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August 4, 2012, 01:33 PM
Light Heavyweight bout: Lyoto Machida vs. Ryan Bader

David: Hate this fight. Everytime Bader puts some wins together the UFC just tosses him off a cliff and says- Hey, Fly! Problem is, Bader???s just not that good. He lost to Tito for crying out loud. Bader???s strong, great wrestling and takedowns.
Guess who is hard to catch and almost impossible to corner by wrestlers?
Oh yeah, Machida
Lyoto is overly quick, and Ryan is going to have serious problems getting a fist on him, let alone a double. Bader isn???t that quick, but he???s got a decent chin and good head movement. He wont go down easy, but he will go down.

Machida, KO Rd 2

Jim: I think this fight is all Machida. Machida will hold a distinct advantage standing, and will be too much for Bader to deal with. On the feet, Bader is slow and plodding, and wings overhand rights. Machida will be too fast for Bader and will pick him apart. I doubt Bader lands any takedowns because Machida is so elusive and has great TDD. Eventually Bader gets desperate and leaves himself open to a counter. Machida via TKO 2nd Round.

Collin: I???m with you two on this one. Machida is a hell of a lot faster than Bader standing up, he is a better submission grappler, and his takedown defense is excellent as well. We must always remember that unfortunate reality that Bader is always two takedowns away from walking away with 29-28 cards, but I don???t see that happening. The standup between the two of them is also a big enough gap that we may see something spectacular like a jumping front kick type KO.

Machida, KO 2

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August 4, 2012  03:03 PM ET
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That Jim guy has some good picks.

Yeah. Someone needs to track this

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August 4, 2012  09:10 PM ET

Dam, I almost got lost when fuel went the hooters pageant after the pre lims instead of watching the main card.

Anyone else see former FN alum Casey Luckey there. Jesus.

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August 6, 2012  05:15 AM ET

Best card overall I've seen in awhile.

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