UFC 115: Liddell vs Franklin LowPick analysisPosted on June 8, 2010, 09:48 AM by Anton Gurevich
Ultimate Fighting Championship will travel for the first time in their history to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, to present UFC 115: Liddell vs Franklin. LowKick.com gives you an opportunity to test your MMA knowledge by picking who will win at this highly-anticipated event. Here is a short analysis of the LowKick community's predictions, just four days before the event.
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The night will be headlined by the Light Heavyweight showdown between Chuck Liddell and Rich Franklin. Rich Franklin is a slight favorite according to LowPick (subject to change in any moment), with a little bit more than 50% of the votes. LowKick users suggest that Franklin has more tools in his box to defeat Liddell, with 28% voting for TKO and 69% for Submission. As for Liddell, 83% of votes for “The Iceman” predict a TKO victory, with only 16% picked a decision.
Patrick Barry and Mirko Cro Cop will basically fight for their future at the co-main event of the evening, in what is expected to be a second-to-none striking war. Despite Pat Barry’s relatively unimpressive record, a huge part of LowPick’ers believe that the legkick enthusiast will surprise the Croatian legend. Most of the pickers predict the fight to end via TKO, 75% of Cro Cop voters and 84% of Barry’s.
Martin “The Hitman” Kampmann will look to continue his recovery from a loss to Paul Daley at UFC 103, fighting the dangerous Paulo Thiago. The Brazilian is a big favorite according to LowPick, with 80% of the votes. Most of the Paulo Thiago voters predict a Submission victory, as 42% of Martin Kampmann’s voters think that the Dane will edge a decision. Maybe the fans should know that the both fighters fought the previously unbeaten Jacob Volkmann. Paulo Thiago defeated Volkmann via Unanimous Decision, as Kampmann finished the UFC newcomer via a Guillotine Choke in the First Round.
In the second Main Card Heavyweight attraction, “The Hurricane” Gilbert Yvel will square off against Ben Rothwell. Both fighters are coming off a TKO defeats, and will look to bounce back right into the UFC Heavyweight mix. Yvel is a clear favorite according to LowPick, with a decisive 62% of the votes. A big Majority of Yvel’s voters believe that the Dutchman will win the fight via TKO, as only 12% think that the fight will go to the Decision. Rothwell’s fans are more balanced, with 75% rooting for TKO, 1% for Submission (via strikes?) and 24% claiming that “Big Ben” will win a decision.
In the opening fight of the Main Card, unbeaten Rory MacDonald will face the toughest challenge of his career in the former WEC Welterweight Champion Carlos Condit. MacDonald is currently 10-0 in his MMA career, victimizing Mike Guyman in his UFC debut at Fight Night 20. Despite never going to decision, 50% of MacDonald’s voters believe that the fight against Condit will break the perfect record of 4 Knockouts and 6 Submissions. As for Condit, he is a clear favorite on LowPick with 71% of the votes. 38% expect a Decision victory for “Natural Born Killer”, 37% a Submission and only 24% a TKO.