Ok fight fans here we go. Rockstar Energy Drink presents Strikeforce Miami, live at Bank Atlantic Center Saturday, January 30, 2010 – 10:00 PM/ET (prelims start 7:30PM). Nick Diaz will take on Strikeforce newcomer and current DREAM champion Marius Zaromskis for the Strikeforce welterweight championship in the main event!
Strikeforce also welcome newcomers Herchel Walker ,Bobby Lashley and Melvin Manhoef to just to name a few. Strikeforce is trying hard to deepen there roster of fighters and this fight card shows it. This will be a hard fight card to predict because some of these guys I have never seen fight or even heard off, with that being said I will not get into great detail with my predictions.
NICK DIAZ (20-7-0)VS MARIUS ZAROMSKIS(13-3-0)
Nick Diaz is on a five fight win streak and the last time he stepped in the cage he had an incredible fight against Scott Smith at Srikeforce Lawler vs Shields.
Marius Zaromskis is the current Dream champion and 4 out of his last 5 fights never made it out of the first round. For Nick Diaz, this will be his toughest fight in his career.
Nick likes to stand and bang and just looking at Marius’s record, he also likes to stand and trade. This should turn out to be a great stand up fight. I will have to give Nick the advantage on the ground, but I am unsure how he will deal with Marius when he throw some big hands at him. I going with more experience on this one.
MY pick: Nick Daiz
CRISTIANE “CYBORG”SANTOES(8-1-0) VS MARLOES “RUNINA” COENEN(17-3-0)
Cyborg’s last fight was the destruction of Gina Carano at Strikeforce Cyborg vs Carano in August of last year. She is also on 8 fight win streak, only losing her first fight.
Coenen has more experience in the cage then Cyborg, but Coenen has 12 win by way of submission and Cyborg has never won by submission only by decision or TKO. I am wondering how Coenen will handle the power and aggression of Cyborg. Her strength seems to be on the ground not standing and throwing hands.
I believe Cyborg will overwhelm Coenen with her speed and power. I see a TKO stoppage in the second round.
My pick: Cristiane Cyborg Santoes
ROBBIE LAWLER(16-5-0) VS MELVIN MANHOEF(24-6-1)
Lawler’s last fight was at Strikeforce Lawler vs Shields and he lost by a amazing guillotine choke by Jake Shields in the first round. Lawler has an impressive resume of fighter he has fought. He has a lot of experience in the cage but he is fighting a different kinda fighter, he has never faced before.
Manhoef has had some great fights himself, I would expect him to come out and try to take Lawler’s head off. I have only seen a few of Manhoef fights, but I can tell you this, Manhoef is an animal and I don’t believe Lawler can stand with him and trade punches. This is going to be a great figtht and I expect someone will be going to sleep during this fight.
My pick:Melvin Manhoef
HERSCHEL WALKER(0-0-0) VS GREG NAGY(1-1-0)
Walker has brought a lot of attention to our great sport and I appreciate that, but I would really like to see him get his head taken off. I know he a nice guy and all, but because your a football player and you have studied some type of martial arts doesn’t mean you can just step in the cage a be a MMA fighter at 47. I guess we will see if I am wrong and If I am I will give Walker full props for stepping into the cage.
Grag Nagy I have never heard of him and I have no ideal of what he can do in the cage. This to me is a coin toss for the winner.
My pick:Greg Nagy
BOBBY LASHLEY(4-0-0) VS WES SIMS(24-12-1)
Bobby Lashley is undefeated as a pro fighter and he is looking to keep his winning streak alive. Lashley is training at American Top Team, so you know he is getting quality training. I think Lashley will make a big impact on the heavy weight division in Strikeforce. He is big and powerful and with a little time to develop his game I believe he is going to be one of the greats. With a few more wins under his belt, I would look for him in the UFC and shaking up the heavyweight division. The UFC needs a couple more large heavyweight to compete with Mir, Carwin and Lesnar’s size.
Wes Sims was a disappointment on the TUF show. He did nothing to improve his career as a fighter, he just ran him mouth and acted like douche bag. He has won his last three fights all with first round stoppages. Make no mistake Sims can fight and he will test Lashley’s chin. The should turn out to be a great heavy weight fight.
JAY HIERON(18-4-0) VS JOE RIGGS(32-10-0)
My pick: Jay Hieron
PABLO ALFONSO(5-2-0) VS MARCOS DAMATTA(7-0-0)
My pick:Marcos Damatta
DAVID ZITNIK(3-5-0) VS MICHAEL BYRNES(n/a)
My pick: David Zitnik
SABAH HOMASI VS JOHN KELLY
My pick John Kelly
CRAIG OXLEY VS DAVID GOMEZ
My pick:David Gomez
RYAN KEENAN VS HAYDER HASSAN
My pick:Ryan Keenan
Please leave a comment and tell me who you think might win. I will be posting a Strikeforce review right after the fight some plan on coming back and take a look.
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