GDT: UFC Fight Night: Gaethje vs. Vick

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  1. Avs_19

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    Date: August 25, 2018
    Venue: Pinnacle Bank Arena
    City: Lincoln, Nebraska
    Time: 10pm ET/7pm PT
    Viewing: FS1, TSN 5

    MAIN CARD (FS1, TSN 5)

    Lightweight bout: Justin Gaethje vs. James Vick
    Featherweight bout: Michael Johnson vs. Andre Fili
    Women's Strawweight bout: Cortney Casey vs. Angela Hill
    Welterweight bout: Jake Ellenberger vs. Bryan Barberena
    Flyweight bout: John Moraga vs. Deiveson Figueiredo
    Middleweight bout: Eryk Anders vs. Tim Williams

    PRELIMINARY CARD (FS2, Fight Network/UFC Fight Pass)

    Welterweight bout: James Krause vs. Warlley Alves
    Bantamweight bout: Iuri Alcântara vs. Cory Sandhagen
    Middleweight bout: Andrew Sanchez vs. Markus Perez
    Welterweight bout: Mickey Gall vs. George Sullivan

    PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass)

    Women's Flyweight bout: Joanne Calderwood vs. Kalindra Faria
    Lightweight bout: Drew Dober vs. Jon Tuck
    Bantamweight bout: Rani Yahya vs. Luke Sanders​
     
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    Couple of decent fights on this one that could be entertaining but not a whole lot to be excited about.
     
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    Another Rock 'em Sock 'em Robots main event from Gaethje? I'll admit the first couple of his UFC fights were exciting, but it's kind of lost the luster for me. I'd rather see a little more strategy than "my will is stronger than your will".
     
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    It's cool to have those kind of fights, but you need to win those fights some of the time to keep them interesting.
     
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    As for this card..

    Main event should be fun. I've always been intrigued by James Vick since he came up through TUF, he just so happens to be in a loaded division and it's hard to move your way up. Hopefully we get a great fight because I like Gaethje too.

    Not too much else on the main card - some good fighters but the fights don't interest me that much. It will be interesting to find out if Deiveson Figueiredo is legit or not. Big fights for Eryk Anders & Warlley Alves too.
     
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    I personally don't enjoy seeing Gaethje fight at this point. Yes, action fighters are usually fun to watch and put on entertaining fights in general, but after his 3 UFC fights, it's clear the guy is doing harm to his long term health and needs to be protected from himself.

    If he were to change up his style and incorporate his wrestling base, he'd probably win some of these fights, but sitting around watching him eat power shot after power shot is nauseating to me now. He's causing himself irreparable harm by standing and trading every time out.
     
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    Anders got ****ed over by the judges last time out against Machida. It will be interesting to see how he responds.
     
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    I doubt he'd go to his wrestling at this point but that'd certainly be the smart thing to do. He also has some of the best leg kicks in the division and this is a fight where he should use that quite a bit.
     
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    Agreed. But he won't. He'll stand and trade until someone falls over. And in 5 years he won't even remember where he lives when he goes for a drive...
     
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    Mickey Gall wins with another rear-naked choke and wants a fight at the garden in November. Brings up the dude who just beat him, Sage Northcutt, and someone else I forgot as potentials, lol.
     
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    Holy, how did this Sandhagen dude escape that armbar?
     
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    Wow what a war that round was Sandhagen survived then poured it on.
     
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    It's like the ref never wanted to stop that fight, crazy.
     
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    What was that ref thinking... should have been stopped in the first round, that was a hell of a beating
     
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    Man, Ellenberger needs to retire in the worst way.

    Never mind he retired.
     
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    Someone needs to have a sit down with Ellenberger.
     
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    I would've liked to see Ellenberger fight Hendricks
     
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    I'm glad to hear about that retirement
     
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    Pretty good card so far, lots of finishes. Looking forward to the main event but I agree with LSCII, it's hard to watch Gaethje take the damage he walks straight into. I think he's likely in for more of it tonight.
     
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    I was rooting for him, but am surprised Johnson got the decision.
     
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    Same here. I put a bit of money on Johnson and Vick. Think I got a little lucky there.
     
  22. MD thaivuN

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    glad MJ got the decision. Fili landed very little clean shots while eating some head-snapping right hands
     
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    Vick just got smoked
     
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    and James Vick once again falls to a top 10 Lightweight
     
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