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    UFC 75 picks contest!


    It's that time again, already. (1)Pick a winner for all fights(2 points per correct pick),(2) pick way of victory(KO, Dec, or Sub) for all fights(1 point per correct way of victory pick),(3) pick the time you think the main event will end(this is the tie-breaker, if necessary).

    Quinton Jackson vs Dan Henderson (Main Event, pick time the fight will end, ex: Rd 4 2:50)
    Matt Hammil vs Michael Bisping
    Mirko Crocop vs Cheick Kongo
    Marcus Davis vs Paul Taylor
    Houston Alexander vs Alessio Sakara
    Gleison Tibau vs Terry Etim
    Tomasz Drwal vs Thiago Silva
    Naoyuki Kotani vs Dennis Siver
    Anthony Torres vs Jell Liaudin

    Picks are due by 2PM Saturday, reps go to the winner.

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    Quinton Jackson vs Dan Henderson (Rd3, 3:15, KO)
    Matt Hammil vs Michael Bisping TKO
    Mirko Crocop vs Cheick Kongo KO
    Marcus Davis vs Paul Taylor SUB
    Houston Alexander vs Alessio Sakara TKO
    Gleison Tibau vs Terry Etim TKO
    Tomasz Drwal vs Thiago Silva SUB
    Naoyuki Kotani vs Dennis Siver SUB
    Anthony Torres vs Jell Liaudin TKO

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    Quinton Jackson vs Dan Henderson TKO RD3 3:00
    Matt Hammil vs Michael Bisping TKO
    Mirko Crocop vs Cheick Kongo KO
    Marcus Davis vs Paul Taylor Submission
    Houston Alexander vs Alessio Sakara TKO
    Gleison Tibau vs Terry Etim Submission
    Tomasz Drwal vs Thiago Silva TKO
    Naoyuki Kotani vs Dennis Siver Decision
    Anthony Torres vs Jell Liaudin Submission
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    Quinton Jackson vs Dan Henderson (rd1,3:16 TKO)
    Matt Hammil vs Michael Bisping TKO
    Mirko Crocop vs Cheick Kongo TKO
    Marcus Davis vs Paul Taylor DEC
    Houston Alexander vs Alessio Sakara TKO
    Gleison Tibau vs Terry Etim DEC
    Tomasz Drwal vs Thiago Silva SUB
    Naoyuki Kotani vs Dennis Siver TKO
    Anthony Torres vs Jell Liaudin SUB

    BLUE = WINNER
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    so you guys think hammill will get his first loss?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PumpingIron View Post
    so you guys think hammill will get his first loss?
    He hasn't actually fought that many times, so his "first loss" wouldn't be as significant for him as it would be for bisping.
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    I think Hamil will want to prove he can stand up and will get rocked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteelEntity View Post
    I think Hamil will want to prove he can stand up and will get rocked.
    agreed. I like Hamil. I think his wrestling is some of the best in the business. I just think, at this stage, Bisping has the total package(at least compared to Hamil) and has the advantage anywhere the fight goes. Even if Hamil gets the top position, I see Bisping possibly catching him in a triangle or working his way back to his feet where he will dominate.
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    Let the KO festival begin

    Rampage - KO Rd 3 -2:53

    Bisping - KO

    CC - KO

    Davis - KO

    Alexander - KO

    Etim - KO

    Silva - KO

    Kotani - sub

    Liaudin - KO
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    CNorris, let's see some picks.
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    Hendo - 4th round TKO stoppage at 3:53 - Ground n Pound
    Bisping - 2nd round TKO stoppage at 2:52 - GnP
    CropCop - 1st round KO at 3:55 - I still believe
    Marcus Davis - 1st round KO at 2:55
    Alessio Sakara - 3 round unanimous decision
    Gleison Tibau - 3 round decision
    Thiago Silva - 2nd round submission
    Naoyuki Kotani - 3 round decision
    Jell Liaudin - 3 round decision
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    Quinton Jackson vs Dan Henderson (KO Rd 4 2:30)
    Matt Hammil vs Michael Bisping [TKO R1]
    Mirko Crocop vs Cheick Kongo [KO R1]
    Marcus Davis vs Paul Taylor [KO R1]
    Houston Alexander vs Alessio Sakara [TKO R2]
    Gleison Tibau vs Terry Etim [dec]
    Tomasz Drwal vs Thiago Silva [TKO R2]
    Naoyuki Kotani vs Dennis Siver [Sub R1]
    Anthony Torres vs Jell Liaudin [Sub R2]
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    Quinton Jackson vs Dan Henderson TKO Rd 2 3:10
    Matt Hammil vs Michael Bisping Rd 1 TKO
    Mirko Crocop vs Cheick Kongo Rd 1 KO
    Marcus Davis vs Paul Taylor UD
    Houston Alexander vs Alessio Sakara TKO Rd2
    Gleison Tibau vs Terry Etim UD
    Tomasz Drwal vs Thiago Silva SUb Rd2
    Naoyuki Kotani vs Dennis Siver UD
    Anthony Torres vs Jell Liaudin UD
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    Quinton Jackson-Dec 25:00
    Michael Bisping-KO
    Mirko Crocop-KO
    Marcus Davis-Sub
    Houston Alexander-KO
    Gleison Tibau-Sub
    Thiago Silva-KO
    Naoyuki Kotani-Sub
    Anthony Torres-TKO

    Is Davis going as "The Irish Hand Grenade" again? That may be as offensive in England as it is in Belfast.

    Taylor is supposedly a good striker, so I see Davis taking him out on the ground.
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    Quinton Jackson vs Dan Henderson- Hendo 2nd KO-1:43
    Matt Hammil vs Michael Bisping- Bisping KO
    Mirko Crocop vs Cheick Kongo- CroCop-TKO
    Marcus Davis vs Paul Taylor- Davis-UD
    Houston Alexander vs Alessio Sakara-Sakara-Sub
    Gleison Tibau vs Terry Etim-Tibau-UD
    Tomasz Drwal vs Thiago Silva-Silva-KO
    Naoyuki Kotani vs Dennis Siver- Kotani-Sub
    Anthony Torres vs Jell Liaudin- Liaudin-KO


    I had to guess at a few since I have no idea who they are.
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    Upset City

    Jackson TKO Rd3 2:30
    Bisping TKO
    Kongo TKO
    Davis Sub
    Sakara Sub
    Drwal TKO
    Tibau Sub
    Kotani Sub
    Liaudin Sub

    Jazzy Presentation, Jassy.

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    Quinton Jackson vs Dan Henderson KO (round 2 2:15)
    Matt Hammil vs Michael Bisping TKO
    Mirko Crocop vs Cheick Kongo KO
    Marcus Davis vs Paul Taylor TKO
    Houston Alexander vs Alessio Sakara UD
    Gleison Tibau vs Terry Etim SUB
    Tomasz Drwal vs Thiago Silva KO
    Naoyuki Kotani vs Dennis Siver SUB
    Anthony Torres vs Jell Liaudin SUB
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    Jackson-KO-Rd 2 4:00
    Bisping-KO
    Crocop-KO
    Davis-Dec
    Sakara-KO
    Drwal-KO
    Tibau-Dec
    Kotani-Dec
    Torres-KO

    Rogue, what the hell are you doing picking Kongo. He is gonna get beat down.
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    Rogue, my picks will probably be bad so I might as well present them nicely (or annoyingly). Kongo has a chance, but I didn't see CC looking as terrible as you implied. I thought they were just going 50%, but you know the standup better than I.

    I hear that Houston doesn't train bjj. He would be an easy sub for sure if that's the case. I guess that's not really Sakara's style, though.
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    Here's why I'm picking Kongo.

    This interview with K-1 Trainer Ivan Hippolyte, brought in to train Cro Cop for this fight.

    http://sportsnavi.yahoo.co.jp/fight/...t00014395.html


    - What was your impression after coming to Croatia and watching Mirko training?
    "Mirko's a great fighter. He's mentally strong. But as far as striking is concerned, to be frank, its accuracy is much lower than it was back in his K-1 days. It's inevitable, though, because in MMA, you have to take him down, or avoid being taken down, and so on."

    - So his striking has gotten rusty over the last four years?
    "Yes. He is aware of that too. He talked to me about it, saying that he felt through his fights that he desperately needed better striking. His striking ability is 50%, or maybe even 20% of what he had back in K-1. But I say that in the context of kickboxing, and by the MMA standards and in that context, such as the transition from strikes to clinch that you see in MMA all the time, it's great enough. But if you fight in MMA, you have the ground game and such, which makes you forget the subtle techniques of kickboxing. I got to make him get them back."

    - Mirko has four more weeks until the next fight. What kind of training are you doing now?
    "Actually, we only have three weeks for training. I can't drastically change him in such a short time."

    - You can't change him?
    "It takes time to change things on a fundamental level, and it's not a good idea anyway to try to scratch his current style and restart from zero again. So the first thing we have to do is improve his technique level, and secondly, improving his cardio, conditioning."

    Combined with the slow and sloppy sparring I saw on the vid versus Bonjasky. Even if Mirko was intentionally running slow because of fatigue or a subterfuge, I don't like the fact that he is dropping his right hand when he throws his straight left, bad mechanics.

    Both fought 4/21, four and half months ago.

    Mirko spent two months rehabbing the knee that was injured in the Gonzaga fight, so he had to regain the loss of timing and conditioning for those two months, then try to improve.

    Kongo has had the full time to condition and train and I'm fairly sure that Juanito I. and Shane Mosley have taught him a thing or two to counter Mirko in tight and on the ground at Big Bear to go along with sparring Rampage, Vera, Bisping and the rest.

    I don't doubt Mirko's heart or focus, just not sure that he's had enough time to work on his skills.

    That's why. I would'nt be dissapointed if Mirko won, I'd much rather he did so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue Drone View Post
    Here's why I'm picking Kongo.

    This interview with K-1 Trainer Ivan Hippolyte, brought in to train Cro Cop for this fight.

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    - What was your impression after coming to Croatia and watching Mirko training?
    "Mirko's a great fighter. He's mentally strong. But as far as striking is concerned, to be frank, its accuracy is much lower than it was back in his K-1 days. It's inevitable, though, because in MMA, you have to take him down, or avoid being taken down, and so on."

    - So his striking has gotten rusty over the last four years?
    "Yes. He is aware of that too. He talked to me about it, saying that he felt through his fights that he desperately needed better striking. His striking ability is 50%, or maybe even 20% of what he had back in K-1. But I say that in the context of kickboxing, and by the MMA standards and in that context, such as the transition from strikes to clinch that you see in MMA all the time, it's great enough. But if you fight in MMA, you have the ground game and such, which makes you forget the subtle techniques of kickboxing. I got to make him get them back."

    - Mirko has four more weeks until the next fight. What kind of training are you doing now?
    "Actually, we only have three weeks for training. I can't drastically change him in such a short time."

    - You can't change him?
    "It takes time to change things on a fundamental level, and it's not a good idea anyway to try to scratch his current style and restart from zero again. So the first thing we have to do is improve his technique level, and secondly, improving his cardio, conditioning."

    Combined with the slow and sloppy sparring I saw on the vid versus Bonjasky. Even if Mirko was intentionally running slow because of fatigue or a subterfuge, I don't like the fact that he is dropping his right hand when he throws his straight left, bad mechanics.

    Both fought 4/21, four and half months ago.

    Mirko spent two months rehabbing the knee that was injured in the Gonzaga fight, so he had to regain the loss of timing and conditioning for those two months, then try to improve.

    Kongo has had the full time to condition and train and I'm fairly sure that Juanito I. and Shane Mosley have taught him a thing or two to counter Mirko in tight and on the ground at Big Bear to go along with sparring Rampage, Vera, Bisping and the rest.

    I don't doubt Mirko's heart or focus, just not sure that he's had enough time to work on his skills.

    That's why. I would'nt be dissapointed if Mirko won, I'd much rather he did so.
    I never read that article before. I see your point, and didn't know Vera was training with them either. If Crocop had a better chin, I'd be more confident in him.... but I'll stick with my pick.
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    I feel that Kongo is too slow for Crocop. If he does catch Crocop standing up, then the funk doctor will take him down and pound him out.
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    Sakara is said, he says anyway, that he has a brown belt in BJJ. I'm not sure exactly what that means, does that make him a sub victim for the blackbelts to practice on, Rodja?

    Otherwise, he says he's revamped his training by coming to Miami. I think if he gets in trouble on his feet , he can take Alexander down and finish him.
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    Need to chill with the Beam after reading my last post.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue Drone View Post
    Sakara is said, he says anyway, that he has a brown belt in BJJ.
    I think Alexander has a very suspect chin, and Sakara is going to exploit it.
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    Rampage - KO round 2 - 3:35
    Bisping - decision
    Crocop - KO
    Irish Hand Grenade - decision
    Alexander -KO
    Etim - sub
    Silva - sub
    kotani - sub
    Liaudin - sub
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alexander View Post
    I think Alexander has a very suspect chin, and Sakara is going to exploit it.
    Nice sig, fatty. I always wondered how a smidge converted into English units, smidge = .46''.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jas123 View Post
    jas's girl

    Rampage - KO round 2 - 3:35
    Bisping - decision
    Crocop - KO
    Irish Hand Grenade - decision
    Alexander -KO
    Etim - sub
    Silva - sub
    kotani - sub
    Liaudin - sub
    If she wins, we're gonna need pics in order to rep you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alexander View Post
    If she wins, we're gonna need pics in order to rep you.
    Oh yeah, never thought about that. If she wins, no one gets reps or we all rep each other so it's fair.
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    I don't like the fact that Kongo has been throwing hooks when he should be throwing straights, but he does have something that Mirko does not have for intight, knees.

    I don't think either guy fights particularly well when backing away or around, unlike someone like Liddell, so whoever is the better forward aggressor will take it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jas123 View Post
    Nice sig, fatty. I always wondered how a smidge converted into English units, smidge = .46''.
    This fat f*ck just managed 355x3 on incline, the last rep was a contortionist act. Might be time for a rainbow brite avi. I'll think of something better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue Drone View Post
    I don't like the fact that Kongo has been throwing hooks when he should be throwing straights, but he does have something that Mirko does not have for intight, knees.

    I don't think either guy fights particularly well when backing away or around, unlike someone like Liddell, so whoever is the better forward aggressor will take it.
    Maybe Mirko will shock us, and use the best gameplan possible. Exchange a little, take Kongo down, and hammerfist him into oblivion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alexander View Post
    Maybe Mirko will shock us, and use the best gameplan possible. Exchange a little, take Kongo down, and hammerfist him into oblivion.
    ?. If the Kongo that fought Assuerio Silva shows up then I have no doubt Mirko will GNP him to a pulp.
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    It just seems Kongo has such a long way to go on the ground. He really has the fish out of water thing going, but maybe Juanito is a miracle worker.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alexander View Post
    Maybe Mirko will shock us, and use the best gameplan possible. Exchange a little, take Kongo down, and hammerfist him into oblivion.
    That's definitely his best plan of attack, but has Crocop ever had a more detailed plan than "kick him really hard in the head." Drone, I don't really think of CC as ever really being the forward aggressor except maybe in Silva II at certain points.

    Nice work on Incline, Alex. I guess you'll be choosing an avator for me. Oh well, it couldn't be worse than Rodja's I can't seem to figure out how to fit in inclines while doing log press, standing military, and flat bench and having beat up shoulders.
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    Quinton Jackson vs Dan Henderson - Rd 2, TKO, 3:30

    Matt Hammil vs Michael Bisping - Tap out

    Mirko Crocop vs Cheick Kongo - KO

    Marcus Davis vs Paul Taylor - Decision

    Houston Alexander vs Alessio Sakara - KO

    Gleison Tibau vs Terry Etim - Decision

    Tomasz Drwal vs Thiago Silva - Decision

    Naoyuki Kotani vs Dennis Siver - Tap out

    Anthony Torres vs Jell Liaudin - KO
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    You're definitely right about Mirko's lack of a gameplan. He definitely should've taken Hunt down, and not with 20 secs remaining. He should make some changes, be smart, and maybe he has.

    That's a sh*tload of pressing you're doing Jasito, depending on reps and sets of course. I've pretty much cut flat benching out, and only do inclines and push presses.

    That was kind of fu*ked up when you jab KO'd me, I won't forget that. I do remember you making Manchowder look like sh*t on some tackling as well.
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    Manchowder, no more essays, or I'll have Jasito plow you over.
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    I think we would all agree that CC was the Forward Aggressor versus Eddie Sanchez, yes?

    CC made the successful transition from K-1 to MMA, unlike some others, because he has very proactive straightforward style of kick boxing.

    Jas, better pack a lunch, that will be an all day job for you and who's army?

    That was juvenile Pwnge, but that's all I can think of to use on a 10 year old Neo Uber ***bot at the moment.
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