What are your predictions for UFC 128?

We contacted Pete Spratt, Tim Kennedy, Adam Schindler, Andrew Chappelle and Ryan Larson and asked the question: “What are your predictions for UFC 128?” Here’s their predictions…

Pete Spratt: Bones Jones – due to his size, speed and athleticism.
Miller – due to his vast UFC experience.
This will be Kamal’s 1st time in the UFC.

Tim Kennedy: Jones by just being awesome and Kamal by sprawl and brawl dec.

Adam Schindler: I’m going with Jon Jones with a TKO in the 3rd… He is in great condition, unorthodox and long, has great wrestling. I could see Shogun coming out on top too but I’m going with ‘Bones’ Jones on this one.Man, I really don’t want to pick against Kamal, but this one is tough…. I really like Jim Miller and I think he is much better than Jamie Varner or Bart Palaszewski… He has great submissions and good crisp boxing. That being said, I think it will only go to the ground if Kamal chooses. If he can catch him with a shot he wins, if not, I think Miller out points him on the feet… Either way, I’ll definitely Be Rooting for one of those Big overhands from Kamal to land cleanly!

Andrew Chappelle: I’m going with Jones and Miller. I think they are all really good but Jones is just such a stud! He has been blowing through game opponents like he was a varsity athlete senior beating up a brand new freshman. He’s special in the aspect that he is just superior over guys who are on already on top. I think his strikes will be land more, and be more effective, his greco is solid, and I do not see Rua taking Jones down, and even though it’s hard to say who would be better on the ground technically, you still have to give Jones the edge because he is such a freakish athlete.Miller is a stud. Mean, in shape, technically sound. I like Kamal as well. He is also a stud, but I just don’t think he has the tools to finish and dominate like Miller does. I am sure they will both be in excellent conditioning, I see Miller having the better endurance. Miller has more technique in all aspects of the game and is just as good of an explosive athlete as Kamal and can go longer.

Ryan Larson: Jon Jones is gonna shock the world, rd 3, tko. Jons reach and wrestling will confuse Shogun who will not be able to work offensively.
Kamal Shalorus is gonna wreck Jim Miller, rd 1, tko. Kamal always blitzes guys early and he is very prepared for this fight. I expect him to overwhelm Jim and crack him early.

—So what are your predictions for UFC 128?

Main CardMauricio “Shogun” Rua (205) vs. Jon Jones (205)Urijah Faber (135.5) vs. Eddie Wineland (135.5)Nate Marquardt (186) vs. Dan Miller (185)Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic (229) vs. Brendan Schaub (245)Jim Miller (155) vs. Kamal Shalorus (155)Preliminary CardLuiz Cane (205.5) vs. Eliot Marshall (205)Edson Barboza (155.5) vs. Anthony Njokuani (155)Ricardo Almeida (170) vs. Mike Pyle (171)Kurt Pellegrino (156) vs. Gleison Tibau (155)Joseph Benavidez (136) vs. Ian Loveland (135)Nick Catone (194) vs. Costantinos Philippou (195)Raphael Assuncao (145) vs. Erik Koch (145)

Tim Kennedy: “Cage fighting compared to the military is a breeze.”

Pre-fight interview with Tim Kennedy for the Strikeforce Houston event on Aug. 21st.

Tim Kennedy sits down with Jacob Calbillo from TexasFighting.com and talks about his past military experience and his upcoming fight with Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza for the Strikeforce Middleweight Championship. He also discusses how his military experience has shaped his MMA career.
Interview/video by: Jacob Calbillo

Special thanks to: Andrew Chapelle, Ranger up, CTC and Mario Esfiha

Andrew Chappelle at the top of his game

Andrew Chappelle talks with Texas Fighting about his career, his success at Bellator 20, a fall out fight with WEC’s Marcus Hicks and his new gym Action MMA in Converse Texas.

Andrew would like to give a shout out to Ranger Up for their support. Stay in touch with Andrew at ActionMMA.net

Interview by: Chris Lopez Jr.

Bellator 20 weigh-in results

The official results of the weigh-in are as follows (via Bellator.com):

MAIN CARD:

Bryan “The Beast” Baker (186 lbs.) versus Eric Schambari (185 lbs.) – at 185 lbs.
Alexander Shlemenko (184.8 lbs.) versus Jared Hess (185.2 lbs) – at 185 lbs.
Eddie Sanchez (234.4 lbs.) versus Marcus Sursa (219.2 lbs.) – at 265 lbs.
Nik Mamalis (135.2 lbs.) versus Mark Oshiro (135.4 lbs.) – at 135 lbs.

LOCAL FEATURE FIGHTS:

Robert Villegas (205.2 lbs.) versus Aaron Rosa (205.2 lbs.) – at 205 lbs.
Cedric Marks (166.8 lbs.) versus Andrew Chappelle (174.8 lbs.) – at 170 lbs.
Brian Melancon (161.2 lbs.) versus Adam Schindler (154.8 lbs.) – at 155 lbs.^
Humberto DeLeon (124.6 lbs.) versus Jimmy Flick (124.6 lbs.) – at 125 lbs.
Kenneth Battle (154.8 lbs.) versus Fernando Rodriguez (153.8 lbs.) – at 155 lbs.

* Chappelle and Marks are negotiating a catchweight
^ Melancon and Schindler are negotiating a catchweight

SWC 9: REDEMPTION

SWC 9 – REDEMPTION: Saturday, November 28, 2009

Marcus “The Wreckingball” Hicks Vs Andrew Chappelle

All tickets $35
Doors open at 7pm
Fights Start at 8pm

www.swcmma.com or call 972-379-2615

Frisco Convention Center
7600 John Q Hammons
Frisco, TX 75034

SWC 9 – FIGHT CARD*

Marcus Hicks vs
Andrew Chappelle

Johnny Bedford vs
Tim Synder

TBD vs
Mike Bronzovlis

Daniel “The Pit” Pineda vs
Douglas Frey

Josh Clopton vs
Diego Ceara

Steve Garcia vs
Clint Godfrey

Frank Ortega vs
Frank Barrigan

Hector Danza vs
Mike Sierra

Skylar Duncan vs
Rodney McFarland

Joe Ponanco vs
Artenas Young

Jacob Ortiz vs TBD

* Fight Card is subject to change