UFC 146!!!

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ImagineThat
3/14/12 11:17:00PM
so cool that they made a card thats all heavyweights, my favorite weight class by far, this is the best card in ufc history to me and i cant wait!! every hw fight is awesome and i just love it, also alot of good undercard fights that really should be on the main card like barboza vs dunham and the mayhem miller fight as well as the diego fight and the dan hardy fight, just wanted to get your guys picks on the main card and such.

My Picks


Struve over Hunt by 2nd round submission

i think struve will have a hard time getting hunt down and might get ktfo if he cant but i think he will manage to get him down in the 2nd and sub him out

Del Rosario over Gonzaga by unanimous decision

both are great fighters but i think SDR in hungrier and a little better at this time, i think he will win a decision from landing more and doing more damage.

Bigfoot Silva over Roy Nelson by unanimous decision

this is the first time i ever picked against nelson in a fight but i think he is gonna be much weaker because of this 205 deal hes been going on about so he will probley come in smaller and i dont think he has the tools to damage silva, bigfoot is stronger and is just a bad match up for roy.

Velasquez over Mir by 3nd round tko

mir is on a 3 fight win streak and looks great but i think this fight will be much like lesnar vs mir 2 with cain playing lesnar, hes not as strong as brock and mir will probley outweigh him in this fight, but i think cain will soften him up in the 1st 2 rounds and get a easy tko ground and pound win in the 3rd

Dos Santos over Overeem by 1st round KO

great fight with the 2 hardest hitting best strikers alive, no matter who wins it should be a 1st round ko/tko i had a dream where overeem actually took jds down and knocked him out on the ground but then i had a dream that jds knocked overeem out right when the bell rung with a right straight, in reality i think jds has a better chin then overeem and quicker and harder punches, gonna be a epic fight but i say JDS is gonna knock Overeem out cold with a right hook while countering a overeem kick.


thanks for reading and please let me know what you think and write down who you think will win as well. :)


infestructure
3/14/12 11:25:16PM
Hunt will KO Struve

Gonzaga has looked horrible since he got back, so i'm going for SDR too

Bigfoot will beat Nelson, but it will probably go the distance

Velazquez will be all over Mir like a bad rash

and JDS will beat Reem, punchers beat kickers when they are both creme de la creme IMO
FastKnockout
3/14/12 11:59:16PM
I'm excited but the heavyweight division is my least favorite. If they do something like this with lightweights in the future (which I hope they will) then my head would explode.
prophecy033
3/15/12 12:05:11AM

Posted by FastKnockout

I'm excited but the heavyweight division is my least favorite. If they do something like this with lightweights in the future (which I hope they will) then my head would explode.

Ive always been a fan of the Light Heavies, probably cuz my first UFC dvd was a combo pack with Couture/Liddell 1 and Couture/Ortiz. Those Randy fights are what got me hooked
jae_1833
3/15/12 12:23:38AM
Not even close to my favorite class....however I do think this card validates Dana's opinion on Big Timmay. Most of these guys I would pick over him, I think Struve would be his best match up.....that or Schuab.
Cooler
3/15/12 12:29:55AM
Hunt is in the mix - Dana White
BlueSkiesBurn
3/15/12 1:44:11AM

Posted by Cooler

Hunt is in the mix - Dana White



Girls say something similar when they tell guys that they are "really sweet and a good man"
Cooler
3/15/12 6:23:46AM

Posted by BlueSkiesBurn


Posted by Cooler

Hunt is in the mix - Dana White



Girls say something similar when they tell guys that they are "really sweet and a good man"



Humble pie has a way of making a man change his mind.

If he was ready to buy Hunt off to not fight imagine what he would say about Fedor if he won just one UFC fight...
State_Champ
3/15/12 5:14:56PM
Heavyweight is probably my least favorite class, but I'm still pumped for this card!


WAR HUNT!
ImagineThat
3/16/12 1:17:42AM
Im shocked that you most you guys say the heavyweight division is your least favorite. Heavyweight fighters do more damage then any other class, each weight class you go down the more likely the fight will end in a descion. Heavyweights have the most power and are easily the most fun and exciting to watch. Plus the fact that heavyweights are the toughest fighters seeing they would kick the shit out of fighters in the other classes. I like watching the best fighters on the planet and obviously they are since they would beat up the guys in the weight classes below them. They may not be as talented and well rounded as fighters in other classes but the best fighter is the one that would beat up the other ones and that makes heavyweight the best fighters and that's why their my favorite.
ncordless
3/16/12 1:39:15AM

Posted by ImagineThat

Im shocked that you most you guys say the heavyweight division is your least favorite. Heavyweight fighters do more damage then any other class, each weight class you go down the more likely the fight will end in a descion. Heavyweights have the most power and are easily the most fun and exciting to watch. Plus the fact that heavyweights are the toughest fighters seeing they would kick the shit out of fighters in the other classes. I like watching the best fighters on the planet and obviously they are since they would beat up the guys in the weight classes below them. They may not be as talented and well rounded as fighters in other classes but the best fighter is the one that would beat up the other ones and that makes heavyweight the best fighters and that's why their my favorite.



Fair enough. Different strokes for different folks. I like seeing high level skills without the gassing, but different strokes for different folks. You are definitely right that HWs are the most likely to end in KO.
theman209
3/16/12 10:57:38AM
Really can't see Struve losing to Hunt. Just can't buy Hunt as a legit contender, three-fight win streak or not. Struve's time to ascend has arrived, just as long as he isn't as silly as Kongo was, standing and trading shots with Hunt on the inside..(or trying to at least)
prozacnation1978
3/16/12 12:04:49PM
Very sweet card. Can't wait to go
infestructure
3/16/12 9:34:23PM
Do you reckon the lack of technically skilled HWs is due to large physically fit people being rare in everyday life, therefore rare in MMA? Or more because the big fast people all get snapped up by the sports that pay bigger?
theman209
3/17/12 7:52:33AM

Posted by infestructure

Do you reckon the lack of technically skilled HWs is due to large physically fit people being rare in everyday life, therefore rare in MMA? Or more because the big fast people all get snapped up by the sports that pay bigger?



Probably some combination of both. Athletic big men are a rare breed and even the ones out there are probably more likely to do other sports besides MMA but I sense that with the continued growth of the sport, that may start to change in the next decade or so. We've already seen the evolution of MMA fighters from the more one-dimensional ones of the sport's earlier days to the new breed ones we have now, mostly in the lower weight classes but that should soon start to apply to the higher weight divisions as well..
george112
3/17/12 8:26:41AM
Stoked about this card. Ive being waiting for an all heavyweight card
Boo_Radley21
3/20/12 3:08:08AM
this is a kickass card.

Dos santos vs the reem is gonna be epic, JDS KO

Hunt vs Struve is gonna be awesome as well... hunt KO

Velasquez vs Mir...who doesnt like seeing Mir's face get turned inside out? I joke I joke I kid I kid, but really this is gonna look like Mir vs Carwin and Lesnar, only this time it will be coming from a much smaller guy so it will look funnier
BuffaloDave
3/20/12 8:57:55AM

Posted by infestructure

Gonzaga has looked horrible since he got back, so i'm going for SDR too



He won his only fight since he has been back, with a 1st rd. sub, how is that looking horrible?
gartface
3/20/12 9:51:43AM
This card is going to be absolutely amazing! Going to be pulling for Struve and Big Country!
warglory
3/21/12 7:33:19AM

Posted by BuffaloDave


Posted by infestructure

Gonzaga has looked horrible since he got back, so i'm going for SDR too



He won his only fight since he has been back, with a 1st rd. sub, how is that looking horrible?



I was wondering the same thing.
aussiemma
3/21/12 7:55:19AM
i havnt seen kongo manhandled by anyone so easily since his fight against mir. but i think mark hunt has deadly underrated hands and underrated grappling skills.
interesting to see how he goes against such a taller guy but if the same mark hunt shows up thats been fighting lately then its gonna end bad for struve.

jds vs overeem is a tough one....both guys at the top when it comes to striking, jds has the bjj black belt but i dont see this one going to the ground. as in both of their latest fashions they have had fast ko victories and im predicting just that in this fight with a first round ko by AO.
DancingDoll
3/21/12 1:07:37PM
I'm looking forward to seeing Struve and JDS.

I'm definitely not a fan of this weight class in general, but it still looks like a pretty good card.

PS. I really can't see Hunt winning. I'm just not sold on him, despite his recent wins. He gives me a similar feeling to Hendricks in WW - I'm just not convinced they'll really ever be in the mix as serious title contenders. That's just my unschooled opinion though.

Pookie
3/21/12 4:30:36PM

Posted by DancingDoll

I really can't see Hunt winning.




I feel it's about even. Struve is clearly worlds better on the ground, and foolishly chooses to strike with people despite his inefficiencies. Hunt is worlds better on the feet, and foolishly follows people to the ground who could tap him in a minute.

It's hard for me to place one higher than the other against each other, since both's strengths are the others weakness and both have hilariously deficient gameplans.
KungFuMaster
3/21/12 7:11:07PM
Someone had mentioned to me they would like cards to have only one weight class. To me, that is the most ridiculous suggestion I have heard. Why would anyone in their right mind would prefer an event with only one weight class over an even with a little bit of everything?

But anyway, I hope Hunt wins and wins again and fights for the title at the end of this year.
prozacnation1978
3/28/12 7:05:29PM
I got. My ticket this morning. Anyone else going ?
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