Nate fight more important than Hector fight ?

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  1. TheScorpionDude

    TheScorpionDude Get over here! ~~~~~~~~~~~~==>

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    Does the UFC hate good fighters ?

    Does beating opponents mean anything anymore ?

    I just saw that Lombard fight is buried in the main card while Marquardt is placed mid card. The same Marquardt that Hector launched mid air... thoughts ?
     
  2. Degen Gambler

    Degen Gambler Silver Belt

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    If It wasn't a squash match for Hector he would be higher on the card.
     
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    FootstompShonie Silver Belt

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    The UFC almost always puts the worst fight on the main card right in the middle.

    They want to open the PPV with one of the better fights. It's not rocket science TS they've been doing this for years.

    For example 181 had Trujillo-Abel before Duffee-Hamilton and the Truijllo fight was obviously better.
     
  4. TheScorpionDude

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    Both Tavares and Nate(obviously :) ) are ranked lower than Lombard... this really makes 0 sense to me as a fan of fighting.
     
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    OliverAtom Granite Belt

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    Probably because they expect Nate vs Tavares to be more competitive than the Hector fight.
     
  6. FenoxSky

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    Sherdog, where your placement in the card is the most important thing.
     
  7. VinceArch

    VinceArch Venom in the veins.

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    I hate how the UFC arranges the fight cards sometimes. I remember UFC 152 Evan Dunham and TJ Grant were put on the preims while Matt Hamill and Roger Hollet were on the main card in a god awful fight.
     
  8. TheScorpionDude

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    Of coarse its not that important, nothing in life is if you look at it that way.

    But lets be honest now, its a bit disrespectful for Lombard especially since he beat Marquardt in a very devastating fashion.
     
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    markys00 Red Belt

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    thats not how it works.. i thought we all knew that by now. fight order is done in a very specific way.. like usually main event of the prelims is usually better than 1 or 2 of the main card fights.

    they like to put a good scrap for the first fight of the ppv usually.
     
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    Yeah, it's pretty rough.
     
  11. cade187

    cade187 I'm not a part of your system.

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    Sometimes fighters request certain spots on the card. For instance Faber as the last card on the undercard. I have to think that something like that happened here. If you're not main or co-main, I would think getting your fight over with is a good thing. Then you have time to recover and relax and can watch the other fights, and be healed up if necessary before the conference and before going out after the fights.
     
  12. TheScorpionDude

    TheScorpionDude Get over here! ~~~~~~~~~~~~==>

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    Fights 2 through 11 are utterly irrelevant to this fight card.
     
  14. LongTermLurker

    LongTermLurker "Et tu, Brute?" Platinum Member

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    other than comain, why does it matter the main card order?
     
  15. bjjwar

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    Why do we even care,they're both not great.

    It's like complaining about watching Cody Mc Kenzie or Nam Phan first lol
     
  16. emperor

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    Are people really this dumb?

    Oh, right. Sherdog.
     
  17. Joker Jiujitsu

    Joker Jiujitsu Free toy in my Happy Meal

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    As much as people hate to see or admit it, the way they order the cards is similar to pro wrestling. You don't typically have more than two major main event type fights back to back. You need a 'cool down' fight or match in between some big ones. Like another poster said, the main event on the preliminaries is usually a bigger and better fight than the second or third fight on the main card.

    It's kinda like this:

    Main Event - Big Fight
    Co-Main Event - Big Fight
    Third Main Card Fight - Can be a big fight but usually not
    Second Main Card Fight - Typically filler
    Opening Main Card Fight - Exciting fight but not between big names
    Main Prelim Fight - Big exciting fight ideally
    Third Prelim Fight - Filler fight
    Second Prelim Fight - Filler fight
    Opening Prelim Fight - Exciting fight between prospects

    Obviously this varies, especially if there are big shows with almost all quality fights (those are few and far between now with the sheer volume of events), but that's generally how UFC needs to lay them out...
     
  18. emperor

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    NO!! I demand a big fight in the co-co-main for every card!

    Actually it's a little different from how pro wrestling lays out their cards, as the second to last on a wrestling card is usually filler so the crowd can get a pretzel and use the bathroom before the main event. UFC usually uses the third fight on the main card for this. Call it the "Jon Fitch" position.
     

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