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Old 07-18-2008, 06:41 PM   #1
Shane Rapp
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Affliction: Banned - Predictions

Danielle started a thread about UFC predictions, which are always good for me to later come back and see how wrong I usually am, so I figured I'd start one for Affliction's event too. It should be an awesome show.

Here are my predictions.

Main Card
Fedor Emelianenko vs. Tim Sylvia - Fedor via superior skill.
Andrei Arlovski vs. Ben Rothwell - Rothwell by via GnP.
Josh Barnett vs. Pedro Rizzo - Barnett by superior condiitoning.
Matt Lindland vs. Fabio Negao - Lindland via snoozefest.
Renato Sobral vs. Mike Whitehead - Renato via sub.

Preliminary Card
Aleksander Emelianenko vs. Paul Buentello (this fight isn't happening )
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira vs. Edwin Dewees - Nog via sub.
Vitor Belfort vs. Terry Martin - Belfort via hoping he shows "Old Vitor"
Savant Young vs. Mark Hominick - Hominick just because.
Mike Pyle vs. JJ Ambrose - Because he's named JJ.
Justin Levens vs. Ray Lizama - Because Lizama sounds a lot like llama and those things have a nasty temper. I know nothing about these two.

What are your predictions?
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Old 07-18-2008, 07:58 PM   #2
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Re: Affliction: Banned - Predictions

Fedor . . . 'cause he's Fedor . . . Tim always has a punchers chance
Arlovski . . . 'cause I like him as a fighter and want to see him comeback
Barnett . . . 'cause The Babyfaced Assassin is one bad dude
Negao . . . 'cause it's time for Linland to retire
Whithead . . . no idea, just a feeling

Not too technical, but those are my predictions. This is a great card, I'm very, very excited to watch it tomorrow night!!
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Old 07-19-2008, 12:05 PM   #3
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Re: Affliction: Banned - Predictions

Agree with james on all of those.. lol

Just watched the weigh ins...man this is going to be good!!!!
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Old 07-19-2008, 12:17 PM   #4
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Re: Affliction: Banned - Predictions

How does Fedor look? I don't know why, but I just really don't like Sylvia. I am REALLY hoping this does not turn into another Cro-cop style debut... For the other fights, I would just like to see them all go close to the distance without going to the judges. I suppose that is any fight fan's preference though huh???
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Old 07-19-2008, 12:43 PM   #5
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Re: Affliction: Banned - Predictions

Fedor looks okay.. pretty much same as ever lol, maybe a little broader. Smaller than sylvia.. obviously I suppose but if he is the Fedor of old, he will destroy tim.

Tim looked even more out of shape than normal.

Arlovski looked in incredible shape
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Old 07-19-2008, 01:40 PM   #6
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Judging by some recent pics I saw a few days ago Fedor looked to be in the best shape I've ever seen him. Looking at him at the weigh-ins he looked really good too, but a little softer. I guess the lighting can make a difference. I just hope he destroys Sylvia. I don't think he'll go the way of Crocop. Fedor is a much smarter fighter than Crocop. Tim does always have a punchers chance though.

Arlovski did look like he was in incredible shape. I wonder if ditching his gold digging girlfriend will make him a better fighter?
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Old 07-19-2008, 01:46 PM   #7
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Dont forget this is in a ring too, so works in Fedor's favour...
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Old 07-19-2008, 03:19 PM   #8
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Re: Affliction: Banned - Predictions

I'm just really excited to see Josh Barnett fight.
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Old 07-19-2008, 04:02 PM   #9
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Re: Affliction: Banned - Predictions

Hahaha Shane I love some of your reasonings for your picks


So, I don't usually watch Affliction, but it appears I need to start!!! What channel is this on?! I need to record this too... there are some good fighters here.
...For the fighters I am more familiar with, my picks:
Fedor
Arlovski
Sobral
Nogueira
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Old 07-19-2008, 04:03 PM   #10
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Re: Affliction: Banned - Predictions

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Judging by some recent pics I saw a few days ago Fedor looked to be in the best shape I've ever seen him. Looking at him at the weigh-ins he looked really good too, but a little softer. I guess the lighting can make a difference. I just hope he destroys Sylvia. I don't think he'll go the way of Crocop. Fedor is a much smarter fighter than Crocop. Tim does always have a punchers chance though.

Arlovski did look like he was in incredible shape. I wonder if ditching his gold digging girlfriend will make him a better fighter?
I don't follow up on their lives outside of the ring too much, so pardon me if this is a stupid question. Who was Arlovski dating?
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