This weekends MMA (Fri 17th + Sat 18th)
Big Strikeforce card this weekend, and with it lots of other smaller promotions with a heap of UFC vets (Jason Day, Pete Sell, Kalib Starnes, Dan Lauzon) and top young prospects (Bruno Santos 9-0, Tim Chemelli 8-0, Jason Sampson 6-0, Tim Wadsworth 5-0, Robert Drysdale 2-0).....
Friday 17th June
Jason Day (19-11) vs. Francis Carmont (15-7)
DJ Linderman (9-2) vs. Tim Chemelli (8-0)
Jesse Ronson (5-2) vs. Eric Moon (5-6)
Pete Sell (8-5) vs. Elijah Harshbarger (6-2)
Claudio Ledesma (4-1) vs. Aljamain Sterling (2-0)
Al Iaquinta (3-0) vs. Gabriel Miglioli (2-1)
Carlos Eduardo (5-2) vs. Arsen Tlisov (3-0)
Emanuel Newton (14-6) vs. Steve Bosse (8-1)
Tim Wadsworth (5-0) vs. Juan Barrantes (7-5)
Jesse Gross (6-1) vs. Stephane Lamarche (7-10)
Saturday 18th June
Alistair Overeem (34-11) vs. Fabricio Werdum (14-4)
Josh Barnett (29-5) vs. Brett Rogers (11-2)
K.J. Noons (10-3) vs. Jorge Masvidal (21-6)
Daniel Cormier (7-0) vs. Jeff Monson (42-11)
Valentijn Overeem (29-25) vs. Chad Griggs (10-1)
Gesias “JZ” Cavalcante (15-4) vs. Justin Wilcox (11-3)
Magno Almeida (9-1) vs. Conor Heun (8-4)
Joe Ray (5-1) vs. Nah-Shon Burrell (5-1)
Kalib Starnes (12-6) vs. John Salter (6-2)
Robert Drysdale (2-0) vs. Mike Nickels (9-4)
Derek Medler (5-0) vs. Jaret Evans (7-3)
Corey Gower (3-0) vs. Baz Cunningham (5-2)
Dan Lauzon (14-4) vs. Noah Weisman (5-1)
Bill Jones (9-4) vs. Anthony Leone (8-4)
Bruno Santos (9-0) vs. Vitor Nobrega (10-4)
Jason Sampson (6-0) vs. Randy Villarreal (6-3)
Derek Campos (4-1) vs. Cody Pfister (4-1)
Some good fights. Outside of Strikeforce, my favourite is probably DJ Linderman v Tim Chemelli. Bellator vet Linderman who lost a split decision to Hale in the semi's against the unbeaten chemelli, who is 8-0 and has finished every fight in the first round. It may be Chemelli's coming out party.
Kalib Starnes v John Salter is an interesting fight. Starned is 4-3 since the Quarry fight, and Salter won his only post-UFC fight. I can see Starnes taking a decision.
Pete Sell v Elijah Harshbarger should be a decent scrap. Its Sell's first post-UFC fight after the Brown destruction, and Harshbarger is a good prospect.
Emmanuel Newton v Steve Bosse should be a decent fight. Bosse used to be a pro hockey player and has wins over Marvin Eastman and Wes Sims, whilst Newton is coming off a submission win over UFC vet Rodney Wallace.
There's also a whole bunch of unbeaten prospects - Bruno Santos 9-0, Tim Chemelli 8-0, Jason Sampson 6-0, Tim Wadsworth 5-0, Derek Medler 5-0, Robert Drysdale 2-0. I'm most interested to see Drysdale back in action and i'm expecting another submission win. Also interested to see Santos and Chemelli.
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Events Attended: UFC 120, CWFC 45, CWFC 52