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UFC 175 Chris Weidman vs Lyoto Machida Fight Pick & Preview

Many of you might have noticed I didn’t even bother writing a Fight Pick and Preview for UFC 174.  As a PPV, that card was an absolute joke.  The card was bad and the fights weren’t much better.  I’m not sure what the UFC was thinking when they made that a PPV event.  Anyway, enough of that for now.  I’m just glad the UFC is back to a real PPV with UFC 175 Chris Weidman vs. Lyoto Machida.  This one is for the UFC Middleweight belt and MMA fans are truly intrigued with this matchup.  Let’s take a closer look at the fighters, and then I’ll make my fight pick!

Lyoto Machida is one of the most intelligent fighters in MMA.  He knows how to win fights. His style can sometimes bore fans because of the defensive counter striking approach, but when he does strike, they count! Machida has an overall MMA record of 21-4 with 8 KO/TKO’s and 2 submissions. He held his own in the Light Heavyweight division and is now looking good at Middleweight. Machida definitely deserves this title shot. 

Machida will come in with a good game plan as always, but to beat the champion Chris Weidman, Machida is going to have to open up his offense more than usual.  Most likely, that will mean he’ll leave himself open for takedowns.  If Machida has an answer for the takedowns, he’ll do well.

Chris Weidman, like many UFC champions has a strong wrestling base and has developed good stand up.  Add to that some KO power as he showed in his first win over Anderson Silva and that makes him almost unbeatable.  His record so far has shown that, Weidman is 11-0 with 5 KO/TKo’s and 3 submissions. 

While Weidman has two victories over Anderson Silva, who many thought was unbeatable, both of those victories some have attributed to flukes and or luck.  Anyone who’s ever trained or competed in combat sports, or any sport for that matters knows that an athlete makes his own luck by being prepared and earning the opportunity for luck to flow his way at the right time. 

Luck or no luck, Weidman is well prepared for opportunities.  His game planning has been stellar, and I expect it to be stellar in this fight with Machida.  Weidman will not allow Machida to dictate the fight, and that will be a problem for Machida.  Look for Weidman to pull out the victory by smothering Machida with his wrestling, or even finishing him off with some KO power or ground and pound. 

Check out the video, Countdown to UFC 175: Chris Weidman vs Lyoto Machida

Chingasos MMA - Final Round Fight Gear Contest

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Calling all chingones and chingonas!  We need a little help.  Final Round Fight Gear put up some gloves for a contest, and instead of hand picking someone worthy of these professional, double stitched, leather boxing gloves, we chose to let the people decide! For those of you that follow and support Chingasos MMA, you already now we had a contest last week. 

This contest was meant to shake and rattle the Los Angeles area MMA, Muay Thai and boxing cage so as to find some of the areas most talented fighters.  The contest was simple, showcase some of your chingasos and let the people vote on who deserves the gloves. 

So, with all that out of the way, let’s get to the first entry!

First to show up was up and coming MMA female fighter Melana Smith. 

Next up was, Nick Dunn!

Third was Heinrich Wassmer!

Last but not least, check out Jared Ejigu!

“No Guts, No Glory!”

Much respect to these fighters for putting themselves out there and competing for these gloves.  They’re all worthy, but, we can only have one winner.  Help us pick the winner.  VOTE HERE!

 The poll will close Wednesday at 5 p.m. and we’ll contact the winner soon after to award the Final Round Fight Gear gloves. 

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UFC 173 Renan Barao vs TJ Dillashaw Fight Pick and Preview

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This Saturday, Renan Barao attempts to defend his UFC Bantamweight title again.  This time against an up and coming fighter in TJ Dillashaw.  Renan Barao hasn’t lost an MMA fight in 9 years!  TJ Dillashaw is good, but is he running into a buzz saw?  Let’s take a closer look at these fighters and then I’ll make my UFC fight pick.  I’m 13-1 in the last 14 UFC Main Event fight picks.  I’ve been doing these UFC fight picks for a few years now and I’ve been the most accurate of any MMA sports website or writer.  I plan to be right again!  

TJ Dillashaw is 9-2 overall with 5 of those wins coming in the UFC.  Dillashaw is a strong wrestler who has picked up the striking game nicely.  He’s been able to mix things up strategically and has finished 6 of his opponents, 3 by KO/TKO and 3 by submission.  Dillashaw was on a nice UFC winning streak with 4 until he lost a split decision to Raphael Assuncao.  He got right back to winning and showcased his ever improving striking with a dominant unanimous decision over Mike Easton.  Will Dillashaw’s wrestling and sharpened striking skills be enough to beat Barao?

Renan Barao comes into this UFC title defense with an amazing overall MMA record of 32-1.  His only loss came in his MMA debut fight 9 years ago!  Barao isn’t just a winner, he finishes!  He’s finished almost 70% of his fights, 14 coming via submission and another 8 via KO/TKO.  Even his decision victories tend to be dominant, 8 of his last 10 have all been unanimous!  Barao is most definitely in the conversation when it comes down to pound for pound best MMA fighter in the world! Will Dillashaw be a threat to his winning ways?

TJ Dillashaw is good, but Barao right now is great!  Barao has a complete MMA toolbox plus plenty of experience using it.  Experience is what will make the difference in this fight!  Look for Barao to pepper and confuse Dillashaw with his striking.  Dillashaw will attempt takedowns but Barao will be able to shake them off and continue domination with strikes and an overall better MMA game. 

Check out the video: Countdown to UFC 173: Renan Barao vs. TJ Dillashaw