MMA Predictions and a Challenge Perhaps
UFC: Seek and Destroy is coming to us this Saturday August 9, 2008. I wanted to issue a challenge to myself and let you all tag along and watch. I am going to deposit some money on Bodog (sign up with referral #PF8465C) and list out predictions and bets for the coming event. If successful, I will continue whenever I fancy, but I will always put my predictions and action out there for you all to see. I may not bet on everything, but who knows, I can’t resist putting my money into play.
Start of Challenge: $100.00
On the preliminary card, I only have heard of maybe two fighters (Ben Saunders and Cheick Kongo). For that reason, I’ll be staying away from bets here.
Jason McDonald vs. Demian Maia
No bet here, but if pushed I would take McDonald. That is just a random gut-feeling though.
Manny Gamburyan vs. Rob Emerson
I like Emerson as a fighter, but here I think Manny is too much for him. The Manvil is way too active for Emerson. My money is on Manvil for $10.
Brock Lesnar vs. Heath Herring
This is a very interesting fight. Brock came out in his last fight and really put the pressure on Frank Mir. If it wasn’t for Mir’s gameness, Brock would have gotten a stoppage. Look for Lesnar to start fast, but I’m just not sure where this fight will go. We have to remember that Herring nearly knocked out current Heavyweight Champ Antonia Rodrigo Noguiera. I really think this fight can go either way. Part of me says that Brock is a freak and way too quick and powerful for a man so big. The other part of me is screaming for Herring to take this just on MMA experience alone. Lesnar by first round TKO, but no bet.
Kenny Florian vs. Roger Huerta
Big fight for both of them. Next could be a title fight with the Prodigy BJ Penn. Alas, this fight much like the last is hard for me to call. Both guys have skills, but when it comes down to it, I’ll be rooting for Huerta. Again, no bet.
Georges St. Pierre vs. Jon Fitch
Jon Fitch is animal, but GSP does everything he does and he does it better. Fitch will get killed in this fight. St. Pierre is absolutely on a different level. Go back and rewatch his last two fights against the Matts (Hughes and Serra respectively). GSP is done trading with folks. He can strike with anyone he wants, but why risk it when he can just own you on the ground. I fully expect another clinic and this fight to jumpstart more best pound for pound talk. GSP 3rd round TKO by Ground and Pound. I’m putting $50 on GSP.