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Although Gustafsson has the height and reach advantage, Cormier is the favorite heading into , mostly due to his world-class wrestling. The last time UFC was in Houston, the event sold out within 3 days of going on sale for the public.
Thankfully, you can get an Official Ticket Package today and not have to stress down the road. See you in Houston! All bouts and UFC appearances subject to change without notice. Gustafsson Posted by Victoria Barnett on Jul 22, Wrestling It took Daniel Cormier two tries, but he rightfully claimed the light heavyweight title after defeating Anthony Johnson at UFC via rear naked choke in the third round. Aggressiveness, Standup Alexander Gustafsson will be a tough match for Cormier, especially when you consider his impressive performance in a title fight against Jon Jones in Corpus Christi's beach on the Gulf of Mexico, which is about two hours away.
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Edinburgh and Weslaco are over half an hour away. Not to mention it is by no means cheap to fly in to any one of those places. I hope you're not including Mexico in that k population.
I wouldn't advise anybody to venture across the border anywhere around there. You probably won't be coming back. Back to top Report 29 cashfl0w cashfl0w Stay woke, fam. Also, this is a relatively good card. There are plenty of legitimate fighters. This ain't a Canadian Fight Night. I would think just the fact that "the one that shall not be named" is attending this event VIP would fill the building Posted 14 September - Gamblers Prediction League Season 4 Champion.
Last one to post Champion. Posted 15 September - Posted 16 September - Damn near the entire fourth row on the floor is still open. Especially if we're rounding wayyy up and saying there's k people in the metropolitan area. Back to top Report 40 agtx agtx Free 3, posts Posted 16 September - Back to top Report 41 freddievanhalen3 freddievanhalen3 Adolf Sniffler. Posted 17 September - Went to high school with Rick Glenn. I expect him to get diggled , especially moving up in weight and on short notice but his only loss in his last 15 fights was to Palmer for the WSOF title and Glenns sister passed from cancer a couple weeks before the fight.
I don't ever remember a UFC event that has been lower-profile than this one. It will be shown live on free TV in Canada, and on delayed broadcast in the U. Munoz has won three in a row, dropping only one of seven appearances since moving to middleweight in while Chris Leben has won four of his last five.
Read more about UFC Predictions. To be honest, after all of the drama and the changes on this card I find it really hard to care too much about it. What once shaped up as a great card has slowly gotten worse and worse, and now it is far from intriguing. With two weeks to go before the event, UFC 's welterweight title fight between the champion Georges St-Pierre and challenger Carlos Condit was scrapped after a knee injury derailed St-Pierre.
We will have to wait until early for this fight to materialize, but the contest promoted to main event will be just as entertaining. Read more about Penn vs. Diaz Odds and Betting Preview. In what is shaping up to be an epic month for the UFC, full of title fights and thrilling bouts, this is a very strong card featuring two title fights that have a chance to be classics.
Here's how the main card shapes up all odds are from Bodog: Dan Severn won that day in front of a crowd of 2, Chuck Liddell successfully defended his pound title four times. Since Liddell's run came to an end there have been six different title holders, including Jones and his UFC opponent Rampage Jackson. In fact, Rampage was the man that began this title carousel when he rendered Liddell unconscious in UFC Given the number and strength of Brazilian fighters in the UFC it's really amazing that they have only been there once before - and that was way back in The UFC top fight is a rematch from back in In that matchup Anderson Silva was clearly the superior striker while Yushin Okami attempted a couple of unsuccessful shots.
Eventually Yushin completed a takedown, which was quickly followed by an illegal up kick that ended the fight. If you believe in such things, then you would be certain that UFC is cursed. Jon Jones was supposed to defend his light heavyweight title against Rashad Evans, but he got hurt and had to back out.
Phil Davis took his place, but injured himself in mid-July and had to be replaced on short notice by Tito Ortiz. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira was supposed to face Rich Franklin, but the Brazilian was hurt and the fight was scrapped. Jose Aldo was rumored to be on the card, but he got hurt as well.
Tito Ortiz that looks pretty lopsided on paper. However, as we always do here at Doc's Sports, we will try and see if there is any value here for UFC picks. As always, we will have a full slate of UFC predictions on our homepage on Friday. In the meantime, let's take a closer look at the main event. Read more about UFC Picks: It's time for another UFC event.
The most notable feature of this card is that it features the first-ever defense of the UFC Bantamweight championship -- and a heck of a fight is expected. At to pounds these are the smallest fighters in the UFC, but certainly not the least entertaining. The city's beloved Canucks are in the midst of a brutal Stanley Cup final, and tensions are high after a rough trip to Boston.
Still, the show must go on, and the rest of the world that doesn't really care about hockey will be focused on what is shaping up to be a solid UFC card. The main event is a heavyweight challenge that was supposed to feature Brock Lesnar, but is actually better without him. Here's a look at the main UFC card: The card was supposed to feature a more interesting main event -- the third meeting between Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard, and their second for the UFC Lightweight title -- but injuries to both fighters has delayed that event.
This new main event was supposed to be different as well. Jackson was originally facing Thiago Silva, but Silva was injured. Rashad Evans was the rumored replacement before Hamill stepped in. Not only is it their first time there, but it will be in front of the largest crowd ever for one of their events - it takes place in the sold out home of the Blue Jays, the Rogers Centre. That's a hideous barn of a building, but with 55, screaming fans in it there should be lots of life and atmosphere.
I normally don't do previews of the UFC Fight Night cards, but there are a few reasons I am choosing to here -- the card, which will be contested in Seattle at the sadly vacant former home of the Sonics, is particularly interesting, there isn't another regular UFC event for more than a month, and last weekend's event went so well for us that I want to keep riding the wave.
With all that said, here's how the main card breaks down for this Saturday's event all odds are from Sports Interaction: The world is still turning outside of that bubble of joy, though -- and the fact that there is another UFC event this weekend is proof of that. It makes my head hurt trying to figure out when it is actually happening in Australia, but the important thing is that it will be available on pay-per-view in the U.
The five fights on the main card are solid, including an intriguing main event, and a couple of Aussies. Some UFC cards are much better than others. All five fights on the main card give us a reason to be excited, and two in particular have massive potential. Here's a look at how the main card plays out with my UFC predictions and betting picks all odds are from Sports Interaction: The event is notable mostly because of how light the average weight of the fighters is -- there are no heavyweights on the whole card, the only title fight features lightweights, and the preliminary card features the first two featherweight fights held under the UFC banner.
This is the second time that Georges St. Pierre -- perhaps the area's most popular athlete right now - headlines one of those cards. At Bodog's online sportsbook, we'll be ready to go too as we expect huge action on this card.
Obviously the headliner of the event is Canadian Georges-St. Read more about UFC Odds. You certainly can't complain about a shortage of UFC events lately. The card last weekend was a bit short on big-name excitement, but the same can't be said here - though there is no title fight on the card, all four guys in the final two fights of the night have held a title at least once. UFC Odds - Marquardt vs. The UFC must not like Germans very much.
If they really did like them then they would bring a much better card to Oberhausen, Germany, for the second UFC card in Deutschland. Hosting any UFC event is probably better than not having one, but the organization is putting forth the card with the least amount of star power they possibly could. Simply put, this is the best main event the UFC has given us in several events.
The undercard isn't perfect, but the main event - Brock Lesnar defending his title against Cain Velasquez - has the potential to be one for the ages. Here's how the main card breaks down all UFC odds are from Bodog: This is the fourth time that the UFC has been in that arena, and like some times before it this event will be shown on tape delay on Spike TV instead of on pay-per-view.
The tape delay creates an extra profit opportunity for you if you have stupid friends. If you don't then you'll have to make your money through betting on the fights.
Here's how I see them turning out with some UFC odds and predictions: The fine folks of Indiana are regularly treated to great football, but this card isn't up to quite the same world-class caliber. The main event is a bit of a head-scratcher - there have certainly been stronger, more interesting, and more relevant matches recently.
The rest of the main card in more interesting, but certainly not flashy. They aren't going to break any pay-per-view records with this one. Read more about MMA Odds: UFC is a card marked by two extremes - a main event lightweight championship fight that couldn't be more interesting, and a heavyweight tilt that couldn't be more ridiculous.
UFC Betting Picks. It seems like forever since we have had a UFC pay-per-view. It's actually been just over a month - UFC was July 3 - but we had so many events so close together a while back that this seems like an eternity.