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Brock Lesnar is set to face former world champ Frank Mir at UFC 81 in Feburary. Mir has never been the same since his motorbike accident a few years back but this is still an extremely risky fight for Brock. Dana is risking having Brock exposed in his very first fight on the contrary if Brock wins Mir is a good name for anyones resume.
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judging by how bad Mir looked last time I saw him I don't see much risk at all. That said, if we get the good Mir it's a different story but I really don't expect that to happen. If Brock uses his strengths Mir should start gassing after about 30 seconds and it'll be an easy win.

 

Dana's already proven that he has no quarms about exposing some of the big names in favour of putting out great, exciting fights, as most of the Pride guys that have come over have already looked like numpty's having their asses handed to them and losing major credibility.

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Some notes from DYNAMITE DAVE at the Observer:

 

--It's been reported that WWE has purchased 30 ringside tickets for tonight's show. I haven't heard that other than someone from UFC telling me that a bunch of WWE guys are going, but it's also could be confused with TNA guys. We do know Kurt Angle, Jeremy Borash and magician Cris Angel are sitting together at ringside and Mike Tenay from TNA is also attending. We haven't heard any WWE names attending although some big names were talking of attending and are instead watching at home on PPV.

 

--Randy Couture's picks are Sylvia via third round knockout and Mir via second round submission. His other picks are Almeida, Marquardt and Griffin. I don't know about Sylvia via knockout being that nobody has ever stopped Nogueira. Anything can happen in Mir vs. Lesnar, other than Lesnar isn't winning via armbar or a triangle from the bottom.

 

--However, Nogueira and Lesnar remain the favorites in every sports book in town. Betting in the last day has come down stronger on Lesnar since the weigh-in.

 

 

 

This'll be the first MMA match I'm interested in/I will watch since Shamrock/Ortiz 3.

 

 

Also, I may be the only person who thinks this, but wouldn't it be awesome if Kurt Angle did a run-in?

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Some notes from DYNAMITE DAVE at the Observer:

 

--It's been reported that WWE has purchased 30 ringside tickets for tonight's show. I haven't heard that other than someone from UFC telling me that a bunch of WWE guys are going, but it's also could be confused with TNA guys. We do know Kurt Angle, Jeremy Borash and magician Cris Angel are sitting together at ringside and Mike Tenay from TNA is also attending. We haven't heard any WWE names attending although some big names were talking of attending and are instead watching at home on PPV.

 

--Randy Couture's picks are Sylvia via third round knockout and Mir via second round submission. His other picks are Almeida, Marquardt and Griffin. I don't know about Sylvia via knockout being that nobody has ever stopped Nogueira. Anything can happen in Mir vs. Lesnar, other than Lesnar isn't winning via armbar or a triangle from the bottom.

 

--However, Nogueira and Lesnar remain the favorites in every sports book in town. Betting in the last day has come down stronger on Lesnar since the weigh-in.

 

 

 

This'll be the first MMA match I'm interested in/I will watch since Shamrock/Ortiz 3.

 

Also, I may be the only person who thinks this, but wouldn't it be awesome if Kurt Angle did a run-in?

 

This is the first MMA match I've ever had an interest in that didn't involve Tito and his huge head. I imagine Shane McMahon will be there, maybe Taker too, isn't he a MMA fan?

 

Apparently Stone Cold's friend purchased a ticket but can't make it, Stone Cold is also busy, he's offered the ticket to Goldberg....

 

Now that would be awesome!

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Nog will DEFINITLEY tap out Sylvia. Nog has endured pressue from much more talented finishers than Big Tim and survived to win.

 

As for the main event...I think Lesnar can just overwhelm Mir. Lesnar is bigger and the better wrestler. I think it'd take a serious bomb-dropper (like Sylvia for instance) to pound him in the stand-up, but in a ground game I think Mir will find it very hard to work from the bottom.

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