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So I'll share some thoughts and Predictions on what looks like a Great Card

Buzz Berry vs Ken Shamrock

In this fight Ken is fighting Buzz who is so much bigger than him and way too powerful and a better Striker. So I think Buzz takes this rather easily but I wouldn't be too suprised if Ken pulls of one of his Famous Kneebars or Hellhooks.

Jean Silva vs Masakazu Imanari

This fight is going to be Excellent, one of my favorite fighters going aginst a Chut Boxe Protoge. Masakazu is so great on the ground and so good with leg locks so I see him taking this fight by a 2nd Round Heelhook.

Mustafa Al Turk vs Gary Turner

Mustafa is coming off that tought loss to Tengiz Tedoradze which he was dominating in the first round but dropped the next 2. He's taking on a good test in the K-1 Kickboxer Turner. Turner's MMA game to me ins't that impressive and I think Al Turk will take Turner down and work his excellent grappling skills and get a Rear Naked Choke in the 2nd Round.

Tom Watson vs Pierre Guillet

Tom Kong is coming off that Split Decision loss against the game Mark Epstein which I thought he won. I think he's the bigger and stronger man and I think he takes the Unanimous Decision. And Guillet really dissapointed me when he fought Professor X.

Ivan Serati vs Roman Webber

Ivan is the Stronger Wrestler of the 2 and I think he takes Webber down and gets a GnP Stoppage or a Rear Naked Choke Submission in the 1st Round.

Neil Grove vs Rob Broughton

I'm suprised more people haven't picked Robbie because he does have better hands than Neil, better wrestling and a better ground game. Neil just looks for that one big punch which I don't think he'll get against Robbie. Neil showed some hols in his game against Buzz Berry and I think Rib will do the exact same thing Buzz did but finish in the 1st with Strikes from the mount.

Aisling Daly vs Aysen Berik

I think this is going to be a pretty easy fight for Daly due to her great ground skills and I think she submits Berick in the 1st Round.

Ryan Shamrock vs Giorgio Andrews

I think Ryan gets totaly demolished in this fight against Andrews, he has great striking and a great sprawl and great wrestling but I think he'll keep the fight standing and Knock Ryan out. Tough 1st fight for Ryan.

John Hathaway vs Marvin Arnold Bleau

Pretty easy fight for Hathaway, I think he takes Marvin down, advances to side contol then to mount and stops Marvin with Strikes in the 1st Round.

Jake Bostwick vs John Phillips

Jake is actually getting to fight a fighter who will stand and trade strikes and Jake has Excellent hands so I see Phillips getting demolished in the 1st Round.

Michael Johnson vs Henrique Santana

In order to work his excellent Jui Jitsu Santana has to get Michael to the ground but Michael is Uber Strong and I don't think he'll take him down. So he probably gases and gets Knocked out in the 1st Round.

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Post #1   3/6/08 8:49:11PM   

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good predictions i agree with you on most of it. especially that ken shamrock is going to take loss. i like the guy but he needs to hang it up. reading your predictions i get the feeling that you think it is going to be a short event with all the first round ko's and submissions you have. good luck.

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I think I picked almost the same in everyting except I have phillips winning.

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Posted by Mayhem13

I think I picked almost the same in everyting except I have phillips winning.



I don't think he'll be able to stand the power of Bostwick's Strikes

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Posted by Mayhem13

I think I picked almost the same in everyting except I have phillips winning.



I don't think he'll be able to stand the power of Bostwick's Strikes



Bostwick hits hard, no doubt..but he's on a 4 fight losing streak and Phillips is on a 5 fight win streak all first round TKO's ... momentum can sometimes be hard to break...and push a fighter a little farther I think..

but its gonna be a good fight for sure...and could def. go either way.

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Posted by Mayhem13


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Posted by Mayhem13

I think I picked almost the same in everyting except I have phillips winning.



I don't think he'll be able to stand the power of Bostwick's Strikes



Bostwick hits hard, no doubt..but he's on a 4 fight losing streak and Phillips is on a 5 fight win streak all first round TKO's ... momentum can sometimes be hard to break...and push a fighter a little farther I think..

but its gonna be a good fight for sure...and could def. go either way.



Yeah but in those fights they took him down and didn't want to stand and trade with him and Phillips will buta Great Fight for sure

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haven't been able to watch much CR, so I'm not very familiar with a lot of their fighters... So thanks for the breakdown... Should be a good night of fights... Just wished that they'd air a few more fights on showtime, but hey a little MMA is better than non at all

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Wow... could be a difficult night in the Shamrock household. Nice post.

Edit- Must spread the love, but I tried.....

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Yeah, I've never watched Cage Rage before. But thanks for the fight breakdowns. As I will be picking the winner on the Secondary League.

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I differ on both Shamrocks and Phillips, and might switch to Turner from al Turk for no reason other than I like the guy and will be rooting for him.

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Silva's got great BJJ, i think he takes this one, very impressive standup also

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Posted by D0wnUnd6e6r

Silva's got great BJJ, i think he takes this one, very impressive standup also



Well, his Jui Jitsu is more offensive than defencive because as you saw Gomi caught him in an armbar but it was at the end of the round so he didn't get Tapped. And against Chris Brennan he also got caught in an armbar against him so I think Imanari takes it.

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Imanari takes it by flying 360 inverted arm triangle choke.

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Good picks, i agree with most of them. Im really suprised that both shamrocks are heavy faves, ive got them both loosing. I find it hard to root for buzz berry though, but thats just becouse i hate sunderland more than anything else.

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I'm hoping to pull a rabbit out of my ass with these picks. I've never watched a CR event and probably never will unless it's offered on free TV sometime soon.

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