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McSweeney returns to 205 pounds, meets Tom Blackledge at UFC 120

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British fighter and "The Ultimate Fighter 10" cast member James McSweeney (4-5 MMA, 1-1 UFC) returns to his homeland (and the light-heavyweight division) and fights a fellow Englishman when he meets UFC newcomer Tom Blackledge (10-6 MMA, 0-0 UFC) at UFC 120.

McSweeney today announced the fight via Twitter.

Post #1   7/11/10 5:23:57PM   

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Blackedge is a Britt as well.
Either way,one guy gets tore down and they attempt to make another British star out of the other.

Post #2   7/11/10 6:41:03PM   

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I think its a good move for James. Weight wise that is, he was undersized at Hw for sure. However, I am not sure how his skills will fare against the very deep talent pool of the LHW div!?

Post #3   7/11/10 8:23:59PM   

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I think james made the right move, im problly one of the only McSweeney fans around, i been following him since his early kickboxing career and always liked his style, i was hoping he would lose to browne cause i knew he would go down to lhw, now that he is i think he will do alot better.

I think he will be alot faster more light on his feet, and will have the power to stop some guys at lhw, whether you ahte him or not, can't say he doesn't have good striking, wen he is focused and in shape he is very good.

I think he got into mma to early not many kickboxers translate well to mma at first,
flame me all you want but i think he will knock blackledge out in the first round with a crazy highlight reel ko.

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Post #4   7/12/10 2:03:55AM   

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I have to agree to an extent as he seems to have his haters out there but imo I think he has solid stand up. He could be used a UK fight card fighter to build him back up as they have done with people like Paul Kelly etc.

Post #5   7/12/10 6:40:47AM   

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Never really cared for mcsweeny at all, thought he'd get the boot after his recent loss. He should be able to put together a couple W's at 205 though if dana keeps giving him guys like blackledge.

Post #6   7/12/10 8:29:36AM   

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Do or die for sweeney

Post #7   7/12/10 12:32:35PM