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UFC 142: Paulo Thiago vs Mike Pyle in the works for Jan. 14 in Rio   [View Full Version]
sparky » Posted 7/5/07 6:21:00PM

Brazilian supercop Paulo Thiago is expected to face off against Mike Pyle when the promotion returns to Rio de Janeiro for UFC 142, currently scheduled for the HSBC Arena on Jan. 14, 2012. first reported the 170-pound match-up earlier today.

Thiago (14-3) was able to get back into the win column with a unanimous decision nod over David Mitchell at UFC 134 back in August, returning him to good standing after consecutive losses to Diego Sanchez and Martin Kampmann.

Does a win over Pyle put him back "in the mix?"


Geoffo » Posted 10/24/11 8:02:00PM

No it doesn't put him "back in the mix" even if he wins. Paulo Thiago coming off a win over a relatively unknown opponent and Mike Pyle lost to a upcoming fighter (Rory Macdonald).

This will be a good fight though!

Twenty20Dollars » Posted 6/21/07 4:27:00PM

I like the fight, both seem somewhat similar and equal.

Budgellism » Posted 4/8/07 11:45:00AM

Posted by Twenty20Dollars

I like the fight, both seem somewhat similar and equal.

Same here. It's a good match up to make. I've got Thiago winning.


FastKnockout » Posted 9/24/10 8:39:00PM

I give Thiago the edge in JJ and striking, but Pyle the edge in wrestling and brute strength.

Leaning towards Thiago, though.

40ouncetpkid » Posted 5/3/11 12:43:00AM

If thiago lands that sick uopercut left hook combo Its over...

Bubbles » Posted 10/20/09 3:33:00PM

i have a feeling its going to end in under 5 minutes or be a middle ground.

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sherrymae » Posted 11/22/10 1:48:00AM

Mike Pyle's gonna dominate with the better wrestling imo.

Chael_Sonnen » Posted 5/25/10 12:40:00PM

Pyle by complete and utter domination

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prozacnation1978 » Posted 7/5/07 11:42:00PM

I wouldn't be suprised if this is the hot bout
This will be a sat morning decision for me!!

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