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  • ctk
    Member

    4 yr ban likely. His team calling foul play. UFC must be gutted he’s the biggest draw they have.

    Diaz bros wont fight unless they get paid more, Stipe wont fight until he gets a new contract. Connor clearly fighting Mallinaggi next!

    Edit: I’ve also got the feeling GSP will be a damp squib.

    jimjam
    Member

    Never thought I’d say this but I have to give him the benefit of the doubt. Obviously Jackson Wink are flying close to the wire regarding supplements but they’ve been adamant (and correct) pretty much every time one of their fighters gets popped.

    It beggars belief that he could be so stupid in the face of completely random testing.

    Jamie
    Member

    It beggars belief that he could be so stupid in the face of completely random testing.

    This is the dude who hit a pregnant lady in his car. Ran away, then ran back to grab ‘items’ from the car then legged it again.

    But even with that, I still struggle to see him being that stupid, especially given what has come before and the fact what he was popped for is apparently really easy to detect. You’d think if he was juicing he’d be on that top secret Lance Armstrong shit.

    jimjam
    Member

    Too bad about Mighty Mouse and Ray Borg, but there are actually some great match ups on the main card.

    Main Card

    Amanda Nunes (135) vs. Valentina Shevchenko (133.5) – for women’s bantamweight title
    Rafael dos Anjos (170) vs. Neil Magny (169.5)
    Henry Cejudo (125.5) vs. Wilson Reis (125)
    Ilir Latifi (205.5) vs. Tyson Pedro (205.5)
    Gilbert Melendez (146) vs. Jeremy Stephens (146)

    [video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPeH4gGEI8k&list=PL9m3-_Hv6qNjnWZz0BHbzFq40epl-oPY1[/video]

    The last time Nunes and Schevchenk fought was a pretty entertaing – hoping to see some Russian victory dancing.

    jimjam
    Member

    UFC 216. Any takers? I’ve got Werdum by submission, DJ by tko and Tony Ferguson by TKO at 37.9 – 1 on an accumulator. Anyone else watching?

    Jamie
    Member

    I’ll be catching up tomorrow as usual. Might catch the Fight Pass prelims.

    In just the fights I am interested in:

    Tony Ferguson vs. Kevin Lee via RNC. Although Tony will probably just knock him out.
    Demetrious Johnson (c) vs. Ray Borg – Via submission.
    Fabrício Werdum vs. Derrick Lewis – Going for the Black Beast getting an uppercut in early.
    Bobby Green vs. Lando Vannata – Just because I find him an exciting fighter. Kick to the head.
    Walt Harris vs. Mark Godbeer – Only Brit fighting. So got to pull for him.

    Not that I am not interested in other fights, just don’t enough about who’s fighting.

    As an aside, the Bellator event from last night was quite entertaining. Will 100% be watching Mousassi’s first fight on the 20th.

    jimjam
    Member

    Jamie – Member

    I’ll be catching up tomorrow as usual. Might catch the Fight Pass prelims.

    In just the fights I am interested in:

    Tony Ferguson vs. Kevin Lee via RNC. Although Tony will probably just knock him out.
    Demetrious Johnson (c) vs. Ray Borg – Via submission.
    Fabrício Werdum vs. Derrick Lewis – Going for the Black Beast getting an uppercut in early.
    Bobby Green vs. Lando Vannata – Just because I find him an exciting fighter. Kick to the head.
    Walt Harris vs. Mark Godbeer – Only Brit fighting. So got to pull for him.

    Holy shit Jamie I am 100% against your picks. Shall we both put a wee bit of money down with william hill for shits and giggles?

    Jamie
    Member

    Honestly, I am just ****ing about a bit.

    I imagine DJ will just hit Borg from a million different angles in the clinch.
    Werdum will go to work on the ground as Lewis cardio fades.
    Tony F will do some crazy 10th Planet shit and choke Kevin out.

    I still think my boy Groovy Lando will win.

    But fudge it. I’ll chuck a fiver on my original predictions.

    When the returns are like that, you know you’re in the wrong 😀

    jimjam
    Member

    Dang!! Let me just waste some money here…I’ll get back to you.

    Jamie
    Member

    Balls. I forgot to add the means of victory.

    Edit: There we go.

    jimjam
    Member

    Hmmmmmm. 7500/1 always seems worth a £1 😆

    Jamie
    Member

    I have already said goodbye to the money laid down. 8)

    Jamie
    Member

    Oh, and for anyone wanting a free month of FightPass, no CC details needed, use code ‘biggulp’.

    jimjam
    Member

    I just cancelled mine and sent them some angry emails 😆

    Jamie
    Member

    Why angry?

    ctk
    Member

    God knows why bookmakers need to spend so much on the production of adverts. Just show me crazy accy betslips!

    (tries to remember betfair log in…)

    ctk
    Member

    Slightly conservatively I’ve gone for a treble

    TF KO
    FW Points
    DJ Points

    £10 gets £265 odd

    Also TF to win in round 3 at 9/1

    Jamie
    Member

    Oh **** me.

    Godbeer fight off, as they’ve taken his opponent (Harris) to fight Werdum.

    ctk
    Member

    I fancy a bet on Till against Cowboy. Anyone else?

    ctk
    Member

    I hope you all took my advice lol

    jimjam
    Member

    Okay no more spoilers – Cerrone’s instagram already ruined it for me. Gonna be watching the whole event tonight.

    ctk
    Member

    The elbow that broke Cowboys nose was a beast! Skip to 3 mins if you want to see the finish.

    [video]https://youtu.be/es9i7xkr5KQ?t=3m8s[/video]

    patriotpro
    Member

    Cerrone doesn’t like being pressed does he… Till looked awesome, like a bigger McGregor.

    arrpee
    Member

    UFC 217 this weekend.

    Most excited for Garbrant vs Dillashaw – remember being utterly blown away by the former’s performance against Cruz. I’ll be interested to see if Dillashaw can keep up his usual level of aggression while avoiding Garbrant’s power.

    I’ve got a very low level of investment in Bisping vs. St. Pierre, although this doesn’t mean that I don’t think it could possibly be fun. I just have very little desire to see St. Pierre looking diminished.

    Really interested to see Masvidal vs. Thompson – especially if the former can show the sort of form he did against Cerrone.

    Weirdly, I keep getting an inkling that Namajunas will upset Jedrzejczyk – this is based on literally nothing; she should be tailor-made for Joanna to take apart.

    jimjam
    Member

    arrpee – Member

    UFC 217 this weekend.

    Most excited for Garbrant vs Dillashaw – remember being utterly blown away by the former’s performance against Cruz. I’ll be interested to see if Dillashaw can keep up his usual level of aggression while avoiding Garbrant’s power.

    I’ve got a very low level of investment in Bisping vs. St. Pierre, although this doesn’t mean that I don’t think it could possibly be fun. I just have very little desire to see St. Pierre looking diminished.

    Really interested to see Masvidal vs. Thompson – especially if the former can show the sort of form he did against Cerrone.

    Weirdly, I keep getting an inkling that Namajunas will upset Jedrzejczyk – this is based on literally nothing; she should be tailor-made for Joanna to take apart.

    I went from meh….to fully invested in the space of one day. There are some really excellent fights on this, as you say Masvidal v Thompson, my fellow Donegal man Joe Duffy v James Vick and Aimann Zahabi down there on the Fightpass prelim.

    I think Rose is such a cool customer it always appears she knows something. If she can get JJ onto the ground she can probably finish her but Joanna’s takedown defence is pretty good. Some of her jiu jitsu has looked a bit workmanlike though so I think if Rose can get her back in a scamble it could be lights out.

    I can see Bisping by decision or GSP by submission. Garbrandt by decision. Joanna by decision or tko with a slight chance of Rose getting a sub. I’d also stump for Mickey Gall and Aimann Zahabi by submission. . . maybe 😉

    Jamie
    Member

    Pretty badass fan poster.

    Jamie
    Member

    Predictions.

    Michael Bisping (c) vs. Georges St-Pierre
    Cody Garbrandt (c) vs. T.J. Dillashaw
    Joanna J?drzejczyk (c) vs. Rose Namajunas
    Stephen Thompson vs. Jorge Masvidal
    Johny Hendricks vs. Paulo Borrachinha
    James Vick vs. Joseph Duff
    Walt Harris vs. Mark Godbeer
    Ovince Saint Preux vs. Corey Anderson
    Randy Brown vs. Mickey Gall

    jimjam
    Member

    Jamie – Member

    Predictions.

    Michael Bisping (c) vs. Georges St-Pierre
    Cody Garbrandt (c) vs. T.J. Dillashaw
    Joanna J?drzejczyk (c) vs. Rose Namajunas
    Stephen Thompson vs. Jorge Masvidal
    Johny Hendricks vs. Paulo Borrachinha
    James Vick vs. Joseph Duff
    Walt Harris vs. Mark Godbeer
    Ovince Saint Preux vs. Corey Anderson
    Randy Brown vs. Mickey Gall

    Some interesting picks there Jamie 😀

    the full list of methods aren’t up yet so I can’t go full **** on the accumulators.

    Jamie
    Member

    I just put straight accumulator on. Not like I am in anyway correct.

    Well, I do feel GSP is going to sub Bisping.

    I am really interested in the Micky Gall fight, as this is kind of his first proper matchup. CM Punk was a joke, and I think Sage was thrown in there too early. Randy Brown has decent BJJ, trains at Matt Serra BJJ, so feel he will be the first dude Gall’s faced in the UFC who can match him on the ground.

    jimjam
    Member

    Jamie – Member

    Well, I do feel GSP is going to sub Bisping.

    I am really interested in the Micky Gall fight, as this is kinda his first proper fight. CM Punk was a joke, and I don’t think Sage was thrown in there too early.

    Yeah I feel as though if GSP does finish Bisping it’ll be by sub. He’s been working with Gordan Ryan, Garry Tonon etc for his camp so the impression certainly seems very bjj heavy. At least from social media. Apparently Bisping has a wrecked knee, and John Danaher etc specialise in leg locks, but they are difficult to pull off in mma, so I feel GSP may be looking for a leg lock to sweep and transition to the back.

    Mickey Gall also looks to have popped up with Firas/Danaher and he’s already a legit world class grappler. Dunno if he has his black belt yet but he’s black belt level. Randy Brown is a purple belt and I’m not sure if he’s on MG’s level grappling wise. I could see another rear naked choke.

    Speaking of rear naked chokes – had to share these. Only tenuously relevant but there might be one or two people here who’ll find them funny – from Because_jiujitsu on instagram. Combining two of my favourite things Rick and Morty and strangling people 😆

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BauXrfclcbg/?hl=en&taken-by=because_jitsu …clicky for a wee video

    Jamie
    Member

    *I do think Sage was thrown in early,

    I need a proof reader.

    Anyway, if we’re screen capping Instagram posts, this was just stupidly childish, I lol’d.

    jimjam
    Member

    😆 I didn’t see that. Bisping’s a funny guy.

    Jamie – Member

    *I do think Sage was thrown in early,

    I need a proof reader.

    In terms of his jiu jitsi Mickey Gall is the real deal – he went to a decision in a competitive match with Gordon Ryan all the way back in 2015 so his grappling is world class. In terms of his overall mma game though it’s too early to say. I’m still favouring him for a win via rnc.

    Jamie
    Member

    I think he is only a brown belt at the mo.

    jimjam
    Member

    Jamie – Member

    I think he is only a brown belt at the mo.

    He’s not your average brown belt though.

    ctk
    Member

    Awesome card, I cant remember a better set of match ups. I’ve got money on:
    Bisping by decision

    Need to think long and hard about an accumulator.

    jimjam
    Member

    ctk – Member

    Need to think long and hard about an accumulator.

    No you don’t. Just wait till I start drinking and doing mine. 60% of the time I get 90% of them right.

    ctk
    Member

    And the other 40% of the time you get 100%?

    Heart says Rose head JJ.

    Cant see Cody losing but cant see TJ losing on points either (so Cody k.o?)

    Got a feeling wondrboy will win and think it’ll be on points.

    I’ll take your advice on the rest.

    Jamie
    Member

    He’s not your average brown belt though.

    Looked pretty average tonight. Should have had points taken for the fence grabs.

    That’s my accumulator ****.

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