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Discussion in 'MMA Betting Discussion' started by EzFlyer, Mar 9, 2016.

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  1. Joseph Budden Banned Banned

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    Strong Brazilian grinding grappler. That basically sums up Franca.

    Interesting. Gonna have to check Vick's twitter out from time to time and see if what he thinks.
     
  2. cs02132 Green Belt

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    Like, physically strong? Or a "strong grappler" (skill wise)

    Good enough to grapple fuck him? Vick is a pretty good grappler himself training at TLI
     
  3. Joseph Budden Banned Banned

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    Both. In recent performances against skilled fighters who are smaller but similar stylistically it was more reliant on his physical strength, but he definitely has skills, hes just raw and continuing to develop the application of them in MMA fights.

    This will be an interesting test, and can he grapple fuck Vick is the question. Personally, I don't think there is a strong enough case to make for a strong argument either side. I'd gun-to-my-head pick Vick for being more well rounded, but i'd say right now the best bets are probably o2.5 at -140 or value bet Franca dec +290
     
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    Wow never knew feijao beat Romero. Tko too? Gotta see that
     
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    The more I think about Pettis/Barboza, the more I like Pettis. I'm a fan of both fighters, but Pettis is a really dynamic striker whose gaping holes in his game won't be exploited by Barboza. He'll have room to be dynamic. Barboza's great at what he does, but I think the standup edge is Pettis's.
     
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    Hi all. Am i biased or does Barbosa seem much bigger than Pettis?
     
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    Thoughts on Yair Rodriguez vs Fili? For me Yair is a clear favorite, judgng by betting line they are almost even. What are your thoughts guys?
     
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    I have to got with barboza in this fight. Few leg kicks and Pettis skinny legs will be done. It's southpaw (Pettis) vs orthodox(barboza) right? I don't see Pettis taking barb down either, where he would have an advantage
     
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    i like barboza as well. i think pettis is more concerned about being a superstar than actually doing what's necessary to win his fights.
     
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    late money coming in on cejudo, presumably because he looked bigger at the weigh ins? hilarious.
     
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    Grats mate but lets hope the little ones don't become ufc fighters by 6 lol

    Fight time is roughly 11:30pm or less then 3hrs from now

    http://www.ufc.tv/video/ufc-197-fight-pass-prelims

    6-7 hour events usually so 6-7am for UK folk, BTsports 2 has it showing from 3am to 7am, so its another long one !
     
  12. cs02132 Green Belt

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    Like JJ/Osp starts round 2 -184. If I had money in my 5d account id def hit that


    Card starts at 630/7 right? About to get my car detailed then I need to get in a shower/jerk/smoke :)
     
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    I think Yair is creative and athletic, but Fili's been improving his fundamentals and he's the better fighter at this stage. It's a tough fight to call IMO.
     
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    You have a point. But i think Yair is gonna be too wild for Fili. Fili likes technical fights, this is one is likely to be a brawl.
     
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    Feijao looked like a totally different fighter when he came to the UFC, and he got worse with each fight.

    It's almost as if he was on the juice while in Strikeforce, and then got off of it when he joined the UFC.
     
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    I like Fili i really dont think Yair is that great all flash not much substance imo.

    Im gonna get two hrs sleep see you in 2 hrs.
     
  17. PuertoRican Gold Belt

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    Yair has never brawled, afaik. Aside from his weird flip kick, he's a technical striker, mostly kicks.

    If it is a brawl, Fili will be the one pushing the pace to close the distance and stop Yair from fighting where he's most comfortable.
     
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    MM unan now +187 at Ladbrokes. Already have £200 on it tempting to add more!
     
  19. Tebowned Boise Dime.

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    No need to beat around the bush, He WAS on the juice. He tested positive when he beat Idaho boy Mike Kyle.
     
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    Man I can't stay up till 7am I'll be a zombie for Sunday if I do!
     
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