Discussion in 'MMA - Mixed Martial Arts' started by speeds, Jan 17, 2022.
Pulling for Gane and Moreno.
I think Gane is the far superior mixed martial artist; especially striker but Ngannou obviously has lights out power. I think Gane is going to have to avoid Ngannou's surge in the first two rounds and keep his distance with the jab and some kicks. If he can survive that, I think he'll get a late stoppage or a UD.
I think last fight Figueiredo was way too confident and had a horrible cut. He looks to be in amazing shape now but wondering if he overtrained again. He seems to big for the weight class. Hopefully Moreno can put him out again and move on from this trilogy. I don't really want to see a 4th fight.
Side note. I aint paying for this piece of shit card.
Double side note. I just realized my avatar or whatever its called is still Jorge Masvidal. Gotta delete that QANON tard.
Ngannou didn't trim down for a short fight. I think it goes the distance. Unless Ngannou lands power shots early and keeps Gane on his heels, Gane should win a decision. If Ngannou loses you have to think the UFC wasted him. This proxy war between Endeavour and CAA that's playing out in the UFC is shameful. DFW needs to be put out to pasture.
Moreno/Devil Figure is a compelling rubber match. Feels like it would be a FOTY type.
The rest of this card is low stakes trash. I don't get how the UFC can avoid marketing their HW champion and also have the entire card rely on that fight for draw. Back in the day you'd stick a Joe Lauzon or Donald Cerrone on a card like this. No more I guess. And they are racing towards $100 PPVs. Ship Ahoy!
Of all of them I think Masvidal is the most disingenuous with the MAGA stuff. I think he sees a chance to pull some money from rubes is all. "At the end of the day" I doubt he gives a shit about any of it. Ironically, I guess, that makes him fit right in with the rest of the grifters.
I dont know...he posts a lot of Q conspiracy shit on his instagram. I unfollowed him, dude seems to have bit right into the socialism fear because his family is from Cuba. For some reason, Colby to me seems to be the biggest fraud. He created a character to sell because he was stale as shit. Either way, can't stand either lol.
Francis Ngannou def. Ciryl Gane via unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 49-46)
Deiveson Figueiredo def. Brandon Moreno via unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 48-47)
Michel Pereira def. Andre Fialho via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Said Nurmagomedov def. Cody Stamann via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 1, 0:47
Michael Morales def. Trevin Giles via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 4:06
Victor Henry def. Raoni Barcelos via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Jack Della Maddalena def. Pete Rodriguez via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 2:59
Tony Gravely def. Saimon Oliveira via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Matt Frevola def. Genaro Valdez via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 3:15
Vanessa Demopoulos def. Silvana Gomez Juarez via submission (armbar) – Round 1, 2:25
Jasmine Jasudavicius def. Kay Hansen via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
What an absolutely weird fight. Snoozefest of a main event. Gane has absolutely no one to blame but himself for that loss.
I feel Moreno got ripped off. I don't know how the judges had it 3-2. I scored it 4-1 Moreno.
Fighter pay for UFC 270
$1.8MM is approx 1/3 of the live gate. PPV sales and all other revenue is considerably more than that.
We aren't going to see Ngannou for a while, I think.
Don't worry, though, the UFC is going to sell loads of NFT's and totally share all that revenue with the fighters. The cheque is in the mail.
I predict dees tings.
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