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Thiago vs. Volkmann replaces Hazelett vs. Parisyan on UFC 106 main card

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A welterweight bout between Paulo Thiago (11-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) and Jacob Volkmann (10-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) originally slated for Saturday's "UFC 106: Griffin vs. Ortiz II" un-aired preliminary card today was promoted to the pay-per-view main card.

The fight takes the spot vacated by Karo Parisyan vs. Dustin Hazelett, which was canceled today following Parisyan's decision to pull out of the fight for undisclosed reasons.

With the change, Spike TV's special one-hour preliminary-card broadcast remains intact with Marcus Davis vs. Ben Saunders and Kendall Grove vs. Jake Rosholt.

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Post #1   11/20/09 8:54:08AM   

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This card went from being a great night of fights to less than average imo.

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Posted by sparky

This card went from being a great night of fights to less than average imo.



All because Karo/Hazelett?

I disagree. In my opinion, it was a slightly below average card before (on paper) and it's still a slightly below average card now.

I'm hoping it turns out to be one of the best events of the year!

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Posted by emfleek


Posted by sparky

This card went from being a great night of fights to less than average imo.



All because Karo/Hazelett?

I disagree. In my opinion, it was a slightly below average card before (on paper) and it's still a slightly below average card now.

I'm hoping it turns out to be one of the best events of the year!



That does tend to happen with the cards that nobody gives credit to...here's to hoping it happens Saturday night.

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I wasn't looking forward to seeing this fight anyway. Karo has not lived up to his potential in his last few fights. I picked the Mclovin sub early on.
Thiago deserves a TV fight IMO. He has been thrown in at the deep end with Kos and Fitch, proving he belongs at the top (or thereabouts). I hope he gets the W.

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Rather see Dent vs George

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Posted by Twenty20Dollars



Rather see Dent vs George




I really like to watch George Sotiropoulos fight.

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I wish they would have decided to show Davis vs Saunders on the main card and put Brock Larson on the Spike prelims

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I'm happy with this fight. I want to see more of Thiago.

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Posted by Twenty20Dollars



Rather see Dent vs George



I said the same thing, I disagree with a fighter coming off of a loss, and a new comer getting a spot over two guys coming off of wins. Plus I'd think, because of TUF's popularity that a lot more people are aware of Jason Dent and George Sotiropoulos then they are of Thiago and Volkmann. I also think the Dent vs Sotiropoulos has more potential to be a great fight then Thiago vs Volkmann does.

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Posted by emfleek

I'm happy with this fight. I want to see more of Thiago.



ya me too, he gave fitch a good fight and he is supposed to be great on the ground but really hasn't had the chance to showcase it yet.

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This fight has great potential, I think it's perfect for the main card. This is going to be pretty stressful on Volkmann though, not only is it his first time in the big show but he is on the main card now.

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Dent has the exposure on TUF and has previously fought in the UFC before. Plus I think Dent vs George will be a good fight.

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4 hours of commercial free broadcasting = were seeing all 10 of these fights

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Posted by Jesse_Canadian_MMA

4 hours of commercial free broadcasting = were seeing all 10 of these fights



Thats what I'm thinking as well... Now provided all the fights don't go to a decision, we should be treated to 5 main card (obvious) 2 Spike TV Prelims (obvious) and hopefully:

Brock Larson vs Brian Foster
Aussie George vs Jason Dent (wanna see Aussie George, like everyone else)
Caol Uno vs Camoes

Come on! Thats worth 49.95 lol

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