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Old 10-19-2013, 07:54 PM   #1
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Arrow ~UFC 166: Cain Vs. Junior Dos Santos III (Trilogy)






Main card PPV:
Cain Velasquez vs. Junior Dos Santos
Daniel Cormier vs. Roy Nelson
Gilbert Melendez vs. Diego Sanchez
Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Shawn Jordan
John Dodson vs. Darrell Montague


Prelims (Fox Sports 1):
C.B. Dollaway vs. Tim Boetsch
Nate Marquardt vs. Hector Lombard
Sarah Kaufman vs. Jessica Eye
George Sotiropoulos vs. K.J. Noons


Prelims (Facebook):
T.J. Waldburger vs. Adlan Amagov
Anthony Ferguson vs. Mike Rio
Andre Fili vs. Jeremy Larsen
Dustin Pague vs. Kyoji Horiguchi








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Cain Vs. JDS - JDS has a lot of things in his favor this time around. His marital issues are settled, he's motivated like holy fire to get the belt back, and his team has had a long time to work on his weaknesses and possibly even develop some traps for when Cain shoots on him. specifically, knowing that junior can be taken down repeatedly yet can't be finished has to be an enormous plus. it will allow him to take extra risks, like throwing a choice knee or uppercut when Cain is changing levels, or maybe even doing something interesting when he's hopping against the fence with Cain on the ground, clinging to the ankle. Cain is still Cain, but slight edge to JDS this time, probably by TKO. of course i'll be thrilled if i'm wrong.

Cormier Vs. Nelson - Roy has to hit the big punch or he's sunk. otherwise i expect cormier to grind him down and tire him out. of course nelson lost a tonne of weight for this fight, so that's an x-factor. Cormier by decision, but probably not without getting in to danger along the way.

Gilbert Melendez Vs. Diego Sanchez - Melendez is just too good. I think he, Josh Thompson, Bendo and Pettis are the big four of their division, with everyone else at a lower tier right now. Gil by TKO.







#WarCain

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Old 10-19-2013, 08:00 PM   #2
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Default Re: ~UFC 166: Cain Vs. Junior Dos Santos III (Trilogy)

Cain should win. Junior has a punchers chance
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Old 10-19-2013, 08:12 PM   #3
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Default Re: ~UFC 166: Cain Vs. Junior Dos Santos III (Trilogy)

I got Cain winning this by either TKO in later rounds or decision.
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Old 10-19-2013, 08:14 PM   #4
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Default Re: ~UFC 166: Cain Vs. Junior Dos Santos III (Trilogy)

ooh, kj noons, george sotiropolous, and cb dolloway all on the card!
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Old 10-19-2013, 08:16 PM   #5
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oh and nightmare too!
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Old 10-19-2013, 08:19 PM   #6
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Default Re: ~UFC 166: Cain Vs. Junior Dos Santos III (Trilogy)

dangit, i couldn't restrain myself. so i bought myself a half bottle (1/10th) of decent whiskey to celebrate watching some of my favorite fighters war (cain, cormier, nelson, melendez) and i've already started in through sheer impatience. i blame godzuki.


the way i see the big fight is this-- as jack slack points out, junior will surely have developed a whole bunch of traps and counters for when cain leads with his head and shoots. that's very, very scary if you're a cain fan... which i am, heavily.

the question is-- how does cain counter that? did he try to polish his boxing, hoping to trick the better boxer in to pure standup so that he can shoot more effectively? does he go back to kickboxing the lead leg in junior's diaz-heavy front foot, like in cain-junior I? or did he just do what he publically said he did, and try to polish his all-around skillset so as to take the fight anywhere? (cain is a brown belt in BJJ, i recall)


anyway... whoever wins this, IMO it's not fair to either man to keep matching them up just because dana white does whatever the hell he wants. no no, the other guys... barnett, werdum, browne, maybe overeem with a win, maybe hunt with two nice wins, maybe nelson against cain if he upsets cormier... all deserve some cracks at the belt IMO.


people know cain and junior are virtually equal #1's at this point. it's time for some variety after this. cain's last five fights have been as follows:

-junior
-bigfoot
-junior
-bigfoot
-junior

#lackoff--kingvariety,danayoudipshit!
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Old 10-19-2013, 08:20 PM   #7
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Default Re: ~UFC 166: Cain Vs. Junior Dos Santos III (Trilogy)

MY PICKS(I am really high so pardon me)

JDS VS CAIN: Cain shows up looking better than ever. I expect JDS to come out looking great but getting tired as Cain turns up the pace. I see JDS trying to get Cain to exchange with him and he will get taken down in one of those exchanges. I think Cain will end it with a submission that not too many see coming.

Cormier vs Nelson: I think Nelson wins as a monstrous upset. I can guarantee you that Cormier will come out trying to prove that he can box and will be doing fine until Nelson catches him with a big punch that hurts him and ultimately gets him finished.

MELENDEZ VS SANCHEZ: Melendez destroys Sanchez and proves that he needs another tittle shot.
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Old 10-19-2013, 08:29 PM   #8
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Default Re: ~UFC 166: Cain Vs. Junior Dos Santos III (Trilogy)

I see this fight going to the ground all 5 rounds, or maybe not. If it doesn't go to the ground, then I see JDS catching him, or Cain putting the beating on him once again. It's just very hard to predict, knowing that this is a mentally ready & very motivated JDS. If the fight does goes to the ground, I wonder if his Jiu-Jitsu will be there, I wonder if he trusts it. Because, on their 2nd fight, it was non-existent, his Jiu-Jitsu was nowhere to be found. lol

I just hope that JDS is ready for war. I love em' both. But, I think Cain is still going to win this.

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Old 10-19-2013, 08:37 PM   #9
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Default Re: ~UFC 166: Cain Vs. Junior Dos Santos III (Trilogy)

when does this start?
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Default Re: ~UFC 166: Cain Vs. Junior Dos Santos III (Trilogy)

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when does this start?

1 hour and 24 minutes ago

http://www.mmajunkie.com/news/2013/1...d-live-results

http://www.sportlemon.tv/20131019/vv...15-666385.html

if you only wanna watch the big fights, come back in around an hour
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Default Re: ~UFC 166: Cain Vs. Junior Dos Santos III (Trilogy)

Adlan Amagov is a scary dude :O
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Old 10-19-2013, 08:41 PM   #12
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1 hour and 24 minutes ago

http://www.mmajunkie.com/news/2013/1...d-live-results

http://www.sportlemon.tv/20131019/vv...15-666385.html

if you only wanna watch the big fights, come back in around an hour
Meant the title fight but thanks. Nice streams too. I was watching college football otherwise I would have watched most of the fights
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Default Re: ~UFC 166: Cain Vs. Junior Dos Santos III (Trilogy)

title fight is like 3rd or 4th best fight on the card imo
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title fight is like 3rd or 4th best fight on the card imo
Are you high too?
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