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Brut
Aug 21, 2007



Welcome everybody to UFC fight night FOAL vs NTDO



Anyway:


CommonShore posted:

Font vs Aldo Fight Night Breakdown

:frogsiren: It’s Jose Aldo Fight Night!!! :frogsiren:



Prelims 6 central main card 9 central

Main Card
:siren: Bantamweight Rob Font vs Jose Aldo
Aldowns. He’s on the short list for best fighter ever in the sport. He has been in wars and was dominant for a decade at 145. Anderson Silva, at his peak, said that he would retire if Jose Aldo were a middleweight. He’s an anti-wrestler muay thai striker who rarely shows his bjj but looks like a goddamn wizard whenever he does. He has scored some sweet body shot KOs in his last few fights. His only losses in the last while are to McGregor, Holloway, Moraes (disputed), Volkanovski, and Yan, so like, he’s still beating good dudes. He steamrolled Pedro Munhoz to a decision in his last fight.

Font is from the Boston fight camps that produced Calvin Kattar, who is a reasonable analogue. He’s a tight punch-focused striker who stays active and puts pressure on his opponent. He’s on a 4-fight streak, most recently outclassing Cody Garbrandt over 5 rounds.

Jack Slack observed that Font is the kind of fighter who might be a tough style matchup for Aldo, because Font keeps the fight moving with combos and pressure, and Aldo likes to sit back and do nothing for long stretches. Aldo though is a wizard who has new looks and strategies in every fight, even this far into his career. This is an awesome fight.

:hmmyes: Lightweight Brad Riddell vs Rafael Fiziev
Shall we just take two of the most exciting kickboxers in the division, put them in a mayonnaise jar, and shake it up? Riddell is a city kickboxing Kiwi who is now 4-0 in the UFC. He goes to war. Fiziev is a Kazakhistani-Kyrgyzstani kickboxer who is 4-1 in the UFC. He does cool poo poo. Both of them are extremely technical kickboxers, but both of them are also extremely aggressive kickboxers, which means that this should satisfy both the “Just bleed” and “refined taste” mma viewers.

Lightweight Clay Guida vs Leonardo Santos
Old man fight. Guida is a wrestler who tends to put a lot of forward pressure on dudes, sometimes in the most literal sense by pressuring his face into his opponent’s balls against the fence. Many bouts; some good; many bad. Santos is a TUF Brazil winner who was on a zillion fight winning streak and then he got old and got KOed before he got a chance to shine. He’s 41 now and was 7-0-1 in the UFC with several bonus winning finishes before Grant Dawson KOed him in March. This is why these young prospects need to fight more than once per year on average, because they turn into old men and “what-if” stories. Ah well, still might be good.

Light Heavyweight Jimmy Crute vs Jamahal Hill
Crute is that Aussie kid with the fascist-looking but actually video game tattoo. He’s a big white guy who kimuras people. I think he’s primarily a grappler? He got pretty TKOed by Anthony Smith in April. Jamahal Hill is that guy who got his shoulder wrecked by Paul Craig in that really weird tko stoppage in June. He’s 2-1-1 UFC.

Middleweight Brendan Allen vs Chris Curtis
Allen was coming in as a solid prospect from LFA and DWCS but he ran into Sean Strickland a year ago. He’s 2-0 since then. Chris Curtis is a long veteran of the b-leagues. He was brought in as a late replacement to lose to Phil Hawes but then he scored a sweet KO – that was just this past November, and this is another late replacement.

Welterweight Brian Barbarena vs Darian Weeks
This was supposed to be a Matt Brown fight but he’s a loving covidiot so we get Barbarena – who is a caveman who just brawls dudes and has good fights – vs Weeks, a 5-0 LFA dude. Not much else to say.

Prelims
Middleweight Maki Pitolo vs Dusko Todorovic
Pitolo is a very Hawaiian fighter. His fights are good. Todorovic is a Serbian who is 1-2 UFC, most recently losing to Gregory Robocop in June. He’s alright. This should be a good action fight anyway.

Flyweight Manel Kape vs Zhalgas Zhumagulov
Kape is a JMMA darling who finally realized that he’s a good striker in his 3rd UFC fight and knocked a dude out after suffering two losses due to embarrassing inactivity. Zhumagulov is a Kazakhstani who lost his first two UFC bouts by UD but then won by a gnarly standing guillotine in his last fight. Stylistically he’s a pretty generic central Asian fighter.

Welterweight Jake Matthews vs Jeremiah Wells
Jake “The Celtic Kid” Matthews was supposed to be Robert Whittaker but then Robert Whittaker took that job instead – Australian, formerly hot prospect. He’s a grappler, and he’s decent. He got eyepoked really bad by The Leech. His last fight he got subbed by Sean Brady. Wells is 1-0 UFC, but his 1 is a KO of (by me) highly regarded Warlley Alves This has promise.

Strawweight Cheyanne Buys vs Mallory Martin
Buys is the girl who was there for the scarf hold / follow you home thing – she’s the one who lost. She won her last fight by a decent KO, being a kickboxer and all. She’s listed now as “Cheyanne Vlismas” on Tapology so maybe she got divorced or something idk. Mallory Martin is 1-2, all stoppages.

Light Heavyweight Alonso Menifield vs William Knight
Menifield is a blacksplosive prospect who turned out not to have a gas tank. He has 3 first round stoppages, two losses, and one UD (vs Ed Herman). Knight is a scary looking dude who also came in off of DWCS with a 2-1 record, his last one being a big KO.

Lightweight Claudio Puelles vs Chris Gruetzemacher
Puelles is a 3-1 Peruvian, but I don’t remember his fights or know much about his opponents. He beat Jordan Leavitt in June but ???. Gritz is a TUF veteran who took a decision over Joe Lauzon and Rafa Garcia (seen recently) but has 3 stoppage losses otherwise.

Welterweight Alex Morono vs Mickey Gall
Morono is a powder-lookin’ Texan with a gracie BJJ tattoo but who has taken a few wins by KO, including one of Cerrone. He’s a middling fighter, but fun. I’m not going to look up his record for his recent activity, but it’s probably 2-2 over his last 4. Gall was brought in to embarrass CM Punk and he has stuck around. He has no signature wins, but he has been in the UFC since he was a 2-0 fighter. He’s primarily a grappler.

Bantamweight Louis Smolka vs Vince Morales
Smolka is another middling fighter, a former flyweight, but he does cool poo poo when he wins. He’s a win big – by superkick KO or flipparroonie submission – or lose big type of fighter. Vince Morales is 2-3 UFC with a 2019 decision over Aiemann Zahabi as his only notable point on his record.

Fights should start in about 15 minutes.

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reeg
Jul 5, 2002



trying to fit eight prelims in three hours shows extreme confidence in these fighters' abilities to finish fights and not kick each other in the nuts

Brut
Aug 21, 2007



Yeah I'm expecting most of the fights tonight to be pretty much the opposite of the previous fight night.

Brut
Aug 21, 2007



Holy poo poo I feel like I was paying attention but I didn't even see what happened watching it live

DoombatINC
Apr 20, 2003

Here's the thing, I'm a feminist.







Brut posted:

Holy poo poo I feel like I was paying attention but I didn't even see what happened watching it live

I was staring right at that knockout and I couldn't tell what happened until the slow-mo replay, it was like a sleight of hand trick where the prestige was a concussion

Snowman_McK
Jan 31, 2010


That's a drat strong start to the card.

This next one will either be a brutal knockout, a crazy slugfest, or a two man gasout.

Brut
Aug 21, 2007



holy poo poo sick scrambles was not what I was expecting from this fight

Jerusalem
May 20, 2004

Would you be my new best friends?



Shocked that made it to the end of the round

Ugly Tony
May 6, 2005

It's not even Tuesday, dog


lucky to get to the bell

Brut
Aug 21, 2007



Jerusalem posted:

Shocked that made it to the end of the round

it's herb dean it wasn't even close to being finished

Brut
Aug 21, 2007



lmao

Snowman_McK
Jan 31, 2010


Snowman_McK posted:

That's a drat strong start to the card.

This next one will either be a brutal knockout, a crazy slugfest, or a two man gasout.

Well...two out of three.

Brut
Aug 21, 2007



Snowman_McK posted:

That's a drat strong start to the card.

This next one will either be a brutal knockout, a crazy slugfest, or a two man gasout.

ok it turned out to be the third one but we had fun along the way

Jerusalem
May 20, 2004

Would you be my new best friends?



Brut posted:

it's herb dean it wasn't even close to being finished

Tough but fair :hai:

Jerusalem
May 20, 2004

Would you be my new best friends?



"How ya doing? I'm Daniel, nice to meet ya." :3:

DoombatINC
Apr 20, 2003

Here's the thing, I'm a feminist.







Fight Dad too cute + sincere for the sport

Jerusalem
May 20, 2004

Would you be my new best friends?



"With twenty fi.... twenty seve..... twenty three fights!"

Brut
Aug 21, 2007



Cool fight while it lasted

DoombatINC
Apr 20, 2003

Here's the thing, I'm a feminist.







Thank you for being good so far, UFC Fight Night Font vs Aldo

Brut
Aug 21, 2007



Media scores for that fight Kape was referring to:



Guess he's not wrong

evilpicard
Sep 11, 2006
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Incredible that fighters still pull guillotine in tyool 2021

Jerusalem
May 20, 2004

Would you be my new best friends?



"$10 in the bank, 2 Knock-Outs in the UFC!"

Snowman_McK
Jan 31, 2010


Mickey Gall loving sucks

Unperson_47
Oct 14, 2007





mf'ing Clay Guida

Jerusalem
May 20, 2004

Would you be my new best friends?



I'm not a fighter OR a doctor but I'm pretty sure you're not supposed to get a knee jammed into your face at high velocity, that's not good!

Digital Jedi
May 28, 2007

Wow....that feels good






Fallen Rib

Unperson_47 posted:

mf'ing Clay Guida

Unperson_47
Oct 14, 2007





Guida using the strat of tiring his opponent out by getting kneed in the head

Neurosis
Jun 10, 2003


Fallen Rib

If Santos is gassing are we about to experience ten minutes of Guida laying on him doing just enough to not be stood up? Please no.

Brut
Aug 21, 2007



Wow what a round

Unperson_47
Oct 14, 2007





mf'ing. clay. guida.

Brut
Aug 21, 2007



What does "Overhand, shitter, overhand" mean? Heard from Guida's corner

chaleski
Apr 25, 2014



Jerusalem posted:

I'm not a fighter OR a doctor but I'm pretty sure you're not supposed to get a knee jammed into your face at high velocity, that's not good!

It's fine if you're Clay Guida

Hollandia
Jul 27, 2007

rattus rattus




Grimey Drawer

Yeah Guida has nothing to lose by blocking knees with his face

lmao good poo poo Guida

Ugly Tony
May 6, 2005

It's not even Tuesday, dog


oh wow

Jerusalem
May 20, 2004

Would you be my new best friends?



Goddamn!

Digital Jedi
May 28, 2007

Wow....that feels good






Fallen Rib

idc I love Guida

Neurosis
Jun 10, 2003


Fallen Rib

Neurosis posted:

If Santos is gassing are we about to experience ten minutes of Guida laying on him doing just enough to not be stood up? Please no.

Spared this by Santos wanting to curl up and take a nap, thankfully.

Ginette Reno
Nov 18, 2006

The more you temper a stick, the stronger it becomes

Fun Shoe

Clay Guida is like a little cave man terminator

beep by grandpa
May 5, 2004



lmfao that was stupid as hell, i loved it

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Unperson_47
Oct 14, 2007





clay guida is a fishing wrestle-goblin

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