UFC Fight Night - Gray Maynard vs Nate Diaz. Jan. 11, 2010
Ultimate Fighting Championship Fight Night
Jan. 11, 2010
Live on Spike TV
Gray 'The Bully' Maynard vs Nate Diaz
Efrain 'Hecho en Mexico' Escudero vs Evan Dunham
Tom 'Filthy' Lawlor vs Aaron 'A-Train' Simpson
Amir Sadollah vs Brad 'Bad' Blackburn
Chris 'The Crippler' Leben vs Jay Silva
Rick 'The Horror' Story vs Jesse 'The Ox' Lennox
Thiago Tavares vs Nik 'The Carny' Lentz
Mike 'The Joker' Guymon vs Rory 'The Water Boy' MacDonald
Kyle Bradley vs Rafael Dos Anjos
Gerald 'Hurricane' Harris vs Mike 'The Master of Disaster' Massenzio
The Ultimate Fighter 5 contestant Nate Diaz faces off in a rematch against Gray Maynard who he defeated by guillotine choke during the TUF season. He then went on to capture the TUF 5 lightweight contract over Manvel Gamburyan. Since the season has ended Gray Maynard is 6-0 (1 NC) in the UFC and Nate Diaz has compiled a record of 6-2 UFC.
The only fight I'm interested in is the Diaz/Maynard fight. Nothing against the other fights, they will all probably be great, but this one actually has title implications. If Maynard wins, he may be next in line or 1 fight away from a shot at BJ Penn. Same with Nick Diaz. The strength of a win against Maynard may set up a fight with, say Frankie Edger for a #1 contender's match. Since Maynard already beat Edger, I don't see that fight happening and they may just have throw Maynard in with BJ or maybe the winner of Kenflo/Gomi (if that happens) before going against BJ. This could set up a Gomi/Penn 2 rematch if Gomi gets past Kenflo and Maynard. Again, mostly speculation but I could see it going down like that.
Originally Posted by PizDoff
I see this fight as being similar to his other fights where Diaz uses his "punches in bunches" style to frustrate Maynard into a takedown that will either get him submitted almost instantly or eventually. I don't see Maynard having the pace of Clay Guida (that fight, by the way could have gone either way but, as I mentioned in a previous posts, takedowns look better in the judges eyes) or the submission savvy of Joe Stevenson to stifle Nate. I think he goes for one takedown too many and gets caught in a Guillotine again.
Tom Lawlor is hilarious. He just made a new fan out of me.
Interview with CP:
Whole interview: http://www.cagepotato.com/exclusive-...d-so-much-more
Originally Posted by Cage Potato
Hint: Don't go to matbattle.com.
I'm glad to see Amir fighting again so soon.
Wtf 30-27? Seriously (main event)
Amir and Lawlor in a buddy cop action-comedy. Make it happen!
Originally Posted by Zimmer
The fight didn't air on TV (wtf was with all the decisions? Couldn't someone win their fight in the first round???), but my boy Rory won via armbar in the first round!
But seriously, Grey vs. Penn? Wtf is the point?
You got anything better at lightweight? I mean, it's not really even fair anymore.
Originally Posted by Zimmer
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