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Lorenz Larkin makes UFC debut vs. Francis Carmont at UFC on FOX 7 in San Jose

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Unbeaten former Strikeforce standout Lorenz Larkin will make his UFC debut in April against Francis Carmont at UFC on FOX 7 in San Jose.

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Post #1   2/9/13 11:36:15AM   

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WOWW another legit fight added to Ufc on fox 7!
I hope this card doesnt become too stacked

Benson Henderson vs. Gilbert Melendez - for lightweight title
Daniel Cormier vs. Frank Mir
Nate Diaz vs. Josh Thomson
Matt Brown vs. Dan Hardy
Myles Jury vs. Ramsey Nijem
Jorge Masvidal vs. Tim Means
Clifford Starks vs. Yoel Romero
Norman Parke vs. Jon Tuck
Roger Bowling vs. Anthony Njokuani

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Good fight. Hopefully Carmont can learn from his last fight. He really didn't deserve that win.

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Post #3   2/9/13 11:56:08AM   

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Posted by Budgellism

Good fight. Hopefully Carmont can learn from his last fight. He really didn't deserve that win.


That's what I thought as well. I think I'll take Larkin when the time rolls around, Carmont looked average last fight.

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Post #4   2/9/13 1:44:01PM   

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Good matchup!

Lorenz Larkin seems to be settling in nicely at 185. Losing to Mo Lawal at 205 isn't necessarily irredeemable since he's an animal, but the King's positive piss test makes it even easier to deal with. Still, Lorenz was just a bit too small for the prime LHWs, and his active, accurate striking should be problematic for a lot of the UFC's MWs.

Carmont, on the other hand, looked atrocious in his last fight. Lawlor isn't an easy matchup for anyone, and he was as much of a participant, but this goes beyond a grueling clinch grind into overly safe strategy. Hopefully Larkin's aggression will bring out the best in Carmont, who is a rather gifted athlete himself.

This one's hard to call. Each has the potential for a nightly award, but I've got a little doubt based on Carmont's last fight. 2 in a row and we're getting into Clay Guida / Cheick Kongo territory.

Post #5   2/9/13 2:09:13PM   

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Very good fight for Larkin

Post #6   2/9/13 2:21:22PM   

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sweeet fight, I was surprised with Carmont in his last fight after looking pretty good in the UFC before that. Francis will have a huge size advantage however, he may be able to take him down and smother him but if it stays standing my money's on Larkin

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Epic fight

There has been so many great fights annouced as of late, and it looks like they're just going to keep coming.

Post #8   2/9/13 3:27:44PM   

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glad to see larkin in the ufc. his standup always reminded me a little bit of manhoef's. he's got an entertaining style and i think carmont is in for a long (or very short) night. i think larkin will stop him.

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Post #9   2/9/13 6:47:43PM