1. Have something to say? Register Now! and be posting in minutes!

Miocic vs Ngannou scheduled on Jan. 20

Discussion in 'MMA Mixed Martial Arts Forum' started by FanofFins, Dec 7, 2017.

  1. FanofFins

    FanofFins Well-Known Member

    1,219
    73
    48
    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2013
    Hoopla Bookie:
    $ 1,000


    Miocic vs Ngannou is an intriguing fight.

    The card also has Cormier vs Volkan. Cormier hasn't lost to anyone not named Jones. Volkan has been dominant. That is another interesting fight.

    On a different note: Holm vs Cyborg & Barboza vs Khabib could be good fights too. It lacks the same appeal without McGregor but it still a good card.

    Holloway called McGregor retired. Until McGregor fights in MMA Holloway is right. The FW division has moved on. At some point the LW division will need to move on too.
     



    • Like Like x 1
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2017
  2. Scapegoat

    Scapegoat The iron never lies

    3,909
    606
    113
    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2013
    Location:
    Oklahoma
    Hoopla Bookie:
    $ 500


    I'm ready to see this fight.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  3. FanofFins

    FanofFins Well-Known Member

    1,219
    73
    48
    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2013
    Hoopla Bookie:
    $ 1,000


    I was looking forward to watching Ortega. I watched the Ortega vs Swanson fight. Ortega is not only an exciting and undefeated FW fighter, he is as humble & classy as you will see. He is on a winning streak. He has 7 submissions.
     
  4. RobBase

    RobBase Ayatollah of Rock 'n' Rolla

    24,072
    3,278
    293
    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2013
    Location:
    .
    Hoopla Bookie:
    $ 200


    I fell asleep before Swanson vs Ortega. Shit.
     
  5. FanofFins

    FanofFins Well-Known Member

    1,219
    73
    48
    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2013
    Hoopla Bookie:
    $ 1,000


    I understand that I am on the East coast.

    Ortega would have finished him in the first but Swanson was saved by the bell. Ortega has elite level bjj from his training at Gracie JJ. He is so skilled & composed.
     
    Last edited: Dec 10, 2017
  6. Scapegoat

    Scapegoat The iron never lies

    3,909
    606
    113
    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2013
    Location:
    Oklahoma
    Hoopla Bookie:
    $ 500


    Can't miss these.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  7. DarthVedder

    DarthVedder Well-Known Member

    875
    270
    63
    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2014
    Hoopla Bookie:
    $ 1,000


    Disappointed... Ngannou is basically another Anthony Johnson, Miocic just beat him in every aspect of the fight.
     
  8. Scapegoat

    Scapegoat The iron never lies

    3,909
    606
    113
    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2013
    Location:
    Oklahoma
    Hoopla Bookie:
    $ 500


    I was disappointed he didn't train to go past the first round.
     
  9. DarthVedder

    DarthVedder Well-Known Member

    875
    270
    63
    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2014
    Hoopla Bookie:
    $ 1,000


    It was a master class from Stipe, but Ngannou's inability to fight beyond even one round is inexcusable. One thing for sure, but guys have an impressive chin.
     
  10. FanofFins

    FanofFins Well-Known Member

    1,219
    73
    48
    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2013
    Hoopla Bookie:
    $ 1,000


    Miocic is just that good. He's very good with his standup and when he needs to he can usually get a takedown and do damage.

    His next big test will be on 7/7 against DC.
     
  11. Old Lion

    Old Lion Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!

    11,279
    1,857
    173
    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2013
    Location:
    Emerald City, OZ
    Hoopla Bookie:
    $ 1,000


    Stipe will destroy DC. I cant see it going the distance.
     
  12. FanofFins

    FanofFins Well-Known Member

    1,219
    73
    48
    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2013
    Hoopla Bookie:
    $ 1,000


    Stipe has excellent boxing skills & power. I think he has the advantage standing.
    DC will try to get a takedown. That's his best chance to win. If DC can't get the fight to the ground and keep it there I think Stipe finishes the fight.

    DC trains with Cain Velasquez, has fought at HW, and is a former Olympic wrestler. It will be interesting.
     
  13. Old Lion

    Old Lion Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!

    11,279
    1,857
    173
    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2013
    Location:
    Emerald City, OZ
    Hoopla Bookie:
    $ 1,000


    Maybe. I think Stipe has gotten so good on the ground now too that he could beat DC there as well.
     
  14. Scapegoat

    Scapegoat The iron never lies

    3,909
    606
    113
    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2013
    Location:
    Oklahoma
    Hoopla Bookie:
    $ 500


    Should be a good fight. I hope the rest of the card is worth watching.
     
  15. CitySushi

    CitySushi Hoopla Basketball Strategist

    8,277
    3,047
    293
    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2011
    Hoopla Bookie:
    $ 12,258


    Really hoping they put DJ vs. TJ on that card. I was hoping for Nunes vs. Cyborg on that one too, but I heard Nunes might be fighting on the 224 card.
     
  16. Scapegoat

    Scapegoat The iron never lies

    3,909
    606
    113
    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2013
    Location:
    Oklahoma
    Hoopla Bookie:
    $ 500


    222 might be a good card. Not anyone I'm particularly interested in but still some good match ups.
     
  17. CitySushi

    CitySushi Hoopla Basketball Strategist

    8,277
    3,047
    293
    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2011
    Hoopla Bookie:
    $ 12,258


    Feel like 222 isn't that great. Still on the fence about ordering it. Think Frankie vs. Ortega will be exciting. The O'Malley fight should be a good one too. The other fights don't really wow me. The undercard looks solid though.

    223 looks like it's got some solid fights on the card. Not sure who will end up on the main, but the co-mains of Khabib v. Ferguson and Rose for Joanna should be great. Will definitely be watching that one.

    Any betting predictions for 222? Cyborg is -1600 lol.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  18. FanofFins

    FanofFins Well-Known Member

    1,219
    73
    48
    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2013
    Hoopla Bookie:
    $ 1,000


    I thought Ortega might sub Edgar. The KO shows how well rounded Ortega is.

    Ortega has 6 straight finishes and an undefeated record. Holloway has 12 straight wins. That should be a really good championship fight.

    Khabib vs Ferguson is another really tough matchup. I think Ferguson has the better standup and if he gets taken down he can still do damage. That fight will be intriguing.
     
  19. CitySushi

    CitySushi Hoopla Basketball Strategist

    8,277
    3,047
    293
    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2011
    Hoopla Bookie:
    $ 12,258


    Ortega usually has an advantage because he's one of the bigger featherweights. But Holloway is a big featherweight too, so that should help even out that advantage for both.

    Thought Ortega looked really great. I definitely did not think a KO by Ortega in the first round would happen. That was surprising.

    That dude who fought O'Malley though should have his contract revoked, lol. How much of an idiot do you have to be to keep taking your opponent to the ground when he clearly couldn't even stand on his foot. Lowest fight IQ ever.

    Can't wait for Khabib vs. Ferguson. Like you said Ferguson is probably one of the best, if not the best, in the UFC fighting with his back to the ground. It's going to be really interesting.
     
    • Like Like x 1