Three LW fights added to quickly filling Rio/FN (62) event

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  1. toe hold

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  2. melvinj0

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    Lots of Leo's
     
  3. Lucifer Alpha

    Lucifer Alpha The Catastrophe

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    It started off good. Now it's looking like a typical Jungle Fighting Championship card.
     
  4. melvinj0

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    I see a robbery in Wiman's future.
     
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    They make these cards strictly for Brazilians, I honestly can't remember the last Brazil card that ended up being really good.
     
  6. Necrocrawler

    Necrocrawler Purple Belt

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    Leonardo Mafra will be a huge LW if he can make the weight.
     
  7. wellsdj1

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    I normally record them and usually just watch the main and co main.
     
  8. toe hold

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    Wiman/Santos is actually not a bad pairing. Hard to call former TUF winner Santos a prospect at 34.
     
  9. Lucifer Alpha

    Lucifer Alpha The Catastrophe

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    Hoping Pedro Munhoz and Thomas Almeida wind up on this card, but not against each other. Do Munhoz vs Kanehara and Almeida vs Entwistle or something.
     
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    Very much so, though he looked terrible against Rick Story. I'll give him the benefit of the doubt since he was a replacement, though still had a month to prepare IIRC.
     
  11. melvinj0

    melvinj0 Gold Belt

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    I really like these fights

    Josh Thomson vs. Gilbert Burns
    Erick Silva vs. Ben Saunders
    Demian Maia vs. Ryan LaFlare
     
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    All good scraps. Came to specifically say that about Silva/Saunders, but the other two are definitely good fights.
     
  13. toe hold

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    No way they match Almeida and Muhnoz right now. Almeida is the more touted, but IMHO, Muhnoz is the more well rounded at this point. A shame Muhnoz had to face Assuncao in his debut. He is an extremely blue chip prospect and 135 is absolutely loaded with them right now. Muhnoz, Almeida, Cejudo, Font, Sterling, Holdsworth, Beal, Garbrandt, Pettis, etc. Future of this division is great.
     
  14. Lucifer Alpha

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    Three of those guys dropped to flyweight. Munhoz has even expressed interest in fighting at 125.
     
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    Arkridge Senior Moderator Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Mafra is trying to make LW? Good luck with that cut. He wasn't a small WW.
     
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    I did see that Cejudo, Pettis and Beal were going to try FLW, but did not realize that Muhnoz was eyeing 125 as well.
     
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    I got $10.00 on Leo.
     
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    The UFC trying to create another Brazilian name; his second LW fight in the UFC and they're giving him "a name", but one who's nearly 40, unmotivated and nearly no ground game where Burns is a multiple former BJJ world champ.
     

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