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Stephan Bonnar vs. Karlos Vemola in the Works for UFC on Versus 5 in August

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Even though UFC on Versus 4 hasn't even taken place (scheduled for June 26th in Pittsburgh), the UFC is wasting no time in booking the subsequent Versus event later in the summer.  ESPN's Jon Anik reports via twitter that a light heavyweight bout featuring sluggers, Stephan Bonnarand Karlos Vemolais being arranged for UFC on Versus 5, scheduled for August 14th in Milwaukee. LINK

Post #1   5/10/11 11:55:17AM   

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I think Vemola with his power to TKO Bonnar in the first or second because Bonnar does seem content to trade with other fighters.

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I have a bad feeling for Bonnar in this one.

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I don't know if there is a matchup at LHW where I'd have a good feeling for Bonnar.

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vemola by murder IMO.

To be fair, Bonnar is very tough, and if he's able to withstand the initial onslaught he has a decent chance to take a decision. Vemola seems like the kind of fighter who will gas pretty badly if he doesn't finish the fight in the first round.

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I think this is an easy fight for Bonnar if he doesn't try to trade haymakers. I'd say 60-40 Bonnar

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yikes. poor Bonner's got his work cut out for him. Vemola has got some serious power. Bonner's best bet is to try to use his Jujitsu and sub him if he can avoid the ogre clubbing.

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I'm thinking Bonnar will play it smart and submit him in the first.

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Bonnar went a full three rounds with Jon Jones. Not many can say that! He took the classic spinning back elbow, and a couple slams if I remember right. So I wouldn't say Bonnar is some punching bag or an easy TKO, no matter who he's facing.

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if bonnar is getting taken down by 44 year old coleman 3 years ago i dont think this is going well for him even though vemola isnt a wrestler per-say.

his donkeykong ground and pound is so powerful, one or two of those shots smashed petruzelli's face. i think vemola gets a doctor stoppage in rd. 3 when bonnar's face is hamburger meat.

maybe bonnar can use his cardio to win because i think vemola will be tired in round 3, but im rollin with vemola, dude is a beast and i havnt had anything positive to say about bonnar since he fought forrest....

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I see this fight going exactly like shalrous vs bartimus. Early dominance for karlos with vicious gnp, only to gas and give stephen his chance to steal the final rounds.

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Bonnar has gone the distance with a lot of fighters
He is hard to take out

I think vemola blows his gas in the first and bonnar submits him when he does

Post #12   5/11/11 11:10:34AM