Ok fight fans, I am really busy these day with school so I ask one of MMA Punk’s top commenter for a little help. I asked Geoff if he would like to do a guest post and he got right to business. Geoff did predictions for Ultimate Fight Night Live 21 and did a awesome job, so let give props for the great work.
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ULTIMATE FIGHT NIGHT 21 OVERVIEW/PREDICTIONS
by: loco_motive Mar 30th
UFN 21 AKA Florian vs. Gomi is on for Mar 31st in Charlotte North Carolina. The main card which will be televised is no joke. In the main event Kenny Florian (14-4) -300 will be welcoming Takanori Gomi (31-5) +220 to the UFC. Gomi has 36 pro fights to date and will prove to be a worthy opponent for the on again off again contender Florian. This will be an exciting fight with enough action and maybe blood to even keep the most casual fight fan interested. When asked about the difference between fighting the UFC and Pride Gomi answered elbows, and we all know Ken Flo has some devastating elbows. It will be fun to see how Gomi copes in the Octagon with different striking rules and the pool of young talented light weights the UFC provides. I’m leaning towards Florian winning an exciting fight that goes the distance via UD.
In the Co main event Roy Nelson (15-4) -300 will be taking on the 22yr old Skyskraper Stefan Struve (23-3) +220. Roy Nelson has gone on the record to have nothing bad to say about Struve but believes he will control Struve on Route to a stoppage in this fight. He believes his experience, weight, and superior skill in all areas will be enough to get past Struve and even Brock Lesnar for that matter. Struve on the other hand is not coming into this fight scared. He has excellent Subm’s for a man his height and will use his long limbs to try to catch Big Country. On his feet Struve is also going in confident after training with K-1 kickboxers to tune up his always improving stand up game. I see Nelson landed a big shot at some point in the fight and eventually ground and pounding out a T/KO victory as long as he can avoid the Submission skill of Struve on the mat.
Nate Quarry (18-3) -300 will be looking to climb the ranks of the middleweight division when he takes on Jorge Rivera (17-7) +220. Nate has an impressive 7-2 record in the UFC with his only losses coming to top fighters Rich Franklin and Demian Maia. Since his loss to Maia the Rock has realed off two impressive victories in the Octagon. Rivera on the other hand is 6-5 in the UFC and a very up and down fighter, he’s currently on his longest winning streak in the UFC with two straight victories. He’s been stopped by Kampmann, Martin, Leban and Rich Franklin which shows hes prone to collapse when on the rec. end of a heavy hitter. I feel like El Conquistadors night will end via T/KO in the late first or early second round.
Finally, Ross Pearson (12-3) -210 will get Denis Siver (15-6) +165 in a light weight match up. Pearson has had a great start to his UFC career with a win over countrymen Andre Winner (fighting on the undercard) at TUF Team USA vs. Team U.K. finale and a TKO victory vs. Aaron Riley at UFC 105. Pearson has a strong stand up very good knees with a solid wrestling base to inflict his ground and pound. Denis Siver is a tough competitor in his own right amassing a 4-3 record in the Octagon. After two straight losses to Maynard and Guillard hes realed off three straight stoppages vs. Mohr, Hartt and Kelly. A good puncher with great take downs you cant count him out of this fight. That being said I think he’ll be more a gate keeper in the division as Ross The Real Deal continues his climb up the light weight ranks towards some more danerous apponents. Pearson will win a closely contended fight via three round sweep, UD.
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