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.


The Warrior said...

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

Stickgrappler said...


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

The Warrior 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!


Stickgrappler said...

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


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