MMA Hendo vs. Palhares likely slated for UFC88

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  1. Atmosphere

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    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]- HENDERSON VS PALHARES LIKELY AT UFC 88[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Tuesday, June 24, 2008 - by Ken Pishna (Reporting by Al Yu) - MMAWeekly.com[/FONT]

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    It appears that Dan Henderson’s return to the middleweight division wasn’t a one-time deal to challenge UFC champion Anderson Silva. MMAWeekly.com has confirmed with sources close to the camp of Brazilian Top Team fighter Rousimar Palhares that he has signed to fight Henderson in a 185-pound divisional bout at UFC 88 on Sept. 6 in Atlanta.

    Henderson has stated several times in the past that he prefers to fight at light heavyweight, but the bout with Palhares will keep him in the middleweight division, at least for the time being.

    Henderson lost his last two bouts, both being title fights. He was defeated by Silva at UFC 82 in Columbus earlier this year and lost in a light heavyweight title bout to Quinton Jackson in September of last year. Prior to those two defeats, Henderson had won two in a row – over Wanderlei Silva and Vitor Belfort – and held both the middleweight and light heavyweight Pride championship belts simultaneously.

    One of the fastest rising talents of the Brazilian Top Team, Rousimar Palhares made his Octagon debut last month against Ivan Salaverry at UFC 84. Improving his record to 8-1 as a professional, Palhares also earned Submission of the Night honors and a $75,000 bonus check for his slick submission of Salaverry via armbar.

    Palhares has finished six of his eight victories by submission, including both Daniel Acacio and Fabio Negao in one night to win the Fury FC middleweight title. He is widely regarded as one of the most dynamic submission specialists to recently emerge from Brazil.

    UFC 88 will take place on Sept. 6 at the Philips Arena in Atlanta. The main event features former light heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell in a battle with undefeated Ultimate Fighter Season 2 winner Rashad Evans.

    UFC 88 Bouts (officially announced):
    -Chuck Liddell vs. Rashad Evans

    UFC 88 Bouts (unannounced):
    -Dan Henderson vs. Rousimar Palhares
    -James Lee vs. Tim Boetsch
     
  2. Palhares enters as a heavy underdog, subs hendo off a scramble, humungus makes bank.
     
  3. oh and Tim Boetsch pops a squat and drops a manly dump on James Lee's chest.
     
  4. Sammo

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    yeah I would put money on Palhares

    no doubt he will be a huge underdog, I think he stands a good chance of beating The Windmill
     
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    I will definitely go with Palhares -- he's awesome
     
  6. everyone's an expert in picking underdogs now. :mad:
     
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    I'm not, I was just impressed by his last fight so I looked at his record and while I don't recognize anybody, you gotta be doing something right to have a decent record like his
     
  8. I'd be surprised if palhares is anything under +200
     
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    How did bookmaker withdrawing go, did you actually get the money?
     
  10. Rizzo is a +280 underdog to Barnett

    :dunno:
     
  11. u dreamin
     
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    What makes you say this?

    Cause he couldn't finish MONSON (HERE)?
     
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    Usually I think you're pretty right, but, I gotta disagree this time. I think he shows big heart when he fights. He lost this last one to Nog but during PRIDE Absolute, he was so tough. He went down in the final to CroCop after he caught that thumb in the eye, but he was looking good before that.

    He's not a top 3 guy, maybe not even top 5, but, definitely top 10, and I think he can (will) beat Rizzo.
     
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    Barnett and Hendo both have that shit in the bag. Henderson is gonna keep the fight standing and win by knockout.
     
  15. henderson ends up on his back quite a bit for a wrestler
     
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    -150/+1xx = Virtually even.
    -200/+160~ = Very reasonable "upset" if the underdog wins.
    -300/+220~ = The favorite wins provided nothing freakish happens like a one hitter quitter.

    Anything above that (especially -600/+450~) is considered a blow out fight.

    Decision Dan has been submitted by fighters with lesser BJJ credentials but Toquinho is very green compared to Hendo.

    I don't expect anything less then +275 for Toquinho.
     
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    He does it to piss me off
     

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