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UFC 171 & Bellator 112 review plus Bellator 113 & UFN: Shogun vs. Henderson 2 preview

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So we get to see a rare situation where a UFC Fight Night is on a Sunday this weekend. Good thing considering the NCAA Championships:

UFC 171: Hendricks vs. Lawler

Main Event: Johny Hendricks #1 Welterweight vs. Robbie Lawler #3 Welterweight

Prediction: Hendricks by strikes. Result: Hendricks by decision. Contrary to some statements Hendricks did win three out of the five rounds.

Co-main Event: Carlos Condit #2 Welterweight vs. Tyron Woodley

Prediction: Condit by strikes. Result: Woodley by strikes (technically). To be fair Woodley was winning the fight before Condit’s leg injury.

Diego Sanchez vs. Myles Jury

Prediction: Jury by submission. Result: Jury by decision. Jury primarily utilized counter striking to pull a win against the original TUF winner.

Jake Shields #6 Welterweight vs. Hector Lombard

Prediction: Lombard by strikes. Result: Lombard by decision. Surprisingly Lombard handled Shields in a way not seen in recent MMA.

Ovince St. Preux vs. Nikita Krylov

Prediction: Krylov by submission. Result: Preux by submission. I firmly believe that Preux may have just pulled UFC sub of the year.

Overall score: 2.5/5; 0.5 prediction percentage. 0.5 for Hendricks, 0.5 for Woodley, 0.5 for Jury, 0.5 for Lombard, and 0.5 for Preux’s win.

Bellator 112

Note: Even though it was a preliminary fight, one of the welterweight tournament bouts was scored with the main card as a tournament bout.

Main Event: Daniel Straus #9 Featherweight vs. Pat Curran #10 Featherweight

Prediction: Straus by decision. Result: Curran by submission. Curran was able to rebound from his previous loss at the hands of Straus.

Co-main Event: Nah-Shon Burrell vs. Andrey Koreshkov

Prediction: Koreshkov by strikes. Result: Same. Expert striker Koreshkov did exactly what he was supposed to do to advance to the semis.

Cristiano Souza vs. Sam Oropeza

Prediction: Souza by submission. Result: Oropeza by strikes. Souza was a late replacement and as a result a prepared Oropeza won.

Jesse Juarez vs. Adam McDonough

Prediction: McDonough by strikes. Result: McDonough by decision. The rising prospect keeps his undefeated streak alive and advances.

Paul Bradley vs. Nathan Coy

Prediction: Bradley by submission. Result: Coy be decision. In their regional circuit rematch Coy successfully avenged his loss to advance.

Overall score: 1.5/5; 0.3 prediction percentage. 1 for Koreshkov’s win by strikes and 0.5 for McDonough’s win by decision. Not my best.

Bellator 113

Note: Even though it’s a preliminary fight, one of the lightweight tournament fights will be scored with the main card as a tournament bout.

Main Event: Attila Vegh vs. Emanuel Newton

Prediction: Vegh by submission. The Bellator Light Heavyweight Champion will defend his title and has the tools to defeat Newton again.

Co-main Event: Patricky Freire vs. David Rickels

Prediction: Rickels by submission. The Caveman has only lost to former champion Michael Chandler and will probably beat average Freire.

Marcin Held vs. Rodrigo Cavalheiro

Prediction: Held by submission. The Polish prodigy has only lost to former lightweight champion Michael Chandler and winner Dave Jansen.

Tim Welch vs. Derek Campos

Prediction: Campos by decision. If Campos can make weight unlike his last two fights then he will have a good chance at winning round one.

Brandon Girtz vs. Derek Anderson

Prediction: Girtz by submission. Like Campos, Girtz has had weight issues in the past so once again if he can make it he should win.

UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Henderson 2

Main Event: Mauricio “Shogun” Rua #7 Light Heavyweight vs. Dan Henderson #10 Light Heavyweight

Prediction: Rua by strikes. While I do believe Henderson is still a dangerous striker I think his best days are behind him while Rua still has it.

Co-main Event: Cezar Ferreira vs. CB Dollaway

Prediction: Ferreira by strikes. The original TUF Brazil Middleweight winner is looking for his first high profile UFC win against Dollaway.

Leonardo Santos vs. Norman Parke

Prediction: Parke by submission. The TUF Smashes Lightweight winner will try to make a name for himself over TUF Brazil 2 counterpart.

Fabio Maldonado vs. Gian Villante

Prediction: Maldonado by strikes. Maldonado has built a two fight win streak after having gone three fight loosing streak in the UFC.

Michel Prazeres vs. Mairbek Taisumov

Prediction: Prazeres by decision. Prazeres only has one career loss and he has rebounded from that loss looking to put a streak together.

Rony Mariano Bezzerra vs. Steven Siler

Prediction: The original TUF Brazil Featherweight winner is looking to rebound from his loss to Jeremy Stephens late last year.

Are you going to watch the Sunday night UFC fight card in Brazil? Feel free to leave a comment!
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