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BJ Penn 34 50.00%
Jon Fitch 34 50.00%
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Old 02-18-2011, 04:07 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I'm taking Penn, TKO 2nd round. Really difficult one though, Fitch definitely has a good chance. Been watching some of Penn's recent blogs and he's looking in shape, like he's packed on some more muscle.

Looking forward to the fight, think it's a really interesting match up - one of the most entertaining fighters to watch in the UFC against one of the least entertaining.
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I do think this fight is incredibly interesting because really this is the fight BJ needs to win to have BJ/GSP 3 make any sense what so ever. IF BJ can overcome a great wrestler with a huge size advantage then his chances against GSP have to look substantially better then they did going into the bout.
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Old 02-18-2011, 10:28 PM   #23 (permalink)
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I'm taking Fitch here but seriously this fight as a number 1 contenders fight makes no sense at all.

The only way i'd be happy about it is if Shields beats GSP or GSP moves to 185 permanantly after beating Shields cos Penn/GSP III and GSP/Fitch II do nothing for me at all.
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Old 02-19-2011, 03:19 PM   #24 (permalink)
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One of the most interesting fights in a long time imo. these guys are like the exact opposites of eachother.
I'll be rooting hard for Penn to Beat the snot out of blanketman but my brain says blanket via ultraboring & claustrophobic UD.
No way in hell is Fitch finishing Penn, Fitch finishes nobody and Penn is damn hard to finish. I can't see Penn subbing blanket either, so I'd say either (T)KO first or second rount for Penn or UD for Fitch.
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Old 02-19-2011, 04:58 PM   #25 (permalink)
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We're getting Kampmann/Sanchez for free though. Guess it balances things out. I'd love to see another KO or suc for Penn, but yeah, going with the majority on this one. A LnP victory for the bigger WW Fitch is definately the most likely outcome. Shame. Come on Baby J, kill him!!!
I don't really think that makes up for anything.

I mean Kampmann and Diego are good fighters, but aren't in the title mix as of now. They give plenty of free cards a year. The Kampmann-Diego card looks like a typical free card.

The Nog-Tito/Rumble-Hardy card later on is a much better free card.

This is a just a really weak PPV. I like Soti and Bisping is solid, but they could have given them better opponents. The main event could be a snoozefest if Fitch has his way. Weakest card of the year no doubt.

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Old 02-19-2011, 05:03 PM   #26 (permalink)
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I do think this fight is incredibly interesting because really this is the fight BJ needs to win to have BJ/GSP 3 make any sense what so ever. IF BJ can overcome a great wrestler with a huge size advantage then his chances against GSP have to look substantially better then they did going into the bout.
Sure, if he stops a takedown or 2. But if he comes in and wins with his superior boxing then I don't see how it makes his chances look any better against GSP.

It's not like his boxing has gotten incredibly better since the last fight with GSP. So he comes in with the same chance. Having to catch and hurt GSP before he gets taken down.

Either way I don't want to see either fight GSP again. But if Fitch were to win he has earned his way back to a title shot. Hopefully GSP just moves up so we don't have to see this again.
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What Jon Fitch must really do to beat BJ Penn:http://bleacherreport.com/articles/5...127-down-under
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Old 02-20-2011, 05:00 AM   #28 (permalink)
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im really excited to be at this fight in sydney, it will be a packed house and it will be rocking like no other - ala ufc 110.Despite it not having the biggest names and losing condit wasnt great it will be huge for us aussies.

Im one of Bj's biggest fans but im finding only 2 ways to see this going down. 1. being the obviously bigger fitch wears him down for the decision or 3rd rnd TKO. 2. BJ needs to come out like his last fight, amped and hungry, if he does he could actually finish Fitch with a TKO or sub, god knows he hits hard enough for a smaller guy.

After back and forward if it doesnt go to a Fitch boring lnp decision - ill be shocked, i would like to be shocked !
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Love BJ and want him to win, but this is one of the worst possible match-ups for him at WW. A big strong WW that likes to get down and wrestle as soon as possible.

Despite his abilities, BJ is always going to struggle with the above at WW, and I see Fitch by UD. Hope I'm wrong, even though I quite like Fitch.
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Would love to see BJ win but this fight is so predictable, Fitch by UD 9 times out of 10.
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