Tim Elliot only 2-to-1 favorite over Ben Nguyen?

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  1. Mufasa

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    im not sure I understand why. I saw ben Nguyen get destroyed by smolka, who isn't very good. Elliot did well against smolka. Trying hard not to use mma math, but Elliot should take Nguyen down and easily out grapple him. Yet the line keeps going down (people are betting on Nguyen). Thoughts?
     
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    it's an mmamath dilemma, noth worth to think about it too much.
    Just look at how Bektic ended up in his last fight and how strong favourite he was.
     
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    Smolka was very good.. Up until that Brandon Moreno fight which seemed to suck the life out of him. Now he just gives up in the exchanges.
    Nguyen has a shot at keeping the fight on the feet and outstriking Tim imo.
     
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    Isn't it a good thing if you are so confident about Elliot? Being a bigger favorite means there'd be less money to win if you bet on him, which is the only reason you should care about the odds.
     
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    Lines are way off. Elliot is coming in on short notice.

    Short notice fight and short notice weight cut? At the ass end of the planet? Ben 10's hometown?

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    The only thing I know this is going to be a crazy fight
     
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    Maybe they figure he's going to play to the crowd instead of fight again? Regardless, look for Nguyen to get pummled
     
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    Those 125 have big bricks for hands. Anything can happen. All it takes is one decent shot from a FLW and Elliot is in a coma.
     
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    Nguyen is a damn good fighter. He has a wrestling base but is more of a striker. If he can keep it standing, he should pick Tim apart but I do agree that Tim should win. He's gritty.
     
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    Nguyen is fun to watch but loses against every top-10 fighter
     
  11. After a guy like Ben Nguyen loses, you can bet they've been training at 100% to avenge the previous loss. You don't want to bet against that kind of motivation, imo.
     
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    I like Nguyen near +200. Elliott can give anyone a tough fight, but he isn't exactly a gameplan fighter. He should be looking to take Nguyen down consistently, but I bet he'll stand a bit too. Also, once Ben is down, do not look for Elliott to stay on him like glue as Elliott can play a loose game since he's so aggressive. I've be fairly surprised if anyone betting Elliott walks away from this without a sweat.
     
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    Elliot isn't a very good fighter either... his striking is horrible. It's like Michael Chiesa; except Elliot can wrestle well.

    But I do expect Elliot to take him down and submit him. However, if he can't get him down, Elliot will get pieced up.
     
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    Great match-up. Odds don't really mean anything. A lot of underdogs won this past weekend.
     
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    You understand now? ;)
     
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    I was picking Nguyen to win but I agreed with TS as far as grappling goes. If I'm not mistaken Elliott dominated Smolka on the ground and Smolka dominated Nguyen on the ground. So seeing Nguyen dominate Elliott on the ground was weird. I knew he would have the advantage on the feet though.
     
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    Gotta love MMA !
     
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    Tim shouldn't had won the tuf show, Tim going to get cut for a second time
     
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    One good performance against BW flunkie MM and this guy was all of a sudden supposed to be good?


    Did everyone forget Tim Elliot is like 2-7 in the UFC???


    Did everyone forget FLW is on par with WMMA as far as talent goes in the UFC?


    #CUTFLW
     
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    great bump .
     

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