The Ultimate Fighter 12 Finale (Sat. Dec 4) Spike & Strikeforce (1 Viewer)

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The TUF Finale is part of the pick’em contest so we’ll get to it first. I’ll toss the matchups for Strikeforce’s card below but pick at your leisure.

This season of TUF was ok. I found myself rooting for Brookins. The semi-finals were boring in my opinion. I have no idea how Dana called that last fight a dog fight, unless he meant Johnson and Phan were dogs.

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Prelim Card
Rich Attonita v Dave Branch
Pablo Garza v Fredson Paixao
Will Campuzano v Nick Pace
Ian Loveland v Tyler Toner
Cody McKenzie v Aaron Wilkinson

Main Card
Leonard Garcia v Nam Phan
Phan likes to shower :9:

Rick Story v Johny Hendricks
Two wrestlers which hopefully leads to some stand-n-wang.

Kendall Grove v Demian Maia
Can Maia get a takedown? Can Grove keep it standing? If Grove wins, I hope he disrespects Maia or Brazil and Wanderlei (who sometimes corners Maia) takes it as a slight and challenges him to a death brawl.

Jonathan Brookins v Michael Johnson
Johnson might have a future but every fight I saw on the show, he gassed. It’s not like on the heavyweight show were ever big guy was suckin wind but it was close. The only thing that bugs me about Brookins is his hair. Not that I care but he seems to fix it a lot during his fights.

Stephan Bonnar v Igor Pokrajac
Pok is 22-7 overall and 1-2 in the UFC with a win over James Irvin and losses to James Te Huna and Vlad Matyushenko. Bonnar for the win.

But the more important question about this main event, is it the worst main event of all time for a TUF Finale?

I believe so.
TUF 1 – Shamrock v Franklin
TUF 2 – Sanchez v Nick Diaz
TUF 3 – Ken-Flo v Stout (honorable mention)
TUF 4 – Serra v Lytle
TUF 5 – Pulver v Penn
TUF 6 – Huerta v Guida
TUF 7 – Tanner (RIP) v Grove
TUF 8 – Nover v Escudera/Bader v Magalhaes (honorable mention)
TUF 9 – Sanchez v Guida
TUF 10 – Nelson v Schaub & (Kimbo v Alexander)
TUF 11 – McGee v McCray (Leben v Simpson/Hamill v Jardine)

Strikeforce: Henderson v Babalu on Showtime (same night)
This card took a beating over the past week. Hershel Walker dropped off as well as Overeem’s brother.

prelims
Ben Brown v JW Wright
Lee Brousseau v Mike Glenn
Terrell Brown v Patrick Cummins
Justin Lawrence v Max Martyniouk (sweep the leg)
Fernando Bettega v Wayne Phillips

Main Card
Benji Radach v Ovince St. Preux
Mike Kyle v Antonio Silva
Robbie Lawler v Matt Lindland
Paul Daley v Scott Smith
Dan Henderson v Renato “Babalu” Sobral
 

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I really don't have too much interest in the Ultimate Fighter card except for the Maia fight and I always enjoy watching Garcia throw everything he can into one punch.

Main Card
Leonard Garcia v Nam Phan
I'll take Phan. Trying to pick upsets.

Rick Story v Johny Hendricks
Hendricks

Kendall Grove v Demian Maia
Keeping my streak never picking Grove even if he is fighting Jason Thatcher, the man who had his bed peed on in season 1 of TUF.

Maia wins.

Jonathan Brookins v Michael Johnson
Brookins wins. After fighting Jose Aldo in the WEC, I expect Brookins to take this fight.

Stephan Bonnar v Igor Pokrajac
Bonnar.



Strikeforce: Henderson v Babalu on Showtime (same night)


Main Card
Benji Radach v Ovince St. Preux: Benji

Mike Kyle v Antonio Silva: Silva

Robbie Lawler v Matt Lindland: Lawler

Paul Daley v Scott Smith: Someone via ko..probably Daley.

Dan Henderson v Renato “Babalu” Sobral: Hendo.
 
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Wow, I knew it was a boring weekend of MMA fights but...

I guess we need to add some holiday cheer!

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TUF Finale:
Leonard Garcia


Johny Hendricks
This is gonna be such a boring fight.

Demian Maia
Better than Grove everywhere. Sub in the first.

Jonathan Brookins
Gracie Barra ftw.

Stephan Bonnar


Strikeforce:

Radach
Silva
Lawler
Smith
Bablu
 

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TUF

Garcia
Hendricks
Maia
Johnson
Bonnar

Strikeforce

Radach
Silva
Lawler
Daley
Henderson
 

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Participation is lacking...bump.

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This season of TUF was ok. I found myself rooting for Brookins. The semi-finals were boring in my opinion. I have no idea how Dana called that last fight a dog fight, unless he meant Johnson and Phan were dogs.

I'm going to disagree. I found it pretty entertaining (just got around to watching it last night...thus avoiding this thread). Then again, maybe it was because the Brookins/Watson fight was fairly one-sided and predictable.


Main Card
Leonard Garcia v Nam Phan
My gut actually says that Nam takes this fight. I see Garcia fading after a blistering first round and then Nam taking the next two...so I'll take Garcia. :hihi:

Rick Story v Johny Hendricks
Hendricks is probably better.

Kendall Grove v Demian Maia
I love Maia, but this one is closer than I think most people expect. Maia doesn't pose a problem to Grove's soft chin, but I think Grove will eventually find himself in guard, and Maia rides it out on top for a decision.

Jonathan Brookins v Michael Johnson
Johnson might have a future but every fight I saw on the show, he gassed. It’s not like on the heavyweight show were ever big guy was suckin wind but it was close. - I'm just quoting stun here, because I agree 100% with this reasoning.

Stephan Bonnar v Igor Pokrajac
Bonnar via TUF karma.
 

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Don't miss your picks...missing an event at the end would kill your chances (and I can imagine the thought of not winning the SR 2010 MMA Pick 'Em is probably something you could never, ever get over).

Bump.
 

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Short and sweet...
Phan by armbar
Hendricks by decision
Brookins by leg hump
Maia by my hatred for Grove
Bonnar by my unwillingness to research his opponent
 

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Michael Johnson
Stephan Bonnar
Kendall Grove
Johnny Hendricks
Leonard Garcia
 

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Made it by the skin of my teeth.

Garcia
Hendricks
Maia
Brookins
Bonnar
 

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Can I get half a point for that Phan-Garcia decision???
 

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Dude. What was that decision? That was horrible. The only 2 people in this world who thought Garcia won that fight were sitting ringside as judges.
 

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