(Before I forget, I have merge a couple of twitter accounts and now I would be twittering from new account @ShotNotTaken!)
I just got an autograph of my favorite MMA fighter!! Who is it? Well you have to tune in next week to find out. (Hint: The auto is not GSP’s, Anderson Silva’s, Fedor’s, Overeem’s etc etc.) Anyways Fight For The Troops cards are a win- win for everybody. The troops get a kick ass event in their base, the fans gets a free card to watch at home and the UFC gets to raise a ton of money for a great cause and gets all the good press. What can go wrong?
Evan Dunham vs Melvin Guillard
Evan Dunham by Judges’ Decision
Dunham is one of the UFC best prospect and his loss to Sean Sherk put a little damper to that (but for the record I still believe Dunham won that fight). Melvin Guillard is a long time UFC veteran and since joining Greg Jackson’s camp he really been on a tear (OK I may be exaggerating a wee bit). Sure his fights aren’t nearly as entertaining but the point is to win, right? In the end, Dunham is somewhat a step up for Guillard at this point of his career and between the two I am very high on Dunham.
Matt Mitrione vs Tim Hague
Matt Mitrione by Knockout in the Third
I admit I thought that Matt Mitrione would just fade away after the The Ultimate Fighter like so many other contestants. He didn’t really impressed during the show and he was cast as the psychotic slacker. But wow, since then he has won three straight. OK, Marcus Jones and Kimbo Slice aren’t exactly world class opponents but Joey Beltran was a very impressive win. I may gone from underestimating him to overrating him but I think he will destroy Tim Hague, who is best known for being KOed by Todd Duffee in seven seconds.
Mark Hominick vs George Roop
Mark Hominick by Judges’ Decision
George Roop seems destined with being a gatekeeper and flirted with being released from the WEC up until the headkick from hell, put a dead stop in the Korean Zombie Chan Sung Jung’s momentum. It was my Knockout of the Year (but I know that was quite an unconventional pick). Despite all that, Mark Hominick seems destined for big things with the WEC with three straight wins and the safe money is that he continue his winning ways with the UFC and perhaps a title shot against Jose Aldo.
Pat Barry vs Joey Beltran
Pat Barry by Knockout in the Second
This is going to be an excellent fight and it is easily an early front runner for Fight of the Night. We all know what the The Mexicutioner can do from the Rolles Gracie, Tim Hague and even from the Matt Mitrione fights but Pat Barry’s kickboxing is world class if all goes according to plan with completely dominate the fight standing up. Beltran can spoil the fun by taking Barry down and use his obviously superior wrestling to control him. Still I am expecting perhaps hoping that Pat Barry wins here because the UFC Heavyweight division really needs someone like him.
Cole Miller vs Matt Wiman
Cole Miller by Judges’ Decision
These are two fighters who have been in UFC for quite some time but never could be considered contenders or the elite. The fight really can go either way but the best case scenario for the UFC is Cole Miller wins this and faces Donald Cowboy Cerrone, who as you may know called him out recently.