Thursday, May 21, 2009

MMA: UFC 98 - Evans vs Machida

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Date: May 23, 2009
Time: 10PM ET/7PM PT
Location: MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada
Tickets: Ticketmaster & Stubhub

Main Event: Light Heavyweight Championship
205#: "Sugar" Rashad Evans (18-0-1) vs Lyoto Machida (14-0)

Main Card:
170#: Matt Hughes (43-7) vs Matt Serra (16-5)
185#: James Irvin (14-5-1) vs Drew McFedries (7-6)
185#: Dan Miller (12-1-1) vs Chael Sonnen (23-10-1)
155#: Frank Edgar (9-1) vs Sean Sherk (37-3-1)S

Undercard Bouts:
170#: Brock Larson (26-2) vs Chris Wilson (13-5-1)
HWY: Pat Barry (4-0) vs Tim Hague (9-1)
155#: Kyle Bradley (13-6-1) vs Phillipe Nover (6-1-1)
205#: Krzysztof Soszynski (18-9-1) vs Andre Gusmao (5-1)
170#: Brandon Wolff (7-3) vs Yoshiyuki Yoshida (10-3)
155#: David Kaplan (3-2) vs George Roop (8-5)


Sadly, I don't know most of the fighters.

I think Lyoto wins by decision unless he gets some miraculous opening Rashad presents him and Lyoto gets a KO. I think Lyoto is elusive enough and capitalize on his counter-attack game against Rashad. I like both fighters but going with Lyoto on this one.

Despite Hughes having lost his previous 2 and hasn't fought in some time, I think Matt Hughes wins, I don't think Matt Serra has adapted his BJJ to MMA. I don't see how Serra will win.

Looking forward to Saturday's UFC.

4 comments:

Dr. Paleo Ph.D. said...

I don't follow MMA too much, but my money's on Machida. Lemme know how it goes!

Stickgrappler said...

hello:

for someone who doesn't follow MMA much, you seem to have some good predictions here and there :-)

Dr. Paleo Ph.D. said...

Did I mention something before? I can't remember...

But seriously, it's weird, I was thinking that after Machida won. I'm almost always right, the few fights I've guessed of late. :-P

If I were a bettin' man I could make some money here!

Spencer

Stickgrappler said...

you and me both, but i'm not a betting man either.

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