UFC 169 Predictions

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@adamninja

It’s the first pay per view of the “No More PPV Draws” era. I’m not feeling any buzz about this from hardcore or casual fans. Since Lesnar, GSP, Liddell etc have moved on, there isn’t one fighter that seems able to bring the UFC a strong (700k+) butyrate. We’ll see how it develops but despite having an array of incredible fighters, perhaps the best roster in history, there are very few real stars capable of moving the needle one way or another. Continue reading

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Quick Results From Battlezone 10

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Battlezone Pro Heavyweight Title:

Johnny Dargan (1 – 1) d. Cammile Bonnet (France) (1 – 1) after two rounds via judges decision following an accidental eye poke to Dargan. 

Pro Welterweight Bout:

Myles Price (Team Ryano) d. Kieran Davern (SBG) via RNC in round three.

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Amateur Team Trials Semi Finals:

Battlezone Amateur Featherweight Title:

Aaron Maguire (BJJ Cork/Pedro Bessa) d Richie Smullen via DQ (Accidental Upkick) in round three. 

Flyweight Amateur Bout:

Blaine O’Driscoll (SBG) d. Adam Caffery (RFA) via majority decision.

Lightweight Amateur Bout:

Lloyd Manning (MMA Clinic) d Tommy Martin (SBG) via TKO (GnP) in round two.

Heavyweight Amateur Bout:

Cian Erraught (SBG) d. Cian Burke (Shark Bait MMA) via knockout in round one. 

Welterweight Amateur Bout: 

Richie Crosdale (SBG) d. Keith McCabe (Team Balance) via triangle in round one. 

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Middleweight Amateur Bout:

Will Fleury (MMA Clinic) d. Shane Kirkwood (SBG) via RNC in round three. 

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Amateur Undercard:

Featherweight Bout:

Wayne Fitzgerald (Fermoy Fight Factory) d. Aaron Tucker (Team Ryano) via TKO (Strikes) in round two.

Lightweight Bout:

Thomas Moore (Shark Bail MMA) d. Joseph Coddington (Southgate Fighting Academy) via split decision. 

Welterweight Bout:

Lukasz Makosz (Team Balance) d. Gary Coffee (Gracie Barra Tralee) via triangle/kimura in round two. 

Bantamweight Bout:

Hughie O’Rourke (Team Ryano) d. Chris O’Driscoll (K2C) via armbar in round one.

Ladies Bantamweight Bout:

Stephanie Quill (Team Ryano) d Lisa O’Mahoney (MMA Clinic) via unanimous decision. 

UFC Fight Night: Maia X Shields

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UFC Fight Night 28: Maia vs Shields looks to be one of the better cards of the year. It’s the sixth Brazil show this year and the first in the Ginasio Jose Correa arena in Barueri, Sao Paulo. It seats 5,000 and should be full or close to full for showtime on Wednesday.

No one is going to watch it though as these early Wednesday cards have done poorly since the move to Fuel and Fox Sports.

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