Many people said this was not a card worthy of a PPV and you know, they might still have a case. It was, however a very enjoyable night of fights, with tons of action and fun fights, starting in the early prelims (very early if you were in Perth Australia…) all the way to the main event. We saw Israel Adesanya’s violent debut and a spinning back fist knockdown, A magnificent GnP and a surprising but welcome Kimura. But I’m getting ahead of myself here.
Let’s discuss my picks quickly. Then, we’ll chat about this, that and the other.
A lot of people question whether this card is “PPV worthy”. Me? I don’t really care. I see good potential and hope that this would become one of those cards that deliver more than expected. Interesting fights from early prelims to main event, which will give us the identity of the middleweight number one contender. I don’t have a lot of time so…
Let the predicting of UFC 221 coming up on Saturday, February 10th on PPV commence. (All credits go to UFC/WME-IMG for all photos.)
Tyson Pedro by TKO
Li Jingliang by DEC
Cyril Asker by SUB
Curtis Blaydes by DEC
and now! The moment millions of MMA fans around the world have been waiting for, from Perth, Australia This is the main event of the evening!
Yoel Romero by TKO
Don’t forget to get back here by Monday morning for the afterMMAth!
In the beginning there was Cody Vs. TJ and all fans were a’crazed (yes, it’s a thing). Then the MMA Lord said “Let there be not!” and there was not.
On the second day there was Cowboy Vs. Lawler and manginas were wet. Then the MMA Lord said “Let there be not!” and there was not.
On the 11th hour there was Nunes Vs. Shevchenko and everyone in Peru and outside (including significant chunks of Brazil) were excited. Then the MMA Lord… or Nunes… or the doctor… or… god damn it, this card was cursed!
Or was it?
Let’s discuss my picks quickly and then, if I don’t pull out, we’ll do something new and exciting.
ARE YOU READYYYYYY!?
New York City, Biggest, Deepest, Richest card in UFC history. What else can we say about this epic event? May the MMA gods grant us with a night that delivers on a HUGE promise! Now let’s get to picking!
Hello there people of the MMA universe and other internet dwellers. WHAT A WEEKEND! What a treat. Short preamble today, mostly to put things in context and since I have a bunch to say down the line.
The great prediction extravaganza starts right here with THIS post.
On Part 1 – we summarize Thursday’s UFC Fight night
On Part 2 – we summarize Friday night’s TUF Finale
On Part 3 (the one you’re currently reading) – we are summarizing UFC 194. Continue reading