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Old 01-04-2014, 10:57 AM   #61 (permalink)
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^^^ He was fighting Ellenberger at this event until he pulled out with injury. Wasn't so much Saffedine agreeing to fight Lim as being forced to fight anyone to keep his spot in the main event here. Rory Mac is fighting Maia, Condit has Woodley, Kampmann has no one but he's lost 2 in a row, i'd like them to try Ellenberger/Saffedine again.
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^^^ He was fighting Ellenberger at this event until he pulled out with injury. Wasn't so much Saffedine agreeing to fight Lim as being forced to fight anyone to keep his spot in the main event here. Rory Mac is fighting Maia, Condit has Woodley, Kampmann has no one but he's lost 2 in a row, i'd like them to try Ellenberger/Saffedine again.
True that, then yeah definitely try and re schedule Ellenberger vs Saffedine
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I know who won the ME but without too many spoilers was the rest of the card any good? gonna try catch the repeat later
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I know who won the ME but without too many spoilers was the rest of the card any good? gonna try catch the repeat later
there was some decent action, Hollaway vs Cope was a decent scrap. Kawajiri had his hands full early but turned into a typical crusher fight. bad debut by someone losing with a 12/6 elbow to the back of the head. over all it was a good/decent card.
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Is the show up on Youtube/Dailymotion yet?
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Old 01-05-2014, 03:47 AM   #67 (permalink)
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Watching Saffiedine/Lim at the moment (I don't think I'm going to go through the rest of the card). Gonna jot down notes then post my thoughts after it's over into one coherent post:

Saffiedine looked MUCH more composed as opposed to Lim, who appears to be trying to throw home run punches every time. Lim was very flat-footed, while Saffeidine was much more agile. Lim's biggest issue that I've seen, aside from letting his leg get raped, is just getting overly excited and throwing too many wild blows. There were several times in the fight where he got tagged and started flailing and hoping to connect with something. Meanwhile, Saffiedine looked more patient as he picked apart Lim, little by little. He was throwing smart punches, and stronger ones when he saw the opening. Saffeidine's leg kicks were left mostly undefended, aside from the takedown or two Lim got early by catching them (which he proceeded to do nothing with). As we obviously saw, Lim not doing anything about those kicks proved to be fatal, and what did him in. He buckled several times in the 3rd because of the kicks Saffiedine was throwing, and couldn't even move in the 4th. I was disappointed to not see Saffiedine try and finish the fight in the 4th, which he probably could've done fairly easily, after those kicks, the knee to the body, and the flying knee to the face (which was fucking great). He seemed content to wait out the rest of the fight, though. Lim's resurgence in the 4th was nice, but definitely too little too late. :/

So yeah, solid fight. Good performance by Saffiedine, and Lim showed tremendous courage to keep getting up, fighting back, and even taking the 4th (though Saffiedine was literally running away from him ).

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I don't know how much of Saffiedine you guys have seen, but does he just not care to finish fights? He could've finished this one multiple times, but didn't. I'm looking at his fight history right now, and 10 of his last 11 fights have gone come to a decision.
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Watching Saffiedine/Lim at the moment (I don't think I'm going to go through the rest of the card). Gonna jot down notes then post my thoughts after it's over into one coherent post:

Saffiedine looked MUCH more composed as opposed to Lim, who appears to be trying to throw home run punches every time. Lim was very flat-footed, while Saffeidine was much more agile. Lim's biggest issue that I've seen, aside from letting his leg get raped, is just getting overly excited and throwing too many wild blows. There were several times in the fight where he got tagged and started flailing and hoping to connect with something. Meanwhile, Saffiedine looked more patient as he picked apart Lim, little by little. He was throwing smart punches, and stronger ones when he saw the opening. Saffeidine's leg kicks were left mostly undefended, aside from the takedown or two Lim got early by catching them (which he proceeded to do nothing with). As we obviously saw, Lim not doing anything about those kicks proved to be fatal, and what did him in. He buckled several times in the 3rd because of the kicks Saffiedine was throwing, and couldn't even move in the 4th. I was disappointed to not see Saffiedine try and finish the fight in the 4th, which he probably could've done fairly easily, after those kicks, the knee to the body, and the flying knee to the face (which was fucking great). He seemed content to wait out the rest of the fight, though. Lim's resurgence in the 4th was nice, but definitely too little too late. :/

So yeah, solid fight. Good performance by Saffiedine, and Lim showed tremendous courage to keep getting up, fighting back, and even taking the 4th (though Saffiedine was literally running away from him ).

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I don't know how much of Saffiedine you guys have seen, but does he just not care to finish fights? He could've finished this one multiple times, but didn't. I'm looking at his fight history right now, and 10 of his last 11 fights have gone come to a decision.
Yeah watching him in Strikeforce he had no drive to finish. He would go up 2 rounds and then just avoid engaging during the final round. He Tore Nate Marquarts leg apart way worse then Lim and didn't finish him. He couldn't put Scott Smith away if I'm not mistaken. He just has no killer instinct. It's funny listening to Stann about it. How he could just posture up, start throwing and get the fight stopped, or just attack the leg. Tarac is good but he lacks the power and killer instinct to hang with the top of the division.


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Bantamweight champ @TheDomin8r suffered groin injury & out of #UFC169. @RenanBaraoUFC is the official bantamweight champion. Guess who's in?
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There you have it ladies and gentleman. Cruz is out of #UFC169 and @UrijahFaber is in for a shot at the title shot!
so there you have it. Cruz out, Faber in. Barao is also now the Undisputed Bantamweight champion.
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Cruz should just retire damn.
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