Strikeforce: Fedor vs Werdum Picks AnalysisPosted on June 24, 2010, 07:18 AM by Anton Gurevich
Strikeforce: Fedor vs Werdum is just around the corner, and we take an in-depth look at LowKick.com’s community predictions at the LowPick: MMA Prediction game. As for now, more than 150 LowKick members participated in Fedor vs Werdum picks, and here are the results as for 7:35 AM ET, June 24th. Picks are still open guys, do not forget to submit them.
Lightweight contest between the former Strikeforce Lightweight Champion Josh “The Punk” Thomson will meet the veteran Pat Healy, in his quest to bounce back from losing his title to Gilbert Melendez at Strikeforce: Evolution. Most of the LowKick users pick Josh Thomson for the win, with 83% of the votes. Both fighters are well-known for their submission skills, but only 13% of Thomson’s pickers and 15% of Healy’s think that the fight will end by tapout.
The second bout of the evening will be the long-anticipated rematch between the kick-virtuoso Cung Le and the “Hands of Steel” Scott Smith. Cung Le will look for revenge against Smith, who blemished his undefeated record at Strikeforce: Evolution with an inspirational TKO victory. Despite losing to Smith, 73% of LowPickers predict a victory for Cung Le, as 52% predict that the Saigon-born striker will end the fight via knockout. In addition to Scott Smith experience advantage, the “Hands of Steel” has 14 knockout victories to his record, a clear indication that this fight has a very low chance going to the judges scores.
In the co-main event of the evening, Muay Thai wrecking machine Cyborg Santos will square off against the Strikeforce debutant Jan Finney. It looks like a very few of LowKick.com members believe that Finney is the one to end Cyborg’s reign as the Strikeforce Womens Lightweight Champion, as only 5% give their vote for Jan Finney. 90% believe that the Brazilian will end the fight by knockout, just like she did to her latest victims Marloes Coenen and Gina Carano.
In the main event of the evening, arguably the best Pound for Pound fighter in the World Fedor “The Last Emperor” Emelianenko will enter the Strikeforce cage for the second time, against the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu expert Fabricio Werdum. It’s hard to pick against a fighter who’s basically undefeated, but a solid 17% believe that “Vai Cavalo” will be able to shock the World and defeat Fedor Emelianenko by Submission (65% of Werdum voters). As for “The Last Emperor”, an incredible 91% of his fans believe that he will end this fight by TKO, just like he did against Brett Rogers and Andrei Arlovski. Fedor Emelianenko holds 16 career submission victories, but only 5% of his voters believe that he will be able to submit the BJJ ace Fabricio Werdum.
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