MMA World Cup: Welterweight Finals

Can Jon Fitch pull off the upset?

As expected, Georges St. Pierre and Jon Fitch advanced to the gold medal match. Their last fight was a five round shellacking. Has anything changed?

Gold Medal Match:

1. Georges St. Pierre vs. 2. Jon Fitch

My Take: Put on a DVD of their last fight for an idea of how this might go.

Bronze Medal Match:

3. Thiago Alves vs. 5. Dong Hyun Kim

My Take: If you aren't from Brazil and you are not rooting for a man named Dong - you are wrong. I'm tempted to ride Dong to the medal stand, but I just don't think Dong can hold Alves down and impose his will. Dong will certainly try for some furious ground and pound. But Alves is too good on his feet and I can't swallow Dong laying on top of him for 25 minutes. I like Alves here.

  1. Canada: Georges St. Pierre
  2. USA: Jon Fitch
  3. Brazil: Thiago Alves
  4. Europe:  Paul Daley
  5. Asia/AUS: Dong Hyun Kim
  6. CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States)/Assorted: Marius Zaromskis

Vote in our Poll!

Links to Previous Posts after the Jump

Featherweight semi-finals

Lightweight semi-finals

Welterweight semi-finals

Middleweight semi-finals

Light heavyweight semi-finals

Heavyweight semi-finals

Bantamweights

Featherweights

Lightweights

Welterweights

Middleweights

Light Heavyweights

The Heavyweights

The Rules and an Explanation

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