Passing the Guard: UFC on Fox 4 Preview

Posted: August 3, 2012 in Uncategorized

The Sports Inquirer

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Quick predictions for UFC on Fox 4:

 

Shogun Rua over Brandon Vera by TKO 4th round:  I think that Rua’s overall aggressiveness will make Vera wilt under the pressure and the Brazilian gets the advantage in the championship rounds.  Vera is a very talented fighter and arguably one of the most polarizing figures in all of mixed martial arts.  However, since his move to light heavyweight, Vera has had numerous underwhelming performances in the division, including victories such as his last one over Eliot Marshall at UFC 137.  Rua has looked solid in his past few fights, even in defeats to Dan Henderson and Jon Jones, who wasn’t losing to anybody on that evening.  Vera’s biggest strength, kicks to the lower body, is also Rua’s strong point as well and would probably be negated, plus Rua uses his knees on…

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