Strikeforce “Heavy Artillery”: Jacare Souza vs. Joey Villasenor Prediction

Middleweight bout: Ronaldo ”Jacare” Souza vs. Joey Villaseñor
Prediction: Joey Villasenor via unanimous decision.
Souza vs Villasenor Odds: Currently -625 / +425

In the third bout of the evening, prolific jiu-jitsu ace Ronaldo “…

Middleweight bout: Ronaldo ”Jacare” Souza vs. Joey Villaseñor

Prediction: Joey Villasenor via unanimous decision.

Souza vs Villasenor Odds: Currently -625 / +425

In the third bout of the evening, prolific jiu-jitsu ace Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza will take on well-rounded veteran “Smokin’” Joey Villasenor.  Jacare’s jiu jitsu is unbelievably good, but his standup leaves a lot to be desired, while Villasenor is a far more well-rounded fighter, so this is a nice bit of matchmaking.

Jacare’s jiu jitsu is as good as anyone in the sport, easily.  From any position on the ground, he is the master of submitting and controlling opponents with his impeccable technique.  He is still young in his MMA career, though, so his skill set in the standup game and the wrestling game is still not up to speed.  His boxing is extremely sophomoric, and while his wrestling is not terrible, it’s not good enough to make up for his one-dimensional offense.  Still, he is one of the most dangerous fighters in the world because he can catch anyone at any time on the ground.

Joey Villasenor is a very well-rounded fighter who comes from Jackson’s Submission Fighting, one of the top camps on the planet.  His ground game is extremely good, but he will still be at a significant disadvantage if this fight devolves into a grappling match.  Stylistically, though, he does have a few advantages, namely that his standup is vastly superior and that he is the better wrestler of the two.

Jacare is the more dangerous of the two, but Villasenor is far more well rounded, and I think that plays to his advantage.  He will give Jacare fits in the standup, and his wrestling and submission games are good enough that he isn’t going to get steamrolled if it goes to the ground, at least not instantly.  Furthermore, you know that Greg Jackson will give Villasenor a solid game plan so that he won’t foolishly get in a grappling match with Jacare like Jason Miller did.  I think Villasenor is a great pick to frustrate Jacare and punish him on the feet for a decision.  At +400 or so, he is an excellent underdog pick.

Prediction:  Joey Villasenor via unanimous decision.

  • Bet on the UnderDog Villasenor @+400 for the Win.

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Bellator 18 recap: Lombard earns six-second KO; “Pitbull,” Warren book 145-pound final

Former WEC champ Paulo Filho might need to send a thank you note to
immigration officials.

After Filho had trouble securing a work visa in time for Wednesday’s
scheduled “super fight” with Bellator middleweight champion Hector
Lombard at at Monroe Civic Center in Monroe, La., two-time UFC veteran
Jay Silva stepped in to fill the role.

But does one actually need a work visa for six seconds of work?


Former WEC champ Paulo Filho might need to send a thank you note to
immigration officials.

After Filho had trouble securing a work visa in time for Wednesday’s
scheduled “super fight” with Bellator middleweight champion Hector
Lombard at at Monroe Civic Center in Monroe, La., two-time UFC veteran
Jay Silva stepped in to fill the role.

But does one actually need a work visa for six seconds of work?


WEC signs DVD distribution deal; “WEC 48: Aldo vs. Faber” set for July 20 release

While DVD sales have long been a profitable venture for the Ultimate
Fighting Championship, the promotion’s sister organization has been
noticeably absent from the market.

Today, that changed.

World Extreme Cagefighting has partnered with Image Entertainment, Inc.,
for a “long-term” DVD distribution agreement.


While DVD sales have long been a profitable venture for the Ultimate
Fighting Championship, the promotion’s sister organization has been
noticeably absent from the market.

Today, that changed.

World Extreme Cagefighting has partnered with Image Entertainment, Inc.,
for a “long-term” DVD distribution agreement.


Jonathan “The Road Warrior” Goulet Given the Axe after Latest Loss

According to this recent news, the French-Canadian born cagefighter known as Jonathan “The Road Warrior” Goulet, who holds a career record of 22-11 overall and is 4-5 in the UFC, has been given his walking papers.
The timely dismissal of Goulet comes after his latest disappointing loss, a TKO stoppage suffered at the hands of […]

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Jonathan “The Road Warrior” Goulet Given the Axe after Latest Loss

According to this recent news, the French-Canadian born cagefighter known as Jonathan “The Road Warrior” Goulet, who holds a career record of 22-11 overall and is 4-5 in the UFC, has been given his walking papers.
The timely dismissal of Goulet comes after his latest disappointing loss, a TKO stoppage suffered at the hands of […]

UFC Betting

Jonathan “The Road Warrior” Goulet Given the Axe after Latest Loss

“UFC Primetime: Rampage vs. Evans” highest rated “Countdown” show ever

Wednesday night’s debut of “UFC Primetime: Rampage vs. Evans,” which
previews the UFC 114 main event on May 29 between former UFC light
heavyweight champions Quinton “Rampage” Jackson vs. Rashad Evans, was
the highest-rated “UFC Countdown” show in history, Spike TV today
announced.

The 30-minute show drew 1.2 million viewers during its initial run at 11
p.m. ET/PT.

The debut episode of “UFC Primetime: St-Pierre vs. Hardy” was the
previous record-holder with an average audience of 1 million viewers.


Wednesday night’s debut of “UFC Primetime: Rampage vs. Evans,” which
previews the UFC 114 main event on May 29 between former UFC light
heavyweight champions Quinton “Rampage” Jackson vs. Rashad Evans, was
the highest-rated “UFC Countdown” show in history, Spike TV today
announced.

The 30-minute show drew 1.2 million viewers during its initial run at 11
p.m. ET/PT.

The debut episode of “UFC Primetime: St-Pierre vs. Hardy” was the
previous record-holder with an average audience of 1 million viewers.


Team Ortiz blog: Seth Baczynski on episode No. 7 of “The Ultimate Fighter 11”

“The Ultimate Fighter 11” cast member Seth Baczynski, who blogs about this season of the reality show exclusively for MMAjunkie.com, returns with his latest weekly column.

Baczynski, who took over blogging duties for injured teammate Chris Camozzi in episode No. 3, now writes new blog entries each Thursday.

Check out today’s entry as Baczynski discusses his preparation for the season’s final preliminary round bout, what it was like to face Joe Henle, and the experience of watching his own fight on TV Wednesday night.


“The Ultimate Fighter 11” cast member Seth Baczynski, who blogs about this season of the reality show exclusively for MMAjunkie.com, returns with his latest weekly column.

Baczynski, who took over blogging duties for injured teammate Chris Camozzi in episode No. 3, now writes new blog entries each Thursday.

Check out today’s entry as Baczynski discusses his preparation for the season’s final preliminary round bout, what it was like to face Joe Henle, and the experience of watching his own fight on TV Wednesday night.