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Top 10 Fighters Updated

I have updated my top 10 lists in each division, as well as the upcoming cards list.

Changes

Pound 4 Pound

  • Anderson Silva has regained his position atop the pound-for-pound list with his stunning front kick KO of Vitor Belfort.

Light Heavyweight

  • Jon Jones has moved up to the #3 spot with his win over Ryan Bader. (Bader drops out of the top 10)
  • Forrest Griffin returns to the top 10 following his victory over Rich Franklin

Middleweight

  • Vitor Belfort drops to #9 following loss to Anderson Silva
  • Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza jumps to #3 with win over Robbie Lawler

Welterweight

  • Mike Pierce enters “Honorable Mention” list following win over Kenny Robertson

Lightweight

  • Melvin Guillard enters top 10 with TKO victory over Evan Dunham. (Dunham drops out of top 10)

Featherweight

  • Mark Hominick moves into top 5 following TKO victory over George Roop (#5)
  • Chad Mendes moves to #6 with victory over Michihiro Omigawa.

Bantamweight

  • Demetrious Johnson enters the top 10 following victory over Norifumi ‘Kid’ Yamamoto (#6 spot)
 
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Posted by on February 6, 2011 in Blog News

 

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UFC 126 Quick Results

MAIN CARD

  • Champ Anderson Silva def. Vitor Belfort via KO (strikes) – Round 1, 3:25 (retains middleweight title)
  • Forrest Griffin def. Rich Franklin via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Jon Jones def. Ryan Bader via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 2, 4:20
  • Jake Ellenberger def. Carlos Eduardo Rocha via split decision (27-30, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Miguel Torres def. Antonio Banuelos via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

PRELIMINARY CARD

  • Donald Cerrone def. Paul Kelly via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 3:48
  • Chad Mendes def. Michihiro Omigawa via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Demetrious Johnson def. Norifumi Yamamoto via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Paul Taylor def. Gabe Ruediger via knockout (strikes) – Round 2, 1:42
  • Kyle Kingsbury def. Ricardo Romero via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 0:21
  • Mike Pierce def. Kenny Robertson via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 0:29

 

 
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Posted by on February 6, 2011 in Quick Results, UFC

 

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Mike Pierce vs Kenny Robertson Targeted for UFC 126

MMA Junkie Reports:

http://mmajunkie.com/news/21602/mike-pierce-vs-kenny-robertson-expected-for-ufc-126-in-february.mma

Mike Pierce

11-3-0 MMA/ 3-1 UFC Record

– 2 Fight Win Streak

– Notable Wins: Brock Larson, Amilcar Alves, Julio Paulino

Kenny Robertson

– 10-0-0 MMA/ UFC Debut

– 2 TKO, 7 Sub, 1 Decision Victory

– Notable Wins: John Kolosci, Igor Almeida, Herbert Goodman

 
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Posted by on December 3, 2010 in News, UFC

 

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Thiago Alves vs Mike Pierce Possible for UFC 123 in November

MMA Junkie Reports:

http://mmajunkie.com/news/20509/thiago-alves-answers-mike-pierces-call-eyes-ufc-123-meeting.mma

Thiago Alves

– 16-7-0 MMA/ 9-4 UFC Record

– 2 Fight Losing Streak

– Notable Wins: Josh Koscheck, Matt Hughes, Karo Parisyan

Mike Pierce

13-3-0 MMA/ 3-1 UFC Record

– 2 Fight Win Streak

– Notable Wins: Brock Larson, Amilcar Alves, Julio Paulino

 
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Posted by on September 2, 2010 in News, Rumors, UFC

 

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UFC 118 Quick Results

MAIN CARD

  • Frankie Edgar def. B.J. Penn via unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 50-45) to retain lightweight title
  • Randy Couture def. James Toney via submission (arm-triangle choke) – Round 1, 3:19
  • Demian Maia def. Mario Miranda via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Gray Maynard def. Kenny Florian via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
  • Nate Diaz def. Marcus Davis via technical submission (guillotine) – Round 3, 4:02

PRELIMINARY CARD

  • Joe Lauzon def. Gabe Ruediger via submission (armbar) – Round 1, 2:01
  • Nik Lentz def. Andre Winner via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)
  • Dan Miller def. John Salter via submission (anaconda choke) – Round 2, 1:53.
  • Greg Soto def. Nick Osipczak via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Mike Pierce def. Amilcar Alves via submission (cross-body armbar) – Round 3, 3:11
 
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Posted by on August 29, 2010 in Quick Results, UFC

 

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UFC New-Comer Amilcar Alves will face Mike Pierce at UFC 118

MMA Junkie Reports:

http://mmajunkie.com/news/19390/mike-pierce-slated-to-face-ufc-newcomer-amilcar-alves-at-ufc-118-in-august.mma

Amilcar Alves

11-1-0 MMA/ UFC Debut

– 8 Fight Win Streak

– Notable Wins:

Mike Pierce

11-3-0 MMA/ 2-1 UFC Record

– Won 7 of Last 8 fights

– Notable Wins: Brock Larson, Paul Bradley, Julio Paulino

 
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Posted by on June 2, 2010 in News, UFC

 

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UFC on Versus 1: Predictions

Jon Jones vs Brandon Vera

Jon Jones’ game plan for every fight has been the same… Unleash fury on his opponent. He uses snap kicks, leg trips, spinning back elbows, or whatever sounds fun at the time. His awkward boxing style has befuddled everyone he’s faced. He comes in with punches from all angles that frustrates anyone on the other side of them. Brandon Vera will look to keep distance with his long leg kicks, and follow them up with strikes. I’m interested to see how Jones handles himself in Vera’s muay thai clinch if the fight gets there. I don’t see Jones using too many of his leg sweeps or judo throws against Vera, due to the danger Vera can be on his back. I think this fight will be on the feet for the majority of the time, which favors the unorthodox, Jones.

Prediction: Jon Jones def Brandon Vera by TKO – Rd. 2

Junior dos Santos vs Gabriel Gonzaga

Gabriel Gonzaga becomes the first opponent since Fabricio Werdum that can possibly get the fight to the ground and test Dos Santos’ jiu-jitsu. We’ve all seen the destruction that Dos Santos can create on the feet, but we still haven’t seen his black belt jiu-jitsu in action. Gonzaga is dangerous on the feet as well, but i just can’t see him wanting to stand with Dos Santos for very long. I’ve seen video of Dos Santos’ ground game against Joaquim Ferreira and it was nothing to go crazy about. If Gonzaga can get this fight to the ground, Dos Santos could be in a lot of trouble. I’m calling an upset here…

Prediction: Gabriel Gonzaga def Junior Dos Santos by Armbar – Rd. 2

Paul Buentello vs Cheick Kongo

Not much to dissect in this bout. Both guys are going to come in and look to knock each other’s head’s off. Buentello hasn’t had a submission victory since 2005 and Kongo since 2003. I don’t see that changing on Sunday. Tough fight to call since both fighters have one punch KO power with a solid boxing background to back it up. It may come down to hand speed, which should favor Kongo just a bit. I’m not really feeling a finish though….

Prediction: Cheick Kongo def Paul Buentello by Unanimous Decision

 Alessio Sakara vs James Irvin

Much like the fight above, maybe more so…. these guys will be looking for the big right hand from the first bell to the last one. Sakara, since training at American Top Team, has looked much more well-rounded in his last few fights. Irvin, is coming off a year and a half lay off due to a couple nagging injuries. I think Irvin may be a little sluggish due to the long lay off and will probably suffer the same result as the last time we saw him in the cage. KO’d.

Prediction: Alessio Sakara def James Irvin by KO – Rd. 1

 

Clay Guida vs Shannon Gugerty

Thank God this fight is on the prelim card. I don’t want to watch Guida lay on Gugerty for 15 minutes.

Prediction: Clay Guida def Shannon Gugerty by Unanimous Decision 

Eliot Marshall vs Vladimir Matyushenko

Interesting match-up here. A case of two generations meeting at the crossroads of their careers. Eliot Marshall showed much improved take down defense in his last fight with Jason Brilz since his time on the Ultimate Fighter. Marshall will look to stay up-right and use his jab, which should land at will due to Matyushenko’s diminishing hand speed and the tendency to lower the right hand. As long as Marshall can avoid the clinch game and stay on his feet, i like him to pull the mild upset.

Prediction: Eliot Marshall def Vladimir Matyushenko by Unanimous Decision

Darren Elkins vs Duane “Bang” Ludwig

Every time Ludwig enters the cage he has one thing in mind, and that’s to try and knock his opponent’s head off. Darren Elkins looks to get an early take down and expose Ludwig’s very inefficient ground game. I like the experience of Ludwig to be able to fend off the take down of Elkins, and eventually score the big shot earning him maybe the last big win of his career.

Prediction: Duane Ludwig def Darren Elkins by TKO – Rd. 3

John Howard vs Daniel Roberts

John Howard is known more for his athletic ability more than being a technically sound fighter. Howard uses his strength to control fighters, wear them down, then look for the big KO shot. Daniel Roberts was a collegiate wrestler, who has made a name for himself in the MMA world by getting some slick submissions on his opponents. Roberts need to look for a submission early, most likely off his back, or it could be a long night for the UFC newcomer.

Prediction: John Howard def Daniel Roberts by Unanimous Decision

Chase Gormley vs Brendan Schaub

A good match-up for last year’s Ultimate Fighter runner up, Brendan Schuab. Gormley, a wrestler with little to no offense perils or submission defense. Due to Schaub’s football frame alone, Gormley should not have an easy time getting or keeping him down on the mat. I’m not quite sure if the end will come by TKO or submission, but it should be an impressive performance for Schaub.

Prediction: Brendan Schaub def Chase Gormley by Armbar – Rd. 1

Julio Paulino vs Mike Pierce

Prediction: Mike Pierce def Julio Paulino by TKO – Rd. 2

Jason Brilz vs Eric Schafer

Prediction: Jason Brilz def Eric Schafer by Unanimous Decision

 
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Posted by on March 18, 2010 in Predictions, UFC

 

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