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UFC Fight Night 61: Bigfoot vs. Mir Discussion Thread

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skelliher
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02.21.2015 | 1:34 PM ET

Predictions: 2 of 11 Winners, 2 Perfect, 175 Points   |   Tied for 487th

The fighters are weighed in and we've got the rare event with no misses. Well, kind of; TJ Waldburger fainted while cutting weight a few hours ago, so that fight is scrapped. 

Otherwise, we've got one prelim on UFC Fight Pass at 530pm ET, followed by televised prelims on FS1 at 6pm and the main card on the same channel at 8pm. 

Enjoy!

PS. All you foos picking Bigfoot are cray. Money to be made on Mir in this one.

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UFC Fight Night 61
  • Sunday 02.22.2015 at 08:00 PM ET
  • U.S. Broadcast: Fox Sports 1 | Prelims: UFC Fight Pass
  • Name: UFC Fight Night 61: Bigfoot vs. Mir
  • Also Known As: UFC Fight Night Porto Alegre
  • Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • Ownership: Zuffa, LLC
  • Venue: Gigantinho Gymnasium
  • Location: Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • TV Announcers: Jon Anik, Kenny Florian
  • Ring Announcer: Bruce Buffer
  • Post-Fight Interviews: Jon Anik
  • Attendance: 5,080
  • TV Ratings: 1.2M avg. viewers (1.4M peak, 813k FS1 prelims)
  • MMA Bouts: 11
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Bout   Info
Frank Mir   defeats   Antônio Silva   via KO/TKO, Punches   1:40 Round 1 of 5 Bout Page
Michael Johnson   defeats   Edson Barboza   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Sam Alvey   defeats   Cezar Ferreira   via KO/TKO, Punches   3:34 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Adriano Martins   defeats   Rustam Khabilov   via Decision, Split   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Frankie Saenz   defeats   Iuri Alcântara   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Santiago Ponzinibbio   defeats   Sean Strickland   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Marion Reneau   defeats   Jéssica Andrade   via Submission, Triangle Choke   1:54 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Matt Dwyer   defeats   William Macário   via KO/TKO, Superman Punch   3:14 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Mike De La Torre   defeats   Tiago Trator   via KO/TKO, Punches   2:59 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Douglas Andrade   defeats   Cody Gibson   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Ivan Jorge   defeats   Josh Shockley   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page

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Bigj383
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02.21.2015 | 1:42 PM ET

Predictions: 1 of 11 Winners, 1 Perfect, 100 Points   |   Tied for 959th

Some fighters are just cutting too much weight. If you risk passing out then you are in the wrong weightclass or you came in out of shape. 

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rappinpapsoda
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02.21.2015 | 3:44 PM ET

Predictions: 3 of 11 Winners, 0 Perfect, 150 Points   |   Tied for 535th

Sucks that he passed out.

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CthulhuJones
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02.21.2015 | 5:04 PM ET

Predictions: 1 of 11 Winners, 0 Perfect, 50 Points   |   Tied for 1172nd

PS. All you foos picking Bigfoot are cray. Money to be made on Mir in this one.




Frank Mir ******* sucks.
flying_frontkick
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02.21.2015 | 5:21 PM ET

Predictions: 1 of 11 Winners, 1 Perfect, 75 Points   |   Tied for 971st

Both of these guys are chinny, I don't know how this is gonna play out. Mir weighed in at 261 so he's definitely put some weight on. Both are off TRT (or was Bigfoot just caught for roids?) I'm not sure who to pick but I've picked Bigfoot via TKO in the second. I wouldn't be surprised if Mir was faster on his feet and caught Bigfoot. 

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AllHailKrull
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02.21.2015 | 9:07 PM ET

Predictions: 2 of 11 Winners, 0 Perfect, 100 Points   |   Tied for 862nd

I had Waldburger by sub on here but was going to put some serious cash down on Oliveira in the first which was at +3.70. 

Damn shame. that was almost a steal.


I've got faith in Mir though. 

* Edited at 02.21.2015, 9:08 PM ET *

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FantasyMMA
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02.21.2015 | 9:25 PM ET

Predictions: 0 of 5 Winners, 0 Perfect, 0 Points   |   Tied for 1356th

What is with the sunday shows?
boredoms
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02.21.2015 | 9:29 PM ET

Predictions: 1 of 11 Winners, 0 Perfect, 50 Points   |   Tied for 1172nd

Maybe its an experiment to see what kind of audience they can get on Sundays outside of football season.

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Bigj383
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02.21.2015 | 10:30 PM ET

Predictions: 1 of 11 Winners, 1 Perfect, 100 Points   |   Tied for 959th

I don't expect this event to do great numbers at least in the US. Cards made for foreign audiences don't always do great. 

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SoccerKick
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02.21.2015 | 10:33 PM ET

Predictions: 2 of 11 Winners, 1 Perfect, 140 Points   |   Tied for 652nd

This is a better card than UFN 60 that was made for the US market 

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rappinpapsoda
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02.22.2015 | 1:23 AM ET

Predictions: 3 of 11 Winners, 0 Perfect, 150 Points   |   Tied for 535th

It does look pretty good.

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Ttwiggz14
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02.22.2015 | 2:25 AM ET

Predictions: 1 of 11 Winners, 0 Perfect, 50 Points   |   Tied for 1172nd

Iuri is the biggest favorite on the card!! Love watching his fights!! Pretty excited about this card! The main event is intriguing, and barboza is another fighter i love to see in the octagon!! Makes a usually quiet Sunday , a little bit more exciting!!! I was even pumped watching the weigh ins!! Enjoy the show!
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02.22.2015 | 11:47 AM ET

Predictions: 1 of 11 Winners, 1 Perfect, 75 Points   |   Tied for 971st



Not confident in any of these picks

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02.22.2015 | 1:43 PM ET

Predictions: 4 of 11 Winners, 2 Perfect, 250 Points   |   Tied for 201st

Honestly, unless Bigfoot is magically back to the guy who fought Fedor a few years ago, I truly believe Frank Mir wins. 

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benjaminbrandt
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02.22.2015 | 2:51 PM ET

Predictions: 1 of 11 Winners, 0 Perfect, 50 Points   |   Tied for 1172nd

The guy that fought Fedor was likely "extra magic"   ;)

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02.22.2015 | 3:51 PM ET

Predictions: 2 of 11 Winners, 1 Perfect, 125 Points   |   Tied for 684th

Big Barboza fan, but I'm afraid a lot of people are sleeping on Johnson. Really looking forward to the co-main.

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02.22.2015 | 4:02 PM ET

Predictions: 2 of 11 Winners, 0 Perfect, 100 Points   |   Tied for 862nd

Barboza is a hype machine, he was the favorite going into the Cerrone fight too.

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02.22.2015 | 4:08 PM ET

Predictions: 5 of 11 Winners, 1 Perfect, 290 Points   |   Tied for 120th




This is one of those events where every fight is hard to pick. So many possible upsets. The only pick I'm confident in is Alcantara.

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02.22.2015 | 4:08 PM ET

Predictions: 1 of 5 Winners, 1 Perfect, 75 Points   |   Tied for 971st

Barboza is great when he can find his rhythm and get his combinations going, but seems like when guys time him and break his rhythm he's easy to counter. I think MJ's got great timing and half-beat counters, plus fast hands, that's why I picked him at least.

Also Barboza does his best striking in straight lines, and MJ is good at pivoting and herding against guys like that.

* Edited at 02.22.2015, 4:10 PM ET *

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02.22.2015 | 4:13 PM ET

Predictions: 0 of 11 Winners, 0 Perfect, 0 Points   |   Tied for 1356th

If his opponent allows him to walk them down, Barboza is fantastic. When they don't....well...he doesn't look so good. Johnson is supremely inconsistent. He went from losing to Brookins and Sass to beating Feguson to losing to Madadi, and then beating Lauzon and Tibau. Speaking of which, I'm 1-7 picking his fights, so whatever I end up picking, pick the opposite.

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02.22.2015 | 4:21 PM ET

Predictions: 3 of 11 Winners, 1 Perfect, 190 Points   |   Tied for 403rd

I think Johnson has faster hands, crisper technique and footwork and better cardio than Barboza and has the perfect style to beat him ..... that said, for some reason I can't bring myself to pick him over Barboza even though everything in me says MJ wins this pretty comfortably (he may even TKO Barboza) ... must be the masochist in me.

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