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    Quote Originally Posted by hankcream View Post
    Shogun struggled to beat a way over the hill Nogjuira his last fight, he's fading really fast. If anyone wants to put 100 bet points on him vs The Bear Jew I'll put up + 275 odds
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    Quote Originally Posted by hankcream View Post
    Shogun struggled to beat a way over the hill Nogjuira his last fight, he's fading really fast. If anyone wants to put 100 bet points on him vs The Bear Jew I'll put up + 275 odds
    I'll take some too if you're willing to bet against more than one person. No problem if not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugo de Naranja View Post
    I'll take some too if you're willing to bet against more than one person. No problem if not.
    I may have had 1 too many Vodkas when I posted that, but OK Hugo & Unlearn 100 betpoints ea. If Shogun pulls the upset I'm out 550
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    is your $ ever in better hands than the with the BearJew LOL...
    Quote Originally Posted by hankcream View Post
    I may have had 1 too many Vodkas when I posted that, but OK Hugo & Unlearn 100 betpoints ea. If Shogun pulls the upset I'm out 550

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    Winning result question for any expert out there?
    If a fighter is in a submission position but doesn't tap out and goes unconscious & ref stops the fight, shouldn't that be scored as a TKO since he didn't submit? I noticed on Sherdog that the Benevides vs Figuerido fight was scored as a submission win for Figuerido, but Benevides didn't tap the ref stopped the fight- shouldn't that be a TKO?

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    77 pay per view buys expected for this one.
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    Give me Kyle Daukus 1st round Darce choke

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    Quote Originally Posted by hankcream View Post
    Winning result question for any expert out there?
    If a fighter is in a submission position but doesn't tap out and goes unconscious & ref stops the fight, shouldn't that be scored as a TKO since he didn't submit? I noticed on Sherdog that the Benevides vs Figuerido fight was scored as a submission win for Figuerido, but Benevides didn't tap the ref stopped the fight- shouldn't that be a TKO?
    That is called a technical submission
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    Quote Originally Posted by hankcream View Post
    I may have had 1 too many Vodkas when I posted that, but OK Hugo & Unlearn 100 betpoints ea. If Shogun pulls the upset I'm out 550
    Sounds good we are on. Best of luck!

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    Mike Perry is on twitter saying he's 6 pounds overweight.

    https://twitter.com/PlatinumPerry

    Hope he's joking.


    Hope everything works out for him, if he's not.


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    Anyone see Chael's video on Means VS Perry?


    I think it's clear now that Perry has been doing most of his camp "training with the princess". Probably drinking away his domestic violence and alcohol induced shame .

    Is this a signal to pound the line on Dirty bird?? Would gladly do it.

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    170 lbs.: Alan Jouban vs. Jared Gooden

    Alan Jouban (16-7) claimed victory in six of his first eight Octagon appearances, one of those two losses a controversial split decision against Warlley Alves. “Brahma” currently finds himself 1-3 in his last four, having wound up once again on the wrong end of a questionable decision in last year’s loss to Dwight Grant.
    This marks his first appearance in 19 months.
    Jared Gooden (17-4) put together a six-fight win streak to set up a shot at LFA gold, but found himself unable to overcome UFC veteran Mike Graves’ wrestling. A subsequent 4-1 run led to a planned August UFC debut against Dwight Grant, from which Gooden ultimately withdrew because of an injury.
    His 14 professional stoppage wins are split evenly between knockouts and submissions.
    This one looks like it’ll be plenty of fun. Gooden’s mixed finishes belie the fact that he’s generally happy to slug it out, and Jouban’s penchant for slugfests is well-documented. Expect a good old-fashioned slobberknocker while it lasts, which might not be too terribly long. That’s because Gooden’s got some serious defensive lapses that bode ill against a slugger of Jouban’s caliber.
    However, Gooden could find success is with his wrestling, as he’s got better offensive takedown chops than his poor takedown defense would suggest. Having said that, Jouban’s no slouch at stopping shots and getting back to his feet. In the end, expect him to clobber Gooden with something nasty within the first two rounds.
    Prediction: Jouban via second-round technical knockout
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    185 lbs.: Kyle Daukaus vs. Dustin Stoltzfus

    Kyle Daukaus (9-1) — then the CFFC Middleweight champion — made his first trip to the judges on “Contender Series” last year, claiming victory but not a UFC contract. After a pair of successful title defenses, he stepped up on short notice to fight Brendan Allen to a competitive decision loss.
    His eight submission wins have all come by either rear-naked choke or D’arce.
    Dustin Stoltzfus (13-1) stepped into the “Contender Series” Octagon having won nine straight and submitted his previous opponent via twister. He extended his finishing streak to five in rather unpleasant fashion, as Joe Pyfer inadvertently posted while getting slammed and suffered a nasty arm injury.
    He stands four inches shorter than Daukaus at 5’11.”
    It stinks to see such a compelling match up buried on the early “Prelims.” Indeed, both of these men are highly promising and entertaining prospects who could easily pick up post-fight bonuses for their efforts here. Between the two, I’d say Daukaus has the better shot. Stoltzfus is too trigger-happy with his guillotine, which should allow his fellow front choke specialist to put him on his back with regularity, and Daukaus also looks to have a slight boxing edge.
    Though Stoltzfus hits far harder than his record would suggest, his lack of footwork and willingness to accept bad positions play into Daukaus’ hands. In short, Daukaus holds his own on the feet and ground before finding Stoltzfus’ neck in the second partway through.”
    Prediction: Daukaus via second-round submission
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    170 lbs.: Louis Cosce vs. Sasha Palatnikov

    Louis Cosce (7-0) joined brother Orion on “Contender Series” in August, having dispatched his previous four opponents in a combined 2:03. “The Monster” added Victor Reyna to his collection of rapid finishes by pounding him out in just 72 seconds to secure a UFC contract.
    All but one of his professional wins have come in less than 80 seconds.
    Sasha Palatnikov (5-2) — Hong Kong’s first UFC representative — has lost only to future Octagon debutant Mounir Lazziz since his unsuccessful 2017 pro debut. He successfully rebounded from that loss with an 83-second knockout victory in September. He’ll enjoy a four-inch reach advantage.
    There’s only so much analysis you can do when the subject consistently wastes his opponents in less time than it takes me to open a childproof cap. I can tell you that Cosce is aggressive, fast and powerful for the first 90 seconds of a fight, but the rest is a mystery.
    Luckily for him, those 90 seconds should be plenty. “The Monster’s” wrestling pedigree is sufficient to keep it on the feet, where he has a massive edge in technique and firepower. Palatnikov needs the durability to survive the early onslaught and the fortune to see Cosce’s gas tank empty in the process, and I’m not convinced he has either. Cosce trucks him shortly before the announcers finish their traditional early-round product placement.
    Prediction: Cosce via first-round technical knockout



    125 lbs.: Brandon Moreno vs. Brandon Royval

    After leaving UFC on the heels of consecutive losses to Sergio Pettis and Alexandre Pantoja, Brandon Moreno (17-5-1) knocked out Maikel Perez to earn both the LFA Flyweight title and another shot in the Octagon. “The Assassin Baby” is 2-0-1 since his return, drawing with fast-rising Askar Askarov and taking upset decisions over Kai Kara-France and Jussier Formiga.
    He’ll have a two-inch reach advantage over Royval despite standing two inches shorter.
    Brandon Royval (12-4) needed just 23 seconds to submit Nate Williams for the LFA Flyweight title, securing his eighth professional first-round finish in the process. His Octagon run has seen him claim a pair of “Fight of the Night” bonuses for his wild and successful wars against Tim Elliott and Kai Kara-France.
    “Raw Dogg” steps in for Alex Perez — who was bumped up to the main event after Cody Garbrandt’s exit — on short notice.
    Royval has vastly exceeded my expectations in the Octagon. I knew his submission game was world-class, but I was certain he’d struggle to implement it against UFC-caliber wrestlers. Instead, he’s made that frantic assault work, and I commend him for it.
    Unfortunately, it’s not going to work here. Moreno thrives in that exact sort of chaos, and he’s more than held his own against lethal scramblers like Askarov and Formiga. Between his edge in punching power and ability to neutralize Royval’s submission and transition games, expect Moreno to come out on top in a ludicrous “Fight of the Night” contender.
    Prediction: Moreno via unanimous decision
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    185 lbs.: Joaquin Buckley vs. Jordan Wright

    Despite falling to Kevin Holland on an eight-day turnaround in his promotional debut, Joaquin Buckley (11-3) elected to jump right back into the action against Impa Kasanganay last month. The decision proved wise, leveling his unbeaten foe with a “Knockout of the Year”-worthy spinning back kick to the face.
    He’s scored eight professional wins by form of knockout and fights for the fourth time in four months.
    Jordan Wright’s (11-0) turn on “Contender Series” lasted a mere 40 seconds before Anthony Hernandez turned his lights out, though the latter’s failed drug test ultimately turned the result into a “No Contest.” “The Beverly Hills Ninja” subsequently returned to LFA with a knockout of Gabriel Checco, then stopped Ike Villanueva on cuts just 91 seconds into his late-notice Octagon debut in August.
    All of his professional wins have come inside the distance, 10 of them in the first round.
    Let it be known ahead of time that I’m not just picking Buckley because he’s the hip new thing. His striking style, while imperfect, looks like just the ticket against Wright, who really doesn’t like getting pressured. Hernandez was able to just march forward and tee off on him, and even the limited Checco got in a few good licks; Wright simply lacks the defensive awareness to excel if he’s not the one dictating the pace and range.
    Wright’s height and reach could pose issues for Buckley, but the latter’s aggressive advance should serve to get him into the pocket without issue. Ultimately, he mauls Wright in the opening minutes.
    Prediction: Buckley via first-round technical knockout
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    125 lbs.: Antonina Shevchenko vs. Ariane Lipski

    Antonina Shevchenko (8-2) — sister of champion Valentina Shevchenko — built up some hype with her beatdown of Jaimee Nievera on “Contender Series” and successful Octagon debut opposite Ji Yeon Kim. She has since gone 1-2, dropping decisions to Roxanne Modafferi and Katlyn Chookagian that sandwich a “Fight of the Night” finish of Lucie Pudilova.
    She stands two inches taller than Ariane Lipski (13-5) at 5’8.”
    “The Violence Queen” likewise entered the Octagon with great expectations, only to start her run 0-2 with losses to Joanne Calderwood. The last year has seen her get back on track with a decision over Isabela de Pádua and gruesome kneebar finish of Luana Carolina last July.
    She has knocked out six professional foes and submitted three others.
    I love the logic here ... faced with the conundrum of having two highly entertaining strikers with terrible takedown defense, UFC made the decision to pit them against each other. Life gave them lemons and they made lemonade.
    I’ll admit that some of my former hype for Lipski may be bleeding into the (very small) logic centers of my brain, but I like the Brazilian here. Along with being the harder puncher, she actually boasts a bit of offensive wrestling with which to shake things up, and Pudilova’s success walking down Shevchenko suggest that “Pantera” will be unable to keep her at bay with kicks. In the end, Heavier strikes and the occasional takedown should seal the deal for Lipski.
    Prediction: Lipski via unanimous decision
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    170 lbs.: Daniel Rodriguez vs. Nicolas Dalby

    Though Daniel Rodriguez’s (13-1) efforts on “Contender Series” weren’t sufficient to earn him an immediate contract, he’s found considerable success in the Octagon itself, going undefeated (3-0) in 2020. The run includes an upset, bonus-winning submission of Tim Means in his February debut and a first-round knockout of Dwight Grant in August.
    He was slated to face Bryan Barberena last weekend, but now steps in for Orion Cosce on just over a week’s notice.
    Three years after a two-fight skid bounced Nicolas Dalby (18-4-1) from the Octagon, “Lokomotivo” returned with an impressive upset of Alex Oliveira to extend his unbeaten streak to five. The upset pendulum swung the other way in his sophomore effort, which saw him rocked and tapped by heavy underdog Jesse Ronson in July.
    He stands three inches shorter than “D-Rod,” though he’ll have a slight reach advantage.
    I can’t even imagine how frustrated some of Dalby’s struggles made him. While the man clearly has Octagon-worthy skills and grit, he’s got the same problem as teammate Martin Kampmann: he’s extremely vulnerable to getting dropped early. He’s managed to storm back and either win or make it close against the likes of Darren Till, Carlo Pedersoli and Oliveira, but Rodriguez isn’t likely to fade the way those three did. If Dalby finds himself in an early hole, he’ll struggle to dig himself out of it.
    Dalby hypothetically has the technical kickboxing edge and looks durable enough to avoid a knockout loss, so he definitely has a better shot at the upset than the odds would suggest. Still, Rodriguez has the power and volume to clip him in the first and never let him regain momentum.
    Prediction: Rodriguez via unanimous decision
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    125 lbs.: Flyweight Champion Deiveson “Daico” Figueiredo (19-1) vs. Alex Perez (24-5)

    Deiveson Figueiredo rose to power about two years too late, which is frustrating as a fan because I would have enjoyed watching “Daico” put his speed and explosiveness against the likes of Demetrious Johnson and Henry Cejudo. Unfortunately, the promotion despised “Mighty Mouse” and didn’t want to give “Triple C” the same kind of money afforded to other double champs like Conor McGregor and Daniel Cormier, so the division has slowly deteriorated with the loss of its two biggest talents. There was a glimmer of hope when Cody Garbrandt announced his drop to 125 pounds, but he’s still in the rebuilding phase after blasting his way out of a three-fight losing streak in which he was knocked out all three times. Not that it matters, as “No Love” is back on the injured reserves until further notice so we have Figueiredo taking on Alex Perez, which I’m sure bewildered the higher-ranked Brandon Moreno.
    I don’t have a problem with the fight going to Perez. After all, the Californian has been more impressive in recent outings, winning three in a row and scoring back-to-back finishes over Jordan Espinosa and Jussier Formiga. The latter carries more weight than the others simply because the Brazilian was the only flyweight to beat Figueiredo. I also like the fact that Perez has finished four of his six wins since graduating season one of Dana White’s “Contender Series.” At the same time, we can’t ignore the technical knockout loss Perez suffered against Joseph Benavidez, because November 2018 is not exactly ancient history. Yes, “Joe Jitsu” is still one of the best flyweights in the world, but we are trying to make a case for Perez winning the flyweight title from a murderous power puncher, not debate his place in the official rankings.
    I think it’s important to note that Perez can win this fight and it shouldn't be considered a fluke. He trained boxing long before transitioning to MMA, sharing the same gym as WBC and WBO light welterweight champion Jose Ramirez. He may not have the same power as Figueiredo, but he doesn’t need to if he counters with superior technique. Perez was also an All American wrestler competing for West Hills College Lemoore, which should worry Figueiredo fans when you consider that “Daico” was taken down seven times by Jarred Brooks and three times by Formiga. Somehow I don't think the threat of the takedown will be enough to ease the forward pressure of the champion, who will continue to swing for the fences as long as they remain upright. This is a 25-minute fight and Figueiredo is going to land. The question is how much of that punishment can Perez absorb and still stick to his gameplan. The only time we saw that tested was against Benavidez, a test he did not pass.
    Prediction: Figueiredo def. Perez by technical knockout


    125 lbs.: Flyweight Champion Valentina “Bullet” Shevchenko (19-3) vs. Jennifer Maia (18-6-1)

    When it comes to building a case against Valentina Shevchenko, it’s been difficult to make an argument for anyone not named Amanda Nunes and even then, based on what we saw from their last time out, it can prove to be a tricky proposition. We're basically dealing with the second-best fighter at 135 pounds moving down to flyweight where she is head and shoulders above the rest of the competition. Without downplaying any of her skills, it’s not unfair to suggest that she’s a few years ahead of her time. Shevchenko is a lifelong martial artist — with a list of accolades in both Muay Thai and kickboxing — who eats, sleeps and breathes combat sports. She also had exposure overseas that stateside gals haven’t been able to get, evidenced by stories from female pioneers like Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate who were often turned away from male-dominated MMA gyms. That’s changed over the last few years and still has room to improve, but now that women can make a living from competing inside the cage it’s not unreasonable to expect a new generation of female fighters to be as fast as a speeding “Bullet.” Until then, we have top contenders like Jennifer Maia.
    The Brazilian has six losses across her lengthy MMA career and if we want to play fair and expect Maia to have evolved as both a fighter and athlete, then we can go ahead and overlook at least half of those defeats, including those from her Invicta days. But that doesn’t excuse her decision loss to Katlyn Chookagian, which is only a year old, particularly when Shevchenko turned “Blonde Fighter” red through a series of crushing elbows. After that fight Jon Anik called “Bullet” the best in the world “by a mile” and that wasn’t hyperbole. Two of the best strikers in any weight class, Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Holly Holm, were out-struck by Shevchenko while Julianna Pena, a punishing wrestler with an exhaustive pace, got submitted with ease. There is simply no place in the cage where Shevchenko is not the superior fighter and we haven’t even mentioned her never-ending cardio.
    The only knock on the champion at this point is that she often fights to the skill — and sometimes the pace — of her opponent, like that stinker against Liz Carmouche. If she just wants to hang out in the pocket and coast to another decision victory then we're in for a long night. At the same time, is it reasonable to expect Maia to be the aggressor against a sharpshooting counterpuncher? The Brazilian is skilled, no question, but if you’re hoping for a submission against Shevchenko, remember that prior to tapping Joanne Calderwood at UFC Fight Night 173, Maia went to eight straight decisions. I don’t see how Shevchenko loses this fight and honestly, the direction of this contest this boils down to how badly “Bullet” wants the finish.
    Prediction: Shevchenko def. Maia by technical knockout


    170 lbs.: Mike “Platinum” Perry (14-6) vs. Tim “The Dirty Bird” Means (30-12-1, 1 NC)

    I’ll admit that when I first heard Tim Means was taking over for the injured Robbie Lawler, my initial reaction was that it was a step down for “Platinum.” Then I quickly realized no, this is where he belongs and the “Ruthless” bout was a step up and perhaps a way to get the former champion to engage, something he’s failed to do in a string of (mostly) uneventful losses. Perry and Means are both 5-5 over their last 10 fights though it’s probably more forgivable for “The Dirty Bird” because his combat sports career is nearly a decade longer than his opponent’s and this latest appearance will mark his 45th professional MMA fight. Simply put, there's a lot of miles on those tires but a lot of experience, too, which could be the difference against a fairly one-dimensional slugger like “Platinum.” That’s not to suggest the ground game is foreign to Perry, but he’s given up as many takedowns as he’s landed and prefers to keep the fight standing.
    That’s not going to be a problem for Means, who has only been stopped by strikes once in his career and handed out 19 knockouts of his own. He does have a high rate of submission losses but that has more to do with carelessness and dumb decisions (which is how you succumb to three guillotine chokes) than his actual defense. I would argue that Means has been fighting the same level of competition as Perry and while each fighter is coming off a big win, no one is high-fiving or butt-slapping for notching victories over Laureano Staropoli and Mickey Gall. That’s not meant to be disrespectful to either “El Matador” or Gall but if you have 40-plus pro fights like Means, or the headline-grabbing hype of Perry, then these are the kinds of opponents you need to be walking through.
    I know the running joke centers on Perry and his rent-a-corner and I’m sure having a cheerleader onsite to keep him motivated is beneficial. What it won’t do is tell “Platinum” what adjustments need to be made or what bad habits need to be corrected when the fight isn’t going his way. Means is the more well-rounded fighter and has a much deeper toolbox, assuming he doesn’t let Perry drag him into a bar fight. I would expect “The Dirty Bird” and his camp to set a trap for his opponent so that Perry gets frustrated, starts chasing and trying to land the big punch. That’s when patience, skill, and fight I.Q. come into play. I know that’s asking a lot from a fighter who I just criticized for making dumb decisions, but something about “Platinum” has a way of bringing out the best in fighters (see Cerrone, Donald).
    Prediction: Means def. Perry by submission


    125 lbs.: Cynthia Calvillo (9-1-1) vs. Katlyn “Blonde Fighter” Chookagian (14-4)

    There were some questions as to how Cynthia Calvillo would perform after bumping up from strawweight, which is not unreasonable when you consider the LFA import stands just 5’4”, which is shorter than many of her 115-pound cohorts. Against Katlyn Chookagian, she’ll give up five inches in height and four inches in reach. That said, Calvillo proved her flyweight mettle by shutting down the venerable Jessica Eye across five rounds of warfare. People for whatever reason roll their eyes at the “Evil” veteran but she was ranked No. 1 in the world — while holding a victory over Chookagian — and Calvillo shut her down from start to finish. That’s a pretty impressive feat for any fighter regardless of gender or weight class. That doesn’t make her battle against “Blonde Fighter” any easier but the friendlier cut to 125 pounds leaves Calvillo with enough gas in her tank to rely on wresting as much as she needs.
    I would expect that to be a problem for Chookagian, who has given up 16 takedowns in her UFC career, including two against Jessica Andrade in last month’s knockout loss to “Bate Estaca,” and the Brazilian is even shorter than Calvillo. I also want to make sure we play fair with “Blonde Fighter” because her four losses have come against one current and one former champion and two former No. 1-ranked title contenders. Is anyone going to shake their head at a loss to Valentina Shevchenko? She eats nails like french fries and could probably melt most men in the 125-pound division, so there’s no shame in losing to the champion. On the flip side, she’s also taken victories over the likes of Jennifer Maia and Joanna Calderwood, making this a very stiff test for Calvillo.
    This fight is going to the floor at some point and how long it stays there all depends on how much (or how little) Chookagian has been training to fight off her back, or at least scramble enough to gain position. She only has one submission in 14 wins so I don’t think Calvillo will be in any danger working from guard, but will she have the ability to maintain control? That’s really what this boils down to. If Chookagian fights long and uses her jab like she did to stifle Maia and Calderwood, she could very easily whack-a-mole her way to victory. Then again, Calvillo only needs a couple of perfectly-timed takedowns — followed by a short coffee break in guard — to sway the judges. Three-round contests always favor the grappler in a close fight and this is likely to be no different.
    Prediction: Calvillo def. Chookagian by unanimous decision


    205 lbs.: Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (27-11-1) vs. Paul “Bearjew” Craig (13-4-1)

    Mauricio Rua and Paul Craig fought to a three-round split-draw at UFC Fight Night 167 roughly one year back and despite both fighters moving on to win their next bouts at UFC on ESPN 14, the promotion was unable to find them anything better than a rematch. Not that I’m opposed to a part two, but their second go-round has no impact on the light heavyweight rankings and doesn’t get either combatant closer to a title shot. Perhaps that’s an indication of where matchmakers believe Rua and Craig fit into the 205-pound pecking order so as fans all we can do is hope for something memorable, which is not uncommon in a “Shogun” fight. He’s finished 22 of 27 and got finished in eight of 11, so we can’t really complain about what he brings to the cage.
    I guess from an analytical perspective, it’s tough to figure out what version of Rua we’re going to get. I had him written off after the Ovince Saint Preux loss back in late 2014, but then “Shogun” went on to win five of his next seven, knocking out Gian Villante and Tyson Pedro along the way. The Brazilian turns 39 later this month and still has power, as well as a punishing Muay Thai attack and sneaky submissions. As with so many fighters, the bad has remained with the good and Rua hasn’t done much to close the gaps in his porous defense. I mentioned his last seven fights and now is a good time to point out that “Shogun” has been out-struck in significant strikes in five of those contests, including the one against Craig. In fact, “Bearjew” out-landed him 2-to-1 in both significant strikes and total strikes (they were tied on takedowns at one apiece).
    What should we expect to be different in their rematch? Not much, though Craig was more impressive in his rebound fight and Rua is yet another year older. The Scottish submission specialist isn’t known for his power, which is why he only has one knockout in 18 professional fights, so even with “Shogun” taking punishment I would expect them to go the distance. The detonation of a Brazilian bomb is not out of the question and “Bearjew” has been stopped in recent fights, I just have a hard time relying on Rua’s gas tank at this stage of the game, which was never that great to begin with. Either he ends this fight early, or the judges will end it for him, likely in Craig’s favor.
    Prediction: Craig def. Rua by unanimous decision


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    Quote Originally Posted by LBfightlife View Post
    Anyone see Chael's video on Means VS Perry?


    I think it's clear now that Perry has been doing most of his camp "training with the princess". Probably drinking away his domestic violence and alcohol induced shame .

    Is this a signal to pound the line on Dirty bird?? Would gladly do it.
    Perry”s nose was all fu£ed up after the Luque fight, a couple of Dirty Bird nasty elbows and Perry will bleed out. Too late for any value but Means + 103 is still ok

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    Pretty excited for this Battle of the Brandons tomorrow
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    Quick stat for ya'll

    UFC Champions by Takedown Defense Percentage (according to ufcstats.com)
    Kamaru Usman = 100%
    Zhang Weili = 100%
    Petr Yan = 88%
    Israel Adesanya = 86%
    Amanda Nunes = 84%
    Valentina Shevchenko = 77%
    Alexander Volkanovski = 72%
    Stipe Miocic = 70%
    Jan Blachowicz = 65%
    Deiveson Figueiredo = 61%
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    Deiveson is an elite athlete with massive punching power but I don't see him as a longtime champion in the UFC

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    Here's another quick bit of research regarding Significant Strikes Landed Per Minute.

    UFC Champions by SLpM (according to ufcstats.com):
    Zhang Weili = 6.38
    Petr Yan = 6.32
    Alexander Volkanovski = 6.02
    Stipe Miocic = 4.90
    Kamaru Usman = 4.50
    Amanda Nunes = 4.44
    Israel Adesanya = 4.10
    Jan Blachowicz = 3.49
    Deiveson Figueiredo = 2.80
    Valentina Shevchenko = 2.12

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    Landing a high volume of strikes and stopping opponents' takedown attempts are critical to winning high level fights. Figueiredo posts underwhelming results in both of these categories relative to other UFC champions.

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    Valentina could be the coolest, most stable and most consistent UFC champ of all time.

    I wonder how she does it.

    Never cries about money. Never cries about lacking motivation. Never complains. Never seems affected by the pressure or challenge. Just shows up and beats the hell out of whoever they put in front of her. People could learn a lot from her.

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    Fight day!


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    Mike Perry is auto fade since day 1 lol
    The mans does have a good win over Paul Felder?
    Conclusion: The Dirty Bird is gonna pick this guy apart
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    Oh and Calvillo dec-130
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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleChael View Post
    Mike Perry is auto fade since day 1 lol
    The mans does have a good win over Paul Felder?
    Conclusion: The Dirty Bird is gonna pick this guy apart
    Imagine not being able to KO Mickey Gall
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    I'm so confused. Is this right? ESPN+ 6:30 pm ET
    Mike Perry vs. Tim Means
    Jose Aldo vs. Marlon Vera

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    quite relevant to know how much a fighter is able to stand and land, but another interesting stat for Fig is that he landed a Knockdown in 8 out of his last 9 fight, lands a knockdown with 1 out of every 20 strikes landed. and despite being a fairly low volume guy for flyweight, he is a very precise striker landing over 50% of his strikes.
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    Early prelims 6:30pm EST
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    Quote Originally Posted by Demonata View Post
    I'm so confused. Is this right? ESPN+ 6:30 pm ET
    Mike Perry vs. Tim Means
    Jose Aldo vs. Marlon Vera

    Jose Aldo vs Marlon Vera is december 19th.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sanity Check View Post
    Valentina could be the coolest, most stable and most consistent UFC champ of all time.

    I wonder how she does it.

    Never cries about money. Never cries about lacking motivation. Never complains. Never seems affected by the pressure or challenge. Just shows up and beats the hell out of whoever they put in front of her. People could learn a lot from her.
    I think Valentina is some kind of Soviet fighting robot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SmellMyFinger View Post
    quite relevant to know how much a fighter is able to stand and land, but another interesting stat for Fig is that he landed a Knockdown in 8 out of his last 9 fight, lands a knockdown with 1 out of every 20 strikes landed. and despite being a fairly low volume guy for flyweight, he is a very precise striker landing over 50% of his strikes.
    Good shout here! Fig's power and accuracy are very impressive.

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    UFC 255: Figueiredo vs. Perez Picks:
    Louis Cosce Round 1 TKO (Punches)
    Kyle Daukaus Round 2 Submission (D’Arce Choke)
    Alan Jouban Round 1 TKO (Elbows and Punches)
    Daniel Rodriguez Unanimous Decision (30-27 x3)
    Antonina Shevchenko Unanimous Decision (30-27 x2, 29-28)
    Joaquin Buckley Round 1 TKO (Punches)
    Brandon Moreno Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-28 x2)
    Mauricio Rua Round 3 TKO (Punches)
    Cynthia Calvillo Round 1 Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)
    Tim Means Round 1 TKO (Punches)
    Valentina Shevchenko Unanimous Decision (50-45 x2, 49-46)
    Deiveson Figueiredo Round 2 TKO (Punches)

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