UFC 118: Ye Olde Punchbags

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This press conference looks so classy and awesome.

Anyway, I will make this quick, because I am too excited to play around with my fancy schmancy printable fight card, courtesy of UFC.com.

Ah, Boston. Home of our nation’s forefathers, Bunker Hill, the original Tea Party, the Sox and some wicked crazy accents. I can’t get over Julianne Moore’s over the top one on 30 Rock, and I love when the guys on the sports blogs I read write in their accents.

Time for some fightin’ predictions for UFC 118: In the Hub (of the Universe).

Frankie Edgar vs. BJ Penn

They are both hungry for it, but I have to think Penn just might pull through. I’m not too big of a BJ fan, but I think he might have a grappling edge.

Randy Couture vs. James Toney

I’m not at all looking forward to this fight. You know in a show or a movie when a miscommunication or misread gesture makes you squirm with embarrassment? That’s what I think this will be like.

Demian Maia vs. Mario Miranda

Kenny Florian vs. Gray Maynard

Following Florian on Twitter, I know he has been training a long time to prepare himself for this fight. I hope he follows through!

Nate Diaz vs. Marcus Davis

This one I’m not sure. As much as I appreciate the mean mugginess, I am not convinced it can beat out the Irish Hand Grenade. But I’ll still root for him.

Joe Lauzon vs. Gabe Ruediger

Ruediger gave Lauzon a cake that says “sorry for your loss” at the weigh-ins. He won my heart with the funny, just like Tom Lawlor. But I like Lauzon, too. I’ll fence-sit this one.

The last four, we’ll see how they fare.

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