Paid Members wandshogun09 Posted June 6, 2017 Paid Members Share Posted June 6, 2017 Sunday 25th June in Jim Ross Country, Oklahoma City. FOX SPORTS 1 MAIN CARDMichael Chiesa vs Kevin Lee Tim Boetsch vs Johny Hendricks Felice Herrig vs Justine Kish Joachim Christensen vs Dominick Reyes Tim Means vs Alex Garcia BJ Penn vs Dennis Siver FOX SPORTS 1 PRELIMSClay Guida vs Erik Koch Vitor Miranda vs Marvin Vettori Carla Esparza vs Maryna Moroz Devin Powell vs Darrell Horcher FIGHT PASS PRELIMSJared Gordon vs Michel Quinones Johnny Case vs Tony Martin Jeremy Kimball vs Josh Stansbury I quite like this card. Nice mix of styles, old names, new names and prospects on there. Chiesa vs Lee is headlining this one. It'll mostly be talked about because of their incident at the Summer Kickoff press conference a few weeks back but I think it's a great actual fight in its own right too and I'm glad it's getting the spotlight and the 5 rounds that comes with being main event. But yeah, they didn't hold back at the Summer Kickoff presser, did they? YO MAMA SO FAT, WHEN SHE WAS BORN THE HOSPITAL GOT STRETCH MARKS! Something like that from Kevin Lee, Chiesa took offence and it led to this... Actually, Lee never even got to make a shit 'Yo Mama' joke. Just the mention of Chiesa's mum at all had the beardy sod going nuts. It was entertaining in a childish way but at the same time it was pretty cringeworthy all around to be totally honest. Everything from what they were saying to Lee's outfit was ludicrous. Somewhere in the Serengeti there's a zebra with a Kevin Lee shaped hole in it. All that aside, it's a fight I'm excited about. Chiesa is never in a bad fight. He's ultra aggressive, granite tough and all action wherever the fight goes. Lee is primarily a grappler but he can mix it up. He's looked promising but he's also shown weakness and is a right cocky prick who seems to think he's way better than he is. I'm hoping Chiesa brings him down to earth. Should be a good one. Boetsch vs Hendricks is pure babyface vs heel. Hendricks is an annoying as fuck, high pitched voice having, weight cut balls upping, knob of a hillbilly. He surprised me by beating Hector Lombard in his middleweight debut but Lombard hasn't looked nearly as superhuman since USADA popped him. And Hendricks at 185 just doesn't feel like it's going to end well for him. Boetsch on the other hand, seems like a really good guy and I've always enjoyed watching him fight. So I hope he utterly demoralises this berk. Herrig vs Kish could be decent. I say it every time she fights, I'll say it again. I can't stand Felice Herrig. I like the little of seen of Kish though. She just fights so infrequently. She's undefeated at 6-0 but it's taken her over 6 years to actually do those 6 fights! She's spent tons of time out injured. Hopefully she can stay healthy now because at 29, she's still got some time to make a splash maybe. She's a really experienced striker and she's pretty fun to watch. Herrig's a tricky opponent though because she's got a strong submission game so we might see Kish's ground game put to the test. Means vs Garcia is ***WAND'S ONE TO WATCH***. A fight I really like the sound of. Means is one of those gnarly hard nosed types who will go balls out in all positions in a fight. He's always good value. And Garcia is a tank of a man. Explosive, powerful and strong as a bull. He's a bit of a Poundland Hector Lombard. Penn vs Siver is a weird one. When will this BJ Penn experiment end? He's been done for years now. He's 38, hasn't won a fight since 2010, lost his last 4 fights badly and just got obliterated in January by Yair Rodriguez. Now he's back out again. I suppose the saving grace this time is that he's at least taking a significant step down in opposition. He's fighting another 38 year old in Dennis Siver. A good fighter but he's certainly seen better days. Siver hasn't fought in 2 years, lost his last couple of fights and hasn't won since 2014. It's much more doable for Penn, but he's looked so shot recently who the fuck knows, right? Still, it's lose-lose because even if BJ wins this one, that'll probably convince him he's got another run at the title in him. The UFC tried to set this fight up a couple of times last year but it kept falling through. I wouldn't be heartbroken if it falls through again, to be honest. Guida vs Koch could be fun. You never know how a Clay Guida fight is going to go though. At one time he was pound-for-pound one of the most exciting fighters to watch in MMA easy. His classics with Diego Sanchez, Roger Huerta and Tyson Griffin need to be seen to be believed. If you've not seen them, fire up Fight Pass immediately. You'll thank me later. He then moved to Greg Jackson's gym in Albuquerque and those days were over. He's still capable of some good fights but it's never been the same. The wild crazy caveman style that made him a fan favourite has been replaced by lots of bouncing around, funny footwork and not much else in a lot of his fights. Fair enough if it's getting you wins but in Guida's case, it hasn't. He's lost 4 of his last 6 and hasn't fought in a year now. Erik Koch is a twat but he's usually in good scraps and he's always on the attack. If there's anything of the old Caveman Clay left lurking around in there, I'm hoping Koch can bring it out. Esparza vs Moroz again, babyface vs heel for me. I fucking loathe Carla Esparza. Her and Felice Herrig being BFF's makes a lot of sense because they're both rotten. But Herrig at least has good fights. Esparza's are so boring I hear Jake Shields sleeps through them. I quite like Moroz anyway but I'd root for my dentist over Esparza. And I hate that wretched old cow after she did a brutal botch job with my wisdom teeth. Moroz, I like though. She's got some solid boxing so if she can find a way to fend off Esparza's takedown, then Esparza is fucked because she has ZERO standup ability as far as I can tell. None. I'm really not arsed about the rest but there's plenty to like here for me. Looks like Kevin Lee's mama's so poor she mugged Pat Butcher of her blouse and gave it Kevin for Christmas. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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