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Ryan Couture vs KJ Noons booked for Final Strikeforce card.

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MikeLovesTacos XD
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11.09.2012 | 8:21 PM ET

Predictions: 8 of 11 Winners, 2 Perfect, 475 Points   |   Tied for 584th

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  • Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
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Bout   Info
Tarec Saffiedine   defeats   Nate Marquardt   via Decision, Unanimous   5 Rounds, 25:00 Total Bout Page
Daniel Cormier   defeats   Dion Staring   via KO/TKO, Punches   4:02 Round 2 of 3, 9:02 Total Bout Page
Josh Barnett   defeats   Nandor Guelmino   via Submission, Arm Triangle Choke   2:11 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Gegard Mousasi   defeats   Mike Kyle   via Submission, Rear Naked Choke   4:09 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Ronaldo Souza   defeats   Ed Herman   via Submission, Kimura   3:10 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Ryan Couture   defeats   KJ Noons   via Decision, Split   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Tim Kennedy   defeats   Trevor Smith   via Submission, Guillotine Choke   1:36 Round 3 of 3, 11:36 Total Bout Page
Pat Healy   defeats   Kurt Holobaugh   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Roger Gracie   defeats   Anthony Smith   via Submission, Arm Triangle Choke   3:16 Round 2 of 3, 8:16 Total Bout Page
Adriano Martins   defeats   Jorge Gurgel   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Estevan Payan   defeats   Mike Bravo   via KO/TKO, Punches   4:01 Round 2 of 3, 9:01 Total Bout Page

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kallousklown
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11.09.2012 | 8:23 PM ET

Predictions: 8 of 11 Winners, 1 Perfect, 450 Points   |   Tied for 668th

I never got to see Couture fight but for right now I will say Noons messes him up.

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11.09.2012 | 8:25 PM ET

Predictions: 10 of 11 Winners, 3 Perfect, 600 Points   |   Tied for 110th

I dont think Ryan has the takedowns to get Noons to the ground. He has some very underrated TDD. Ryan also doesnt have the striking to beat him there. I see this as a one sided UD for Noons.

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11.09.2012 | 8:39 PM ET

Predictions: 10 of 11 Winners, 4 Perfect, 650 Points   |   Tied for 42nd with 32 others


This should be a very good fight, in a way it will show how well Ryan can handle himself against decent opponents. and KJ Noons could show him what it means. but after the last KJ fight it really makes me think, how much does Ryan know about the takedown and how much is he like this dad. this is the fight to show it.

also...so there are 3 or 4 title events?
Gil, Nate, Rockhold, and DC

what i mean is DC considered the SF champ?

if so this card is very jumbled. I hate to sound like Dana but the card should go from lightest weight class championships to the heaviest. But then again Gilbert is basically the face of the brand now.

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11.09.2012 | 8:40 PM ET

Predictions: 10 of 11 Winners, 3 Perfect, 600 Points   |   Tied for 110th

Dc is not fighting for a belt, from what it looks like, his opponent is brought it for a easy win for DC. 

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11.09.2012 | 8:42 PM ET

Very tough fight for Ryan but if he wins this will be huge for him when they bring him in the UFC.

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hdmexiqtioner
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11.09.2012 | 8:45 PM ET

Predictions: 10 of 11 Winners, 4 Perfect, 650 Points   |   Tied for 42nd with 32 others

let us hope it is easy. lol.

I am looking at the guys rap sheet and it shows that he has only been KO/TKO only once. but then again there is no big names other than a lose to Little Nog. but other than that not much decisions for his win section. but still hopefully the kid from Holland can come to play.

but other than that DC should come out with the big W

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11.09.2012 | 9:29 PM ET

Predictions: 10 of 11 Winners, 2 Perfect, 550 Points   |   Tied for 285th

this is going to be an ugly fight for Couture, but is going to be a lot of fun watching. 

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11.14.2012 | 3:10 PM ET

Predictions: 10 of 11 Winners, 4 Perfect, 650 Points   |   Tied for 42nd with 32 others




"“All of a sudden, he was shooting for a takedown, and I’m like, ‘Oh, you’re a wrestler now? Remember, I’m the black belt in jiu-jitsu. And you’re shooting on me now? This is a wrap." - Nate Diaz"

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11.14.2012 | 3:21 PM ET

Predictions: 10 of 11 Winners, 5 Perfect, 675 Points   |   Tied for 14th with 27 others

Nice . . . I might actually try to go to this event now.
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11.14.2012 | 3:53 PM ET

Predictions: 8 of 10 Winners, 3 Perfect, 525 Points   |   Tied for 402nd

Noons should be able to keep it standing and pick apart Couture all day long.
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11.14.2012 | 4:03 PM ET

Predictions: 9 of 11 Winners, 3 Perfect, 550 Points   |   Tied for 285th

Even though Noons' weakness is on the ground, I think he has good enough TDD to stuff the shots of Couture. Even if Couture somehow manages to get the fight to the ground, I think he will have trouble trying to hold Noons down. Couture's chin has held up so far, so I think Noons via UD.

* Edited at 11.14.2012, 5:49 PM ET *

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11.14.2012 | 4:52 PM ET

Predictions: 9 of 11 Winners, 4 Perfect, 600 Points   |   Tied for 110th

It looks like Strikeforce is going out on their shield, and saving the best for last. I think that since Cormier won the HW tourney, then he is the Strikeforce HW Champion, and his last fight with Strikeforce should be a title fight. **** it, why not? It's the last event of the organization. Make that fight count as a title defense for Cormier.

Gilbert Melendez vs. Pat Healy - Tough fight for both fighters. Healy is the Martin Kampmann/Tim Boestch of the Strikeforce LW division, and Melendez is the face of the Strikeforce LW division, and of Strikeforce at this point. I think that the Melendez skill set will come through. It will be a very hard fought, and technical fight from both fighters, but in the end, Melendez takes it by decision. Probably the most competitive fight of the evening.

Luke Rockhold vs. Lorenz Larkin - Larkin has shown some great improvement in his all around game, and that the move to 185 was a smart one, but I think that Luke Rockhold is just the better fighter everywhere this fight can take place. Larkin puts up a great and entertaining fight, but Rockhold takes it by either 2nd or 3rd round KO/TKO.

Nate Marquardt vs. Tarec Saffiedine - This might be fight of the night. Nate Marquardt has shown that the cut to 170 has been, thus far, a successful one. His experience and well-rounded game will create many openings for him to take advantage of against Saffiedine. Though Saffiedine lost to an opponent that Marquardt dominated in Tyron Woodley, Tarec grew, learned, and improved from that fight. Though Saffeidine is a much improved fighter since his last loss, Marquardt will eventually prove to be too much, and win the fight by 3rd or 4th round KO/TKO.

Daniel Cormier vs. Dion Staring & KJ Noons vs. Ryan Couture = Two one sided fights. Cormier is taking on a fighter with a 28-7 record who looks great against C & D level fighters, but once Staring steps up to fight A & B level fighters, he falls short everytime. Cormier takes this one by 1st or 2nd round KO/TKO or UD. No matter how this fight ends up, it's going to be a one-sided beating at the hands of Daniel Cormier. Ryan Couture is not his father, and he never will be. Couture has improved over the course of his career, but I think that Noons will be just too much for him and get finished by 1st round KO/TKO or UD.  

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11.14.2012 | 4:56 PM ET

Predictions: 8 of 11 Winners, 2 Perfect, 475 Points   |   Tied for 584th

Great card, Strikeforce is going out with a bang! 

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11.14.2012 | 5:09 PM ET

Predictions: 9 of 11 Winners, 4 Perfect, 600 Points   |   Tied for 110th

War KJ!

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11.14.2012 | 7:36 PM ET

What do you mean Final Strikeforce card. Are they merging with the UFC.(I've been realy busy with school so i haven't been on top of things)

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11.14.2012 | 7:43 PM ET

Predictions: 7 of 11 Winners, 3 Perfect, 450 Points   |   Tied for 668th

@Beast Strikeforce's contract with Showtime ends in February I believe and Zuffa basically said they aren't renewing it and bringing over a ton of fighters and making a new Women's division basically for Rousey.

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DelRose
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11.15.2012 | 12:35 AM ET

Predictions: 9 of 11 Winners, 4 Perfect, 600 Points   |   Tied for 110th

We're talking about the last guy to legitimately defeat Nick Diaz. WAR KJ

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11.15.2012 | 2:54 AM ET

Predictions: 9 of 11 Winners, 1 Perfect, 475 Points   |   Tied for 584th

^ Legitimately.....it was stopped on cuts. 

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11.15.2012 | 4:07 AM ET

Predictions: 7 of 11 Winners, 3 Perfect, 450 Points   |   Tied for 668th

Noons was outboxing Diaz like a baws in the first fight. If it had kept going that way Noons had the best chance of winning. Diaz got a lot better before their second fight though.

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11.15.2012 | 4:27 AM ET

Predictions: 6 of 9 Winners, 1 Perfect, 350 Points   |   Tied for 869th

This event looks like it'll be awesome

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