UFC 90 Preview
Total Pro Sports – UFC, the biggest league in the fastest growing sport in North America Mixed Martial Arts aka MMA, hits Chicago this Saturday, October 25 for UFC 90: Silva vs Cote. Now there’s a total of 10 fights for the card, so instead of boring you all and making this a massive article I’ll just be previewing the top 3 fights. For all of the fights and multimedia on UFC 90 you can check out 90.ufc.com.
Lets take a look at our UFC 90 Preview.
Sean “Muscle Shark” Sherk (36-3-1) vs Tyson Griffin (12-1-0)
Obviously the typical New Comer vs Veteran here. This should be an interesting fight as Griffin’s specialty is the fan favourite Ground’n’Pound while Sherk is known for his great Conditioning and Wrestling skills. I’ve never been a fan of the Gound’n’Pound fighters and think that their aggressiveness is the reason why even the most effective fighters that use this style only ever end up with short-term rather than long-term success. Sherk is coming into this fight hungry as a win will take him into contention for a title shot and I think that combined with his experience in the octagon will be more than enough to win this fight. I say Sean “Muscle Shark” Sherk over Tyson Griffin by submission in the 3rd round.
Josh “KOS” Koscheck (13-2-0) vs Thiago “Pitbull” Alves (21-4-0)
Just like Sherk vs Griffin, this fight features two different types of styles. Alves uses both Striking and Jiu-Jitsu as his weapons of choice and Koscheck is known for his Athleticism and Wrestling skills. Josh got off to a great start in the UFC before losing to Georges “Rush” St.Pierre in UFC 74 last summer. He’s a former NCAA Division 1 National Champion and as confident as they come. Thiago doesn’t have any accomplishments as great as NCAA Divison 1 Champion, but he is a Muay Thai Champion back in Brazil and has been training in MMA since he was 17-years old. He’s been on a tare lately winning his last 6 fights in a row. Although Koscheck has great wrestling skills I just can’t say no to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu aka BJJ. I say Thiago “Pitbull” Alves over Josh “KOS” Koscheck by decision.
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What can be said that hasn’t already about this fight? It’s the classic David vs Golaith, or Godzilla as Cote put it, battle. Patrick is known for his heavy hands and relies on his KO Power and Submission skills to finish off his opponents. Anderson is known for not really having any major weakness and uses his tremendous Striking Abilities to beat his opponents. Some interesting info on Cote; he started out his Pro MMA career by going 0-4 but has since won his last 14 fights in a row to earn his title shot and he’s never been KO’d in the octagon. As much as I really want to see Cote win, I just don’t see it happening. I say Anderson “The Spider” Silva over Patrick “The Predator” Cote by submission in the 4th round.
Just a reminder you can check out UFC 90: Silva vs Cote this Saturday at 10pm on Pay Per View either by purchasing it through your local cable provider or by simply heading out to your local sports pub.