UFC 84 Fight picks

After terrible betting cards tonight's lineup looks like cash money to me. I'm going old school and feel good:

1.) John Koppenhaver +150

The guy has a huge heart, very good ju jit su, is very strong for his size and wins in dramatic fashion. Big fight for him as he becomes a UFC vet if he wins this one and maintains a perfect record. I think they are bringing him along slowly but he's also had some issues with the law so it will be interesting to see how the young "war machine" does tonight. I won't bet against him His fight against J Roc was one of the best in recent memory and he won with an incredible comeback. He's got a good all around game and I hope we hit this one as he's becoming a favorite of mine.

1.5 units to win 2.25 units on the War Machine John Koppenhaver


2.) Rousimar Palhares +125

Ivan Salavarry is garbage in my book. I'll never back him again.

1 unit to win 1.25 units WIN..1'ST ROUND TKO

3.) BJ Penn -260

My second favorite fighter behind Jon Fitch. I never release this high juice but I have to have "action" on the prodigy. Sherk is a well oiled machine and if it goes 5 rounds, I can't see BJ winning this fight. BUt it's not going to go 5 rounds. BJ will either knock him out or submit him by the 3rd round. If it does go 5, lean is on Sherk.

2.6 units to win 1 unit WIN..3RD ROUND TKO

4.) TIto Ortiz +180

Machida is the heavy favorite for a very good reason. Insiders tell me that Ortiz is washed up and better hope it doesn't go to a decision. Is this the last fight on Tito's current UFC contract? Will he sign another one? Is Jenna as good in real life as in film? Two totally different fighters with different mentality's. But I think Tito is going to TKO him with ground and pound. I know Machida's ju jit su and submissions are at an elite level, but Tito has fought this kind of fighter before and his ground and pound (if he can establish it) is dominant. Machida's track record in the UFC is glittery, but no substance. TIto has been through the wars and let's not forget..his last 3 losses were to Chuck twice and Couture once..here's his record and then I list Machida's..if you follow MMA>.you tell me who has the better pedigree. We all know TIto is a conditioning freak and trains at altitude at Big Bear. If he's not distracted and he beats a UFC golden boy in Machida, he has huge leverage. I think we see the old Tito tonight. Here's their records:

Result Opponent Method Event Date Round Time

Draw Rashad Evans Draw UFC® 73 STACKED Jul-7-2007 3 5:00

Loss Chuck Liddell Technical Knock Out UFC® 66: LIDDELL VS. ORTIZ Dec-30-2006 3 3:59

Win Ken Shamrock Knock Out Ortiz vs. Shamrock 3 - The Final Chapter Oct-10-2006 1 2:23

Win Ken Shamrock Technical Knock Out UFC® 61: Bitter Rivals Jul-8-2006 1 1:18

Win Forrest Griffin Split Decision UFC® 59: Reality Check Apr-15-2006 3 5:00

Win Vitor Belfort Split Decision UFC® 51: Super Saturday Feb-5-2005 3 5:00

Win Patrick Cote Unanimous Decision UFC® 50: The War of 04 Oct-22-2004 3 5:00

Loss Chuck Liddell Technical Knock Out UFC® 47: IT`S ON Apr-2-2004 2 0:38

Loss Randy Couture Unanimous Decision UFC® 44: Undisputed Sep-26-2003 5 5:00

Win Ken Shamrock Technical Knock Out UFC® 40: Vendetta Nov-22-2002 3 5:00

Win Vladimir Matyushenko Unanimous Decision UFC® 33: Victory In Vegas Sep-28-2001 5 5:00

Win Elvis Sinosic TKO Stoppage (Referee) UFC® 32: Showdown In The Meadowlands Jun-29-2001 1 3:32

Win Evan Tanner Knock Out UFC® 30: The Battle On The Boardwalk Feb-23-2001 1 0:30

Win Yuki Kondo Submission (Other) UFC® 29: Defense Of The Belts Dec-16-2000 3 1:51

Win Wanderlei Silva Unanimous Decision UFC® 25: Ultimate Japan 3 Apr-14-2000 1 0:00

Loss Frank Shamrock Submission (Other) UFC® 22: There Can Be Only One Champion Sep-24-1999 4 4:48

Win Guy Mezger Technical Knock Out UFC® 19: Young Guns Mar-5-1999 1 9:55

Win Jerry Bohlander Technical Knock Out UFC® 18: Road To The Heavyweight Title Jan-8-1999 1 15:31

Loss Guy Mezger Submission (Other) UFC® 13: The Ultimate Force May-30-1997 1 3:09

Win Wes Albritton Technical Knock Out UFC® 13: The Ultimate Force May-30-1997 1 0:31

Machida's record:

Result Opponent Method Event Date Round Time

Win Rameau Sokoudjou Submission (Choke) UFC® 79 NEMESIS Dec-29-2007 2 4:20

Win Kazuhiro Nakamura Unanimous Decision UFC® 76 KNOCKOUT Sep-22-2007 3 5:00

Win David Heath Unanimous Decision UFC® 70: NATIONS COLLIDE Apr-21-2007 3 5:00

Win Sam Hoger Unanimous Decision UFC® 67: ALL OR NOTHING Feb-3-2007 3 5:00

2 units to win 3.6 units on the Huntington Beach Bad Boy Tito Ortiz


GL...that's my card and how I'm playing it.


posted by pc7588

May 24 2008 7:54am

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    Good luck tonight PC, I like all your picks except the Penn fight. I just think Sherk wins this, In my oponion he has more to lose then BJ and see him winning tonight.. Should be a good fight..

    You got a take on faber and pulver. I like faber because i just think pulver is punk,, good fighter but just a punk.


    posted by shoey2709

    May 24 2008 4:09pm
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    I agree..without a doubt Faber should beat Pulver. I really want to see Faber move into the UFC, but he doesn't have a weight class and I think he would be a good fighter, but not elite at 155. When is that fight? Pulver is a good striker, probably the best Faber has seen, but he doesn't have the tools Pulver has. I haven't seen a line or know when the fight is, but I'm looking forward to it.

    And how about CBS sports putting on the first prime time MMA event this weekend.


    posted by pc7588

    May 24 2008 6:02pm
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    The fight is Sunday June 1st live on Versus. I can not find any lines on it either.


    posted by shoey2709

    May 24 2008 7:09pm

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