Silva rd2 (t)ko 3:45
Burkman rd2 (t)ko
Black rd3 sub
Gurgle rd1 sub
Jensen rd1 (t)ko
I almost want to pick Vera by sub, just because I have so many decision on the main card, but I gotta go with my gut. I don't see it being a great card. The only match that really intrests me is Vera/Sylvia just to see if Brandon is the "Truth" or the "Hype"
But I don't think it will work, Silva has too good a game at every position.
Kaman/Jardineesque low kicks would be a good strategy for Vera to employ, but I think Sylvia's Reach and Willingness to press, he has to be feeling really dissed and pissed right now, will be too much "Truth" for Brandon to beat.
I wanna change my vote to Maia with a 2rnd sub over Jensen.
Main Card Bouts:
-Anderson Silva vs. Rich Franklin by TKO, Rd2
-Tim Sylvia vs. Brandon Vera, dec
-Kalib Starnes, sub vs. Alan Belcher
-Eric Schafer vs. Stephan Bonnar, Dec
-Yushin Okami, TKO vs. Jason MacDonald
-Josh Burkman, SUB vs. Forrest Petz
-Jason Black vs. Matt Grice, TKO
-Jorge Gurgel vs. Alvin Robinson, TKO
-Demian Maia vs. Ryan "the future of the MW division" Jensen, SUB
RED = WINNER.
Silva Sub Rd2 1:01.6325481
Okami TKO - why is this on the undercard?
Alirght, Dance, I'll count your pick as Maia by sub. You can edit your original post if you wish.
Ugab, you forgot yorur time for the main event.
Polls close in about 15 minutes (8 pm est) because fights start then.
Just glancing at it, I think Beowulf's got this one.
Damn it, mmalinker doesn't have the fights up yet. Anyone know of another that has them?
Anderson Silva has now moved up from #5 to #2 on my favorite fighters list, for anyone that could possibly care. Dude's movement is the best sh*t I've seen since Barry Sanders. Class act, exciting fighter, and wins! I remember arguing with Sir Savage aka Tony 'the Barnacle' Savage about Anderson's ability/future. So far it looks like Savage was right, although I still want to see him against the likes of Hendo/Lindland/Filho, whom I thought he would lose to, and am now unsure. Anderson seems to be unbelievably strong for what he looks like, and I'm not sure anyone even at 205 can beat him. I think Anderson stands a good chance of beating Rampage if they were to fight. Scary thing is Anderson could probably cut to 170 if he wanted to.
With all the talent available would it be possible for us to start seeing some better cards Don't get me wrong I enjoyed the PPV, but I want better.
The fight is up now at mmalinker for those who didn't get the PPV.
That was one of the best 1st rounds that I have seen in awhile in the UFC. Franklin looked better, but damn Silva is just sick, unreal, freaking awesome!!!!!!!