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UFC 175: PICKS PREDICTIONS and BETS

Chris Weidman puts an undefeated streak on the line along with the UFC middleweight title this Saturday in Las Vegas. This will be Machida’s third fight at 185 since moving down 20lbs from light-heavyweight. Below are picks, predictions, and bets. Follow me on Twitter at @HartPDX

Middleweight Kevin Casey (+135) vs Bubba Bush (–175) – Bet live – Casey gasses
Over 1.5 -150 , Under 1.5 +130
Luca likes Bush
Both have early wins recently. Casey gets TKOs and RNCs. Bubba is all takedowns. If Bubba gets on top it could be trouble. I think Casey has striking advantage too. Look for an early barrage by Casey resulting in a KO. if that fails then a third round sub by Bush.

Middleweight Luke Zachrich +145 vs Guilherme Vasconcelos -170
Over 2.5 -120, Under 2.5 +105
If Guilherme can keep it standing then he win
Luke has poor fight IQ. Tries for submissions. Has decent subs though. Competition not great.
Not a lot of video on Vasconcelos
Luke has lots of first round finishes.
The consensus from those in the know seems to be a half-hearted “Vasconcelos”. The lines here make it a dog-or-pass. Continue reading

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MMA PROSPECT WATCH: RAY BORG

While most 20 year olds are enjoying summer with friends, gearing up for their last year of college or still figuring out what career path to take, UFC flyweight Ray Borg already has his career. “The Tazmexican Devil” is coming off a “Performance of the Night” submission win over Shane Howell this past Saturday night at UFC Fight Night – Swanson vs. Stephens.

The win pushed his record to 7-1 and evened his UFC record at 1-1. One of the UFC’s youngest fighters, Borg along with the likes of Sergio Pettis and Paige VanZant are showing that even at such a young tender age you can achieve anything if you put in the work. Having started training in 2007 because his high school didn’t have a wrestling team, Borg spent 4 years training before debuting in 2011. After going 4-0, all by submission in 1:44 or less, he turned pro in August 2012. Borg was able to capture the SCS flyweight title in his 5th fight and after one more win was able to land a UFC contract. In his UFC debut at UFC on Fox 11, Borg would lose a split decision to Dustin Ortiz. Continue reading

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Paul Daley on his UFC return

Paul Daley on UFC return: ” It’s all pretty much dependant on my visa, and Dana is pretty, you know he’s set in his ways. I don’t think he wants me to come back, although you know, Lorenzo said it’s up to him.” On Tyron Woodley: “I think I’m more skilled now, I think I would beat him easily,” “he’s being overrated” On Hendricks “he’s athletic but I don’t think his very fast, he’s not a great mover on his feet”

Paul Daley stopped by Submission Radio to update us on a possible return tot he UFC, Bellator/Glory who he’d like to fight in the UFC and Jason High.

Full Interview: http://bit.ly/1q6JPyd (beings at the 58 minute mark)

Interview Transcript Below:

On the lines of communication with UFC

“No, I have not spoken to any of them directly. I’ve had some communications with them through other people that help me out. I’m not managed, I have no management right now, I’m representing myself. But as people advising me and you know, speaking on my behalf, and they’ve had contact with the UFC guys like Joe Silva and Dana White. But It’s all pretty much dependant on my visa, and Dana is pretty, you know he’s set in his ways. I don’t think he wants me to come back, although you know, Lorenzo said it’s up to him. Continue reading