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PizDoff
9/12/2011 10:49pm,
UFC Fight Night Live: Battle on the Bayou
Sept. 17, 2011
New Orleans Convention Center
New Orleans, LA

http://i.imgur.com/qX9RQ.jpg

Jake Shields vs. Jake Ellenberger
Court McGee vs. Dongi Yang
Jonathan Brookins vs. Erik Koch
Alan Belcher vs. Jason MacDonald
Evan Dunham vs. Shamar Bailey
Cody McKenzie vs. Vagner Rocha
Ken Stone vs. Donny Walker
Matt Riddle vs. Lance Benoist
Jorge Lopez vs. Justin Edwards
Clay Harvison vs. Seth Baczynski
Mike Lullo vs. Robert Peralta
Anthony Waldburger vs. Mike Stumpf



Alan Belcher's first fight back since May 2010 and almost losing his eye sight from a detached retina suffered in training.

Picks?

Super8astard
9/13/2011 1:16am,
I can't get excited about a Jake Shields fight. Even if he were in a Fatal 3 Way falls count anywhere match with Anderson Silva and Don Frye.

I am kinda pumped about finally getting to see Court fight though. His ear freaks me out though, it's a contender for worst in mma. Looks like a butthole...

Anyway...

Jake Shields vs. Jake Ellenberger KO Unless Jake pulls out the Tiger Claw and gets away with it again.
Court McGee sub vs. Dongi Yang Unless Court gets the jitters and freezes up, I don't see Yang being a threat to him.
Jonathan Brookins RNC vs. Erik Koch

The rest I base on things that have nothing to do with their abilities.

Alan Belcher vs. Jason MacDonald
Evan Dunham vs. Shamar Bailey
Cody McKenzie vs. Vagner Rocha
Ken Stone vs. Donny Walker
Matt Riddle vs. Lance Benoist
Jorge Lopez vs. Justin Edwards

Vince Tortelli
9/16/2011 3:45pm,
They couldn't get any local guys on this card?
Alan Belcher counts, I guess (Mississippi, Memphis, and Arkansas all claim him for one of their own) but no Rich Clementi? No Kyle Bradley? No Tim Credeur or Dustin Portier? I'd even accept Wes Shivers. They can pack with the England Fight Nights with lime flavored tomatoe cans from top to bottom, but in the entire Southeastern United States, which is like twice the size of England, they can only find one guy worthy of being on TV?

Super8astard
9/16/2011 10:08pm,
They can pack with the England Fight Nights with lime flavored tomatoe cans from top to bottom

lol..

ReadyEddy
9/17/2011 12:19pm,
Anyone see Ellenberger winning outside of landing a "lucky" punch?

Bad Apple
9/17/2011 2:08pm,
They can pack with the England Fight Nights with lime flavored tomatoe cans from top to bottom, but in the entire Southeastern United States, which is like twice the size of England, they can only find one guy worthy of being on TV?

Because in America, even in the south, Americans want to watch good fights.

As much as the Europeans want to pass themselves off as our enlightened betters they would rather watch a bunch of 2nd and 3rd tier fighters as long as they're local talent.

Rivington
9/17/2011 4:10pm,
... but in the entire Southeastern United States, which is like twice the size of England, they can only find one guy worthy of being on TV?

One reason why people watch UFC is in the hope of seeing a knock-out punch that sends teeth flying all over the Octagon.

For this to even potentially happen, the fighters have to have more than three teeth in the first place.

Super8astard
9/17/2011 8:50pm,
Watching Jake Shields shadowbox during the promo, I thought he was gonna punch himself inthe face. Even people who have never trained a day in their lives instinctively know punches go towards the bad guy. I wonder if he's going to have the bright idea to stand with Ellenberger like he did with GSP.

CNagy
9/18/2011 4:56am,
Love how Jake Shields basically called that an early stoppage after trying to grapple the ref, but I guess with emotions running high and his brains a bit on the scrambled side he should be cut some slack.

hpr
9/18/2011 5:58am,
Because in America, even in the south, Americans want to watch good fights.

As much as the Europeans want to pass themselves off as our enlightened betters they would rather watch a bunch of 2nd and 3rd tier fighters as long as they're local talent.

Not quite. It's clearly a tactic employed by UFC to support MMA development outside US. For example the brits had practically 0 MMA going on back when UFC first visited London in 2002. The fighters coming out from there now are the first generation fighters. From a country with basically zero wrestling prowess in recent history.

The fact is that if UFC wants to keep the ball rolling they need to promote MMA on a global level, and that's why there are so many locals on cards when they hold events in Europe.

Vince Tortelli
9/18/2011 9:22pm,
That referee has good takedown defense. If he has any hands at all he should be signed on the next season of TUF.

Super8astard
9/19/2011 10:13am,
I keep hearing how grappling is so much better than striking, yet the best grapplers are getting their asses kicked.

hpr
9/19/2011 2:59pm,
I keep hearing how all the great strikers succeeding in MMA just happen to be very competent grapplers too (well, outside HW at least). Trying to take Denis Siver down while he's kicking the **** out of your liver and sprawling like a beast is kinda hard.