looks like there are awesome matchups in this card. but before i continue i would like to congratulate ricky hatton on an awesome career. reggie will miss ya buddy.
sean "the muscleshark" sherk vs frankie "the answer" edgar
former champion sean sherk is well known for his extraneous workouts and training regime. he has also fought some of the best fighters in his class, losing only to st pierre and penn. as an excellent wrestler and good striker, he will have his roided up hands full with toms river native frankie edgar. edgar has fought at the top of his division as well beating standouts such as clay guida and spencer fisher. he is known to never give up and has won fights after fighting his way out of some sick leg locks and chokes. this jersey wrestler turned mma fighter will need a solid gameplan to beat out sherk. both of these fighters are wrestling based and have an extreme amount of stamina. this fight should be fast paced throughout with sherk winning 29-28 via unanimous decision.
matt hughes vs mat serra
i dont think i really need a big bio on hughes, but i do want to say this. its been announced that this will be his last fight. although he may not look like the same fighter from his previous performances, he is more or less the same. he may not technically be called a one dimensional fighter, but he does favor wrestling/ground and pound a lot more than anything else. with all that said, he is still a very formidable opponent for strong island native mat "the terra " serra. serra is a sick bjj black belt that can throw bombs with both hands. he has been around as long as hughes has, and should be able to showcase his abilities should he gain top position in this fight. for this fight however, hughes should be able to overwhelm serra with his wrestling ability and size advantage. i forsee a late 2nd round tko
"suga" rashad evans vs lyoto "the dragon" machida
i dont know if there are any bigger enigmas than these 2. they are both undefeated with underdog wins over many of their opponents. lets start with suga rashad. evans is a boxer/wrestler who uses unorthodox striking to knock out many a foe such as chuck liddell, and jason lambert. he has fought all types of fighters from extremely large wrestlers to technical strikers and grapplers and has beaten them all. his opponent, machida comes from a karate background. his family invented their own style of karate and lyoto has adapted this to mma very successfully. his style of fighting causes him virtually no harm as he evades and frustrates the opponent and capitalizes on their misatakes with precise strikes. he has beaten several top name opponents including tito ortiz. i see this fight going to machida via unanimous decision.
see you guys next time
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Yea so I've been slacking on the playoff hockey updates? What do you expect? I'm busy watching them...
Boston vs. Carolina
Pittsburgh vs. Washington
Anaheim vs. Detroit
Chicago vs. Vancouver
When asked if he could comment on the curvature of his hockey stick because of recent suspicion, Alex Ovechkin put all doubts of his legitimacy to rest..."I didn't even know about it. What can I say? Nothing." Apparently He doesn't even know what that silly curve is doing down there. Its probably legal but I'm guessing he is going to have a thorough stick examination sometime in the upcoming days.