IFL-style fight teams...

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AchillesHeel
3/25/07 1:00:10PM
I thought it would be fun to assemble IFL-style teams from the rosters of various MMA gyms, using the best fighters available (I took some liberties, where I felt like doing so).

Each roster consists of one fighter in each weight-class: 265 lbs, 205, 185, 170, and 155. Rosters were assembled using information available from Sherdog and Wikipedia, so I can't promise they're 100% up-to-date.


American Top Team
265 - Jeff Monson
205 - Wilson Gouveia
185 - Denis Kang
170 - Thiago Alves
155 - Gesias Calvancanti

Brazilian Top Team
265 - Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
205 - Ricardo Arona
185 - Murilo Bustamante
170 - Paulo Filho
155 - Luiz Firmino

Chute Boxe Academy
265 - Gabriel Gonzaga
205 - Mauricio "Shogun" Rua
185 - Daniel Acacio
170 - Luis Azeredo
155 - Jean Silva

Gracie Barra Combat Team
265 - Roger Gracie
205 - Renato "Babalu" Sobral
185 - Flavio Luiz Moura
170 - Gustavo Machado
155 - Cade Brown

Miletich Fighting Systems
265 - Tim Sylvia
205 - Drew McFedries
185 - Robbie Lawler
170 - Matt Hughes
155 - Jens Pulver

Red Devil Sport Club
265 - Fedor Emelianenko
205 - Arman Gambaryan
185 - Andrei Semenov
170 - Amar Suloev
155 - Vladimir Zenin

Team Punishment
265 - Ricco Rodriguez
205 - Tito Ortiz
185 - Kendall Grove
170 - ???
155 - Melvin Guillard

Team Quest
265 - Jay White
205 - Dan Henderson
185 - Matt Lindland
170 - Josh Burkman
155 - Ryan Schultz
migo
3/25/07 5:07:42PM
Filho at 170 is pushing it. Bustamante probably has a better chance of making 170. Their best guy at 170 would probably be Milton Vieira. And Filho at 185.

Does Gracie Barra even count really? Doesn't Sobral train out of Brazil and Roger out of England?

Good idea though. I like having real teams.
Jeffanori-Gomi
3/25/07 7:03:56PM
good thread. these IFL teams would be awsome
Stickan
3/25/07 7:31:35PM
What about Jacksons?

Imes
Evans
Marquardt
Sanchez
Damacio Page

btw. good thread
hippysmacker
3/25/07 8:34:36PM
Excellen threaad idea. The IFl would explode if they aver actually pulled this off. Fat chance of that though. I would add AKA

Paul Buentello HVY
Christian Wellisch LHVY( He could make this weight if he wanted to)
MikeSwick MDWT
Josh Koscheck WWT
Josh Thompson LWT
migo
3/25/07 10:43:13PM
Their only problem is some of their fighters already fight in the UFC. So it would be limited a bit, I think they also need alternates. So they really need teams with 2-4 people in each weight class. Not all teams have ~15 active pro fighters.
pv3Hpv3p
3/26/07 11:09:37AM
Cool thread idea...

Good call by Stickan and Hippy to add Jackson's and AKA...

I guess we'll just have to wait a year or so until the Fertitta's buy the IFL....
AchillesHeel
3/26/07 12:01:19PM
I was watching an IFL broadcast, which naturally got me to thinking, "Who would I want on my team?" Then I started thinking it would be fun to do a "fantasy league"-style draft of MMA fighters. If you've ever done a fantasy baseball or fantasy football draft, you know what I mean. Then I noticed that Dan Henderson was helping to corner the team coached by Matt Lindland, and that got me to thinking about actual MMA gyms...


Posted by migo

Filho at 170 is pushing it. Bustamante probably has a better chance of making 170. Their best guy at 170 would probably be Milton Vieira. And Filho at 185.


I was looking at their heights, mainly. Filho is short for 185, and has a pretty buff physique. Not to say he could easily cut to 170, but Bustamante is 6'0" and pretty slim at 185.


Does Gracie Barra even count really? Doesn't Sobral train out of Brazil and Roger out of England?

Like I said, I took some liberties. I was largely aiming for names folks would recognize. For that matter, I was aiming for names I recognized.


Posted by migo

Their only problem is some of their fighters already fight in the UFC. So it would be limited a bit, I think they also need alternates. So they really need teams with 2-4 people in each weight class. Not all teams have ~15 active pro fighters.


I'm sure there are any number of complications that would make these fight teams all-but impossible. This is purely a fantasy thread.


Posted by pv3Hpv3p

Good call by Stickan and Hippy to add Jackson's and AKA...


Yeah, add whomever you want. I only included the fight camps I could think of off the top of my head.


I guess we'll just have to wait a year or so until the Fertitta's buy the IFL....

ffforgottenx
3/26/07 12:36:49PM
Cesar Gracie Team

HW - ??
LHW - Steve Heath (MW, but has fought LHW before)
MW - Jake Shields
WW - Nick Diaz
LW - Gilbert Melendez

just need a good HW to round it out, and that would be a good team IMO
Manfred
3/26/07 12:56:47PM
As long as it's fantasy, how about East/West All-Star, Pro Bowl-type of match

East:
HW: Big Nog
LHW: Shogun
MW: Anderson Silva
WW: Hughes
LW: Nick Diaz

West:
Red Devil Sport Club


Maybe North / South would be better

North:
Fedor
Hendo
Lindland
Hughes
Zenin

South:
Big Nog
Shogun
A. Silva
Fihlo
BJ Penn

I tried to use only the names listed so I left out GSP,CC and others

BTW, great thread
AchillesHeel
3/26/07 1:28:48PM

Posted by Manfred

As long as it's fantasy, how about East/West All-Star, Pro Bowl-type of match


Nice

...how about an MMA "World Cup"?

USA: Josh Barnett, Chuck Liddell, Dan Henderson, Matt Hughes, and BJ Penn.

Brazil: Big Nog, Shogun, Anderson Silva, Paulo Filho, and Marcus Aurelio.

Canada: ???, Jason MacDonald, Denis Kang, Georges St. Pierre, and Ivan Menjivar. Can't think of a Canadian who could fight at Heavyweight.

Japan: Kazuyuki Fujita, Kazuhiro Nakamura, Akihiro Gono, Shinya Aoki, and Takanori Gomi.
loller90278
3/26/07 5:53:40PM

Posted by AchillesHeel


Posted by Manfred

As long as it's fantasy, how about East/West All-Star, Pro Bowl-type of match


Nice

...how about an MMA "World Cup"?

USA: Josh Barnett, Chuck Liddell, Dan Henderson, Matt Hughes, and BJ Penn.

Brazil: Big Nog, Shogun, Anderson Silva, Paulo Filho, and Marcus Aurelio.

Canada: ???, Jason MacDonald, Denis Kang, Georges St. Pierre, and Ivan Menjivar. Can't think of a Canadian who could fight at Heavyweight.

Japan: Kazuyuki Fujita, Kazuhiro Nakamura, Akihiro Gono, Shinya Aoki, and Takanori Gomi.



bodogs been doing that, brazil vs russia, russia vs usa and so on and so on.. it's pretty entertaining although not all the combatants are p4p "all stars"

pv3Hpv3p
3/26/07 6:25:16PM

Posted by AchillesHeel


Posted by Manfred

As long as it's fantasy, how about East/West All-Star, Pro Bowl-type of match


Nice

...how about an MMA "World Cup"?

Canada: ???, Jason MacDonald, Denis Kang, Georges St. Pierre, and Ivan Menjivar. Can't think of a Canadian who could fight at Heavyweight.



How bout Krzysztof Soszynski ?
peachfuzzz1305
8/20/07 10:50:11PM

Posted by Stickan

What about Jacksons?

Imes
Evans
Marquardt
Sanchez
Damacio Page

btw. good thread



Isn't Damacio a 145er
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