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Shamrock-Ortiz 06-09-2008 05:54 PM

Picks for DREAM.4
 
Shinya Aoki vs. Katsuhiko Nagata - LW GP Quarter Final
Shinya Aoki - Submission - 1st Round

Gegard Mousasi vs. Dong Sik Yoon - MW GP Quarter Final
Gegard Mousasi - (T)KO - 2nd Round

Zelg Galesic vs. Taiei Kin - MW GP Quarter Final
Zelg Galesic - (T)KO - 1st Round

"Jacare" De Souza vs. "Mayhem" Miller - MW GP Quarter Final
Jacare - Submission - 1st Round

Kazushi Sakuraba vs. Melvin Manhoef - MW GP Quarter Final
Melvin Manhoef - KO - 1st Round

Darren Uyenoyama vs. Hideo Tokoro - Featherweight Fight
Hideo Tokoro - Submission - 1st Round

Alistair Overeem vs. Lee Tae Hyun - Heavyweight Fight
Alistair Overeem - (T)KO - 1st Round

"Cacareco" Ferreira vs. Alavutdin Gadzhiyev - Middleweight
Cacareco - Submission - 1st Round

KO of the night = Melvin Manhoef
Sub of the night = Shinya Aoki
Fight of the night = Jacare vs. Mayhem


I think Shinya Aoki beats Nagata all day, I think he's gonna do an insane sub which is why i've given him sub of the night.

Mousasi vs. Dong is a tough one to call, my heart with with Dong but Mousasi does look class recently, then again so has Dong with his Dongbars over game opponents, I do think Mousasi manages to avoid a Dongbar though and gets the stoppage in the 2nd round.

Zelg Galesic vs. Taiei Kin is a standup fight, they have actually only just fought Galesic winning by a TKO, which was actually a cut early on. Kin hadn't thrown anything yet in that fight, and I expect Galesic to TKO him in the 1st.

Mayhem vs. Jacare is the toughest fight to pick on the card for me, I do believe that Jacare is in a different world on the ground which is why I expect him to sub Miller, but who knows maybe Miller can knock him down and finish up, I think Jacare's stand up is to the point where he can avoid just enough damage before getting the takedown and winning this fight. The guys coming over from sub grappling, guys like Maia, Jacare, Roger Gracie, Werdum recently over Vera, Vera was just no match at all for Werdum on the ground, none what so ever. These guys are so elite and that much better when it comes to the ground game. Jacare avoids strikes, gets the takedown and wins.

Manhoef vs. Saku is a very sad fight, one which i'm not even sure I want to watch, I obviously will end up doing so but I really don't want to see it. Jacare vs. Saku would of much rather appealed to me and Mayhem vs. Manhoef is a nice fight. At least with a Jacare Saku fight Saku wouldn't get KTFO. There is a big chance of KTFO in this fight. Saku looked nothing in his last fight with someone making his debut in MMA. I would love for Sakuraba to get this fight to the ground and work his old magic, but I just don't think he can take it there. Manhoef gets KO of the night.

I haven't any of Uyenoyama, he was on the undercard of Shamrock vs. Cung Le but I didn't watch it. Tokoro is a nice addition to the DREAM featherweight division, I'm hoping they do a tourney for this division after the MW and LW's have finished. I have Tokoro by decision, but I can easily see a sub, actually gonna change it to sub now, sub in the 1st round. Looking forward to seeing Tokoro.

Alistair Overeem should damage Lee Tae Hyun.

And for this last one, I have Cacareco who is a great sub grappler by sub, it was funny in Gadzhiyev's last fight where he actually knocked Hikaru Satu (I think thats his name, or Sato) knocked him out while he was mounted. I don't think he'll manage to do that against Cacareco who will finish it if he gets to a position like that.

Your thoughts/predictions please.

sirdilznik 06-09-2008 08:34 PM

Shinya Aoki vs. Katsuhiko Nagata - LW GP Quarter Final


Gegard Mousasi vs. Dong Sik Yoon - MW GP Quarter Final


Zelg Galesic
vs. Taiei Kin - MW GP Quarter Final


"Jacare" De Souza vs. "Mayhem" Miller - MW GP Quarter Final


Kazushi Sakuraba vs. Melvin Manhoef - MW GP Quarter Final


Darren Uyenoyama vs. Hideo Tokoro - Featherweight Fight


Alistair Overeem
vs. Lee Tae Hyun - Heavyweight Fight


"Cacareco" Ferreira
vs. Alavutdin Gadzhiyev - Middleweight

Donger!

Donger!

Donger!

Damone 06-10-2008 07:52 AM

Aoki by sub in round 1.
Dong by armbar in second.
Zelg by whomping in first.
Miller by TKO in the second.
Melvin by murder in first round.
Tokoro by decision in a fun fight.
Alistair by sub round 1 (He does like the guillotine).
Cacareco by sub in round 1.

TheNegation 06-10-2008 08:31 AM

Souza by Sub.
Dong by Dongbar(thats right, I said it)
Aoki by Sub
Saku by miracle comeback after getting whomped brutally and having the ref not stop it.
Galesic

Shamrock-Ortiz 06-10-2008 09:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TheNegation (Post 572452)
Saku by miracle comeback after getting whomped brutally and having the ref not stop it.

Then Sakuraba will die this weekend, maybe they will DQ Melvin for killing Sakuraba.

Arlovski_Fan 06-10-2008 11:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Shamrock-Ortiz (Post 572481)
Then Sakuraba will die this weekend, maybe they will DQ Melvin for killing Sakuraba.

lol "RULE 73 CLEARLY STATES YOU CAN NOT KILL AN OPPONENT! DISQUALIFIED!"

TheNegation 06-10-2008 11:26 AM

Sakuraba can do it, so long as he doesn't get Ko'd on the feet and keeps some distance.
One thing is for sure, Manhoef is ****ed if it hits the ground.

plazzman 06-10-2008 11:33 AM

That's pretty true, Saku does still have some ground game left in him, he can either ride out the decision, or sub Melvin in the late 1st.

Pyros 06-10-2008 11:59 AM

Shinya Aoki
Gegard Mousasi
Zelg Galesic
"Mayhem" Miller
Melvin Manhoef
Alistair Overeem

On the other two fights I have no clue since I don't know the guys.

MJB23 06-10-2008 12:01 PM

Does anyone know where there will be a stream for this and what time it will be?


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