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WEC: Brown vs Faber (6/7/09) (Predictions)

Posted in Predictions with tags , , , , , , on June 4, 2009 by Maxwell Destree

Just a quick note, I don’t follow the WEC as much as the UFC,therefore I am going to keep my prediction record seperate.  I still try to follow the WEC though, and sinc this is just for fun I should give it a shot anyways eh?  Here are my predictions.

Mike Brown                                      Urijah “California Kid” Faber

Mike Brown 2    vs    Urijah Faber 2  

Brown: BU-105 (51%), SB+120 (45%)     (06/04/09)

Faber: BU-135 ( 57%), SB-150 (60%)     (06/04/09)

Personally, I think Brown wins this fight more than he loses it.  I am surprised to see Brown as the underdog even though he has already beaten Faber.  Brown knocked Faber out in the first round the first time these two fighters met.  I think most people think Faber got too cute and just got caught.  Yes, Faber had success staying on the outside of Brown, and he was quicker too.  But, during their first fight Brown also showed he is quick enough to close the gap on Faber and even take Faber down. 

A close proximity, scrappy match favors Brown in my opinion.  I believe in order for Faber to win he needs to stay on the outside, out of Browns reach, and use his speed to connect on his strikes.  I really believe that Brown will have a repeat win, knocking Faber out.  Although this time perhaps in the early second round.  I think Faber will keep away initially, but his excitement will get the better of him once again, and once again he will get caught.

 

Jose “Junior” Aldo     vs     Cub Swanson

Aldo: SB-360 (78%)     (06/04/09)

Swanson: SB+280 (26%)     (06/04/09)

 

Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone     vs     James Krause

Cerrone: SB-650 (87%)     (06/04/09)

Krause: SB+450 (22%)     (06/04/09)

 

Josh “The Fluke” Grispi     vs     Jens “Lil’ Evil” Pulver

Grispi: SB-150 (60%)     (06/04/09)

Pulver: SB+120 (45%)      (06/04/09)

I really like Jens Pulver as a person, but I just can’t pull myself to pick him to win this fight.  The odds makers actually got this one right I’d say.  Pulver brings a ton of experience with him, but I think the age is catching up with him (or perhaps all the fights).  Last time I saw Pulver he looked pretty slow, and at this division, one can’t afford to be slow.  I know Grispi is very young at only twenty years old, but I think that pure athleticism should win this fight for him.  But, don’t ever count a wiley veteran out, especially if that wiley old veteran is Jens Pulver.

 

Manny “The Anvil” Gamburyan     vs     John Franchi

Gamburyan: SB-240 (71%)     (06/04/09)

Franchi: SB+190 (34%)     (06/04/09)

Well, I’ll tell you guys what I know.  Gamburyan was over-rated in the UFC, and is probably over-rated in this fight too.  Gamburyan has small man complex, meaning that his strengths are on the ground, yet he always seems to want to prove he can standup too.  If Franchi has any type of standup, and convince Gamuryan to stay standing Franchi will win.  Yet, If Gamburyan fights to his strengths meaning he takes the fight to the mat, then Gamburyan should win easily.  Look out though, Gamburyan is also injury prone, and I would be he is coming into this fight after some sort of injury.  Gamburyan is definately the favorite, but probably shouldn’t be by so much.

 

Rafael Rebello     vs     Kyle Dietz

Rebello: SB-115 (53%)     (06/04/09)

Dietz: SB-115 (53%)    (06/04/09)

 

Mike “The Beast” Campbell     vs     Anthony “Showtime” Pettis

Campbell: SB-340 (77%)     (06/04/09)

Pettis: SB+260 (28%)     (06/04/09)

 

Scott “Young Guns” Jorgensen     vs     Antonio Banuelos

Jorgensen: SB-145 (59%)     (06/04/09)

Banuelos: SB+115 (47%)     (06/04/09)

 

Frank Gomez     vs     Noah Thomas

Gomez: SB -160 (62%)     (06/04/09)

Thomas: SB+130 (43%)     (06/04/09)

 

Rolando Perez     vs     Seth “2-Quick” Dikun

Perez: SB -115 (53%)     (06/04/09)

Dikun: SB-115 (53%)     (06/04/09)

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