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Bart Palaszewski vs. Tyson Griffin targeted for UFC 137 in Las Vegas

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Bart Palaszewski (35-14 MMA, 0-0 UFC) and Tyson Griffin (15-5 MMA, 8-3 UFC) have agreed to meet in October at UFC 137.

As part of the expected booking, Palaszewski is dropping a weight class to fight the fellow ex-lightweight at featherweight.

Palaszewski's management team at the VF Elite Sports Agency today confirmed the fight. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) also confirmed it with a source close to Griffin.

Featuring a welterweight title fight between current champ Georges St-Pierre and former Strikeforce titleholder Nick Diaz, UFC 137 takes place Oct. 29 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.

The night's main card airs on pay-per-view, though Palaszewski vs. Griffin likely will be part of the preliminary card.


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Post #1   7/20/11 7:06:15PM   

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I'm excited for this. Wanted Bart to get a win, but Griffin's wrestling will probably be too much.

Post #2   7/20/11 7:54:12PM   

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I think Bart will take this fight, but Griffin might grind it out.

Post #3   7/20/11 8:02:05PM   

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Griffin has has lost 3 of his last 4 fights after winning 4 of his first 5.
Although palaszewski is game to scrap, griffins takedowns and g&p will be the difference IMO. Griffin by UD

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I'm taking Palaszewski. I do not believe Tyson Griffin's wrestling is better than Kamal Shalorus' wrestling, or even as good. I feel that Bartimus actually won that fight against Shalorus. Maybe I am alone in that too, I don't know.

I'm really going to be rooting for Palaszewski though. He is an exciting fighter, and I hope he can carve out a nice niche for himself in the UFC.

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One too many takedowns for Tyson will be Bart's undoing.

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Tyson by UD. i dont think he will make it particularly exciting but it will be effective

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I think Tyson takes it with a decision, fight prolly stays standing most of the time.

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Posted by pmoney

I'm taking Palaszewski. I do not believe Tyson Griffin's wrestling is better than Kamal Shalorus' wrestling, or even as good. I feel that Bartimus actually won that fight against Shalorus. Maybe I am alone in that too, I don't know.

I'm really going to be rooting for Palaszewski though. He is an exciting fighter, and I hope he can carve out a nice niche for himself in the UFC.



Totally agree. And Bart did win that fight with Sharlarous. Who is a better wrestler than Tyson.

Post #9   7/21/11 1:41:21AM   

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Its sad I am going to denver and I am already looking more forward to the vegas card. Vegas is stacked!! I always like watching tyson fight and bart vs tyson could be fight of the night

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War Bartimus!!!

Post #11   7/21/11 11:06:55AM   

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I don't like this i'm not super familiar with bart palaszwski and i was hoping tyson would get another contender/vet in fw. Aye...

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Posted by pmoney

I'm taking Palaszewski. I do not believe Tyson Griffin's wrestling is better than Kamal Shalorus' wrestling, or even as good. I feel that Bartimus actually won that fight against Shalorus. Maybe I am alone in that too, I don't know.

I'm really going to be rooting for Palaszewski though. He is an exciting fighter, and I hope he can carve out a nice niche for himself in the UFC.



Totally agree. And Bart did win that fight with Sharlarous. Who is a better wrestler than Tyson.



Man Shalorus a good wrestler I will disagree I know he was on his home country olympic team or whatever but the actual talent to me is suspect...

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Posted by kingsmasher
Man Shalorus a good wrestler I will disagree I know he was on his home country olympic team or whatever but the actual talent to me is suspect...



I see where you're coming from. Personally, I think Tyson is the better mixed martial artist, and Shalorus is the better wrestler. He's a super strong LW, and I think that and his wrestling is what carried him until he met my boy Jim Miller and got hooked up with that sweet knee to the chin

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I'd also like to add that dropping to FW is going to be great for Bart. Its something I've suggested to him in the past.

He was always a small LW.

Post #15   7/21/11 9:41:40PM