Arlovski/Werdum and Machida/Griffin
02-23-2007 03:45 PM
Arlovski/Werdum and Machida/Griffin
These 2 fights are confirmed for UFC 70. What's everyones take on these 2 fights? I'm thinking Werdum and Machida will win. 2 interesting fights either way. I wonder if Werdum and Crocop would ever fight. I don't think they train together anymore so its possible.
02-23-2007 03:57 PM
Damn! AA - Werdum is a Pride caliber matchup IMO. I'm excited about it but it does seem like they could build up Werdum a little before this fight. Although they may end up doing it with this fight. Werdum has faced tough strikers before like Sergei, Aleks, Zentsov, Overeem so I'd have to give him the advantage. AA may be a little quicker than those guys but Werdum is tough to knockout. This will really give us a sense of how good AA is. Werdum by sub or decision. I think CC said he'd fight anyone in the OWGP.
Not sure why Machida is moving to 205 (which is what I assume is happening). It's an interesting test for him but I would rather see him at 185 which seems more natural for him. I'll go with Machida by decision for now. This should be a decent event after two lackluster affairs (68 and 69).
I might as well give up trying to accomplish anything this afternoon. Too much MMA excitement.
02-23-2007 04:09 PM
Definitely a Pride caliber match-up, I'm excited too. I wonder who will be the favorite? I may be putting some decent amount of dough on Werdum.
Jas, as far as I know Machida has always fought at 205 or HW. Although I think you're right, he would be the ****ing man at 185, and I think he could make that weight without too much trouble. I mean who could beat Machida at 185, personally I don't think Anderson would have a very good chance, bring on the flames. Although I would probably rather see Anderson fight as he finishes his fights 90% of the time and Machida probably finishes 30% of the time.
02-23-2007 04:15 PM
Edit: I thought he fought Hoger at 185. Don't know what I was thinking.
02-23-2007 04:29 PM
Also on this card:
Bisping vs Sinosic
Crocop vs Gonzzzzaga
Tito vs TBA
Assuerio Silva vs Cheick Kongo
This is looking damn good so far.
02-23-2007 06:59 PM
It needs to be good, cause 69 is looking really dull right now.
No offense to the guy, but other than being kinda British ( Australian) for a UK show, why does the UFC keep giving Elvis Sinosic fights?, it's like Riggs squared.
02-23-2007 07:08 PM
I guess they need Bisping to when being british and all, but I agree, Sinosic does not belong in the UFC. Should only count as half a win on Bisping's record. Also would it kill Sinosic do to some weight training, his weakness is his weakness.
02-24-2007 01:16 PM
So it's now 4 to 6 in the battle between the UFC and Pride for Top 10 Heavies. There's a part of me that's saddened by Pride's potential future demise. I think that I like them better as a company for the rules and production (not considering talent).
02-24-2007 05:41 PM
In my book Fedor counts as #1-3. So Pride has 4 out of the top 5.
Originally Posted by jas123
02-28-2007 11:22 AM
It's rumored that Tito will fight Jardine as well.
03-09-2007 01:54 AM
Latest rumor is that this event (UFC 70) may be aired on Spike rather than HBO.
03-09-2007 06:26 AM
That would be sweet. Without a doubt, the best free card in history.
BTW, Tito is rumored to be fighting Rashad now, instead of Jardine.
03-09-2007 11:18 AM
Tito - Rashad would be really interesting. I'd give Rashad a decent shot altough he's not really battle tested as Tito is.
03-09-2007 11:38 AM
Running with the Big Boys
It would be nice to finally see Tito go away. He is probably the most overrated fighter of the past decade.
03-09-2007 03:40 PM
I hope its on HBO. If its on Spike we'll probably see fewer fights. I hope Rashad beats Tito. Should be a really close fight.
03-09-2007 11:54 PM
If its on HBO i will not have an excuse to go to Hooters
Rashad stadup was nice his last fight. It should be a GnP battle. I like Arlovski the dude is a grinder he just needs to bring back the fangs and the long hair. I think the pitbull has a nice chance.
03-10-2007 01:06 AM
The pitbull is soooo athletic, but his jaw is weak and because of that he does'nt seem to want to mix it up like he should. He's the opposite of guys like Fedor who are so comfortable trading. If Arlovski had a better chin and was willing to really trade he would be really tough to beat. Werdum by sub IMO.
03-10-2007 02:30 AM
Avant's #1 Stunna'
If they really want Forrest to stay a star, they should probably give him some "easy" fights once in a while. Damn.
03-10-2007 03:24 AM
Really, getting knocked out by Jardine, and now he's going to get dominated by Lyoto. Things are not looking good for Forrest.
Originally Posted by Sir Savage
03-10-2007 08:17 AM
good point his chin is suspect
Originally Posted by Alexander
Forrest must of pissed Dana off b/c if he gets owned again we might not see him except in reruns.
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