It’s Friday Everyone!..... Again!
It’s a good time to be an MMA fan as we have another major event this weekend. It’s time for me to begin my recovery from the haflway right UFC predictions. I released these later in the week intentionally. If you missed any of my previous articles, make sure you check the BLOGS section at the top of this page to catch up on a few good reads.:) Also, check back Saturday night after the event for an in depth review as I will be probably be typing as I watch.
Strikeforce Heavyweight GP Predictions
This weekend we are going to experience the first half of the tournament. For those of you who aren’t too enthused about it, Why not? Strikeforce is reportedly making a little money now, so they are doing something right. No promotion is perfect and I applaud Coker for trying something DIFFERENT every once in a while(For FREE).
Anyways, expect a quick nights of KO’s as I see this event lasting not much longer than an hour. It should be nothing short of entertaining at the least.
Chad Griggs Vs Gianpiero Villante
Last year we saw Chad Griggs pound on the unexperienced Bobby Lashley, Other than that, I don’t know much about the guy other than him having a solid record. This fight is apparently a reserve bout for the heavyweight GP. Villante broke his arm last year and is riding a TKO victory from December. Let's go with the guy I know.
Winner: Chad Griggs
Shane Del Rosario Vs. Lavar Johnson
Another reserve bout here. I watched a few videos on Del Rosario to get more familiar with him. He seems to be the more solid of the two. For what it’s worth, Shane looks to be the faster and I believe this is one of the fights that could end in submission.
Winner:Shane Del Rosario
Andre Arvoloski vs. Sergei Kharintov
As much as I hate to go against Arvloski, I have to. It seems that “The Pitbull” has been gone from us for a few years and we’ve just been stuck with Arvloski the man himself. This is fight,however, where anything can possibly happen. Hopefully, we won’t see another devestating KO to Arvloski again. If so, it may be time to think about life after fighting. It’s do or die time in the big leagues for Arvloski, so if your going to see a comeback from him, expect it now. I’m going to have to with the numbers on this one and Andre’s recent decline as Sergei is no joke.
Fedor Emelianenko vs Antonio Silva
The return of Fedor is upon us. We will find out how well he will rebound his previous loss and see if his age is beginning to play a factor on him. I wouldn’t exactly call his last two fights cake walks. Sure he KO’ed the hell out of Rogers, but he had to do a little work to get to that point.I’m not expecting anything other than 100% focus from him by the rumors swirling of his retirement soon from his own mouth. For those of you who say Silva isn’t a threat, well shame on you! . Fedor needs to watch out for Silva trying to ground and pound him as he is a lot of fighter to move once he is on top of you. While as submission is possible here, I’m feeling a TKO of some sort by Fedor.
Winner: “The Last Emperor” Fedor Emelianenko
Again, have a great weekend and enjoy the fights, if you have any questions, feel free to ask. My next BLOG would realistically be somewhere tomorrow as it will be on one of the topic’s below. Strikeforce Review will follow the event immediately.
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