- 01/23/2013, 11:19AM ET
JimJ77 Can't make it up said 01/23, 11:19 AM
Demetrious Johnson vs John Dodson for the UFC flyweight championship
Johnson has been quite impressive in his last two fights. Beating Ian McCall who was the #1 flyweight in the world, then outhustling Benavidez for the title. My problem with Johnson his he has no finishing ability. Dodson will be just as fast but has big power in his hands and I see that being the difference. I think Dodson clips Johnson and swarms him for the finish sometime in the middle rounds. John Dodson becomes the new champ via 3rd Rd TKO.
Rampage Jackson vs Glover Teixeira
As always this fight will come down to how motivated Rampage is. If he is he holds a stylistic advantage over Glover. Glover has been a savage since joining the UFC but he's done it over medicore comp. He also tends to leave his hands down and chin up, and I think it will be his undoing here. Rampage wins via KO Rd 1.
Anthony Pettis vs Donald Cerrone
I think Pettis is the better atlete and has better defensive boxing. He will be too quick and technical for Cerrone. Pettis outstrikes Cerrone enroute to a Unanimous Decision.
Ricardo Lamas vs Eric Koch
Lamas will use his superior wrestling and grind Koch out for a UD.
Bloggers Needed said 01/24, 09:05 AM
Jumping a bit on my picks (and the podcast, up NOW)
I also am taking Dodson. Its always a risk taking Power over Speed, but Dodson just looks better and better with each fight.
If we get the Rampage of PRIDE. He can KO a Bull Moose, or even worse, Pride Wandy. The Rampage of, what the past 3 years? Looks like Poo. Glover is going to sit back and throw power hooks and Knock Rampage to Bellator for a 1 fight deal. Glover Rd 2 KO. I just think Rampage is closer to the guy that fought Bader than the guy that fought Chuck.
I'm taking Cowboy. DC is better at doing Guida things than Guida, and if he wants to take Pettis down he can. Pettis is no slouch, but I think the ability to dictate where the fight goes give the edge to the Cowboy.
I love Koch. He's the second best guy after Aldo, (Sorry Money) and just gets better and better after every fight. Lamas is no joke, but again, I like Koch. He wins via DEC in a fairly grinding contest.
JimJ77 Can't make it up said 01/24, 11:51 AM
We have 3 differences. Arguing Pettis-Cerrone last but think you're flat wrong.
Rampage hasn't been TKO'd in 8 years. The last man do to it was Shogun who was an animal back then and Rampage took the fight on last minute notice and was horribly out of shape. I don't understand where people think Glover finishes Rampage with strikes. Its mind blowing.
Glover seems like the real deal maybe. Who knows, he's beaten a litany of cans. This will be by far his toughest opponent on the biggest stage of his career. I don't see Glover TKOing Rampage with loopy, crazy hooks. Rampage's boxing is too good for that. I also see Glover having a difficult time taking Rampage down because Rampage has very good takedown defense. I truly believe this is not a great matchup for Glover and a motivated Rampage takes care of business.
Koch is extremely talented but he has 2 issues. He's been out of the cage for 16 months and his defensive wrestling isn't great. Lamas is coming off 2 impressive wins at 145 over top guys in Cub Swanson and Hatsu Hioki, which has pushed him into top 5 in the world.
If you think this fight turns into a grinding affair there will be no doubt who wins. Lamas.
Bloggers Needed said 01/25, 09:08 AM
Rampage hasn't been Ko'ed in 8 years?
How long has it been since she looked good?
The Rampage that showed up vs Bader- Does he KO Glover? Or anyone with a chin?
The Rampage that showed up vs Jones- Does he KO Glover? Or gas walking to the cage?
The Rampage that showed up vs Hammill- Does he KO Glover? Or anyone exciting on the feet?
The Rampage that showed up vs Lyoto- Does he KO Glover? Or anyone WHO ISN'T BLIND
The Rampage that showed up vs Rashad- Does he KO Glover? He got ONE GOOD PUNCH in that fight.
Looks like I'm back to 2008/2009 before we get to a GOOD JACKSON
Tell me the last time Glover looked like poo.
Hasn't lost since 2006.
Hasn't seen the scorecards since 2010.
ON A SEVENTEEN FIGHT WINNING STREAK
Glover is going to powerhook the snot out of Jackson. Wear him out and send him to Bellator.
JimJ77 Can't make it up said 01/25, 10:54 AM
You mean the Rampage who fought Bader with one leg?
You mean the Rampage who fought Jones, Machida, Evans, and Hamill, who have 2 KO losses COMBINED?
You mean the Glover who leaves his hands down and chin up and gets rocked by Fabio Maldonado who's an inflated MW and sucks?
Tell me who Glover has faced and beaten? A bunch of cans is your proof? Stop using Wiki to look at fight records and use your eyes. Glover is going to do what he always does. Come out with hands down throwing crazy hooks, and he's gonna get caught against BY FAR the best fighter he'll have ever faced.
Pettis over Cerrone. I swear you don't watch these fights. Or you do and you don't know what you're seeing. Pettis is the better wrestler and grappler. He proved against Ben Henderson that he's a superior grappler than Cerrone and proved his wrestling is better by his fight with Stephens.
Pettis is also superior on the feet. He's extremely technical, moves well, uses angles, and is fast as hell. Cerrone has good striking too, but he tends to move straight back with head up. Pettis is going to light Cerrone up on the feet for 3 rounds. This will look similar to the Diaz vs Cerrone fight.
Bloggers Needed said 01/26, 11:24 AM
Pettis is flashier, but he's not stronger.
I don't think Pettis is superior on the feet and there is a HUGE difference between the two on the ground.
Lets keep in mind that the Showtime kick only knocked Benson down, it didn't knock him OUT. Neither fighter has ever been knocked out, so this isn't going to be a quick fight.
You think this is going to be Diaz/Cowboy? I'm looking more like Clay/Pettis. Pettis still can be dropped on his butt, and Cowboy, if he gets popped, can and will take the fight where he has the advantage.
How do you feel about Jeremy Stephens? Solid guy, but is he exactly Nate Diaz on the feet?
He went 15 minutes against Pettis, and came within a single scorecard of winning the fight.
Cowboy has lost to Diaz, Benson and Jamie Varner, back when that meant something, and that was a 5 rounder.
Pettis has lost to Bart Palaszewski and Clay Guida.
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