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Bubbles is out so I'm going to just make his team with the best two P4P fighters once the draft is over

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Post #76   6/7/13 10:41:29AM   

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Players & Picks
jae_1833 - 1: Jon Jones, 32:
Poor_Franklin - 2: Anderson Silva, 31:
jakewalters - 3: Dan Henderson, 30: BJ Penn
Infestructure - 4: Glover Teixeira, 29: Jimi Manuwa
emfleek - 5: Lyoto Machida, 28: Mohammad Lawal
ChrisSabal - 6: Alexander Gustafsson, 27: Demian Maia
At Large P4P: 7: (TBA), 26: (TBA)
TheOutlaw08 - 8: Shogun Rua, 25: Lil' Nog
Lucas - 9: Vitor Belfort, 24: Rampage Jackson
jjeans - 10: Thiago Silva, 23: Forrest Griffin
hashyandy4 - 11: Rashad Evans, 22: Jacare Souza
prophecy033 - 12: Chael Sonnen, 21: Michael Bisping
Pookie - 13: Phil Davis, 20: Rafael Cavalcante
ShaneTpain - 14: Rich Franklin, 19: Georges St-Pierre
Budgelism - 15: Gegard Mousasi, 18: Ryan Bader
Playground_Samurai - 16: Wanderlei Silva, 17: Chris Weidman

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Post #81   6/9/13 11:29:32PM   

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So because Bubbs dropped out, he'll be replaced by the next two available P4P fighters, Bendo & Aldo.

Players & Picks
jae_1833 - 1: Jon Jones, 32: Yushin Okami
Poor_Franklin - 2: Anderson Silva, 31: Anthony Johnson
jakewalters - 3: Dan Henderson, 30: BJ Penn
Infestructure - 4: Glover Teixeira, 29: Jimi Manuwa
emfleek - 5: Lyoto Machida, 28: Mohammad Lawal
ChrisSabal - 6: Alexander Gustafsson, 27: Demian Maia
At Large P4P: 7: Jose Aldo, 26: Benson Henderson
TheOutlaw08 - 8: Shogun Rua, 25: Lil' Nog
Lucas - 9: Vitor Belfort, 24: Rampage Jackson
jjeans - 10: Thiago Silva, 23: Forrest Griffin
hashyandy4 - 11: Rashad Evans, 22: Jacare Souza
prophecy033 - 12: Chael Sonnen, 21: Michael Bisping
Pookie - 13: Phil Davis, 20: Rafael Cavalcante
ShaneTpain - 14: Rich Franklin, 19: Georges St-Pierre
Budgelism - 15: Gegard Mousasi, 18: Ryan Bader
Playground_Samurai - 16: Wanderlei Silva, 17: Chris Weidman

Keep your eye on the OP. Tomorrow I will post the groups to the OP, and it will show the randomized groupings and schedule. Out of the 32 picked, there will be 8 groups of 4. The top 2 from each group will move on. Tiebreakers explained in the OP. I'll post detailed fight results as they happen. Groups will be posted today (Monday) sometime, and we'll start group play Tuesday 6/11!

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Groups are posted! Tons of interesting match-ups to take a look at... I'll be updating all the results & tables on the original post.

Group play will run June 11-22 and afterwards we'll move into the knockout round

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What groups are your favorite?

I like
A (Belfort, Lil Nog, Glover, Gegard)
D (Shogun, Rashad, Franklin, Manuwa)
F (Anderson, Davis, Sonnen, Weidman)
H (Machida, Rampage, Okami, Wand)

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Group A - Day 1
Vitor Belfort vs. Lil' Nog
Gegard Mousasi vs. Glover Teixeira

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- Vitor 'The Phenom' Belfort vs. Antonio 'Minotoro' Rogerio Nogueira

>And here we go!
>A left jab misses and Belfort counters with a kick to the inside of the left thigh.
>There's a stalemate as both fighters throw strikes, but neither scores.
>An exchange of strikes goes nowhere.
>Belfort slips past a jab and scores with a kick to the outside of the knee.
>Strikes to the leg like that will take their toll.
>Nogueira sees a low kick being set up and strikes first with a punch.
>Nogueira dodges a jab, and fires back with a straight left.
>Belfort shows good head movement to avoid getting caught with a jab.
>A left jab misses the mark and allows Belfort to counter with a hard leg kick.
>Antonio Rogerio Nogueira looks to be limping slightly.
>It's a clever strategy by Belfort to work the legs.
>Nogueira will have less spring in his step and that will make him less of a threat standing.
>We are now at the halfway point of the round.
>A left jab misses the mark and allows Belfort to counter with a big kick to the outside of the left thigh.
>Good head movement allows Nogueira to avoid a combination.
>Nogueira checks a leg kick and comes right back with a left jab to the cheek.
>Using head movement to slip past a right jab, Nogueira hits a crisp left jab.
>Belfort dodges a jab, and fires back with a solid right jab.
>We move into the final sixty seconds of this round.
>Nogueira covers up to absorb a tight combination of punches.
>Belfort throws a left jab but Nogueira uses good head movement to make sure it slips by.
>Belfort throws a kick to the body but Nogueira dodges it.
>The time runs out on round one.
>That round certainly got the fans going.
>That has to go down as a 10-9 round to Belfort.
>And here we go, round two!
>Judging from what we heard from his corner, Belfort is looking to hit Nogueira on the counter.
>Both fighters exchange strikes, but neither hits anything significant.
>An exchange of strikes goes nowhere.
>Both fighters go to exchange blows, but neither hits a telling strike.
>Going toe-to-toe, both fighters start exchanging close range strikes!
>Nogueira hits a great right hand, snapping back his opponent's head.
>Nogueira throws out a quick left jab.
>Belfort comes in closer to press the issue.
>Belfort throws a left kick to the body but Nogueira avoids it.
>Nogueira is looking to get in close and strike from the pocket.
>Belfort counters with a right jab that catches Nogueira hard.
>We've now passed the halfway mark in this round.
>Belfort feints rushing in, but Nogueira doesn't fall for it.
>Nogueira comes in closer, looking to attack from the pocket.
>A counter right hand catches Nogueira above the eye.
>Belfort is looking to get in close and strike from the pocket.
>Nogueira keeps himself moving out of range.
>Nogueira looks to move in and stand in the pocket.
>Nogueira walks into a big jab, landing right on the cheek.
>We're into the final minute of the round.
>Belfort looks like he might be trying to get in close to clinch with Nogueira.
>Nogueira finds himself pulled into a Muay Thai clinch.
>From the clinch, Belfort drives a knee to the body!
>Time expires and we come to the end of round two.
>That was a fun round to watch.
>That round goes to Belfort, 10-9 on my card.
>As his corner gives a pep talk, Nogueira is getting more and more psyched up....it's now or never, he has to go for the finish!
>There's the bell for the start of the round!
>Judging from what we heard from his corner, Belfort is looking to hit Nogueira on the counter.
>A left hand misses, allowing Belfort to counter with a kick to the side of the ribs.
>Vitor Belfort is breathing very hard.
>Belfort slips past an attempted big right hand and counters with a sharp kick to the shin.
>Antonio Rogerio Nogueira is finding it hard to put any weight on his injured leg.
>A showdown where they both exchange strikes only results in a stalemate.
>In close proximity from the strikes they threw, they fall into a messy clinch.
>Nogueira is looking to muscle Belfort back against the cage.
>Belfort ends up backed against the cage.
>Nogueira moves back from the grapple and looks ready to strike.
>Good head movement allows Belfort to slip past a vicious right hand, and he counters with a solid right jab.
>Seeing a left kick to the body coming, Nogueira leans in and strikes with a series of quick punches.
>Using head movement, Belfort slips past a left jab and counters with a right jab to the cheek.
>We move into the second half of this round.
>Belfort slips past a nice combination and hits a left body kick.
>Slipping past a one-two combination, Belfort has the angle to counter with a nasty-looking kick to the inside of the knee.
>Nogueira falls to the ground, that kick looks like it may have been an accidental low blow!
>From the looks of things, he will be able to continue.
>The referee gives him one minute to recover, with the fight clock stopped.
>Nogueira avoids a jab and scores with a couple of jabs and a right cross.
>Belfort avoids a nice combination and hits a kick to the side of the ribs.
>The end of the round is coming quick, there's under a minute left.
>A speculative right hand from Nogueira doesn't find a home.
>The fight slows as Belfort sits back and allows Nogueira to circle.
>The time runs out and that round is over, and so is the fight.
>I'd say that was definitely 10-9 in favour of Belfort.
>Here come the official scores.
>All three judges have scored it 30-27.
>The winner, by unanimous decision, is Vitor Belfort!

>Official Result: Vitor 'The Phenom' Belfort defeats Antonio 'Minotoro' Rogerio Nogueira (Unanimous Decision in 5:00 of round 3). The match was rated as being Good.

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- Gegard 'The Dreamcatcher' Mousasi vs. Glover Teixeira

>Round one begins!
>Teixeira feints going high but then throws a leg kick, Mousasi just avoids it.
>Mousasi moves in quickly after a wayward punch and hits a kick to the ribs.
>A weak right kick is countered by Teixeira with a crisp jab.
>A straight left by Teixeira keeps Mousasi from advancing.
>Mousasi doesn't let Teixeira settle, stepping in closer to impose himself.
>Mousasi looks like he might be trying to get in close to clinch with Teixeira.
>Teixeira fires off a right hand first, but the impact is taken by the gloves of Mousasi.
>Teixeira comes in closer, looking to attack from the pocket.
>Mousasi sees a chance to dive for a single leg, but Teixeira is able to defend against it.
>We move into the second half of this round.
>Teixeira is looking to get in close and strike from the pocket.
>Mousasi tries to catch him by surprise with a takedown attempt, but it is blocked.
>Teixeira comes in closer, looking to attack from the pocket.
>Mousasi lets Teixeira get closer.
>Teixeira manages to avoid a nice combination and counters with a nice left.
>The end of the round is coming quick, there's under a minute left.
>Mousasi uses head movement to cause a left jab to sail harmlessly by.
>Teixeira circles away, creating some distance between them.
>Teixeira looks like he might be trying to get in close and wrestle with Mousasi.
>Mousasi drops down to try and catch him by surprise with a single leg attempt, but it is blocked.
>Round one is brought to an end as time runs out.
>That was a very close round, but I think Mousasi just about edged it.
>There's the bell for the start of the round!
>From what we could hear of his corner, it sounds like Teixeira has been instructed to look to finish it in this round.
>Mousasi counters a superman punch with a huge right head kick that sends Teixeira into the world of unconsciousness!
>Gegard 'The Dreamcatcher' Mousasi takes the win by Knock Out!

>Official Result: Gegard 'The Dreamcatcher' Mousasi defeats Glover Teixeira (Knock Out (Kick) in 0:24 of round 2). The match was rated as being Great.

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Starting out strong Mousasi

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Starting out strong Mousasi



Yeah I ran both 3 times out of sheer curiosity.. Vitor and Gegard both won 2/3 matches. In real life, I would fucking love to see both of these matches, especially Gegard/Glover. The tried and true kickboxing veteran against the up and coming rock-em sock-em boxer.

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Posted by Budgellism

Starting out strong Mousasi



Yeah I ran both 3 times out of sheer curiosity.. Vitor and Gegard both won 2/3 matches. In real life, I would fucking love to see both of these matches, especially Gegard/Glover. The tried and true kickboxing veteran against the up and coming rock-em sock-em boxer.



Glover/Gegard would be amazing

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The sim didnt catch that Nog fights southpaw

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The sim didnt catch that Nog fights southpaw



hah. i didn't notice that.

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