UFC 173 is a bit of a slept on show. With all marketing building toward the huge UFC 175, the next two main PPV shows as well as the other shows before July aren’t going to receive the lion’s share of the build-up. And while UFC 173 doesn’t look like a barn burner on paper, it does feature a top 3 pound-for-pound fighter, an up and coming light heavyweight on a rampage, an all-time great, and a really solid welterweight matchup.
We posted our preview yesterday in case you missed it.
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All year, we’re keeping track of our picks for most of the UFC main card fights. In addition to the FGB crew, included in our picks will be John LaRocca, president of Premier Wrestling, Heidi Fang from MMA Fight Corner, and Alex Goff from Online World Of Wrestling.
Here’s how we’re doing so far:
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With Frank Mir in training for his upcoming fight at UFC 100, Kenny Florian is joining the announce team for tonightâ€™s show.
Josh Grispi Vs. Jens Pulver
Jens has been on a 3 fight losing streak, and has lost 5 of his last 6. He needs a win tonight to remain relevant by any stretch of the imagination. Grispi is 12-1 with a lot of early submissions. Let’s see if Jens can keep it standing.
Round 1: Both guys come out swinging and kicking. Jens goes for the takedown and Grispi catches him with a deep guillotine. Jens holds on for about 20 seconds and taps.
Grispi by way of another first round submission.
Understandably, Jens is very upset. He says this will probably be his last fight. Crowd gives him a great ovation.
There’s some Brian Bowles versus Miguel Torres hype for their fight on Aug 9. Both guys are interviewed at ringside. Not much to it.
Jeremy Roenick, Keith Jardine, and Jamie Varner are at ringside.
Donald Cerrone Vs. James Krause
Two tall 55’ers in this one. The Cowboy is 9-1 with 1 no contest and Krause is 10-0. Continue reading
Thanks to AngryMarks.com and MMAWeekly.com.
Both Mike Brown and Urijah Faber came in a pound and a half light for their title bout. That’s interesting because Faber had mentioned that he was working harder with weights to build up his strength.
Mike Brown- 143.5
Urijah Faber- 143.5
Cub Swanson- 144
Jose Aldo- 144.5
James Krause- 155
Donald â€œCowboyâ€ Cerrone- 155
Josh Grispi- 145.5
Jens Pulver- 144
John Franchi- 145.5
Manny Gamburyan- 144
Kyle Dietz- 134
Rafael Rebello- 134.5
Anthony Pettis- 156
Mike Campbell- 155
Antonio Banuelos- 135.5
Scott Jorgensen- 134
Noah Thomas- 134.5
Frank Gomez- 136*
Seth Dikun- 136
Rolando Perez- 135.5
*Frank Gomez initially weighed in at 137.5 pounds, but made weight on his second attempt at 136 pounds.
We’ll have play by play (live or delayed, I’m not sure yet) on the site later tonight.