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UFC 167: Main Card Predictions

Any MMA fan missing UFC 167 undoubtedly has an excellent excuse, as the card itself is as attractive as any lineup the organization has produced this year. The show is topped by a tilt between longtime welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre and heavy-handed wrestler Johny Hendricks with other notable bouts like Rory MacDonald-Robbie Lawler and Rashad Evans-Chael Sonnen destined for the PPV portion of the festivities. Here’s a look at how the evening’s featured efforts may end up unfolding… (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)

  • JabCrossHook says:

    I think you’re underestimating lawler a bit while he certainly does have his weaknesses his stand up got a lot more technical in his last few fights. It was really good in his last fight against Voelker and the fact that he sprawled and finished Kos in that position shows that he can defend the TD much better at WW than MW. Robbie is used to fighting bigger wrestlers and the additional strength they bring. I don’t think Rory brings that strength as much as the wrestlers Lawler faced at MW.

  • fanoftna33 says:

    Robbie can defend the takedown all day but he has also shown to be at a disadvantage to more polished strikers, and I think Rory is much more polished even without the big power shots he will probably stay away from Lawler and be content to jab and look for a takedown to get a UD. That said I REALLY hope Lawler wins this one.

  • JabCrossHook says:

    You may be right but Lawler’s footwork looked really good against Voelker. The way he set up that head kick was very smart and shows that his stand up improved technically. Against Rory he has to use an opposite stance and bait him with the jab to counter with big shots while closing the distance.

  • JabCrossHook says:

    Called it on Lawler knew Rory couldn’t handle that power and experience and also much improved technical stand up


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