Saturday, December 5, 2009

TUF 10 Finale - Picks & Breakdown

I really lost interest in this season quickly. I don't think I watched a full episode after the Nelson/Kimbo fight. Most of these heavyweights are not UFC caliber fighters but I'm sure they will all be in the UFC anyway as fodder for the true heavyweights. From what I've seen, I think Nelson & Schaub are the only 2 that truly deserve to be in the UFC. Jones, Madsen, McSweeney & Wren showed a lot of potential and with full time training could be very good in the future. UFC , Ultimate Fighter 10 : Heavyweights Finale, December 5, 2009, Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas


The Ultimate Fighter 10” Heavyweight Final
Roy Nelson vs. Brendan Schaub - I thought from the announcement of this seasons lineup that Roy Nelson was going to win. I am not so sure now. Roy has looked better in his loses to Andrei Arlovski & Jeff Monson than he has at any point during this show. I don't think Nelson has been taking this seriously, but he should be taking Schaub seriously. I believe Schaub has the advantage over Nelson in the striking, & he was able to get out of a full mount underneath Marcus Jones, who is not only a giant but has great top position control. I'm going with Brendan Schaub to be this seasons Ultimate Fighter. TKO, Rd. 2.

Jon Jones vs. Matt Hamill - I am most excited about this fight. Easily the most competitive match up on the card. Jones has showed massive improvement in all 3 of his UFC fights & now that he's training with Greg Jackson I think he should pick apart Hammill on the feet. Both guys have a solid wrestling base so I think it'll be mainly a kickboxing affair. Hammill is durable so I'll take Jones by decision.

Frankie Edgar (No. 7 LW) vs. Matt Veach - Edgar is better than Veach in all aspects of MMA. Veach is tough and should be game. Edgar 30-27 decision.

Houston Alexander vs. Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson - The first guy who lands a big, clean shot will win. Alexander by TKO, Rd. 1.

Marcus Jones vs. Matt Mitrione -This fight should be over quick. Jones has really good Jiu Jitsu for a heavyweight, he still needs a lot of work on his striking & he has no gas tank. Mitrione is worse. Jones by sub., Rd. 1.

Justin Wren vs. Jon Madsen - I like what I've seen from both of these guys but i don't know enough about either so I literally flipped a coin. Wren by decision.

Darrill Schoonover vs. James McSweeney - I think McSquiggle is the better fighter. McSweeney by a long, boring, gassed-out decision.

Dennis Hallman vs. John Howard - The comic book match up of 'Superman' vs 'Doomsday', & it looks like 'Doomsday' is gonna run over Supes. Howard by decision.

Brian Stann vs. Rodney Wallace - Wallace by sub. , Rd 1.

Mark Bocek vs. Joe Brammer - Bocek by sub. , rd 1.

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