I'm just noticing that the hot bout still has a favorite with nearly 2/3's of the vote. There's plenty of time for it to change, but it wouldn't shock me if it stays that way. Anyone see any matches that might go nearly 50/50?
i think tavares vs pellegrino should be there
Well, Carnario and Chonan are the hot event right now. But I agree that tavares and Pellegrino is hard to call. Also, Name recognition will be a factor here, but I think Paryisan/Yoshida and Franklin/Hammil are literal Toss-ups, even tho most will pick Karo and Rich. DOn't sleep on Rousimar Palhares either.
Yeah I like Rousimar. I've seen a couple of his fights before he came to the UFC and he's a guy that continues to improve rapidly. Hendo is such a huge challenge though because I can't see Hendo getting submitted and I can't see him knocking him out. Hendo will just be on top..not doing much, but being on top usually equals a score card in their favor.
I thought Hammil and Ace would be a little closer. But apparently people think Ace can make the transition back to LHW pretty smoothly.
I'm really nervous about this event. Obviously I'm picking Rashad, but I've also got Hammill and Palhares winning. I did have Yoshida, but went back to Karo via UD... forever gatekeeper. Hammill over Rich isn't a huge upset, but Palhares over Hendo certainly is. Once every so often you get that event that is just full of upsets. I think this is it... or at least hope.
I've said it before and I'll say it again....there should only be a hot bout if the picks are close!!! 61% to 39% is not close, I think there should be a percentage cut off. For instance, in order to have a hot bout the percentage difference should be no greater than 5 %. In the secondary league there have been hot bouts where one fighter was nearly an underdog bonus ffs!
Anyways, I agree that the Tavares/Pellegrino, Yoshida/Karo, and Hamill/Franklin fights are closer than the odds show.
I think that Denderson/Palhares could go either way, I think Palhares has a very good chance of submitting him. Franklin/Hammill could go either way if it went to a decision.
Okay, that may have just changed with the addition of Kampman vs Marquardt, which I have to say is going to be an awesome fight.
yeah kampmann vs marquardt should be the hot bout now that it's on.
really hard event to pick. lots of close matchups
carneiro vs chonan will be a war (I train under carneiro...he is a beast)
Pellegrino vs taveres is a pick'em. It is likely that it is switched to the hot fight as more people make their picks
i think the Tim Boetsch v sJames Lee fight will be a tossup for sure!!
and GO Kampmann!!!