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Old 09-18-2009, 03:13 PM
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Default MMA Weekly's UFC 103 Breakdowns

Instead of starting 18 thread for all their 18 articles about UFC 103, I figured I refrain from pissing off the mods & just keep it all in one place. Enjoy.
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Default Fight breakdown from G4 TV (vid)

Mayhem Miller & Blair Butler giving their thoughts on Franklin/Belfort & Filipovic/Dos Santos.

http://www.mmaweekly.com/blog/2009/0...akdown-ufc.asp
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Default The Supporting Cast

SparkNotes in next post for Michelle & other lazy readers.

http://www.mmaweekly.com/absolutenm/...9585&zoneid=13

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- MIRKO “CRO COP” FILIPOVIC VS. JUNIOR DOS SANTOS
Former Pride superstar Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic faces off with Brazilian heavyweight prospect Junior Dos Santos. Both fighters come off stoppage victories. A win for either fighter could put him on the fast track for a shot at the UFC heavyweight title. These two will slug it out on the feet; so don’t expect the fight to last long.
Cro Cop looked like a completely different fighter in his last fight, he was sharp and crisp with strikes unlike in his last several fights. Dos Santos hasn’t even fought a complete round in the UFC and has showed impressive striking for a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu fighter.
He is the better ground fighter of the two and should use it to his full advantage. However, the fight will stay on the feet and that will play to Cro Cop’s advantage as it seems that Dos Santos wants to throw down on the feet, but that will be a mistake as he gets finished with strikes in the opening round.

- MARTIN KAMPMANN VS. PAUL DALEY
Danish welterweight Martin Kampmann faces off with British striking sensation Paul Daley. Daley replaces Swick on the main card after Swick pulled out because of an injury. This could end up being one of the better fights of the night as Kampmann is on the brink of entering the upper echelon of the welterweight division, while Daley can make a big splash with a win over Kampmann.
Kampmann is a solid kickboxer, but has immensely improved his ground game. That has come in handy in his last couple of fights. Daley has been praised for his striking ability in the past, but his ground game leaves a lot to be desired. Although he is a great striker, Kampmann lacks power in his strikes and it will be smart if he takes the fight to the ground.
These two will try one another on feet, but Kampmann will eventually take the fight to the ground and lock on a late submission to remain undefeated as a welterweight.

JOSH KOSCHECK VS. FRANK TRIGG
Two-time NCAA wrestling champion Josh Koscheck faces off with returning UFC veteran Frank Trigg. Koscheck comes off an upset loss to Paulo Thiago and will be looking prove a point in this fight. Trigg makes his return to the UFC after fighting the last couple of years as a middleweight in other organizations.
These will be a battle of world-class wrestlers, but the big factor in the fight will be which fighter can control the action on the feet. Koscheck has improved his striking immensely since The Ultimate Fighter, while Trigg has never been known for having amazing striking.
If the fight