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UFC on FX: Belfort vs. Bisping main card predictions

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by mmaday4day, Jan 10, 2013.

  1. mmaday4day

    mmaday4day Green Belt

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    Vitor Belfort vs. Michael Bisping

    Michael Bisping via unanimous decision.

    The 1st round is the round where Bisping has to be cautious and watch out for Belfort's fast hands and KO power as 15 of Belfort's 21 wins came within the 1st round.
    Bisping will have some difficulties handling Belfort's speed in the 1st round and even may get tagged a couple of times but after surviving the early onslaught, Bisping should be able to control and outstrike Belfort from the distance... not in devestating fasion but just enough to earn a unanimous decision.
    Also look for Bisping to press the action in the later rounds, taking advantage of his superior stamina and also initiating the clinch and mixing his striking with some takedowns here and there.

    Daniel Sarafian vs. C.B. Dollaway

    Daniel Sarafian via submisson.

    I give Safarian the edge in the striking department so look for Dollaway to initiate the takedown after he get's hit, where Safarian will be able to catch him in an arm bar or guillotine choke in the 1st or second round.

    Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Ben Rothwelll

    Gabriel Gonzage via submission

    Expect fireworks in the opening round when Rothwell attacks Gonzaga with combinations and hurting him until Gonzaga manages to get Rothwell to the ground and get a comeback from behind victory via submission.

    Thiago Tavares vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov

    Nurmagomedov via unanimous decision.

    Nurmagomedov enters the bout against Tavares with a professional record of 18-0 and i expect him to stay undefeated.
    Look for Nurmagomedov to be aggressiv and constantly attack Tavares with punches and mix his strikes with takedowns.
    Tavares is a ground specialist but Nurmagomedov's pressure will be to much for him.
     
  2. airman20012001

    airman20012001 Green Belt

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    I agree, I think bisping circles out of trouble early goes for some takedowns does some clinch work wins 27/28 First round could go either way.
     
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    WalkenWouldOwn Steel Belt

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    It's 5 rounds.
     
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    you're predicting Gonzaga to pull a come-from-behind victory??
     
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    Bisping has a good chance at taking the decision, but when you said he gets tagged a few times in the first?? That would spell a first round KO for Vitor.
     
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    Belfort- 2nd Round KO
    Sarafian- 1st Round Sub
    Rothwell- 1st Round TKO
    Nurmagomedov- Decision
    Pepey- Decision
    Markes- Decision
    Lentz- Decision
    Barboza- 1st Round KO
    Alcantara- 2nd Round TKO
    Trinaldo- 2nd Round Sub
    Prado- 2nd Round TKO

    FOTN- Lentz/Nunes
    KOTN- Vitor Belfort
    SOTN- Daniel Sarafian

    Should be a good night of fights, but I have no fuckin' clue on why the Lentz/Nunes fight is on the Undercard.
     
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    Gonzaga never comes from behind, if anything that is Rothwell. Rothwell is a guy who can get hurt and tired and still go for the win. I would not say he has exceptionally better skills, but it is that factor that has me picking him against Gonzaga, who usually does bad when he falls behind in a fight.
     
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    SimonNova Worship and forget

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    -I have a feeling Bisping will take a decision. Of course Vitor could catch him early and nighty night

    -Saraffian vs Dolloway...obviously they are hoping to showcase Saraffian and they are wishing him to score a great finish here....there's no other reason why CB would be on a co main after this horrible fight vs Mayhem. Thing is, it could just look like that again! CB being able to survive the standup, taking Saraffian down and avoiding the subs while doing minimal damage en route to some close UD or split D. But I REALLY wish Saraffian catches him, I mean Mayhem fucking rocked CB, so Saraffian can put him to sleep. So Im gonna go with Saraffian round 1 (T)KO/Sub

    -Gonzaga vs Rothwell : honestly, I have NO FUCKING clue. 50/50

    -Nurmagomedov vs Tavares : again I have no clue. Khabid can overwhelm Thiago with his wild brawling style and get a D but Thiago is more technical everywhere so he could catch Khabib at some point.

    I just hope the fights will be entertaining. On paper, thats kind of a weak card, but its free, so enjoy
     
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    Belfort ko
    Sarafian tko
    Rothwell tko
    Tavares ud
     
  10. Selukrid612

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    Vitor KO
    Sarafian TKO(complete guess, never seen Sarafian fight but CB is seriously chinny)
    Rothwell KO
    Khabib TKO
     
  11. mmaday4day

    mmaday4day Green Belt

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    That's true, a comeback from behind is not very likely if Gonzaga is involved in a fight.
    I still think that he will win.
    Since his spectacular knockout of CroCop, he seemed to think he is a world champion kickboxer and relied too much on his striking and that led to his downfall in the UFC. (Although i have to mention that he does have pretty powerfull kicks).
    The Gabriel Gonzaga of now, should get his fights to the ground and do what he does best: BJJ.
    And i think that will be his weapen against Rothwell.
    But Rothwell only lost by submission once, so i could be wrong... tough fight.
     
  12. JxHx**

    JxHx** Banned Banned

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    Vitor survived 4 rounds with Bones. Bisping will go to sleep very early, don't blink.
     
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    Coming off a fight with Jones and a training camp where he's being pushed every day by guys like Rashad, being locked in a cage with Bisping is going to seem like a walk in the park.
     
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    Unfortunately, I see CB Dollaway grinding out a decision with his wrestling. Sarafian is a talented fighter, but his wrestling is not up to par. I hope I'm wrong, but Sarafian's only career losses have been to less accomplished wrestlers than Dollaway. I remember seeing Sarafian's fight with Gary Padilla, and he was not good off his back and his conditioning wasn't great either.

    This fight reminds of Gleison Tibau-Trinaldo a few months back. Trinaldo is a monster, but Tibau's wrestling was the difference maker.
     

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