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    Can I bet on Cruickshank/Makdessi being awesome?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RKing85 View Post
    Can I bet on Cruickshank/Makdessi being awesome?
    Yes you can, Paddy Power are offerering 16/1 on that, pretty great odds for a fight that could well be FOTN.

    There's alot of value on the card, I think.

    The KO Double on both Hendricks/GSP and Condit/GSP are coming up at 20 and 30/1 respectively

    Ive also gone for GSP, Ellenberger, Ricci and Dillashaw on a Acca

    Plus covered the 3 main fight all to either go to the judges or there to be finishes in all as think it can go either way
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    it should be, but uve never know sometimes these fights dont live up to the hype

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    170lbs- Rick Story (14-6-0) vs Quinn Mulhern (18-2-0)

    In the first of a multitude of Welterweight bouts Rick Story meets UFC debutant and former Strikeforce competitor Quinn Mulhern. Story has lost 3 of his last 4 most recently getting his head squeezed until it popped by Demian Maia. Mullhern is coming of a win over fellow 170 pound prospect Yuri Villefort.

    Rick Story is former NAIA wrestler averaging 3.22 takedowns per fight at a 52% completion rate. He has 3 wins by submission; but his priority on the ground is horsepower as was the case in his TKO of Dustin Hazellet. Hazellet is respectable submission fighter but Story took him down and pummelled him with vicious shots to the head and body. In his last win he took a similar approach bullying Brock Jardine, but also incorporated a little more positional focus when the fight hit the ground. He has good entry on his takedowns using a combination of technique and raw physical strength. Standing, Story is equally as aggressive cutting off the cage and backing his opponent up with blistering hooks and ripping shots to the body. He had a lot of success against Thiago Alves, limiting his space along the cage and out working him. Story’s inability to defend his opponent’s grappling advances has been his biggest issue of late. At 58% his TDD is respectable, but Charlie Brenneman, Martin Kampmann and Demian Maia combined for 11 takedowns in under 7 rounds of fighting. Maia tied him up on the mat and finished him while the other two showed that Story can be controlled with a solid top game. If Story is unable to defend his opponent’s takedowns it short circuits his power offense game.

    Quinn Mullhern is a BJJ Black belt accruing 11 of his 18 wins by submission and recently made the transition to the train under Greg Jackson. His striking is the weakest aspect of his game, but his 5” height and 4” reach advantage should help him when the fighters are standing. He has a decent right hand and mixes in some kicks, but his inclination to charge forward while striking leaves him vulnerable to takedowns or counter strikes. On the ground he knows how to use his long limbs while constantly looking for a leg or arm to attack. He is comfortable off his back tying up his opponent with rubber guard trying set up a sub or sweep attempt and he is an excellent scrambler. Jason High took him down several times, but was always careful not to spend too much time in his guard. He finished 3 of 5 on his takedowns against Yuri Villefort, but Villefort appeared more than willing to allow the fight to the go to the ground. Against Jason High he was unable to get the fight to the ground in top position and was forced to rely on his opponent to initiate the ground exchange. Mullhern is a crafty submission player, but if his opponent is able to maintain top control it will be difficult for him to win a fight off of his back.

    High was able to continually overpower Quinn and land big takedowns throughout the fight while stifling his ground game. If Mullhern can’t take Story down he will need to pull guard and try to orchestrate a sub or sweep him. Unfortunately, willingly giving up top position to Rick Story isn’t a recipe for success. Story has had trouble with aggressive grapplers, but those fighters were able to land takedowns that Mullhern just hasn’t shown the ability to. Dustin Hazelett attempted to work off his back against Story and was quickly shut down by the power ground and pound. Look for Story to get in close and blast away at Mullhern along the cage, score takedowns, lands some ground and pound, and then return to his feet to repeat the process again. Rick needs to be careful not to get too aggressive and get caught, but my prediction is Rick Story to defeat Quinn Mulhern by decision.

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