Ufc 173 matchmaking, good or bad?

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  1. Senbonzakura

    Senbonzakura Sakuraba Bless

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    Aside from the top 3 fights on the card I would like to know what you think when it comes to the rest of the card, poor matchmaking by joe and sean?? I think not. We are given great lower weight fights that are guaranteed in my book to be exciting as hell. This card actually shaped up nicely. Not much in terms of title contention fights but a lot of midtier fighters rising to the top and WEC vets that never disappoint.

    Fights I'm fckn stoked for:

    Takeya Mizugaki v Francsiso Rivera
    Jamie Varner v James Krause
    Tony Ferguson vs Kastunori Kikuno
    Anthony Njokuani vs Vinc Pichel

    Fights I'm less excited but still want to see:

    Michael Chiesa vs Francisco Trinaldo
    Chris Holdsworth vs Chico Camus
    Sam Sicila vs Aaron Phillips (Phillps might open some eyes like Alex White did)

    What ya say guys good card!?
     
  2. Ashenthorn

    Ashenthorn Black Belt

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    It's a great episode of TUF.
     
  3. Senbonzakura

    Senbonzakura Sakuraba Bless

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    Meh I found that lightly amusing

    It's a great WEC card IMO.
    If your not amped that's fine but I'm a hardcore fan
     
  4. Lucifer Alpha

    Lucifer Alpha The Catastrophe

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    No big names, so clearly shit.
     
  5. ALAN PARTRIDGE

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    yep
     
  6. Lucifer Alpha

    Lucifer Alpha The Catastrophe

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    I really like this fight, mainly because it's a terrible style matchup for Chico.
     
  7. John Creed

    John Creed Green Belt

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    This is not a PPV quality card. Period. It's a watered down show. Why even try to argue that point?
     
  8. SUBLIME FAN

    SUBLIME FAN Black Belt

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    This. I get amped for every UFC event.


    And to answer your question, all the matchmaking in the UFC these days is great, and it's done by the 2 greatest matchmakers in the world. I laugh at any of you guys who say the UFC make bad matchups. They know exactly what they're doing.
     
  9. grnbay**

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  10. Vegeta12

    Vegeta12 Gyarikku Hou

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    Barao-Dillashaw, Hendo-Cormier, Lawler and Ellenberger, plus a ton of exciting match ups = not ppv worthy.
     
  11. EndlessCritic

    EndlessCritic Gold Belt

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    So many things wrong with this thread.

    First of all, why aren't you hyped to see chiesa? The guy finished iaquinta. He is legit.

    Second, why aren't you hyped to see holdsworth? The guy has finished everyone he has ever fought, and dominated everyone on TUF.

    Third, how the fuck has alex white opened eyes by KO'ing a non-UFC level fighter in a minute?

    Fourth, no mention of iaquinta and jiangliang? *blows brains out*
     
  12. BADBOYKILLA

    BADBOYKILLA Blue Belt

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    dont sleep on 173 :icon_twis
     
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    Is it telling that I don't recognize one name there. Where's Meisha Tate at.
     
  14. Lucifer Alpha

    Lucifer Alpha The Catastrophe

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    Needs more washed-up Pride heroes.
     
  15. EndlessCritic

    EndlessCritic Gold Belt

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    Put gomi on prelims = watering down the card.
     
  16. SILVAREDEMPTION

    SILVAREDEMPTION Brown Belt

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    ^^this. For ppl that only buy/get interested based on the main event, I understand that they pass this one, although Barao is a must-watch everytime IMO. But the rest of the card is filled with relevant or intriguing matches, with little chances of stinkers.
     
  17. EndlessCritic

    EndlessCritic Gold Belt

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    What the hell does a little chance of stinker mean?

    How the fuck does anyone know in advance which fights are likely or unlikely to be stinkers?

    People thought edgar/maynard 2 was going to be a stinker for fucks sake. Who thought schaub/lavar was going to suck?
     
  18. DCarf

    DCarf Brown Belt

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    Exactly, and even if every single fight ends in a spectacular knockout it still wasn't a PPV quality card. You PAY money for the NAMES, I never get why people don't understand that.
     
  19. sp1017

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    Watch more mma then fanboy
     
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    Ill pass, not a big fan.
     

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