Tuesday, April 1, 2008

UFC Fight Night 13 Preview and Picks- Free Euphoria, Again


Tommorow's UFC Fight Night 13 has a fight card thats more intriguing than most UFC PPV's. The main event is a match-up of 2 lightweight contenders, Joe Lauzon and Kenny Florian(with the awful nickname "Ken-Flo'). Apart from that fight, you have overnight sensation Tim Boetsch taking on the TUF 3 alum Matt Hamill and how about Judo specialist Karo "The Heat" Parisyan clashing with the very tough Thiago Alves. Wait, I'm not even close to finished with this amazing card. Nate Diaz takes on the always scrappy Kurt Pellegrino and in what promises to be a slugfest Houston Alexander looks to return to form against James Irvin. Also,in a clash of 2 outstanding wrestlers Frankie Edgar meets Gray Maynard, Gray coming off his 9 second KO victory against Joe Veras and Edgar coming off a dominating performence against Spencer Fisher. Those are the main bouts on the card, but the undercard is stacked as well with the always entertaining Clay Guida fighting UFC newcomer Samy Schiavo and to round things out
-Din Thomas vs Josh Neer
-Marcus Aurelio vs Ryan Roberts
-Manny Gamburyan vs Jeff Cox
-Tommy Speer vs Anthony Johnson
-George Sotiropoulos vs Roman Mitichyan

Picks

Kenny Florian vs Joe Lauzon- Tough fight to pick, but I think the saviness and experience of Florian will overcome the strength and style of Lauzon in a hard fought decision.

Tim Boetsch vs Matt Hamill- It would be dumb of me to not point out that Boetsch's only loss came at the hands of another great wrestler, Vladimir Matyushenko, but it would be even dumber to not point out that he took that fight on 2 days notice and only 4 days after another fight and he managed to last the whole fight and he even had Vlad in some trouble. Hamill likes to stand and bang sometimes, if he does Boetsch has the advantage if he utilizes those dangerous front kicks like he did against David Heath. I think Boetsch proves he's not a one hit wonder and pulls the TKO upset.

Karo Parisyan vs Thiago Alves- Alves has some heavy hands and could suprise Karo, but the Heat's judo will again be the deciding factor. So Karo gets another unanimous decision victory, his 9th out his last 11 fights, hopefully its more entertaining than his last UD.

Nate Diaz vs Kurt Pellegrino- Pellegrino is a tough opponent for anyone, but Diaz is at the top of his game. I like Diaz by Sub in the second round.

James Irvin vs Houston Alexander- Irvin does have a little bit of a ground game compared to Houston's zero ground game, but this will probably be a stand-up war with someone landing the big KO punch. I like Alexander to get back on track with a brutal KO.

Frankie Edgar vs Gray Maynard- Edgar is rolling right now and I don't think Maynard has what it takes to beat him. Gray just hasn't faced this level of competition yet. Edgar ends this quickly in the first round with some ground and pound.

On the undercard I like Guida, Neer, Gamburyan, Tommy Speer, Aurelio and Mitichyan.

2 comments:

ThgreenBoneR said...

So u think Florian will beat Florian EY?!

Anonymous said...

Alves has some amazing kicks too, if he gets to use them that would be beneficial for him.... LOL 'so you think florian will beat florian'???? i didnt know he was fighting himself... MATT HUGHES GOING UP A WEIGHT CLASS TO FIGHT SHOGUN! go to his website if you think this is a joke