MMA fioravanti vs rumble johnson v.UFN17

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  1. adrenalin112

    adrenalin112 New Member

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    hopefully rumble comes in prepared and takes care of business in exciting fashion.

    Luigi Fioravanti vs. Anthony Johnson on tap for UFC Fight Night 17

    by John Morgan on Jan 03, 2009 at 3:30 pm ET
    [​IMG]Hard-hitting UFC welterweights Luigi Fioravanti (14-4 MMA, 4-4 UFC) and Anthony Johnson (6-2 MMA, 3-2 UFC) are the latest additions to the nearly complete "UFC Fight Night 17: Lauzon vs. Franca."

    MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) today learned from sources close to the bout that both fighters have verbally agreed to the matchup. Bout agreements are expected to be signed early next week.

    UFC Fight Night 17 is scheduled for Feb. 7 at the University of South Florida's Sun Dome. The main card will be aired live on Spike TV.

    Fioravanti was last in action in a unanimous-decision win over Brodie Farber at the UFC's "Fight for the Troops" in December. The American Top Team product has won three of his past four bouts following 2007 losses to Forrest Petz and Jon Fitch.

    The soon-to-be-28 year-old also owns UFC wins over Dave Menne and Solomon Hutcherson.

    Johnson had recently been linked to a possible April bout with Mike Swick. While sources close to Johnson indicated that bout was under consideration, "Rumble" ultimately elected for a far-quicker return.

    Johnson recently earned his third-career knockout win in the UFC over Kevin Burns at the "TUF 8" finale in December. The win helped Johnson erase the sting of a controversial loss to Burns five months earlier.

    The bout is currently planned for the un-aired preliminary portion of the event.
     
  2. Atmosphere

    Atmosphere PURPLE DREAM

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    eh, not extremely exciting, but i became a luigi fan after watching his bout against diego. luigi was really giving diego fits for 2.5 rounds until he got caught
     
  3. VulgarTheClown

    VulgarTheClown A child and a gun.....go together like apple pie a

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    It's gonna be a brawl but I give it to Luigi (duh) via wrestling.
     
  4. teep

    teep New Member

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    i don't know why but luigi always surprises me. it doesn't matter how many times i see him fight, he's always way better than i think he is.
     
  5. f-g

    f-g OT Supporter

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    Rooting for rumble in this one.
     
  6. HandgunFantasy

    HandgunFantasy My purity you stole.

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    id put my money on AJ
     
  7. checkii

    checkii ฝรั่งตาน้ำข้าว

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    your boy is getting his wig split
     
  8. SCirone

    SCirone Moderator

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    Lol at Luigi having better wrestling that Rumble
     
  9. dragomungus

    dragomungus New Member

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    wrestling wins fights.
     
  10. tkluu

    tkluu New Member

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    we haven't seen Rumble on the ground yet, if Luigi could get him down, he could have a chance. Rumble looks like a much more explosive striker though and would win on the feet
     
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  12. f-g

    f-g OT Supporter

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    yea I think rumble has better wrestling too
     
  13. checkii

    checkii ฝรั่งตาน้ำข้าว

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    pretty sure he was subbed by clementi. Johnson is quick to get up though and Luigi has never impressed me.
     
  14. alkalinesolo

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    Anthony Johnson should be able to sprawl and brawl his way to victory here.

    Rumble by another Crocop-esque LHK?
     
  15. HandgunFantasy

    HandgunFantasy My purity you stole.

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    personally i think AJ is due for a win via eye poke
     
  16. VulgarTheClown

    VulgarTheClown A child and a gun.....go together like apple pie a

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    I haven't seen rumble do and thing good wrestling wise in the cage.
     
  17. f-g

    f-g OT Supporter

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    he prefers to bang :dunno:
     
  18. VulgarTheClown

    VulgarTheClown A child and a gun.....go together like apple pie a

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    That is obvious. Clamenti took him down from a body lock (if i recall correctly) and not even very powerfully.

    Luigi will bang in, body lock take down and fuckin game over
     
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    I didn't believe you until you said fuckin game over, that changed my whole outlook :mamoru:
     
  20. f-g

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    Not going to argue on what will happen. Just going to hope it's an exciting fight.
     
  21. Sylva

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    Stuffed the fuck out of Tommy Speer's shots, who is a much better wrestler than Luigi.
     
  22. VulgarTheClown

    VulgarTheClown A child and a gun.....go together like apple pie a

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    Clinch wrestling vs shot wrestling. I like clinch better.
     
  23. dragomungus

    dragomungus New Member

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    no one gives a fuck what you like.


    Johnson is gonna get gully on your boy Luigi. Bet on it.
     
  24. checkii

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    Luigi is going to look like toad when it's all over.
     
  25. saabguy

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    Wasn't AJ a D2 all-American wrestler or something? I like both guys, but I think luigi is going to get mauled.
     

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