WEC 41 Picks (taping it and watching it after the Game 2 of the Finals):
Jens Pulver vs. Josh Grispi: Grispi is another good prospect at only 20yrs old, in what is fast becoming a loaded 145. Why Pulver is still fighting at this point is beyond me. something tells me this will be his last fight though
Grispi by TKO, 1st Round
Donald Cerrone vs. James Krause: don't know much about Krause, except that he's one of the few LW's taller than Cerrone. Cerrone showed his last fight he has one of the best chin's in MMA his last fight. i'm guessing he wins this one.
Cerrone by Submission, 2nd Round
Jose Aldo vs. Cub Swanson: Aldo is one my favorite fighters to watch. lightning quick and accurate with his standup. mixes his strikes well, and makes in fight adjustments based on what his opponent is showing him. pretty good for 22. I hope this fight hits the ground. Aldo's standup is scary, but his team says he's even better on the ground. He comes from Nova Uniao so he's training with some of the best BJJ players in the world
Aldo by TKO, 2nd Round
Mike Brown vs. Urijah Faber: Can Faber stop himself from being recklessly aggressive? Does it matter if he can? Brown is one of the biggest FW's out there and he sound in all areas of the game. Faber is combines flash & substance well, but its not much Brown hasn't seen in his time in MMA. I think Brown will be a bully for most of this fight. its in Faber's hometown so going to a decision might not be the wisest thing in the world. I don't think Faber can disciplined for 5 full round, and when he makes his mistake, Brown will Capitalize
Brown by TKO, 3rd Round
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Baroni is 13-11, Strikeforce can't dump him cuz he always comes to fight, even though he's the definition of a puncher's chance. He's got a nice chin and heart, always has the potential to clock you. For someone that looks to be so concerned about his physique, he certainly gasses easily.
Same goes for Randleman, okay so he had a ton of time off and staph, but he gassed halfway through round 1. Whitehead gassed quickly as well, but he's a butterball. It still baffles me why these guys are hitting the weights and not doing wind sprints.
Diaz is really, really good. He totally destroyed probably my favorite fighter in Strikeforce and it was a work of art. He has incredible confidence on the feet and is lights-out on the ground. Easy to dislike the guy, hard to deny his skills.
AA is all over the place with his performances. He can KO a guy, get KO'd, throw an epic snore-fest, throw a snore fest that ends in a TKO, get epically KTFO by Viacheslav Datsik. This guy is all over the place. Rogers is a tank and a likeable guy. I'm afraid the proposed fight against Overeem will be his first loss.
Didn't really see the Lawler/Shields fight, but it's certainly not surprising how it ended. As disinterested as I am in watching Shields fight, he's definitely got great subs.
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WEC 41: Mike Who vs. Urijah FABER
Manny Gamburyan vs. John Franchi: Dunno squat about Franchi. The drop in weight should lower the likleihood of Manny getting finished with strikes. He gets it to the ground and subs this kid. Manny, RNC, round 2.
Jens Pulver vs. Josh Grispi: Pulver was a badass, and he's been getting beat by the best lately, but it's just like Matt Hughes. While he's losing to the very best, he's still getting absolutely crushed by them. Grispi is extremely young and extremely versatile. Pulver, once again, has a punchers chance - but I doubt he'll even throw a knockout punch. Grispi, TKO G&P, end of round 1.
Donald Cerrone vs. James Krause: These two fighters are eerily alike. Very tall submission guys. Krause has almost mimicked Cerrone's journey to the WEC, finishing most of his fights by submission in the first round. Experience has to be the deciding factor as far as this goes. Cowboy, lasso choke, rownd nuumber tew hee yaw
Jose Aldo vs. Cub Swanson: Aldo is a monster and I think Swanson is a tad overrated. Jens' only claim to fame in the WEC was taking him out blitzkrieg-through-Poland style. I believe Aldo is on another level than Cub, but when I'm this confident my pick usually loses. Still gotta go with Aldo, UD.
Mike Thomas Brown vs. Urijah Faber: Faber is one of the most exciting fighters to watch these days, but his antics have been known to get him in trouble in more instances than just his last fight with Brown. Mike Brown is almost the opposite in being so disciplined; letting simplicity and power win over speed and style. Gotta go with Brown again, although I think Faber has a better chance than most fans are giving him. I predict a better fight with a worse KO than last time. Mike Brown, KTFO, Round 2.
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Gotta feel for Faber, 4 rounds with a broken hand. Hell of a fight between them hopefully we get to see a 3rd one.
Aldo is insane, Pulver is done, the championship fight was great. Big time respect to Faber for fighting with his elbows for virtually the entire fight.
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Aldo is my new favorite fighter lol. that cut on Swanson's head was deep. Aldo is a monster. each knee landed and caused a separate cut on Swanson's face. don't think i have seen that before
Faber gets respect, but Mike Brown is caveman tough
Brown vs. Aldo for the belt will be awesome
Grispi is a serious prospect.
Pulver seriously needs to retire
Cerrone has everything he needs, except wrestling. His takedown defense is horrible and will keep him from a title
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Aldo had Swanson pouring blood out of that cut. Definitely looking forward to Aldo vs. Brown. Though I think Brown can neutralize Aldo's quickness.
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