans-Carneiro fight have lessened my interest.

I think we may get surprised by Alves’ takedown defense…but then I could be wrong and we may watch Hughes reclaim his former glory and gameplan.[/quote]

this card should be free,there is no way anyone in thier right mind would pay for it.

[quote]Djwlfpack wrote:
I really am not that interested in this card after Shogun and Liddell both had to drop out due to injuries.

That said, there are some good fights on the card.

I think Hughes beats Alves. Thiago is a great striker, but Hughes’s experience should pay off. He should dictate where the action takes place and if he gets back to being really aggressive with his takedown attempts, I can see him either pounding Alves out, or getting a submission.

I see Marcus Davis knocking Mike Swick out, probably in the first round.

Werdum-Vera is really interesting. I like Vera a lot, but Werdum is no slouch. I’ll take Vera by 2nd round submission.[/quote]

I am 100% with you, down to the rounds.

[quote]Rampage74 wrote:
Djwlfpack wrote:
analog_kid wrote:
Rampage74 wrote:
i watch it free the next day…

How and where?

Probably YouTube or some other site that has the fights up online before they are taken down.

torrent or justintv.com
[/quote]

Cool, I did think they would make it to torrents so quickly. Thanks for the links.

[quote]brunottfn wrote:
this card should be free,there is no way anyone in thier right mind would pay for it.[/quote]

Well I found that a local watering hole I go to alot, shows the UFC fights…So I will sit and have a couple of beers and watch for alot less than it costs to pay per view it…

Thiago didn’t make weight. They should have overturned (into a NC) his victory over Desouza last year when he used diuretics to cut weight.

If Diaz can have a victory overturned for smoking reefer, Alves should have had a stiffer punishment for utilizing a banned substance to make weight. Perhaps then he would’ve actually shown up closer to his fight weight. Four pounds over is ridiculous.

[quote]slimjim wrote:
Thiago didn’t make weight. They should have overturned (into a NC) his victory over Desouza last year when he used diuretics to cut weight.

If Diaz can have a victory overturned for smoking reefer, Alves should have had a stiffer punishment for utilizing a banned substance to make weight. Perhaps then he would’ve actually shown up closer to his fight weight. Four pounds over is ridiculous.[/quote]

No doubt. If he is going to fight in that weight class then he’s got to do the deal like eveyone else.

Also not really excited about these bouts. I think UFC 84 had one of the best bouts/fights that I’ve seen…

Alves just won, 2nd round with a vicious knee…next in line for Gsp, seem everybody after Gsp…Alves,Penn.also rumors of fight with Anderson Silva…