IYHWrestling.com | WithoutYourHead.com

Welcome to In Your Head! Wrestling podcast, news and community!


Pages (1 of 1): 1

Category Index / Forum / IYH Forums

Third-seeded Czech Tomas Berdych bea

World Champ

Joined: Jun 09 2014
Posts: 470

20:28, Jun 23 2014

This wasnt supposed to happen. Ahead of the light heavyweight title fight between champion Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson, the UFC tried selling fans on the idea about this potentially being a competitive matchup. Pundits and even the odds-makers would tell a different story, some betting sites capped Jones at one point at -850 (Bet $850 to win $100). But clearly thats not what ensued on Saturday night. From the moment the bell rang, the 26-year old Swede turned the fight into Jones most competitive matchup to date. Using his reach, effective striking and take downs, the Alliance MMA fighter displayed fearless confidence and won over the audience in the Air Canada Centre after five rounds of action. While his performance didnt earn him the victory on the judges scorecards (losing 47-48, 47-48, 46-49), it did immediately spark up debate as to whom Jones next opponent should be. "Who doesnt want to see this rematch?" said UFC President Dana White at the post-fight press conference. "Id like to do the rematch it makes sense, but we have to wait to see what happens -- maybe it is Glover (Teixeira), maybe it is a rematch, I dont know." In my opinion the answer is simple. Book the rematch between Jones and Gustafsson sometime next year and have that event held in Europe. The aftermath of Saturdays main event was a potential fight of year candidate and a winning lottery ticket at the promotions disposal. In order to cash that ticket, they need to carry this momentum over into Jones next fight. Pundits will argue that Glover Teixeira is a more real candidate as hes currently undefeated inside the octagon and most recently dispatched fellow top contender Ryan Bader via first round stoppage earlier this month. The problem with that is who does Gustafsson square off with next? Phil Davis has won three straight, but theyre now fellow teammates and already fought back at UFC 112. Lyoto Machida has dropped to middleweight, Dan Henderson is fighting Vitor Belfort, Thiago Silva and Matt Hamill have both fought Gustafsson recently. Its possible the winner of Rashad Evans vs. Chael Sonnen could be next in line, but are they deserving being 1-2 in their last three fights? I dont think so. While no doubt the 33-year old Teixeira has earned his spot, a matchup with Jones right now would kill any potential of Gustafsson emerging as a European superstar for the promotion. Not since the days when Andrei Arlovski held the UFC heavyweight title back in 2005 has the promotion had a European champion. One of the challenges for the UFC in recent years has been marketing European fighters and after Saturday night, they certainly have an ideal candidate. Hosting a main event fight in Europe against Jon Jones would do big things for the UFC on a global scale and lets hope they make the right decision. wholesale nfl jerseys . As we move into Week 12 of the CFL, both B.C. and Saskatchewan have demonstrated the ability to earn a playoff opportunity. cheap jerseys .Y. -- Marcus Foligno looked up at the video board and was moved as the Buffalo Sabres said farewell to two of their most popular players. http://www.wholesalenfljerseysplay.com/. The Clippers dropped both games in Memphis and its now a three-game series. You can see all the action on TSN2 beginning at 10:30pm et/7:30pm pt. cheap jerseys from china .com) - Top seed and five-time titlist Serena Williams and last years runner-up Li Na both notched straight-set victories Wednesday in second-round action at the Australian Open, the first Grand Slam event of the year. wholesale jerseys . LOUIS -- Duke forward Jabari Parker has won the Wayman Tisdale Award, presented by the U.Rotterdam, Netherlands - Third-seeded Czech Tomas Berdych beat Croat Marin Cilic 6-4, 6-2 in Sundays final at the $1.85 million ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament. The hard-serving righties combined for 17 aces, including nine by the triumphant Berdych, who ended a 16-month title drought. "It feels absolutely amazing," Berdych said. Cilic was bidding to win titles in consecutive weeks, but he committed four double faults, had his serve broken three times and failed to convert all three of his break-point chances. The world No. 7 Berdych was the lone player in the top 10 who failed to win a title last year, going 0-3 in finals.dddddddddddd His last tournament victory came at Stockholm in October 2012. Berdych captured his ninth career title and improved to 5-2 lifetime against Cilic. The loss snapped a nine-match winning streak for Cilic, who successfully defended his crown at the Zagreb Indoors tournament in his native Croatia last week. "I had a great run of nine (straight) wins and I hope to make that run soon again," Cilic said. ' ' '

Quick Reply

You must be logged in to post comments. [ Login, Register ]