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UFC on FOX 6: Weigh-in Highlight (via UFC)
Welcome back, soldiers. Time for another event in the BE Civil War's 5th season. One battle has been completed but there's a long road ahead still for the teams in their quest to stand atop the others in the Grand Prix. After a lackluster card to start this season off, we should be in for a treat tonight as we have a title fight in addition to several top contenders competing on the card.
The preliminaries' feature fight should be one of the most entertaining bouts on the card as Matt Wiman and TJ Grant will face off in what could turn into a grappling clinic. Ryan Bader finds himself buried in the prelim fights against Vladimir Matyushenko who fought for a UFC belt back before discoandherpes was born. Clay Guida will hopefully not stink up the card when he fights Hatsu Hioki, who's trying to rebound off of his first UFC loss.
The 4-fight main card starts off with top featherweights Erik Koch and Ricardo Lamas battling for the right to get beat up by Aldo or Edgar sometime in the future. Donald Cerrone and Anthony Pettis will fight next in what should be a war. Who knows what kind of Rampage we'll see tonight, but that's what makes his fight with Glover Teixeira so interesting. And hopefully you're not wasted by the time that fight is over, because your eyes still have to try to keep up with the best 125-pounder in the world defending his title. Full card below.
|Main Card (FOX + FOX Deportes 8 PM EST)|
|Flyweight||Demetrious Johnson (c)||vs.||John Dodson|
|Light Heavyweight||Quinton Jackson||vs.||Glover Teixeira|
|Lightweight||Anthony Pettis||vs.||Donald Cerrone|
|Featherweight||Erik Koch||vs.||Ricardo Lamas|
|Preliminary Card (FX + FOX Deportes 5 PM EST)|
|Lightweight||TJ Grant||vs.||Matt Wiman|
|Featherweight||Clay Guida||vs.||Hatsu Hioki|
|Welterweight||Mike Stumpf||vs.||Pascal Krauss|
|Light Heavyweight||Ryan Bader||vs.||Vladimir Matyushenko|
|Heavyweight||Mike Russow||vs.||Shawn Jordan|
|Middleweight||Rafael Natal||vs.||Sean Spencer|
|Preliminary Card (Facebook 4:35 PM EST)|
|Welterweight||Simeon Thoresen||vs.||David Mitchell|
Division Standings After Week 1
Week 2 Schedule
The Bjorn Ultimatum (Our Bovine Public) 1-0 vs. Legion of Lurkers (ScorecardOTN) 1-0
OBP's team tied for 1st in the adjusted scores for week 1, but Scorecard's team of lurkers made short work of their opponents as well, much to the surprise of many. Only one of these teams can remain undefeated after tonight, and will be on top of the Bisping Division as well.
Leonard Garcia's Picking Accuracy (forkboy) 0-1 vs. We Came To Pick, They Came To Grapple (lanky6) 0-1
If any team has a right to be playing with a chip on their shoulder today, it's forkboy's team, as they put up respectable numbers in week 1 and still ended up with an L. Will they be able to take it out on lanky's hugely underperforming team thus far, or can We Came To Pick rebound and show why they had one of the best draft reviews?
The Fukers (POW) 1-0 vs. I Can't Believe It's Not Horsemeat! (Andy Davis) 0-1
The Fukers were on point in Week 1 as the 3rd highest scoring team, whereas Andy Davis' 0-1 team needs to get back on the horse and get a W tonight, otherwise score a lot of points regardless and start thinking about the wildcard race.
Dana White's Bail Bonds (RonSwanson) 1-0 vs. TASACDWS (gxc) 0-1
Even without a good showing from Ron, DW's Bail Bonds cruised to a Week 1 victory. gxc's team was lacking consistency throughout, and will probably need more than half of their players to score above average in order to grasp a victory tonight.
Birds Of War (Sugel Mendoza) 1-0 vs. Bloody Elbe (Paulo Filho's Psychiatrist) 1-0
In what's definitely the game of the week, and I'm not just saying that because I'm on one of the teams, the highest Week 1 scoring team Birds of War will face off against the back-to-back BECW GP Champion PFP and his squad. Whoever wins this will lead the Bones Division, and will most likely be an early favorite to win this year's trophy.
Tim Kennedy Thread Survivors (Violent Newt) 0-1 vs. Bob Sapp's Bushido Spirit (Josh Hall) 0-1
Newt's team lost the closest match of Week 1 to Bloody Elbe, and to make matters worse that was the second straight event he played and lost to PFP, also coming short in the BECW4 GP Finals. Josh Hall's team stayed true to their name and put up a Bob Sapp-esque effort in Week 1, being the lowest scoring team in the league.
Wiman/Grant is the hot bout currently, but Cerrone/Pettis and Koch/Lamas will also be very important in determining winners tonight. The rest will most likely come down to those brave enough to pick an underdog, or by the specific way a fighter wins.
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