MMA-UFC UFC 252

Remove this Banner Ad

Dale_Thomas

Senior List
Apr 6, 2007
170
111
Melbourne
AFL Club
Collingwood
Big fan of DC personally, but I'm betting on Stipe in this one.

Two years ago, I would have backed DC in. But I feel like the long lay off wouldn't have done him any favours.

I also don't like it when fighters already have one foot out the door. It's not a good mentality to bringing in.

I reckon Stipe by TKO in the 2nd or 3rd. Over five rounds he'll find that chin eventually.
 

(Log in to remove this ad.)

DazalenkoUBewty

Norm Smith Medallist
Jul 8, 2015
9,313
6,192
AFL Club
Port Adelaide
Other Teams
Aussie Cricket Team, Port Maggies
Top 3 fights are awesome. The rest of the card is a little thin, but I'll be watching.
I'd be more than happy to see DC go out with a W. Nothing wrong with a Stipe W either. Tough one to tip imo, but Stipe looks to be in ripping form. Hopefully Stipe sticks around for a couple more fights after this one.
 

JG22

Brownlow Medallist
Jul 12, 2016
11,811
13,146
AFL Club
St Kilda
Not sure if he mentioned it in the presser but you feel DC will try to work in the wrestling. Has been working with Corey Anderson. I’d favour him. He fought well in the last one but the gassing out was utterly embarrassing.

Rozenstruik had the lights shut out on him by the biggest puncher in the sport only three months ago, my mindset is only growing that that is too quick to turn around from a KO.
 

Engimal v3

Premium Platinum
Sep 21, 2017
4,875
9,268
AFL Club
North Melbourne
DC looked like a big boy at the weight ins. Reading now that he's coming into the fight at the same weight as the last one. Not reading too much into that, but he was absolutely gassed last time.

Miocic looked great.

No idea who wins.
 

LeppaMessiah

Team Captain
Aug 9, 2014
356
935
AFL Club
Brisbane Lions
Smaller cage will definitely suit DC although Stipe can wrestle too, an example being him actually taking DC down in their last fight. I am spewing Cutelaba v Ankaleav has been cancelled, their first fight was the most unusual 2 minutes of MMA coverage I have ever seen from the walkouts to the stoppage. Chito Vera is being seriously underrated by the media aswell he is an absolute beast and has never been finished.
 

Adzam

Premiership Player
Jan 11, 2009
4,071
2,530
Sydney
AFL Club
West Coast
I’m not sure if it’s just me but I feel like Stipe is looking a lot smaller than usual. No idea what he’s weighing this time compared to his last fights. Such a hard fight to call. I’m leaning towards Dc by decision
 

DazalenkoUBewty

Norm Smith Medallist
Jul 8, 2015
9,313
6,192
AFL Club
Port Adelaide
Other Teams
Aussie Cricket Team, Port Maggies
I’m not sure if it’s just me but I feel like Stipe is looking a lot smaller than usual. No idea what he’s weighing this time compared to his last fights. Such a hard fight to call. I’m leaning towards Dc by decision
Stipe 233 pounds
DC 236
 

Joker91

Norm Smith Medallist
Jan 3, 2012
5,169
6,832
Tigerland
AFL Club
Richmond
Other Teams
Liverpool
I reckon DC is going to win this one comfortably.
Knocked Stipe out in the first fight.
Was winning convincingly in the second fight before gassing and taking too many body shots.
He has openly said his cardio failed him in the second fight and he won’t let that happen again.
I’d be surprised if he lost this one.
 

(Log in to remove this ad.)

NonPhixion

Bookie Assassin
Mar 27, 2018
3,705
4,601
AFL Club
Collingwood
Other Teams
Cleveland Browns, Tony Ferguson
I got Stipe, he looks in phenomenal shape. Also think Vera can cause an upset, we will see how good O’Malley is. Hope we see some wars
 

Top Bottom