Friday, August 8, 2008

Butch's UFC 87 Picks

Jon Fitch v GSP

This fight could be a very exciting fight or it could be over in the first round. Fitch is an all american wrestler (Purdue) and GSP is known as one of the best pound for pound fighters. GSP has had success versus wrestlers in the past, he dominated Josh Koscheck with great takedown defense. That is great and all, but I think Fitch has something else going for him...heat. I think GSP is mental midget. He let Serra blow up his spot last April because he did not think anything of him. While I do not expect GSP to make the same mistake twice, I also think it is important to note that he has never had a real "battle" in the octagon. I think fight will be a brawl and really test GSP. I have Fitch winning a decision.

Kenny Florian v Roger Huerta

Many have this as the fight of year. I, however, have a slightly different view. Huerta is a great story (watch the countdown episode if you have not. I really feel for Roger and no kid should have to go through what he did)and is a perfect 6-0 in UFC competition. Florian, on the other hand, is riding a four fight win streak follwoing his loss to Sean Shrek. What people need to realize is that Huerta has yet to fight anybody worth a damn. If you look at the 6 fighters he has faced in the UFC, only one remains with the organization (Guida) and their overall record in UFC competition is 4-13. Dana White is pushing this fight because he needs to reach the Mexican crowd and have them buy the PPV. Huerta has poor defense and his lack of experience against worthly fighters will do him in. Florian via TKO round 1.

Brock Lesnar v Heath Herring

This is a highly anticipated fight with Brock fighting in front of his home crowd in Minnesota. Heath Herring is hungry to prove that he is top heavyweight and deserves a title shot following the Decemeber fight between Mir and Nog. Lesnar is beast weighing in at 265 and also an incredible athlete. He ran a 4.7 40 yard dash weighing 290. Even with all of Lesnar's athletic ability, his chin has not been tested and I think the Texas Crazy Horse will take him with a head kick in the 2nd round

Other Fights:

Gamburyan Submission round 2
McDonald Unanimous decision
McCrory Unanimous decision
Kongo TKO round 3
Gusmao TKO round 2
Chris Wilson TKO round 1
Ben Saunders Unanimous decision

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