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Rousimar Palhares meets Thomas Drwal at UFC 111 in New Jersey

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The UFC's second trip to The Garden State has another fight to its lineup.A middleweight match-up pitting submission ace Rousimar Palhares (10-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC) against the heavy-handed Thomasz Drwal (17-2-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC) will be finalized shortly for UFC 111, sources close to the situation told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). Both fighters have agreed to the match-up and are expected to turn in bout agreements this week.

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Post #1   1/18/10 11:23:03AM   

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Drwal should have a decent height advantage here....but Palhares just forces the fight to the ground. Im thinking either Palhares by submission or Drwal by tko. They both have a win over lucio linhares.

Post #2   1/18/10 11:30:37AM   

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I like Palhares' chances in this fight.

Post #3   1/18/10 1:59:18PM   

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Pretty bad style matchup for Drwal, I'm not sure how good his ground game is...from what I've seen from him, he's primarily a striker.

I think Palhares takes a leg home w/ him in this one.

Post #4   1/18/10 3:30:08PM   

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Posted by tepid55

I like Palhares' chances in this fight.


I'm quite the opposite. Palhares is lost on the feet, and Drwal is a pretty big middlweight. I think he should be able to keep it on the feet for long enough to knock Rousimar's block off.

Post #5   1/18/10 4:59:52PM   

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Should be a great fight. I like both of these guys. Classic striker-grappler match up.

Post #6   1/18/10 6:12:44PM   

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Yeah, I like this matchup, too. Should be a fun finish however it ends.

Drwal has looked scary in his last few fights. Provided he can defend the takedown, it's his fight to lose imo.

Post #7   1/18/10 6:39:07PM   

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c'mon son

drwal is going to get murdered

Post #8   1/18/10 7:46:11PM   

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great matchup too bad it is not on main card

i doubt it will go 3 rounds

Post #9   1/18/10 10:34:35PM