UFC 68 Picks Contest!
- 02-28-2007, 12:48 AM
UFC 68 Picks Contest!
Same rules as the Pride 33 one.
Get your picks in by 9pm Saturday.
Two points for winner, one point for method on all fights.
Tie breaker, only used to seperate ties at the top, the closest time to end on the Main event, Sylvia_Couture.
Three methods - KO (which includes TKO), Sub and Decision.
Reps from all to da Winner.
Official fightcard for UFC 68 "The Uprising" scheduled for 10pm March 3rd at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio:
-Tim Sylvia (c) vs. Randy Couture (UFC HW Title)
-Matt Hughes vs. Chris Lytle
-Rich Franklin vs. Jason MacDonald
-Renato "Babalu" Sobral vs. Jason Lambert
-Matt Hamill vs. Rex Holman
-Jon Fitch vs. Luigi Fioravanti
-Martin Kampmann vs. Drew McFedries
-Jamie Varner vs. Jason Gilliam
-Gleison Tibau vs. Jason Dent
Countdown™ to UFC® 68
Date: 03/02/2007 11:00 PM ET/PT
Event Type: Spike TV - Show
Go behind the scenes to see fighters preparing for battle in Ohio. Featuring heavyweight title holder Tim Sylvia, Randy Couture, Matt Hughes, Chris Lytle, Rich Franklin and Jason MacDonald.
Premieres Friday, 3/02 at 11pm
Reairs Saturday, 3/03 at 9am and 6pm
- 02-28-2007, 02:24 AM
02-28-2007, 07:38 AM
wow...this card doesn't look too hot. I'm glad I'm broke and decided not to go this weekend; although the Arnold would've been fun!
02-28-2007, 10:56 AM
Odds as of 2/28
R COUTURE +220
T SYLVIA -280
C LYTLE +450
M HUGHES -650
J MACDONALD +350
R FRANKLIN -500
J LAMBERT +350
R SOBRAL -450
D MCFEDRIES +210
M KAMPMANN -260
02-28-2007, 04:38 PM
Are those the odds in vegas? I've seen the lines on some betting sites and they are as follows:
Tim Sylvia -280
Randy Couture 220
Matt Hughes -500
Chris Lytle 400
Drew McFedries 220
Martin Kampmann -280
Rich Franklin -500
Jason McDonald 400
Jason Lambert 275
Renato Sobral -350
Rex Holman 220
Matt Hamill -280
02-28-2007, 04:52 PM
02-28-2007, 05:00 PM
02-28-2007, 06:47 PM
Here goes my pick...
-Randy Couture (Dec) 2:39
-Matt Hughes (TKO)
-Rich Franklin (KO)
-Renato "Babalu" Sobral (sub)
-Matt Hamill (Dec)
-Jon Fitch (Dec)
-Martin Kampmann (TKO)
-Jamie Varner (Dec)
-Gleison Tibau (Dec)
Last edited by sikdogg; 03-01-2007 at 12:19 AM. Reason: forgot a couple of details...
02-28-2007, 10:57 PM
02-28-2007, 11:06 PM
-Tim Sylvia (c) vs. Randy Couture (Sylvia KO 3:30 1st)
-Matt Hughes vs. Chris Lytle (Hughes TKO 2nd)
-Rich Franklin vs. Jason MacDonald (Franklin KO 1st)
-Renato "Babalu" Sobral vs. Jason Lambert (Babalu Sub 3rd)
-Matt Hamill vs. Rex Holman (Hamil Dec)
-Jon Fitch vs. Luigi Fioravanti (Fiorvanti TKO 2nd)
-Martin Kampmann vs. Drew McFedries (Kampmann TKO 1st)
-Jamie Varner vs. Jason Gilliam (Varner Dec)
-Gleison Tibau vs. Jason Dent (Tibau Dec)
02-28-2007, 11:27 PM
02-28-2007, 11:56 PM
-Tim Sylvia (c) vs. Randy Couture (UFC HW Title) Tim KO 3rd 3:23 I think Tim's size and reach will cause Randy problems. I don't think Randy can sub him and his best chance is to get a dec. Tim should eventually catch him. Then Crocop can destroy him.
-Matt Hughes vs. Chris Lytle Hughes rd2 gnp
-Rich Franklin vs. Jason MacDonald I'll pick Jason as maybe Rich will be gun shy and too tentative and Mcdonald capitalizes by Dec.
-Renato "Babalu" Sobral vs. Jason Lambert Lambert gasses and Sobral sub 3rd
-Matt Hamill vs. Rex Holman Hamill by lnp dec
-Jon Fitch vs. Luigi Fioravanti Fitch by something
-Martin Kampmann vs. Drew McFedries drew by ko
-Jamie Varner vs. Jason Gilliam Varner by sub rd3
-Gleison Tibau vs. Jason Dent ?? Dent by dec
Weak card but I'll still buy it.
03-01-2007, 12:27 AM
03-01-2007, 12:45 AM
03-01-2007, 01:55 AM
Tim Sylvia via decision
Matt Hughes via TKO
Rich Franklin via TKO
Renato "Babalu" Sobral via decision
Matt Hamill via decision
Jon Fitch via TKO
Martin Kampmann via KO
Jamie Varner decision
Gleison Tibau via decision
03-01-2007, 02:11 AM
03-01-2007, 02:58 AM
03-01-2007, 03:49 AM
Speaking of Monson, I was terribly disappointed in his performance against Sylvia. His shots were extremely sloppy and slow. You could see them coming from a mile away. I hope Randy has a much better approach.
03-01-2007, 12:42 PM
We know Randy's approach as he gave it away in the Tito Liddell 2 fight. He criticized Tito for not setting up his shots and that he should have thrown some strikes before shooting. It would close the distance and allow for a deeper shot and better chacne of a takedown. Randy is not a sub guy so he will have to GnP tim for a win. But Randy's going to have to engage Tim in the stand-up if he hopes to take it to the ground and that's where Tim will likely KO him. Or as others have alluded to Tim will backpedal and avoid the takedown and win another borig decision. Randy said he will push the action on Tim and force him to finish the fight so it should be entertaining.
03-01-2007, 01:10 PM
03-01-2007, 01:25 PM
03-01-2007, 01:41 PM
03-01-2007, 03:49 PM
Sylvia - KO 7:45 or RD 2 2:15
Hughes - decision
Franklin - brutal KO
Babalu - sub
Holman - TKO ???? undecided
Fitch - TKO
Kampmann - TKO
Varner - decision
Tibau - decision
Last edited by jas123; 03-02-2007 at 12:13 PM. Reason: Was short on sleep when writing. Thanks for the help Alex , you smartass.
03-01-2007, 05:06 PM
03-01-2007, 05:19 PM
The way i see it... if the fight ends early, it will be due to Sylia winning by KO. I don't think that Couture is stupid enough to go toe-to-toe with Sylvia for very long. I think Liddel drove that lesson home... He will prolly only exchange as a set-up for a takedown. As long as he can continue to take Sylvia down, he should squeeze out a decision.
03-01-2007, 06:27 PM
Tim Sylvia TKO Rd [email protected]:22
Matt Hughes TKO
Rich Franklin TKO
Renato Sobral Sub
Max Hamil TKO
Jon Fitch Sub
Martin Kampmann TKO
Jamie Varner Sub
Jason Dent TKO
I had to go with Tim but my heart was with Randy. I cant wait to see how Hughes and Franklin bounce back.
03-01-2007, 08:15 PM
Tim Sylvia vs. Randy Couture [R4 KO 2:35]
Matt Hughes vs. Chris Lytle [R2 TKO]
Rich Franklin vs. Jason MacDonald [R1 KO]
Babalu vs. Jason Lambert [R2 Sub]
Matt Hamill vs. Rex Holman [R2 TKO]
Jon Fitch vs. Luigi Fioravanti [R2 KO]
Martin Kampmann vs. Drew McFedries [R1 Sub]
Jamie Varner vs. Jason Gilliam [R3 Sub]
Gleison Tibau vs. Jason Dent [Decision]
Overall not the greatest card the UFC has put out there. But, any fight card has the potential to be exciting (yes, even with the "MAINEIAC" headlining).
It should be nice to see Franklin bounce back. Hopefully Varner/Gilliam makes it onto the PPV.
Also, I'm interested to see Luigi Fioravanti at WW. He always seemed to be a sloppy 185 and should look good at a lower weight. He can definitely throw some leather.
Matt Hamill. DIII Hall of Famer vs Big 10 Champion wrestler. Let's see how that "world-class wrestling" holds up here, could have another snoozer on our hands. Cheers to Improvement!!
Too bad I probably won't even watch the PPV.
Edit: I am disgusted with myself for picking Tim Sylvia. I should never go against Randy...The most non-technical and boring oaf to enter the cage, and he's the goddamm champion...sorry guys; I just can't stand the guy.
03-02-2007, 12:05 PM
03-02-2007, 03:39 PM
-Tim Sylvia (c) vs. Randy Couture (UFC HW Title) - Couture via KO Rd.5 at 1:30
-Matt Hughes vs. Chris Lytle - Hughes via KO
-Rich Franklin vs. Jason MacDonald - MacDonald via Sub
-Renato "Babalu" Sobral vs. Jason Lambert - Babalu via Sub
-Matt Hamill vs. Rex Holman - Hamill via KO
-Jon Fitch vs. Luigi Fioravanti - Luigi via KO
-Martin Kampmann vs. Drew McFedries - Kampmann via KO
-Jamie Varner vs. Jason Gilliam - Gilliam via Decision
-Gleison Tibau vs. Jason Dent - Tibau via Sub
I just can't bring myself to ever predicting a Sylvia victory.
A quote from Franklin about the fight, "I will knock Jason out in the first round."
Last edited by size; 03-02-2007 at 07:41 PM.
03-03-2007, 02:15 PM
I agree that Franklin's standup is way better and although McDonald's ground game is a little better, i don't think the fight will go in that direction. I also think that the Franklin coming into this fight is the Franklin that we all expected to see in the silva fight.
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