Pick'em Leagues: THE BIG SHOW CASUAL BEST OF THE REST Single Event PvP: FANTASY POOLS Betting Leagues: THE BIG SHOW BEST OF THE REST
  MMA Playground 4.0 is live!     Returning members: check out the patch notes     New members: visit our getting started guide, read the FAQ's and start playing!

Luiz Cane vs. Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou at UFC 89

Print  
Who wins
Cane 18 53%
Sokoudjou 16 47%
  Page 1 of 2     1     2  
Posted By Message

Twenty20Dollars

Heavyweight Champ

5




 
 
 


 
 
Posts:12,772
Career:1,572-1,001
Joined:Jun 2007
Chips:
1,196
link

Two light heavyweights will look to join a crowded list of contenders when Luiz Cane (8-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) and Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou (5-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) meet at UFC 89.

The event takes place Oct. 18 at The NIA in Birmingham, England.

The UFC today confirmed a handful of fights, including the Cane-Sokoudjou bout.

Cane, a knockout artist well-versed in submissions, made his octagon debut at UFC 78. Although he was clearly in control of his fight with James Irvin, Cane suffered a disqualification loss after tagging his opponent with an illegal knee.

Cane returned in June at UFC 85 and posted a quick TKO victory over Jason Lambert. It was his seventh knockout victory in eight career wins.

Sokoudjou, meanwhile, will look to reclaim some of the magic he found in PRIDE. After upset victories of Antonio Rogerio Nogueira and Ricardo Arona, the Team Quest fighter made his octagon debut at UFC 79 and suffered a second-round submission loss (via arm-triangle choke) to Lyoto Machida.

The loss knocked Sokoudjou out of many top-10 rankings, but he rebounded in May with a TKO of Kazuhiro Nakamura at UFC 84. Sokoudjou battered his opponent with leg kicks, and Nakamura was unable to answer the bell for the second round.

Post #1   7/15/08 11:32:13AM   

Twenty20Dollars

Heavyweight Champ

5




 
 
 


 
 
Posts:12,772
Career:1,572-1,001
Joined:Jun 2007
Chips:
1,196
Cane really impressed me with the lambert fight, but I want Sokoudjou to win this fight. I think he can do it.

Post #2   7/15/08 11:33:56AM   

D0wnUnd6e6r

Don't Eat The Yellow Snow

D0wnUnd6e6r Avatar
7
 
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:3,535
Career:1,961-1,087
Joined:Sep 2007
Chips:
311
I'll take Soko in this one.

Last edited 7/15/08 11:41AM server time by D0wnUnd6e6r
Edit note/reason: n/a

Post #3   7/15/08 11:34:20AM   

juanez13

P4P

juanez13 Avatar
2

 
 
 


 
 
Posts:4,334
Career:575-288
Joined:Jul 2007
Chips:
767
If Soko stays standing Cane has a decent chance of getting the win. good match up, should be an exciting match.

Post #4   7/15/08 11:39:42AM   

gsquat

MMA Sensei

gsquat Avatar
1
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:1,538
Career:407-229
Joined:Nov 2007
Chips:
230
Cane's abilities are lesser known, which will make him an underdog. But thats ok. Soko is in trouble on the feet with this guy. I think I'm gonna have to go with Cane.

Last edited 7/15/08 1:01PM server time by gsquat
Edit note/reason: n/a
2 total post edits

Post #5   7/15/08 11:59:20AM   

billycarnage

In Full Mount

billycarnage Avatar
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:501
Career:300-165
Joined:Jul 2007
Chips:
78
Cane is a great striker I was also very impressed. I think he will have a good chance standing with Soko. He has got the reach he is acurate and has KO power thats a combo very few fighters have (Liddell, Anderson Silva, Mike Swick, etc.) I like Cane in this one. He'll deliver the upset.

Post #6   7/15/08 12:07:10PM   

MMAcca

Heavyweight Champ

MMAcca Avatar
4



 
 
 


 
 
Posts:8,113
Career:1,763-1,032
Joined:Apr 2007
Camp: Dark Horse
Chips:
798
My pick will be Cane also.

I'm not convinced by Soko yet and think Luis will exploit the holes in his game

Post #7   7/15/08 1:03:58PM   

Ordep

Go Braves!

Ordep Avatar
1
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:2,008
Career:1,039-621
Joined:Jul 2007
Camp: Beat Down System
Chips:
435
My pick : Cane

I'm glad they're not giving him Shogun just because he called it looking for a shortcut, let him fight and win to earn contender status in such a stacked division.

Post #8   7/15/08 2:16:07PM   

MMAcca

Heavyweight Champ

MMAcca Avatar
4



 
 
 


 
 
Posts:8,113
Career:1,763-1,032
Joined:Apr 2007
Camp: Dark Horse
Chips:
798

Posted by Ordep

My pick : Cane

I'm glad they're not giving him Shogun just because he called it looking for a shortcut, let him fight and win to earn contender status in such a stacked division.



Agreed

Post #9   7/15/08 2:17:36PM   

Taylor8766

Belt Contender

Taylor8766 Avatar
2

 
 
 


 
 
Posts:942
Career:740-512
Joined:Jun 2007
Camp: East Coast Pitbulls
Chips:
42
Sokoudjou, is gunna win easy first rd ko, he's too strong for Cane, and alot quicker

Post #10   7/15/08 2:26:18PM   

Pookie

Remember Paul Herrera

Pookie Avatar
8
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:9,586
Career:1,830-1,011
Joined:Apr 2007
Camp: The Ringers
Chips:
1,781
wow, great match-up im confused.

_______________________________________
BJ Penn beat Frankie Edgar more times than Benson Henderson beat Frankie Edgar.

Post #11   7/15/08 2:51:05PM   

loller90278

BANNED

loller90278 Avatar
1
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:3,065
Career:384-262
Joined:Jan 2007
Chips:
373
is this like a #1 contenders match to fight shogun?

hard call to fight, but i'll take soko by SD

Post #12   7/15/08 2:59:10PM   

SweetTooth

Banned

 
 
 


 
 
Posts:1
Career:7-2
Joined:Jul 2008
Chips:
Cane is gonna do well in The UFC.

Post #13   7/15/08 3:03:41PM   

Mchubb316

MMA Sensei

Mchubb316 Avatar
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:1,129
Career:838-517
Joined:Feb 2007
Camp: Strikers Inc.
Chips:
138
Cane is good. Soko has not impressed me since joining the UFC. I like Soko, but think he will have trouble with Cane.

Post #14   7/15/08 3:10:44PM   

gsquat

MMA Sensei

gsquat Avatar
1
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:1,538
Career:407-229
Joined:Nov 2007
Chips:
230

Posted by Ordep

My pick : Cane

I'm glad they're not giving him Shogun just because he called it looking for a shortcut, let him fight and win to earn contender status in such a stacked division.



you got it.

Post #15   7/15/08 3:22:40PM   
 
  Page 1 of 2     1     2