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