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UFC 209: Tyron Woodley vs Stephen Thompson 2 Fight Pick & Preview

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It ended in a draw!  Yup! The first fight ,Tyrone Woodley vs Stephen Thompson ended in a draw.  It was like watching a great movie with a shitty ending.  But today, the UFC is putting Tyron Woodley and Stephen Thompson back in the cage to settle the score!  Let’s take a closer look at these two fighters and then I’ll make my fight pick for Tyron Woodley vs Stephen Thompson 2. 

Tyron Woodley is coming into this UFC title defense with an overall MMA record of 16-3. Woodley was riding a three fight winning streak before the epic draw with Thompson.  Woodley is one of, if not the most explosive fighter in the UFC. He can finish and he can finish fast!  He has 6 KO/TKO’s on his record including the devastating first round KO of former champion Robbie Lawler. He also has 5 submission on his record which puts his fight finishing percentage at an impressive 69%.

Stephen Thompson has an overall MMA record of 13-1. His only loss was a decision way back in 2012 to Matt Brown.  Thompson has defeated some of the best in the UFC as he climbed his way up to a title shot.  Thompson really put  himself on the map with wins over Rory McDonald, Johnny Hendricks and Robert Whittaker. Like Woodley, Thompson can finish!  He has 7 KO/TKO’s and 1 submission sprinkled in on his resume.  His overall finishing percentage is just under Woodley’s at 62%.

Woodley has the edge both in wrestling and boxing but Thompson can kick like no other in the UFC.  They’ve tested the waters in the first fight.  Tonight, it will be about who comes in with the better game plan.  

Look for Woodley to be more aggressive.  He seemed to have held back a bit in the first meeting.  Maybe it was nerves, maybe a gas tank running low?  It was his first title defense and the pressure was on.  With that first title defense out of the way, and having tested the waters with Thompson, aggressiveness is going to be key in the rematch.  

Look for Thompson to find a way to release more kicks.  In the first meeting, the takedown danger caused Thompson to hold them back.  Thompson also struggled when he was taken down.  Finding a way to get back up if he does get taken down is going to be key.  

I’m picking Woodley for the win!  He had opportunities to finish in the first fight and made strategical errors.  Those errors will be fixed.  Woodley will be more aggressive with his wrestling which will open up opportunities to land brain shaking chingasos.  Thompson did enough to survive and win a couple of rounds in the first fight.  Doing enough to survive won’t get him the win.  Woodley will walk out of the UFC octagon win the belt once again! 

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Who are you picking?  Comment below.  

UFC 208: Holly Holm vs. Germaine de Randamie Fight Pick & Preview

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UFC 208 is going to make history!  One, it’s the first women’s fight at 145 lbs.  Two, it’s also a title fight.  Three, the fight is featuring one fighter who is 1-2 in the last three fights, and the other who is 2-1 in her last 3 fights. This is not exactly a UFC PPV main even quality fight, and the lack of buzz around it amongst both hard core and casual MMA fans shows it.  With that being said, if you like chingasos, they will definitely be flying around!  These ladies can throw bones! Let’s take a closer look at these fighters and then I’ll make my fight pick for UFC 208: Holly Holm vs Germaine de Randamie.  One woman will come out the first UFC 145 lbs champ ever! 

Germaine de Randamie is coming into this UFC fight with an overall MMA record of 6-3.  It’s important to mention that while she’s only had 9 MMA fights, she’s an accomplished Muay Thai fighter and has won several championships. But, this is MMA and while here record isn’t impressive, she is 3-1 in her last 4 fights with that only loss coming to Amanda Nuñes.  

Holly Holm has the more impressive MMA record coming into this fight at 10-2.  But, she’s lost her last two fights.  Holly Holm, like Germaine de Randamie has had an impressive combat sport career outside of MMA and the UFC in Boxing and Kick Boxing.  While Holly Holm is coming off of two loses, make no mistake about it, she’s a great striker and has some solid wins under her belt including but not limited to the Ronda Rousey KO.

Many casual MMA fans are most likely not interested in watching Holly Holm vs. Germain de Randamie, but, this is one of those MMA fights that can turn someone into an MMA fan.  There’s going to be some high level striking.  There’s going to be some high level strategy.  Both these ladies have been in the UFC and are highly experienced.  

These fighter match up very well.  It should be a close fight.  The difference is going to come down to who’s faster and more athletic.  I give that edge to Germaine De Randamie.  Look for Randamie to win the chingasos exchanges.  Not by much, but one extra punch, kick, knee or elbow in every skirmish will add up.  Ultimately, you’re going to see Germaine de Randamie walk out of the UFC Octagon with the 145 lbs.  

Check out the free UFC video UFC 208 Countdown: Holly Holm vs. Germaine de Randamie:

Who do you think will win this UFC fight and become the first UFC Women’s 145 lbs champion? Holly Holm or Germain De Randamine? Comment below.  

UFC 207 Ronda Rousey vs Amanda Nunez Fight Pick & Preview

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MMA fans, both casual, and hardcore, have been waiting for Ronda Rousey to return after she was embarrassed by Holly Holm.  Rousey’s battle cry has been “Fear the Return”.  But, she’s returning to face a champion in  Amanda Nunez who tore apart the former champion, Meisha Tate, who became champion after choking out Holly Holm, who again…embarrassed Ronda Rousey.  Who should fear who is the question?  Let’s take a closer look at these fighters and then I’ll make my fight pick for UFC 207: Ronday Rousey vs. Amanda Nunez.  

Ronda Rousey comes into this title fight with an overall MMA record of 12-1.  She pretty much ran dominated her first 12 fights.  She became a star.  She became a legend.  She was feared.  And then, Holly Holm exposed a huge hole in her MMA game.  Holm dominated her with striking, and eventually knocked her out with a vicious head kick.  

Now, everyone is asking if Ronda Rousey was a fluke, or if that KO was a fluke.  Rousey is dominant in the grappling game.  Scary dominant!  But, that domination came in an era where women’s MMA was just appearing on the radar.  There wasn’t many women to fight, let alone highly skilled women that were training full time. This era is different.  Women are true professionals and are training and fighting full time.  Can Rousey close her stand up hole and regain her dominance?  

Amanda Nunez comes into this title defense with an overall MMA record of 13-4.  She’s riding a 4 fight winning streak and has finished 3 of those fights in the first round. Nunez seems to be getting better and better.  Her last fight where she won the title, she looked amazing!  She didn’t just look amazing fighting an average fighter, she looked amazing fighting a veteran and champion in Meisha Tate.

Now, Amanda Nunez is champion and the pressure is on.  Can Nunez handle that pressure?  How will she react when Rousey a former dominant champion clinches and drags her into a grappling situation?  It’s one thing to become champion, it’s another to defend that championship.  This fight will answer a lot of questions!  

Look for Rousey to fight smarter than how she fought Holly Holm.  Look for her to be in better shape and have better stand up defense.  Unfortunately, It won’t be enough.  Nunez will be faster, more accurate and technical in the stand up game. Roused will be peppered with punches.  Roused will try to force a grappling situation but Nunez will defend and keep the fight standing.  

Eventually, Rousey will be frustrated by the boxing of Nunez and will attempt risky takedown attempts that will backfire.  Nunez will capitalize on Rousey’s desperation and will land chingasos over and over again.  Nunez is the underdog in this fight but she will earn the respect of the MMA community by defeating Ronda Rousey.  

Check out the free video: UFC 207 Countdown: Amanda Nunes vs Ronda Rousey

Who do you think will win at UFC 207?  Ronda Rousey or Amanda Nunez