Thursday, June 24, 2010

M-1 Global "Selection" Card Revealed

At last, the M-1 Global “Selection” card, which is scheduled to take place at Bally’s Casino in Atlantic City on Saturday, has been revealed!  Here are some of the fighters to watch out for:

    • Tom Gallicchio, welterweight scrapper and lifetime member of the “New Jersey Badass Club”.
    • Aaron Meisner, Muay Thai specialist from Philadelphia who throws deadly knees from the clinch.
    • Shane Primm, veteran of TUF 8 but not one of the dudes that ate jizz.  I think.
    • Josh Key, lightweight powerhouse capable of dishing out KOs and slams.
    • Ariel Sepulveda, light-heavyweight striker who will punch you in the face as much as look at you.
    • Andrei Kapilov, who is some Russian sambo guy but not the same Russian sambo guy who kneebarred Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt Castello Branco back at a Rings event in 1999.  Damn, that would’ve been cool if it was the same guy, though, right?  That guy had sick submissions.

Predictions for Strikeforce's "Ultimate Fedor - No, Wait."

Yeah, so, Fedor.  Fighting again.  This time on Showtime, because he hates CBS for shooting down his spec script for “CSI: Moscow”.  Or something.  Anyway, everyone’s favorite legitimate number one heavyweight fighter in the world who never did pro wrestling and has more than five fights is facing pretty much just a warm body in Fabricio Werdum, so expect someone to die on cable TV on Saturday night.  (Uh, woot?)  Here are some other predictions:

    • Pat Healy versus Josh Thomson?  Strikeforce isn’t tossing Thomson a softball as much as they’re tossing him an inflatable beach ball filled with whipped cream and feathers.  Thomson via man-rape.
    • Cris “Cyborg” Santos, the top 145-pound female fighter on the planet, is facing Jan Finney, who is unranked.  Cyborg via man-rape.
    • Striker elite Cung Le gets another crack at Scott Smith.  You may recall that in their last meeting, Le gave Smith a beating for about two and half rounds until Smith turned it around and knocked him out.  You may recall that, but Le certainly doesn’t.  The dude was wrecked!
    • Fabricio Werdum is really good at jiu-jitsu.  Fedor is really good at killing to death the practitioners of jiu-jitsu.  Things don’t look good for Werdum.