Rank The Fights Of UFC 130

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FastKnockout
5/26/11 10:59:39PM
ARE YOU EXCITED?! Rank each fight in the order for which you are most excited.

For me it's...

1. Thiago Alves vs. Rick Story
2. Quinton Jackson vs. Matt Hamill
3. Miguel Torres vs. Demetrious Johnson
4. Frank Mir vs. Roy Nelson
5. Stefan Struve vs. Travis Browne
6. Renan Barão vs. Cole Escovedo
7. Michael McDonald vs. Chris Cariaso
8. Gleison Tibau vs. Rafaello Oliveira
9. Kendall Grove vs. Tim Boetsch
10. Brian Stann vs. Jorge Santiago
Budgellism
5/26/11 11:16:30PM
1. Miguel Torres vs. Demetrious Johnson
2. Thiago Alves vs. Rick Story
3. Frank Mir vs. Roy Nelson
4. Quinton Jackson vs. Matt Hamill
5. Michael McDonald vs. Chris Cariaso
6. Renan Barão vs. Cole Escovedo
7. Brian Stann vs. Jorge Santiago
8. Stefan Struve vs. Travis Browne
9. Kendall Grove vs. Tim Boetsch
10. Gleison Tibau vs. Rafaello Oliveira

When you break it down like this the card looks a lot better.
FastKnockout
5/26/11 11:36:20PM

Posted by Budgellism

1. Miguel Torres vs. Demetrious Johnson
2. Thiago Alves vs. Rick Story
3. Frank Mir vs. Roy Nelson
4. Quinton Jackson vs. Matt Hamill
5. Michael McDonald vs. Chris Cariaso
6. Renan Barão vs. Cole Escovedo
7. Brian Stann vs. Jorge Santiago
8. Stefan Struve vs. Travis Browne
9. Kendall Grove vs. Tim Boetsch
10. Gleison Tibau vs. Rafaello Oliveira

When you break it down like this the card looks a lot better.



How likely do you think it would be that all or most fights will be shown between Spike TV and the PPV? At 129, there were enough finishes where all but one fight was either shown on Spike TV or the PPV. I hope that happens again Saturday night.

I'm thinking the Alves, Jackson, McDonald, Barao, Stann, and Struve fights are the most likely to end with a finish.
Twenty20Dollars
5/26/11 11:49:00PM

Posted by FastKnockout

10. Brian Stann vs. Jorge Santiago



How come this one is your #10? Seems like a good fight on paper.
Twenty20Dollars
5/27/11 12:05:08AM
1. Stefan Struve vs. Travis Browne
2. Brian Stann vs. Jorge Santiago
3. Thiago Alves vs. Rick Story
4. Renan Barão vs. Cole Escovedo
5. Frank Mir vs. Roy Nelson
6. Michael McDonald vs. Chris Cariaso
7. Quinton Jackson vs. Matt Hamill
8. Miguel Torres vs. Demetrious Johnson
9. Kendall Grove vs. Tim Boetsch
10. Gleison Tibau vs. Rafaello Oliveira


I think we should start doing this regularly for events, ranking the fights.


FastKnockout
5/27/11 12:24:12AM

Posted by Twenty20Dollars


Posted by FastKnockout

10. Brian Stann vs. Jorge Santiago



How come this one is your #10? Seems like a good fight on paper.



Something about these two just doesn't do it for me. I don't know what it is. I was watching the countdown last night and I just couldn't get excited about watching them. I'm hopeful they have have a great fight, though.
FastKnockout
5/27/11 12:25:46AM

Posted by Twenty20Dollars

1. Stefan Struve vs. Travis Browne
2. Brian Stann vs. Jorge Santiago
3. Thiago Alves vs. Rick Story
4. Renan Barão vs. Cole Escovedo
5. Frank Mir vs. Roy Nelson
6. Michael McDonald vs. Chris Cariaso
7. Quinton Jackson vs. Matt Hamill
8. Miguel Torres vs. Demetrious Johnson
9. Kendall Grove vs. Tim Boetsch
10. Gleison Tibau vs. Rafaello Oliveira


I think we should start doing this regularly for events, ranking the fights.





Seems like we're mostly opposite on who we're most excited for. haha. Who do you have winning the Struve/Browne fight?
Twenty20Dollars
5/27/11 12:35:09AM
I've got Struve winning by sub. Struve always seems to be in good fights. So more excited to see Struve b/c Idk what to make of Browne yet.
Pookie
5/27/11 1:09:58AM
Something tells me you havent seen Jorge Santiago fight.
Budgellism
5/27/11 1:27:00AM

Posted by FastKnockout


Posted by Budgellism

1. Miguel Torres vs. Demetrious Johnson
2. Thiago Alves vs. Rick Story
3. Frank Mir vs. Roy Nelson
4. Quinton Jackson vs. Matt Hamill
5. Michael McDonald vs. Chris Cariaso
6. Renan Barão vs. Cole Escovedo
7. Brian Stann vs. Jorge Santiago
8. Stefan Struve vs. Travis Browne
9. Kendall Grove vs. Tim Boetsch
10. Gleison Tibau vs. Rafaello Oliveira

When you break it down like this the card looks a lot better.



How likely do you think it would be that all or most fights will be shown between Spike TV and the PPV? At 129, there were enough finishes where all but one fight was either shown on Spike TV or the PPV. I hope that happens again Saturday night.

I'm thinking the Alves, Jackson, McDonald, Barao, Stann, and Struve fights are the most likely to end with a finish.



I have about half of the fights going to a decision, which is not bad. I think Rampage, Nelson, McDonald, Barao, Stann and Browne will all get stoppages. So if that does happen we'll probably see the Barao and McDonald fight on the broadcast. If Barao subs him as quickly as I think he will, we'll probably see 3 fights on the Spike broadcast.

EDIT: There's a good chance Tibau will get a stoppage too.
FastKnockout
5/27/11 2:50:44AM
I don't keep up with Santiago, honestly. I've only seen his last two fights in the UFC against Belcher and Leben. But maybe they will make me a fan Saturday night.
Wallass
5/27/11 5:51:20AM
Story vs Alves is more appealing than Stann vs Santiago? Come on now!
Pookie
5/27/11 6:03:23AM
1. Quinton Jackson vs. Matt Hamill
2. Thiago Alves vs. Rick Story
3. Brian Stann vs. Jorge Santiago
4. Miguel Torres vs. Demetrious Johnson
5. Frank Mir vs. Roy Nelson
6. Stefan Struve vs. Travis Browne
7. Kendall Grove vs. Tim Boetsch
8. Michael McDonald vs. Chris Cariaso
9. Renan Barão vs. Cole Escovedo
10. Gleison Tibau vs. Rafaello Oliveira
Pookie
5/27/11 6:29:38AM

Posted by FastKnockout

I don't keep up with Santiago, honestly. I've only seen his last two fights in the UFC against Belcher and Leben. But maybe they will make me a fan Saturday night.



Do yourself a favor and watch this as you're waiting for UFC 130 to start.
sbulldavid
5/27/11 8:25:26AM

Posted by Pookie


Posted by FastKnockout

I don't keep up with Santiago, honestly. I've only seen his last two fights in the UFC against Belcher and Leben. But maybe they will make me a fan Saturday night.



Do yourself a favor and watch this as you're waiting for UFC 130 to start.



This is probably going to be the fight of the night or something of the night.
Cooler
5/27/11 9:14:40AM
1) Rampage vs Hamill
2) Alves vs Story
3) Browne vs Struve **
4) Stann vs Santiago **
5) Berao vs Escovedo
6) MacDonald vs Cariaso

nothing else jumps out

** = fights im betting on
emfleek
5/27/11 9:45:21AM
1 - Alves/Story
2 - Torres/Johnson
3 - Mir/Nelson
4 - Stann/Santiago
5 - Jackson/Hamill
6 - Barão/Escovedo
7 - Struve/Browne
8 - McDonald/Cariaso
9 - Grove/Boetsch
10 - Tibau/Oliveira
Budgellism
5/27/11 11:17:36AM

Posted by Wallass

Story vs Alves is more appealing than Stann vs Santiago? Come on now!



I'd say it's much more appealing to be honest. Just my opinion though.
emfleek
5/27/11 11:19:27AM

Posted by Budgellism


Posted by Wallass

Story vs Alves is more appealing than Stann vs Santiago? Come on now!



I'd say it's much more appealing to be honest.



I don't know about "much more" but I do agree that it's more appealing. I believe it's a near shoe-in for FOTN.

However, Stann/Santiago has some serious potential.
Budgellism
5/27/11 11:50:45AM

Posted by emfleek


Posted by Budgellism


Posted by Wallass

Story vs Alves is more appealing than Stann vs Santiago? Come on now!



I'd say it's much more appealing to be honest.



I don't know about "much more" but I do agree that it's more appealing. I believe it's a near shoe-in for FOTN.

However, Stann/Santiago has some serious potential.



Caught me before I could say "Just my opinion though."

I had Alves vs. Story as number 2 (extremely close to 1) and had Stann vs. Santiago at number 7 so yeah, in my opinion it's a much more appealing fight. All these fights are great though. With the exception of one or two fights I'm sure they'll all be awesome.
KungFuMaster
5/27/11 12:57:32PM



Mir vs Nelson
Alves vs Story
Rampage vs Hamill
Struve vs Browne
Stann vs Santiago
Torres vs Johnson
McDonald vs. Cariaso
Tibau vs Oliveira
Barao vs Escovedo
Grove vs Boetsch

Mir vs Nelson may not be as action packed as the other fights but the competition between these two should keep your eyes glued to the screen.

Alves vs Story should be good. Whether Story plays it safe or not, this fight is bound to have fireworks.

Struve vs Browne is sure to have fireworks. There is no way around this fight without having fireworks.

Stann vs Santiago will be a classic match of brawler vs grappler. On paper, this fight should not go to a decision.

Torres vs Johnson may be lack luster despite the credentials from both parties.
Twenty20Dollars
5/27/11 3:17:10PM
I'm changing Story/Alves to my #1 after watching the countdown.

Even if Story decides to take Alves down, Story has some exciting GnP, so it wont be boring.

I really like this Story guy and these other tough wrestler/brawler type guys in the WW division. Story,Foster,Ellenberger,Pierce.
Aleks_Smash
5/30/11 10:56:53AM
1. Thiago Alves vs. Rick Story
2. Stefan Struve vs. Travis Browne
3. Frank Mir vs. Roy Nelson
4. Quinton Jackson vs. Matt Hamill
5. Brian Stann vs. Jorge Santiago






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