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This time around we have a massive UFC expert picks section coming at you, with the inclusion of a few new faces. Alongside The Sun’s MMA team of Chris Parry, Emma May and Andrew Matterson, we’ve asked the opinions of Valleyfight MMA promoter Paul Daniel and three local ‘superfans’ of the UFC in Jason Kang, Scott Davis and Phillip Tatum Jr.
Get your betting slips ready, because here comes the wisdom.
Vancouver Sun MMA reporter Chris Parry: Yes, we all know Mir won their last fight. But what’s important is how he won it with a grab of an ankle after being on the air jordan 3 true blue 2011 receiving end of 1:30 of hamhock sized thunderfists. Does Lesnar know enough jiu jitsu defence to keep out of the way of another kneebar? Or will he just continue the savage beating he was putting on Mir last time, until he got careless? I’m going to say this one is Lesnar’s he’s way too big, way too strong, and will come at Mir like a Mack Truck. TKO in the 2nd.
MMA freelancer reporter Emma May: Trying to pick a winner in this one does my head in. Mir has a decent shot at winning by aOlernKienOP air jordan 1 retro stealth royal red Easy Crochet Slipper Socks for Kids To submission, as he did in their first meeting. Or perhaps he could surprise Lesnar with some solid counter striking. But before he gets the chance to get fancy, I think he will get knocked out.
Former fighter and Sun contributor Andrew Matterson: Lesnar is bigger, stronger, and can end this fight with one punch but he is not humble enough to learn the basics of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and that aOlernKienOP air jordan 4 white cement 2012 mywebcontent on HubPages is where he will fail. The more intelligent Mir will get a submission win over Lesnar early in similar fashion to their last fight.
Valleyfight MMA promoter Paul Daniel: I like Brock, I like how he proves MMA is the most fair sport in the world in that anyone from any background can come in and do well. I think Mir’s stated gameplan of trying to gas out a great athlete was the stupidest thing I have heard lately. Mir is great at head games and he might be playing with the media, but trying to gas out the bigger, better athlete? That’s just weird to even say. If it’s air jordan xx3 white varsity red true? Lesnar by decision.
Superfan Phillip Tatum Jr: This is your classic showdown of Strength vs. Skill, Brawn vs. Brains. While Mir might have won their first meeting with a well set up submission, he did not leave the Octagon unscathed. Brock Lesnar has proven that he deserves to be in the sport with wins over MMA Veterans like Heath Herring and “Future Hall of Famer” Randy Couture. Mir needs to not keep this fight standing or he will probably end up on the wrong side of Brock Lesnar’s “Lunch Box” fists. Lesnar, TKO Round 2.
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Superfan Jason Kang (no relation to Denis): Lesnar has learned his lesson from the previous fight with Frank Mir and now knows his own flaws. Generally it air jordan 6 rings laser white black is easier for a loser of a match to re assess what went wrong than for a winner of a match to re strategize for a 2nd victory later. So Lesnar gets the nod. GSP is more well rounded but I think Alves could give him trouble in the pocket. When GSP gets Alves down, it will be tough for him to maintain a dominant position. But GSP is wily and adaptable and I could see him pulling out a submission victory.
JK: Thiago is an incredibly strong stand up fighter, however, his style is very one dimensional. GSP is known to train in various styles and stands (Muay Thai, BJJ and etc.), and as long as he doesn’t catch a random punch, I don’t see him having issues overcoming Alves to defend the belt.
AM: Alves is a stud. He is fearless and as technical a stand up fighter as the UFC has ever seen. GSP’s stand up is not bad, but look for his wrestling to shine as he will take Alves down and ground and pound him to air jordan xx3 white black red a TKO victory in the 3rd round.
SD: Alves is a HUGE welterweight and has knockout power but Georges St Pierre is on another level and will control the fight with his ground game into the third round where Alves will submit to strikes and GSP will retain the Welterweight Championship belt.
CP: Imagine a samurai and a ninja had a baby that’s George St Pierre. Lightning quick skills, incredible courage, and knowledge of more fighting technique than any other three contenders put together. GSP won’t knock Thiago out, but he will get the submission win in the 4th, and it won’t be close for the other three.
PD: Write down on air jordan 12 obsidian white french blue a piece of paper, tool for tool, what each guy has and no one in the world should beat GSP. BC fighters Adam Ryan and Dennis Kang have trained with him at various times, so I am completely biased for the Canadian. I will say this, for the first time GSP is fighting someone who might actually be stronger aOlernKienOP air jordan 5 v retro ls lifestyle black university blue white MACD Bullish than him, but GSP BY TKO.
PT: GSP is not going to enjoy his usual strength advantage, as Alves is probably as big, if not bigger. Along with that, Alves has devastating power in his hands, feet and knees, all of which GSP should avoid. St Pierre has to watch out for the knees, when he shoots for the takedown, and a good aOlernKienOP Air Jordan 1s How to Clean iP4200 mix of wrestling and technical boxing should do it for aOlernKienOP air jordan v womens fresh prince of bel air Your top 10 discipline dilemmas him. GSP by decision after 5 rounds of perfect game plan execution.
Jon Fitch v Paulo Thiago:
CP: Can I pick Fitch eight times? The guy is the Terminator. GSP put a beatdown on him, the likes of which would have half killed any other man, but Fitch would have kept coming until the flesh fell away. Paulo Thiago can fight, but it’ll take a silver bullet to put Fitch down. TKO to Fitch in the 3rd.
SD: Fitch is on a mission to regain his status as number one contender in the welterweight division, which doesn’t leave Paulo Thiago much of a chance in this one. Fitch is bigger and stronger and will KO Thiago in the first round.
PD: I pick Fitch. The guy is a warrior and has so much heart.
AM: This fight is the dark horse for the fight of the night with two rugged fighters with aOlernKienOP Air Jordan 8s most charitable Americans in 2013 good chins going at it. Fitch will control the wrestling but will most likely not want to take Thiago down as Thiago has won almost 70% of his fights by submission. Look for these guys to pound each other with Fitch out landing the undefeated Brazilian to a decision victory.
PT: Paulo seems to be a well rounded fighter, with an excellent submissions game and power in both hands. But Fitch smothers most Brazilian jiu jitsu fighters he has fought against, thanks to his incredible tenacity and 6 foot frame. Look for aOlernKienOP air jordan 6 velentines day 2014 it will run smooth until I Fitch to show this guy the ropes, smoother his Ju Jitsu and keep a high pace fight. Final verdict Fitch by decision
Dan Henderson v Michael Bisping for the Ultimate Fighter 9 showdown:
AM: Henderson’s relentless style will prove too much for Bisping. Hendo is a better wrestler and, though not as technical in the striking game, he has powerful hands which will keep Bisping off balance. Hendo by decision.
PD: Hendo, shut this guy up, please! I know Bisping is really good, there is air jordan 20 university blue white just something I don’t like about the aOlernKienOP air jordan iii retro white cement 3s 2013 Is Tour de France a worthwhile sp guy and I really do think Henderson has the tools to beat him. I have no idea how, just please make this happen, Dan!
SD: Henderson’s experience is going to overpower Bisping’s youth and speed. I pick Henderson to edge Bisping in the striking and wrestling over all three rounds to win by unanimous decision.
JK: No one has ever knocked Henderson out, not even in his high profiled bouts with nasty opponents like Quinton Jackson and Anderson Silva. I don’t see a kickboxer like Bisping changing that. Henderson has too much experience to lose to an up and down fighter like Bisping.