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Matt Veach Off UFC 102, Marcus Aurelio Returns As Replacement

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Matt Veach is now off UFC 102 due to a back injury. Apparently it was an injury he suffered back as a collegiate wrestler and re-aggravated it recently. He was to have faced Evan Dunham. Marcus Aurelio, who was cut after 2 losses in a row left him at 2-3 in UFC, will return to the promotion as the replacement. Aurelio has gone 2-0 since leaving UFC.

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Post #1   8/11/09 6:21:44PM   

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Veach was going to get KO'd anyway, this way we can see if Dunham is ready for top competition or if Marcus is ready to fight top guys again. I see a submission victory for Maximus late in the 1st or early 2nd, just too slick on the ground and too early in Dunham's career imo.

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Maximus via Armbar ?

Or Dunham TKO

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maximus ain't no per eklund
i like this match up better glad to see marcus back so quick i gotta go with marcus via sub, he will come back to the ufc and make a statement that he belongs in the ufc

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Posted by KaibaThedon

Maximus via Armbar ?

Or Dunham TKO



If nobody else in his career could, then Dunham wont.

Post #5   8/11/09 6:56:59PM   

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I though Dunham was a shoe in to beat Veach but with Maximus as the replacement I gotta go with my man Aurelio by Sub in the second o unanimous decision.

Post #6   8/11/09 7:02:33PM   

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Glad to see Marcus back in the UFC hopefully he does better this time around

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Posted by EvenFlow


Posted by KaibaThedon

Maximus via Armbar ?

Or Dunham TKO



If nobody else in his career could, then Dunham wont.



True enough. He's only lost decisions so I guess it is...

Maximums via Armbar

or Dunham Split Decision

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LHW: Dragon, Ace
MW: Weidman
WW: Rush, Natural Born Killer, Ares, Hitman, Maia
LW: Jim Miller, Smooth, Khabib Eagle
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BW: Cruz, Mayday, One Punch, Barao

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I think Marcus submits Dunham in the first.

Post #9   8/11/09 9:06:32PM   

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Yeah I like Aurelio too, glad he's back

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Sweet. Now hopefully I will get an underdog bonus for picking Dunham.

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Post #11   8/12/09 10:40:36AM