Rousimar Palhares vs Mike Pierce at UFC Fight Night 29

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Re: Rousimar Palhares vs Mike Pierce at UFC Fight Night 29

Postby JM Barrie » Sep 25. 2013, 00:47

Will this be the end of Pierces winning streak?

Other sites say no. What will MMAshare do once the event thread is up

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Re: Rousimar Palhares vs Mike Pierce at UFC Fight Night 29

Postby sam9104 » Sep 25. 2013, 09:15

JM Barrie wrote:
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How the f*ck is this man making 170 pounds? What's his walking weight?

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Re: Rousimar Palhares vs Mike Pierce at UFC Fight Night 29

Postby thevillain » Sep 25. 2013, 09:22

Palhares @170 could overpower Pirece,but it´s all about the weightcut i guess :)
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Re: Rousimar Palhares vs Mike Pierce at UFC Fight Night 29

Postby PrideFCfan » Sep 25. 2013, 11:03

Palhares is a midget, thats why he can make the weight.
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Re: Rousimar Palhares vs Mike Pierce at UFC Fight Night 29

Postby dfdmike » Sep 25. 2013, 11:06

I'm excited to see Palhares at this weight. I think it will come down to Palhares' takedown ability vs Pierce's sprawl. I think Pierce keeps this one standing and gets the KO/TKO
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Re: Rousimar Palhares vs Mike Pierce at UFC Fight Night 29

Postby Crusher » Sep 25. 2013, 11:13

Paul Harris must be cutting his steroid intake to make 170.

If he loses to Pierce, he is likely out of the UFC. Do you think Dana will pay him as much as $11K for the fight?

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Re: Rousimar Palhares vs Mike Pierce at UFC Fight Night 29

Postby dfdmike » Sep 25. 2013, 15:14

Crusher wrote:Paul Harris must be cutting his steroid intake to make 170.

If he loses to Pierce, he is likely out of the UFC. Do you think Dana will pay him as much as $11K for the fight?


That's probably why he cut the weight, stopping the roids. It was likely an easy make, and if I had to bet, he'll look even softer at the lighter weight.
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Re: Rousimar Palhares vs Mike Pierce at UFC Fight Night 29

Postby Gasout69 » Sep 29. 2013, 16:31

Paul Harris to the zoo after this one. I hate his borderline retarded actions in the sport. I'm not racist, he is a stupid ape. White people can be zoo animals too. He happens to be a brown stupid ape who cranks past taps and gets hit when looking at refs
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Re: Rousimar Palhares vs Mike Pierce at UFC Fight Night 29

Postby Johnny Denver » Sep 29. 2013, 17:00

Let's go Mike Pierce!!!!! Mike Pierce the forgotten 170 lber.
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Re: Rousimar Palhares vs Mike Pierce at UFC Fight Night 29

Postby feuerqualle » Sep 30. 2013, 02:11

Johnny Denver wrote:Let's go Mike Pierce!!!!! Mike Pierce the forgotten 170 lber.


Indeed!!! Matches between Hendricks and Koschek were close (split) decisions, which, at that time, could have had a win for pierce!!!

I like both - palhares and pierce!! So good luck to both of them.....!

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Re: Rousimar Palhares vs Mike Pierce at UFC Fight Night 29

Postby gto364 » Sep 30. 2013, 19:44

I said before and I'll say it again, welterweight division is a top bjj guys dream. It's full of wrestlers and just look at Maia and how he's doing so far AND his subs are less violent than Palhares' too.


Palhares can go far at 170 subbing dudes left and right.
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Re: Rousimar Palhares vs Mike Pierce at UFC Fight Night 29

Postby kylewood95 » Sep 30. 2013, 19:54

feuerqualle wrote:
Johnny Denver wrote:Let's go Mike Pierce!!!!! Mike Pierce the forgotten 170 lber.


Indeed!!! Matches between Hendricks and Koschek were close (split) decisions, which, at that time, could have had a win for pierce!!!


I had Pierce winning the fight against kos, haven't seen the Hendricks fight though
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Re: Rousimar Palhares vs Mike Pierce at UFC Fight Night 29

Postby A Nameless Ghoul » Oct 1. 2013, 13:14

gto364 wrote:I said before and I'll say it again, welterweight division is a top bjj guys dream. It's full of wrestlers and just look at Maia and how he's doing so far AND his subs are less violent than Palhares' too.



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Re: Rousimar Palhares vs Mike Pierce at UFC Fight Night 29

Postby dfdmike » Oct 1. 2013, 13:47

Maia is a lot better than Palhares, guys. His striking is better. His wrestling has looked better (despite the muscular differences.) His gas tank is better. He also has a knack for not doing illegal things.

When Maia was at MW, a lot of times he was content striking. When he tried taking a guy down like Sonnen, he got it. When Palhares fights wrestlers like Henderson, he gently lies down on his back in a nap position and invites his opponent to come crawl down on top of him.

Not hating on Palhares, but this is not the best comparison. Anyone at any weight has a chance of getting subbed by either guy on the ground. Maia found success because he's back to using his BJJ and leaving his striking behind. The only thing I'll say they both might have going for them is at WW, their suspect chins are less likely to lose them the fight.

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