Friday, March 6, 2009

UFC 96 Fighter Make Weight

Aaron Riley (155) vs. Shane Nelson (155)
Aaron decisioned Jorge Gurgel in his last fight.
Nelson won a split decision over George Roop.
Riley by KO second round.

Brandon Vera (205) vs. Michael Patt (204.5)
Vera lost a split decision to Keith Jardine.
Patt lost to Tim Boetsch.
Vera by KO first round.

Tim Boetsch (205) vs. Jason Brilz (204)
Tim beat Mike Patt his last time out.
Omaha native and my friend Jason Brilz knocked out Brad Morris.
Brilz by G&P KO first round.

Kendall Grove (185) vs. Jason Day (184.5)
Grove beat Evan Tanner by decision to stay in the UFC.
Day beat Michael Bisping his last time out.
Grove should win, that means, Day by second round KO.

Tamdan McCrory (170) vs. Ryan Madigan (169)
McCrory got beat by a highlight armbar from Dustin Hazelett.
Ryan makes his debut.
Tamdan by KO first round.

Gray Maynard (155) vs. Jim Miller (154.5)
Gray is on a streak beating Rich Clementi by decision.
Miller beat Matt Wiman by decision.
Miller's streak ends here. Gray by decision.

Pete Sell (170) vs. Matt Brown (170.5)
Pete Sell is back!! Sell beat Josh Burkman by decision last time out.
Brown took his time and beat Ryan Thomas by armbar.
Two contrasting styles here Sell will come right at Brown, who will try to slow the fight down. Sell by KO second round.

Matt Hamill (205) vs. Mark Munoz (204.5)
Hamill knocked out Reese Andy the last time out.
Mark makes his debut in the UFC with a 5-0 record, two of those fights coming in the now defunct WEC light heavyweight class.
Hamill by KO third round.

Gabriel Gonzaga (257.5) vs. Shane Carwin (259.5)
Gabe knocked the living crap out of Josh Hendricks the last time we saw him.
Shane is 10-0 knocking out Neil Wain.
Great fight, and a tough call. Gabe is good but can be beaten by a calm fighter with a good jab. Is Shane that guy? No. Gabe by RNC third round.

Quinton Jackson (205) vs. Keith Jardine (204)
Jackson knocked Wanderlei Silva in to last week in his last fight.
Jardine beat Brandon Vera by decision.
If Quinton had a good camp he should run through Keith... If he had a good camp. Rampage by KO first round.

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