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September 15, 2010, 02:28 PM
Anyone have any thoughts?

Marquardt over Paul Harris by decision

Pearson over Miller by Rd 2 TKO

Escudero over Oliveira by decision

Tibau over Miller by decision

Also looking forward to TUF. How long before Kos starts up with GSP?
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September 15, 2010  03:54 PM ET

Tibau will get the TKO in the first, I think. He is huge, is getting better standing and has an equal ground game. Size makes the difference here.

Escudero is nothing special, and is one of the worst to win a TUF season. That said, Oliveira isn't any better. I look for a spirited bout, but one that I think Escudero takes via a decision.

Pearson will control the tempo, stay out of the only place that Cole Miller is dangerous (the ground) and will bloody him up in the early rounds en route to a third round stoppage. Look for some viscious short hooks and uppercuts from Pearson.

I think that Palhares is too slick on the ground for Nate. His BJJ is incredible, and his transitions to get their are pretty good too. This will be the fight of the night, outside of possibly Edwards vs Gunderson. Palhares will stand and bang early, but I think he will survive with the knowledge that he should get Nate down. Once he gets him there, he will tap him with something, probably a leg lock from the open guard top, but I wouldn't be shocked if he rolled to one from the clinch Ken Shamrock style either.

To simplify the above, Palhares via submission, probably in the second.

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September 15, 2010  10:13 PM ET

this was anti-climatic.
Palhares clearly was pointing out about the legs to the referee.
I think it was a cheap shot by Nate. This referee is also terrible for acting dumb.

all in all, I liked Oliveira. He looks like someone to be watched. the potential is there.

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September 16, 2010  08:28 AM ET
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Disagree. Palhares was an idiot. You dont try to get someones attention during a fight. Plahares made a bad mistake and Nate was smart to capitalize on it. Not a cheap shot.

I'm not sure about Texas but Rousimar is allowed under many Athletic Commissions to ask for time for the ringside physician to check for grease. If there is no grease then they take away a point from as a penalty.

September 16, 2010  08:30 AM ET

In my opinion Herb Dean dropped the ball here. And as a sportsman (even in a sport like MMA) Nate saw clearly that Palhares was motioning to the referee and chose to swarm him anyway. I lost a big chunk of my respect for him.

September 16, 2010  08:39 AM ET

And I think this is also made even more fishy by the GSP incident. Two times fighters with Greg Jackson and that weaselly little striking coach (his name escapes me, he was the one that butted heads with Big Country on season 10 of TUF, you know who I'm talking about).

And whatever they said about Herb and the physician checking him out proves nothing. Right after the TKO he ran and to his corner and got hugged and all that stuff. You know that little striking coach would have sneakily toweled off his legs if he was greased.

As someone who loves sambo and rolls for leg locks myself, I say I think Nate cheated. Beautiful fake arm-bar transition to side-saddle position. Yes, Nate had one leg still in but you don't slip out of there like Eugenio Tadeau because of that and sweat. Not against a guy like Palhares.

September 16, 2010  09:31 AM ET

I thnk Palhares got exactly what he deserved... Lets not forget this is the same prick that has refused to release holds on guys. Even with the ref trying to break the hold.

September 16, 2010  09:32 AM ET
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In my opinion Herb Dean dropped the ball here. And as a sportsman (even in a sport like MMA) Nate saw clearly that Palhares was motioning to the referee and chose to swarm him anyway. I lost a big chunk of my respect for him.

So was Nate just supposed to stand there and wait until Palhares decided he was ready to fight again??? That makes no sense. Palhares could have easily still defended himself while still asking the ref to check him. He chose to just lay there and offer up no defense whatsoever....

September 16, 2010  09:41 AM ET
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So was Nate just supposed to stand there and wait until Palhares decided he was ready to fight again??? That makes no sense. Palhares could have easily still defended himself while still asking the ref to check him. He chose to just lay there and offer up no defense whatsoever....

When Fedor's hands got stuck in his gloves at Pride 25, did Nog use it as an opportunity to sweep him or punch him? No.

When a fighter gets hit in the groin and motions to the ref, should the guy who kicked him in th groin just absolutely go crazy and try to get the finish? No.

Nate had no reason to attack him there. There is no honor in that victory. He should be ashamed to win that way, not proud. When a fighter asks for the referee to check something out and is obviously not competing any more you don't swarm all over him for the finish and say "I saw an opening".

You may be allowed to in the rules if the ref blows it (like happened here), but there is a common bond between all fighters that step into the cage.

You don't do something like that, it is just terrible sportsmanship.

September 16, 2010  09:57 AM ET
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When Fedor's hands got stuck in his gloves at Pride 25, did Nog use it as an opportunity to sweep him or punch him? No.When a fighter gets hit in the groin and motions to the ref, should the guy who kicked him in th groin just absolutely go crazy and try to get the finish? No.Nate had no reason to attack him there. There is no honor in that victory. He should be ashamed to win that way, not proud. When a fighter asks for the referee to check something out and is obviously not competing any more you don't swarm all over him for the finish and say "I saw an opening". You may be allowed to in the rules if the ref blows it (like happened here), but there is a common bond between all fighters that step into the cage. You don't do something like that, it is just terrible sportsmanship.

Because Palhares is known for his great sportsmanship right???????

All of the examples you used are completely different than what happened last night? Did Palhares get poked in the eye/ Hit in the groin or even injure himself? The Answer is NO.....

He went for a move and didn't get it. When he didn't get it he looked to the ref for help. What he should have done was defended himself.

How many times recently have fighters "Koscheck" faked an injury or something to that effect to get an advantage? Unless I am wrong the referee doesn't have to stop the fight because a fighter asks him to. If that was the case every fighter that is getting beat up should ask for a timeout. Who cares if they lose a point atleast they would get a chance to gain their composure right?

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September 16, 2010  10:31 AM ET
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Did Palhares get poked in the eye/ Hit in the groin or even injure himself? The Answer is NO.....He went for a move and didn't get it. When he didn't get it he looked to the ref for help.

Groin Shot=Foul

Eye Poke= Foul

Greasing= Foul

Are you seriously implying that Rousimar just looked for help when he didn't get the submission? That does not make sense to me. He is a really slick grappler and was still in open guard and can transition to other subs. The fight was still where he wanted it to be. He felt that Nate had committed a foul. Herb Dean's job is to stop the action, **** if there isn't a foul and take appropriate action.

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