Liddell got KTFO’ed!
Recapping my action over the weekend, the prediction will be listed in plain text with the results and analysis in italics directly below that prediction.
Nate Marquardt vs. Martin Kampmann
I’m gonna put $10 on Marquardt because I dig his style. I think he is too much for Kampmann even though he lost his last two fights. In those, you have to remember it was against prolly the best pound for pound in Anderson Silva and a series of unfortunate knees which led to a point loss.
Wow! Nate “The Great” is right. It didn’t take long for him to TKO Kampmann. A vicious head kick followed by some brutal punches, throw in a knee to the dome-piece for good measure and the fight is over. Nice win here. Marquardt is certainly on his way to another title shot.
Karo Parisyan vs. Yoshiyuki Yoshida
I have $10 on Yoshida even though I couldn’t tell you what he looks like or what he does well. I just think that Karo is done. He’s looked worse and worse with each fight and I think he has a $%%&& attitude. He’s done, I don’t know how, but he will find a way to lose.
Hahahahha, so this
one is kinda funny and kinda sad. Parisyan pulled out at the
weigh-ins with an undisclosed injury. What has come to light is that
he has panic/anxiety attacks which may or may not have affected his
training. Is this what has made him worse and worse over the years?
Certainly could be. Anyway, it is funny because of how arrogant he’s
come off lately, and to now admit this is crazy.
The Main Event: Chuck Liddell vs. Rashad Evans
I have Chuck here for $20. His KO power will be too much. He fought such a smart game against Vanderlei last time out. Evans is way over-rated. I think he doesn’t have the tank or the chin to handle Liddell. Liddell via knockout in round 2.
Snap apparently that should have read “Liddell gets knocked out in round 2.” Just about the perfect game plan. I shouldn’t have expected any less from a Greg Jackson trained fighter. That guy game plans with the best of ‘em. Anyway, Rashad spent the first round timing Liddell’s only form of attack, hand strikes. In the second round, he simply beat him to the punch in every exchange. Rashad is faster and the knockout was amazing. Liddell, once again throws an uppercut to the body and has a counter shot absolutely crush him square on the jaw (see Liddell vs. Quinton Jackson 2). In this case, it was a blazing fast and accurate overhand right.
Congrats to Evans. I take back my over-rated comment. Well done, sir.
Given everything the roll sits at $101.38. Might see action on the next WEC event, but I’ll let you all know.