Kenny Florian: Evan Dunham ‘Is an Upper-Echelon Lightweight’

Filed under: UFCSo where does Evan Dunham fit into the UFC lightweight division, now that he has improved to 11-0 by defeating Tyson Griffin for his biggest victory to date? One UFC fighter who has fought for the lightweight belt twice believes Dunham …

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So where does Evan Dunham fit into the UFC lightweight division, now that he has improved to 11-0 by defeating Tyson Griffin for his biggest victory to date? One UFC fighter who has fought for the lightweight belt twice believes Dunham is getting close to the top of the division. I think he’s right.

Kenny Florian said this week on ESPN’s MMA Live that he views Dunham as being one of the top lightweights in the sport.

TUF 11 Finale Fight Information: Hamill vs. Jardine

Here is the Fight Information for The Ultimate Fighter 11 Finale.
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Hamill vs. Jardine
McGee vs. McCray
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Matt Hamill
Keith Jardine
Chris Leben
Aaron Simpson
Spencer Fisher
Dennis Siver

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The Two Sheds Review: UFC 38 Brawl at the Royal Albert Hall

THE TWO SHEDS REVIEW by Julian Radbourne – now in it’s 10th year! E-mail: juli316uk@yahoo.co.uk Website: www.twoshedsreview.com Sponsored by Intimidation Clothing, makers of high quality, affordable MMA apparel and T-shirts. Visit their we…

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Sanae Kikuta: Losing 37 Pounds in Seven Weeks

Filed under: Sengoku, interview, JapanSanae Kikuta is one of the unsung legends of Japanese MMA. A former light heavyweight King of Pancrase, 2001 88kg ADCC Champion, founder of the highly successful GRABAKA gym, and sporting a record of 28-6-3, Kikuta…

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Sanae Kikuta is one of the unsung legends of Japanese MMA. A former light heavyweight King of Pancrase, 2001 88kg ADCC Champion, founder of the highly successful GRABAKA gym, and sporting a record of 28-6-3, Kikuta has been consistently winning since 1996.

Now at 38 years old, and after almost 18 months of inactivity, Sanae Kikuta is making a drastic change. Spending most of his career at 200 lb and at some points getting as heavy as 207 lb, Kikuta will make the first cut of his career, all the way down to 170 lb.

Prior to his bout with Yasubey Enomoto at SRC 13, Kikuta met with the press to discuss his uniquely Japanese way of losing weight and his thoughts on fighting an unknown foe.

The Ultimate Fighter 11 Finale Predictions

The Ultimate Fighter 11 Finale takes place this Saturday, June 19 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  The new main draw for the capstone event of The Ultimate Fighter 11 reality show will be finalists Court McGee and Kris McCray vying for a UFC contract.  The old main event, now assumed the co-main event will be a […]

The Ultimate Fighter 11 Finale takes place this Saturday, June 19 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  The new main draw for the capstone event of The Ultimate Fighter 11 reality show will be finalists Court McGee and Kris McCray vying for a UFC contract.  The old main event, now assumed the co-main event will be a Light Heavyweight scrap between Matt Hamill and Keith Jardine.  Along with these four fighters, TUF 11 participants Jamie Yager, Rich Attonito, Kyle Noke and several others will join the likes of veterans Chris Leben, Aaron Simpson and Spencer Fisher to round out the card.

To be perfectly honest, I don’t see much betting value in this card.  There are so many variables with TUF fights that I generally either bet very small amounts or stay away completely.  My friend Mike Hammersmith is passing on this card completely, and I can’t really blame him.  I personally only feel good about one bet on this card, which I will go into later.  For now, check out MMAMoneyLine’s The Ultimate Fighter 11 Finale Pros’ Picks and the current odds for research purposes.

Mark Holst – MMAMoneyLine (+200 on BetUS)

The guys over at CagePotato did a pretty solid writeup on UFC newcomer Mark Holst. Holst is currently 8-1 with equal knockout and submission victories.  His latest win was a locked up kimura against former UFC fighter Corey Hill in March.

When you try out for The Ultimate Fighter and instead of making the show you skip right to a UFC card, it’s impressive (replacement or not).  The UFC sees something in the Canadian…it’s not exactly like they’re looking for a can to feed to the surging John Gunderson.  Holst is a consummate well rounded mixed martial artist with serious Muay Thai and grappling credentials, not to mention training logged under some of MMA’s best coaches.

Betting on Holst is a bit of a risk seeing as its his first UFC fight, but I’ve not been exactly blown away by Gunderson.  Don’t get me wrong, he certainly has a chance to use his pace and wrestling to put Holst on his back.  However, I believe the John Gunderson that was controlled by Rafaello Oliveira gets eaten up by Holst.  Holst has the tools to finish this fight anywhere, but I think he will walk away with a decisive decision.  At the current price Holst is going for, I strongly recommend at least a flier on the UFC newcomer outclassing the vet.

 

MMAMoneyLine Official Picks:

McGee/SUB/2

Jardine/SD

Simpson/UD

Fisher/TKO/2

Yager/KO/1

Holst/UD

Browne/KO/2

Tavares/UD

Bryant/SD

Hammortree/KO/1

 

MMAMoneyLine Official Wagers (1 unit = 2% of bankroll):

Jardine – 1 u. at +135 on Sportsbook

Holst – 1 u. at +300 on Bodog

Bryant – .25 u. at +160 on Sportsbook

Hammortree – .25 u. at+110 on Sportsbook

 

**Disclaimer – These are the odds I made the bets at, not necessarily the odds at the time of this posting. Although I made these bets, I don’t necessarily recommend them.  I’m putting a bit of a flier on both Bryant and Hammortree because of injuries sustained by Noke and Camozzi respectively; I believe the odds to be off, but still too risky to recommend.**

The Ultimate Fighter 11 Finale Pros’ Picks

  MMABettingBlog WatchKalibRun MMAConvert MiddleEasy MMAAdNet MMAValor MMAMafia Total   Matt Hamill vs. Keith Jardine Hamill Hamill Jardine Hamill Jardine Jardine Hamill Hamill 57%   Aaron Simpson vs. Chris Leben Leben Simpson Simpson Simpson Leben Simpson Simpson Simpson 71%   Court McGee vs. Kris McCray McGee McCray McGee McGee McGee McGee McGee McGee 86%   […]

 
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Matt Hamill vs.
Keith Jardine
Hamill
Hamill
Jardine
Hamill
Jardine
Jardine
Hamill
Hamill 57%
 
Aaron Simpson vs.
Chris Leben
Leben
Simpson
Simpson
Simpson
Leben
Simpson
Simpson
Simpson 71%
 
Court McGee vs.
Kris McCray
McGee
McCray
McGee
McGee
McGee
McGee
McGee
McGee 86%
 
Spencer Fisher vs.
Dennis Siver
Fisher
Fisher
Fisher
Fisher
Fisher
Fisher
Fisher
Fisher 100%
 
Rich Attonito vs.
Jamie Yager
Attonito
Attonito
Yager
Attonito
Attonito
Attonito
Attonito 83%
 
John Gunderson vs.
Mark Holst
Gunderson
Gunderson
Gunderson
Gunderson
Gunderson
Gunderson 100%
 
James McSweeney vs.
Travis Browne
McSweeney
McSweeney
McSweeney
McSweeney
Browne
McSweeney 80%
 
Seth Baczynski vs.
Brad Tavares
Tavares
Tavares
Baczynski
Tavares
Tavares
Tavares 80%
 
Josh Bryant vs.
Kyle Noke
Noke
Noke
Bryant
Noke
Noke
Noke 80%
 
Chris Camozzi vs.
James Hammortree
Hammortree
Hammortree
Camozzi
Camozzi
Hammortree
Hammortree 60%
 
Tiebreak
McGee/UD
McCray/UD
McGee/UD
McGee/UD
McGee/KO/2
McGee/SUB/3
McGee/UD
 
Total
 

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