I don't know about you all, but I am still buzzing from last week's fights. But time waits for no man. UFC goes back to the great north, making some fight plans in Vancouver. The top three fights are very intriguing. The main event has potential #1 contender implications, the co-main event has the feather-weight debut of a former champion, and the third fight has the return of a mega-star fresh of her dazzling performance on "Dancing with the Stars". Still bull@#$% she got robbed out of the crystal ball trophy. Also, we preview the Bellator main event.
Carlos Condit vs. Demian Maia
Picking Maia- Gooms, Kid P, Dr. Law
Charles Oliveira vs. Anthony Pettis
|That's a good grandson|
Picking Pettis- All of us
Bec Rawlings vs. Paige VanZant
The closer this fight gets the more I get excited for this fight. Both of these ladies push the action. There isn't much separation in terms of skill and ability in a lot of match-ups in the strawweight division (Joanna Champion and Claudia Gadelha notwithstanding) so many fights are close to call. In pretty much any fight that Paige is in for the foreseeable future, her opponent will come into the cage wanting to knock her down a peg (Rawlings earlier in the week said she wanted to "rip the head off America's sweetheart"), mainly because fighters are haters. Besides her fantastic Paso Doble, Paige has shown toughness that belies her bubbly personality. Paige controls the fight by pressing Bec against the cage, scoring takedowns. Paige by decision.
Picking Paige- All of us
Joe Lauzon vs. Jim Miller
Picking Lauzon- All of us
Benson Henderson vs. Patricio Freire
Picking Bendo- All of us.
It's MMAzing 2016 Standings (as of 8/25/16)
1. Doctor Law - (83-51) - .619
2. Kid Presentable - (82-52) - .612
3. Lavender Gooms - (80-54) - .597
4. DJ Mark - (79-55) - .589