Monday, January 21, 2013

Watch "Road to the Octagon": UFC on Fox 6"

Not that you care, but Clay Guida, I mean Huggy Bear is fighting on the undercard this weekend.

Given some of the high profile fights to go on free tv, I'm a bit taken aback that the 3 fights on the main card are not necessarily mainstays with casual fans.

Full Fight Card:
"Demetrious Johnson vs. John Dodson  - two guys who look very much alike that fight very much alike that will very likely go to decision. Mighty Mouse wins it.
John Dodson has the seeing too far in the future disease that has tripped up the likes of Urijah Faber, Brandon Vera and others: they start talking about winning belts in 2-3 weight classes...then they don't win a belt after that. The curse is as real as the Frank Mir curse.

Quinton Jackson vs. Glover Teixeira - Rampage's last hurrah. Is Teixeira the next big KO artist at 205? I don't think he is, but after Rampage's less than stellar recent outings against the likes of Machida, Jones et cetera (granted those are the best guys in the world at that weight)...he's just looked a bit flat. Content to throw 1 or 2 punches at a time with only a few flurries per fight. I see the youth and workrate of Teixera taking this one.
Donald Cerrone vs. Anthony Pettis - I used to believe Cerrone was the next big thing at lightweight but the image of Nate Diaz brutalizing him for 3 rounds still haunts my dreams. That being said Pettis has a more versatile game. If Cerrone fights smarter than entertainingly he, he can win this.
Erik Koch vs. Ricardo Lamas - a good middle of the pack at this weight tilt with the winner moving to bigger things, the loser back to undercards or god forbid facebook broadcast fights.
FX Card (5 PM ET/2 PM PT):
T.J. Grant vs. Watt Miman - Wiman's on a tear and he should be on the main card, period.
Clay Guida vs. Hatsu Hioki - Guida will try to Huggybear/wet blanket Hioki, who hopefully utilized his long jab and avoids the death hug/clingfest Clay Guida always brings to the table.
Ryan Bader vs. Vladimir Matyushenko - wow. two guys on their way down the pecking order. Matyushenko wins by experience and durability.
David Mitchell vs. Simeon Thoresen - Who?
Shawn Jordan vs. Mike Russow - Don't care.
Pascal Krauss vs. Mike Stumpf - not very much excited.

Facebook Card (4 PM ET/1 PM PT):
Sean Spencer vs. Rafael Natal - what?
Michael Kuiper vs. Josh Janousek" - Ok.

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