UFC on VS 1 Picks/Predictions

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UFC ON VERSUS: MARCH 21, 2010

Lets get the business out of the way. The main card of WEC 47 was a blood bath for me (and Miguel Torres,) but some how I picked the whole under-card right besides the Garcia/Roop Majority Draw. Which, if you picked that fight right, prove it and I’ll fly you to Chicago and take you out for a good steak.

WEC 47 Totals:                                      6/11  (fights)                             12/33 (Points)

Overall (after WEC 47)                         30/48 (63%)                              48/137 (33%)

-Jon Jones (9-1) vs. Brandon Vera (11-4)                                                          Jones TKO1

-Junior Dos Santos (10-1) vs. Gabriel Gonzaga (11-4)                              Dos Santos TKO 1
-Cheick Kongo (14-6-1) vs. Paul Buentello (27-11)                                     Kongo TKO 1
-James Irvin (14-5) vs. Alessio Sakara (14-7)                                                Sakara Decision
-Clay Guida (25-11) vs. Shannon Gugerty (12-4)                                         Guida Decision
-Eliot Marshall (8-1) vs. Vladimir Matyushenko (23-4)                       Marshall Decision
-Duane Ludwig (19-10) vs. Darren Elkins (9-1)                                            Ludwig TKO 1
-John Howard (13-4) vs. Daniel Roberts (9-0)                                             Howard Decision
-Brendan Schaub (4-1) vs. Chase Gormley (6-1)                                         Schaub TKO 1
-Mike Pierce (10-3) vs. Julio Paulino (17-2)                                                   Pierce TKO 2
-Jason Brilz (17-2-1) vs. Eric Schafer (11-4-2)                                                 Brilz Decision

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John M Petit

Featured Writer: UnfilteredMMA.com

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Sunday, March 21st, 2010 MMA No Comments

ShowMeMMA: WEC 47 Picks

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*THE BUSINESS (after UFC 110)

Overall Fights 24/37 or 65%

Overall Points: 36/114 or %32

*The Picks

WEC 47: MARCH 6, 2010
venue: Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio

Main Bouts (On Versus):
-Brian Bowles (8-0) vs. Dominick Cruz (14-1) Bowles TKO 1
-Miguel Torres (37-2) vs. Joseph Benavidez (11-1) Torres Dec
-Jens Pulver (22-12-1) vs. Javier Vazquez (13-4) Vazquez Sub 2
-Deividas Taurosevicius (12-3) vs. L.C. Davis (15-2) Taurosevicius Dec.
-Bart Palaszewski (32-13) vs. Karen Darabedyan (9-1) Darabedyan Dec.

Preliminary Bouts (Non-Televised):
-Scott Jorgensen (8-3) vs. Chad George (11-4) Jorgensen TKO 1
-Chad Mendes (5-0) vs. Erik Koch (8-0) Mendes Dec
-Danny Castillo (8-2) vs. Anthony Pettis (7-1) Pettis TKO 3
-Leonard Garcia (13-5) vs. George Roop (10-6) Garcia TKO 2
-Courtney Buck (6-2) vs. Fredson Paixao (8-3) Paixao Sub 1
-Bendy Casimir (19-5-2) vs. Ricardo Lamas (7-1) Lamas TKO 3

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John M Petit

Featured Writer: UnfilteredMMA.com

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Saturday, March 6th, 2010 Uncategorized No Comments

UFC 110 Predictions

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Many have asked why I wait until after the weigh-ins to make my picks. From now on my answer is going to be UFC 110. You can’t blame the UFC for these situations, and when you have been watching Mixed Martial Arts as long as I have you understand that this isn’t even in the same ball park as an “event catastrophe.” I was surprised that the media made this big of a deal out of one fight that was on the under card, and another one which would normally be on the under card (if the fight was in Las Vegas.) Dana White should be commended for rolling with the punches as well as he has been. Most organizations would have collapsed if they had to deal with what the UFC has dealt with in the past 100 or so days.

A few of my favorite fighters are on this card, and it was really hard to separate the love I have for them from my fight picks.

Time to take care of business. Here are my totals for 2010:

Overall Fights: 24/37 or %65

Overall Points: 36/114 or %32

UFC 110 :

Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira V Cain Velasquez           Cain Velasquez Decision

Wanderlei Silva V Michael Bisping                                 Wanderlei Silva  TKO 2

Joe Stevenson V George Sotiropoulos                         Joe Stevenson KO 2

Keith Jardine V Ryan Bader                                              Ryan Bader TKO 3

Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic V Anthony Perosh             Mirko Cro-cop TKO 1

Stephan Bonnar V Krzysztof Soszynski                         Krzysztof Soszynski Decision

Chris Lytle V Brian Foster                                                   Brian Foster Decision

Goran Reljic V C.B. Dollaway                                              Goran Reljic TKO 3

Igor Pokrajac V James Te Huna                                          James Te Huna TKO 2

That does it for UFC 110 enjoy the fights.

Keep the hands up!

John M Petit

Featured Writer / Unfilteredmma.com

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Saturday, February 20th, 2010 Uncategorized No Comments

A Brand New Reason for The UFC Not To Partner With M-1 Global

Everyone is  still upset that the UFC will not partner with M-1 global so Fedor could fight for the Heavyweight belt. Everyone thinks its worth it for the UFC to lose half the money on an event to have The Last Emperor come in and fight. This may sound crazy, but I am happy they aren’t partnering with M-1 global. This has nothing to do with money. This has nothing to do with Fedor, or any fighter for that matter. My complaint is with M-1, and ANYONE who would partner with them.

Last Friday M-1 had its Selection show, and I was excited to find out it would be streaming online. Yes, I knew it wasn’t a card filled with top grade talent. I am just that much of an MMA addict, and I was hoping it would stop the shakes until UFC 109 the next day. However, what i saw was just plain disgusting, and my blood has been boiling about this ever since.

The second to last bout of the evening, about 2 pm CST, was Geronimo de Groot vs Jermaine Voetman.  The thing that bothered me about this fight was de Groot’s age. Geronimo is only 16 years old, and 15 years younger then Voetman-who is a Netherlands boxing champion!  de Groot fought a tremendous fight and ended up getting mounted and  tko’d early in the second.

I had to stop myself after the fight. What did I just see? Did I just see a grown man beat down a teenager in a ring? Yep. I sure did. This blew my mind. What did this prove to the other fighter? What questions were answered? How did Voetman feel beating up a CHILD who was technically old enough to be his son? de Groot isn’t even done growing yet. His muscles have years until they will be fully developed. The only thing leveling the playing field was that they were both debuting in their MMA careers.

Imagine you are having a conversation with someone. You are explaining the wonderful sport of MMA. The person gives you the same “dangerous, life threatening” song and dance we have all heard a million times. Then they go “well I heard about this one fight where this 31 year old man fought a 16 year old.” What are you going to say that? You can’t say it didn’t happen, and it was some small promotion.  This is a global organization that puts on fights with the second largest promotion in the US.

Imagine the vote that will soon take place in New York. Everyone makes their pitch on why or why not MMA should be sanctioned.  Then some uninformed twit loads the youtube video of de Groot getting mounted and pounded out.  All the while the announcer is calling him a boy.  It’s things like this that have always held MMA back in the past.

I think its only fair I also state this. I don’t think anyone under the age of 18 should be fighting MMA. If I had a son or daughter I would put them in a BJJ program, or a wrestling program, and maybe a Muay Thai class that only hits mitts and bags. Never, at that age, would I put them in front of someone to take repeated blows to the head. Especially when science proves your brain and muscles  aren’t even done developing yet. This is my personal choice, and I am not judging anyone for thinking different. Its a combat sport and they have plenty of time to fight, if they still choose to, AFTER they turn 18.

I applaud the UFC for not partnering with M1 for this reason alone (yes, I understand it wasn’t the UFC’s reason.) I also think Scott Coker and Strikeforce should be ashamed of themselves for getting into bed with these clowns for the sake of some ratings.   I think Strikeforce should tell M-1 they will not partner for events until they put a stop to such ridiculous matchmaking. It was embarrassing, and disgusting to watch. I didn’t even bother to watch the last fight  on the card.

I don’t care how many people Fedor knocks out. I don’t care that “we have to know for sure” who the best pound for pound fighter is. I don’t care how much money could be made, or  how big of an event it would be. What i do care about is the integrity of the sport of Mixed Martial Arts. How could any company, let alone ZUFFA, partner with these people? This was a step back in MMA if you ask me.

You can decide for yourselves:

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John M Petit

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Friday, February 12th, 2010 Uncategorized No Comments

UFC 109 Picks

UFC 109 is about to kick off a busy few weeks for MMA.  Here are my updated numbers after the Strikeforce card. I went 5/6 in my picks for Strikeforce, and I picked up 11 of 18 points. These are my totals for 2010:

I have 18 fights picked right out of 26 ( %69.2), and  22/81 points ( 27.2%.)

There are plenty of close fights on this card which I think will make it more interesting.

UFC 109 Relentless:

-Randy Couture (17-10) vs. Mark Coleman (16-9)                   Couture Sub 2

-Nate Marquardt (29-8-2) vs. Chael Sonnen (23-10-1)        Marquardt TKO 2

-Demian Maia (11-1) vs. Dan Miller (11-2)                                 Maia Sub 1

-Matt Serra (9-6) vs. Frank Trigg (19-7)                                     Trigg Decision

-Paulo Thiago (12-1) vs. Mike Swick (14-3)                               Swick Decision

Prelimin:

-Mac Danzig (18-7-1) vs. Justin Buchholz (8-4)                       Danzig Decision

-Melvin Guillard (22-8-2) vs. Ronnys Torres (14-1)              Torres Sub 1

-Rob Emerson (17-8-1) vs. Phillipe Nover (9-2-1)                  Emerson Decision

-Brian Stann (8-2) vs. Phil Davis (4-0)                                          Davis TKO 1

-Tim Hague (10-2) vs. Chris Tuchscherer (17-2)                      Tuchscherer TKO 1

-Rolles Gracie (3-0) vs. Joey Beltran (10-3)                              Gracie Sub 1

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John M Petit

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Saturday, February 6th, 2010 Uncategorized No Comments

Strikeforce Miami Picks

As I type out my picks for the Strikeforce Miami card. I have to ask myself how Strikeforce plans to be relevant for a long time. I enjoy the cards, and I am excited to see more people exposed to MMA. However, with the way they use the under card, and the fact they aren’t pushing Cyborg as the person who destroyed Carano we have to wonder if the TV boardroom isn’t leaking into the fight-room. I understand they need to sell tickets in the hometowns, but I would rather they pick a city where they are successful and be stationary in order for them to put a top to bottom solid pro-card. They could even sell these fights later. It seems short sighted.

Nick Diaz (20-7) vs. Marius Zaromskis (13-3)                                                                  Diaz       Sub 5
Cris “Cyborg” Santos (8-1) vs. Marloes Coenen (17-3)                                                   Cyborg   TKO 1
Robbie Lawler (16-5)* vs. Melvin Manhoef (24-6-1)                                                     Manhoef TKO 2
Herschel Walker (0-0) vs. Greg Nagy (1-1)                                                                        Walker   TKO 1
Bobby Lashley (4-0) vs. Wes Sims (22-12-1)                                                                     Lashley  TKO 1
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Jay Hieron (18-4) vs. Joe Riggs (32-10)                                                                               Hieron Decision
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-More soon, Keep the hands up!

John M Petit

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Saturday, January 30th, 2010 Uncategorized No Comments

XFO 33 Comes To Chicago This Weekend!

XFO 33 will be taking place on Jan. 23, 2010 at the Copernicus Center in Chicago. Gideon Ray is taking on Daniel Strauss who fought ten times in 2009.  The scary part is he is showing improvement over all of these fights. Ray is going to have his hands full with this newcomer. Yusup Saadulaev has gone undefeated in 2009 racking up 5 fights, and will be taking on a formidable opponent in Courtney Landis. These two fights alone are worth going, but the XFO has the whole night covered for you.

This is going to be a fun night of fights from XFO, and all of my Chicago friends need to get out to this one at the Copernicus Center.

XFO 33 Fight Card

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Gideon Ray Vs Daniel Straus

Yusup Saadulaev Vs Courtney Landis

Jake Meyer Vs. Matt Tobie

Mark Miller Vs Levon Maynard

Boban Simic Vs Alex Rozman

Ryan Sturdy Vs. Dan Bolden

Whitney Waddell Vs Chris Garcia

Bobby Reardanz Vs Bruce Johnson
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Joey Diehl Vs. Jake Gilski

Casey Irvin Vs Chris Miller

Blaine Podkowa Vs Will E. Smith

Arty Hong Vs Jeff Lavallee

Craig Paneo Vs. Neter Rael

Josh Estrada Vs Jesse James Love

Steve bringham Vs Martin Villafuerte

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Thursday, January 21st, 2010 Uncategorized No Comments

Ultimate Fight Night 20 Wrap Up

I enjoyed UFN 20 overall. I was hoping to see more fights, but as i predicted it was a real decision fest. Three fights finished out of eleven, and not even a good tko you could argue to get KO of the night. Simpson/Lawlor I had scored going the other way, but the judges agreed with my predictions so I won’t complain too much.

Evan Dunham blew my socks off with how well his BJJ has progressed. Megaton Dias should be very impressed with his handy work with Dunham. Very smooth Transition from the triangle to the arm bar.  Effrain obviously forgot to defend the arm first, and then the neck in that position, and it seemed Dunham baited him perfectly.  We all knew Effrain wasn’t getting out of the arm bar. I think the Ref should have protected Effrain against himself. Helplessly laying on your back, wincing, with your hand hovering for a tap isn’t exactly intelligently defending yourself from where I come from.

Here are the results and my point totals are at the bottom.

Gray Maynard defeats Nate Diaz via Split Decision (0pt.)
Evan Dunham defeats Efrain Escudero via Submission (Arm Bar) Round 3
(0pt.)
Aaron Simpson defeats Tom Lawlor via Split Decision
(1pt.)
Amir Sadollah defeats Brad Blackburn via Unanimous Decision
(2pt.)
Chris Leben defeats Jay Silva via unanimous decision (3pt.)
Rick Story defeats Jesse Lennox via unanimous decision
(1pt.)
Rory MacDonald defeats Mike Guymon via submission (arm bar) in round one
(1pt.)
Nik Lentz vs. Thiago Tavares ruled a majority draw after three rounds
(0pt.)
Rafael dos Anjos defeats Kyle Bradley via unanimous decision
(1pt.)
Gerald Harris defeats John Salter via technical knockout (strikes) in round three (2pt.)
Nick Catone defeats Jesse Forbes via split decision (1pt.)

Again, I want to point out I did not count ufc 108 in my totals. I did do picks, and I did pretty well actually, but I said then I would not be counting it. My “Picks year” started on Sunday night. Also,for the record, I am calling the Draw a loss. I could easily make the case that it was a win. So this is how I lay out for the year so far.

I am 13 out of 21 total fights. (61.9 %)
I have 21 points out of 63. (33.3%)

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John M Petit
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Tuesday, January 12th, 2010 Uncategorized 1 Comment

My Numbers and Totals for WEC 46

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On the flat picks I went 5 out of ten for a total of 50%. I will be using points this year. 1 point awarded for winner, then one for each round and method. Im coming out of the first card of the year with a meager 8 points out of 30.

WEC 46 Main Bouts:
-Ben Henderson def. Jamie Varner by Submission (Guillotine Choke) at 2:41, R3                  0 Points
-Urijah Faber def. Raphael Assuncao by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 3:49, R3          1 Point
-Kamal Shalorus def. Dave Jansen by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28), R3       0 Points
-Mike Brown def. Anthony Morrison by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 1:54, R1           3 Points
-Deividas Taurosevicius def. Mackens Semerzier by Unanimous Decision R3                          0 Points

WEC 46 Preliminary Bouts:
-Charlie Valencia def. Akitoshi Tamura by Split Decision , R3                                                        0 Points
-Wagnney Fabiano def. Clint Godfrey by Unanimous Decision , R3                                              1 Point
-Mark Hominick def. Brian Caraway by Submission (Armbar) at 3:48, R1                                 1 Point
-Eddie Wineland def. George Roop by Unanimous Decision , R3                                                   0 Points
-Will Compuzano def. Coty Wheeler by Unanimous Decision  R3                                                  3 Points


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John M Petit
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Monday, January 11th, 2010 Uncategorized 1 Comment

UFC Fight Night 20 Picks

-Gray Maynard (8-0) vs. Nate Diaz (11-4)                     Diaz Submission  2
-Efrain Escudero (12-0) vs. Evan Dunham (9-0)        Escudero Decision
-Aaron Simpson (6-0) vs. Tom Lawlor (6-1)                Simpson  KO 1
-Amir Sadollah (2-1) vs. Brad Blackburn (15-9-1)      Sadollah TKO 3

Preliminary Bouts:
-Chris Leben (18-7) vs. Jay Silva (5-2)                             Leben Decision
-Jesse Lennox (11-1) vs. Rick Story (8-3)                        Story Submission 2
-Nik Lentz (17-3-1) vs. Thiago Tavares (14-3)               Tavares Decision
-Mike Guymon (10-2-1) vs. Rory MacDonald (9-0)    MacDonald Decision
-Kyle Bradley (14-6) vs. Rafael dos Anjos (12-4)         dos Anjos Sub 2
-Gerald Harris (13-2) vs. John Salter (3-0)                     Harris TKO 1
-Nick Catone (6-2) vs. Jesse Forbes (11-3)                     Catone TKO 2

Enjoy the fights, and Keep the hands up!

John M Petit

Featured Writer/unfilteredmma.com

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Friday, January 8th, 2010 Uncategorized No Comments

Ranting, Raving and Bleeding MMA

I will be sharpening my tongue and brain in this blog focusing on MMA. I look forward to your feedback and questions. We all start somewhere. Buy the ticket, and take the ride!

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