Tuesday, May 13, 2014

UFC 173: Extended Preview - Dillashaw vs Barao, Henderson vs Cormier & Picks

Some great fights on this card.
The poster has Dillashaw looking like the consummate contender/challenger and Barao looking like Dracula.
I don't think Dillashaw has the salt and pepper for Barao.
I think Cormier can outgut and out athleticize old man Henderson, but perhaps not. Henderson has shown the ability to end it whenever and wherever inside the octagon.
Barao will top Dillashaw by 4th round stoppage in an increasingly one sided fight.
Cormier will outlast Henderson in a fight with some scary moments for Cormier, but he will ultimately push Henderson against the cage and perhaps put him on his back.
Lawler will KO a tentative on the feet Ellenberger who will try to bum rush Robbie and put him against the cage. Lawler may even spend parts of the first and second round on his back.
Mizugaki will take down, control and ultimately finish Rivera in the 1st round.
Varner will TKO Krause in an entertaining scrap that ends in the 3rd round.
On the undercard, my favorite Japanese fighter, Katsunori Kikuno will pick up a win with his unorthodox style and effective takedown game.


You can click HERE for the extended Preview.



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