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Alexander Gustafsson will try to book his place in a light

Postby blueberryjerry » 17 Jun 2017 03:46

Alexander Gustafsson will try to book his place in a light heavyweight title rematch against Jon Jones when he faces the dangerous Anthony Johnson in the main event of UFC on Fox 14 at Tele2 Arena in Stockholm, Sweden on Saturday. Claudio Marchisio Italy Jersey . You can watch the event, beginning with the preliminary bouts, on TSN4 at 5pm et/2pm pt. The main card kicks of on TSN4 at 8pm et/5pm pt. Here are TSN.cas predictions: Main Card: Alexander Gustafsson (16-2) vs. Anthony Johnson (18-4) Andrew Robichaud, TSN.ca Gustafsson - With his quest for another shot at the light heavyweight title derailed by injury, Gustafsson has to prove once again that he is the rightful No. 1 contender. Having home field advantage shouldnt hurt. Johnson - With his weight issues in the past, Johnson has become a one-man wrecking crew at 205 pounds. He looks like he has finally found where he belongs as a fighter and that is dangerous for anyone stepping into the Octagon with him. PICK: Gustafsson via unanimous decision Ken Rodney, TSN.ca Gustafsson- With one man standing between himself and a highly anticipated rematch with Jon Jones, Gustafsson should not lack the motivation to have a good showing in this bout. Outside of his controversial loss against the champion, the Swede has not been beaten since 2010 and looked impressive at every turn. Johnson- Since a loss to Vitor Belfort, Johnson has rattled off eight straight victories, including a 44 second pummeling of Antonio Rogerio Nogueira. Power will be his advantage heading into this bout and will have to look for the big bomb if he wants to have his arm raised. PICK: Gustafsson via decision — Dan Henderson (30-12) vs. Gegard Mousasi (35-5-2) Robichaud Henderson - Taking the second longest break between fights in his UFC career could be a good thing for the 44-year-old fighting legend, who has lost three of his last four bouts. Henderson may be fading but he can never be counted out. Mousasi - Coming into just his fifth fight in the UFC, Mousasi is far gone from the days of being a Pride, DREAM and Strikeforce champion but he has shown some life in two wins with the organization and can still compete, even if it comes and goes. PICK: Henderson via TKO Rodney Henderson – Returning to the middleweight division, Henderson is coming off a victory over Shogun Rua sandwiched around four high profile losses to quality opponents. He hasnt been in the Octagon since May 2014 but rust should not be an issue for the 44-year-old veteran. Mousasi – Like his opponent, Mousasi has lost more than hes won recently, including a third round submission defeat at the hands of Jacare Souza in his last outing. He should look like hes moving at twice the speed in this matchup. PICK: Mousasi via decision — Phil Davis (13-2) vs. Ryan Bader (19-4) Robichaud Davis - He put on a world-class performance in his last victory over Glover Teixeira, but a busy schedule at the top of the light heavyweight division means Davis has to continue to be dominant where he is in order to prove he belongs in the title conversation. Bader - By no means a stepping stone, Bader has the chance to take out some of the top-tier talent he has faltered against in the past. A win over Davis is a big notch on his belt and could inject some life into a fighter who has been treading in middle-of-the-division waters for a while. PICK: Davis via unanimous decision Rodney Davis - The 30-year-old needs to take this fight to ground where he does his best work grinding down his opponent. The strategy worked in his last bout, a three round decision victory over Glover Teixeira. Bader - Looking for his fourth consecutive victory, Bader went the distance to earn wins against Ovince St. Preux, Rafael Cavalcante and Anthony Perosh. He also has knockout power and though a quick finish probably isnt in the cards a late one is a possibility. PICK: Davis via decision — Akira Corassani (14-6-1) vs. Sam Sicilia (13-5) Robichaud Corassani - The slump is real for the Swede after two straight knockout losses against Dustin Poirier and Max Holloway. Facing another opponent looking to get back in the win column is a good metric for where Corassani belongs in the featherweight division, if at all. Sicilia - His UFC tenure has been disappointing (3-4), to say the least. If the 28 year old hopes to build a successful career with the organization hell have to start making statements against comparable competition - starting with having his hand raised for the first time since May 2014. PICK: Corassani via TKO Rodney Corassani - The 32-year-old Swede has been stopped in his last two fights and even the home advantage didnt help in his last outing. His last victory was via DQ due to an illegal knee so he need to come out ahead to prove he still belongs at this level. Sicilia - Alternating wins and losses in his last four bouts has not allowed Sicilia to build any momentum in the featherweight division. He has been submitted in the second round in his last two defeats, including a September setback against Katsunori Kikuno. 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The Canadian Football Leagues all-time passing leader said he has not made a final decision, but he will discuss his future with Montreal Alouettes owner Bob Wetenhall on the weekend.PHOENIX - Here are some scary thoughts for the rest of the NFL:A win Sunday will stamp the Seahawks as one of the best teams of the Super Bowl era. And, given Seattles makeup and philosophy, the future for the franchise might be brighter than for any other club.Rarely has a team with so many key young players been so formidable. The last such group might have been the Jimmy Johnson Cowboys of the early 1990s, when Dallas had the Triplets: future Hall of Famers Emmitt Smith, Troy Aikman and Michael Irvin.Seattle has its own trio of All-Pros, but on defence: cornerback Richard Sherman, safety Earl Thomas and middle linebacker Bobby Wagner. All are 26 or younger.Theyre complemented by young talent all over the lineup, from Kam Chancellor (26) in the secondary to linebacker K.J. Wright (25) to offensive leaders quarterback Russell Wilson (26), receivers Doug Baldwin (26) and Jermaine Kearse (25 next week), tight end Luke Willson (25) and a bunch of twenty-somethings on the line.All of them already have experienced the ultimate success on the field, and if they can beat New England for a second straight championship, the D word frequently will be thrown around.For us to win the Super Bowl back-to-back years, we definitely could be a team thats talked about as a dynasty, Wright says. Im glad that the core players of this team are still together. The more we continue to stay around here, the more championships well win.Very possibly.But its not just the talent coach Pete Carroll and general manager John Schneider have collected, and how quickly Seattle locked up key personnel with contracts; only Wilson and Wagner need to be re-signed among the elite players.Its the culture the Seahawks have developed.Unlike the Patriots, who emulate the approach of their reveal-nothing coach and front office, the Seahawks are free-wheeling. It some ways, they resemble a college team, which makes perfect sense: Before turning around the Seahawks, Carroll won two national titles at Southern Cal.While the methods of Bill Belichick clearly work in New England — no franchise has been more successful overall in the last 15 years — the Patriots last won a championship a decade ago. Although Tom Brady says he hopes to quarterback the team well into his 40s (hes 37), the current roster doesnt strike fear for the future the way Seattles might.Thats true even if the Patriots win Sunday in a dead-even game: The betting line is pick-em. Riccardo Montolivo Italy Jersey. here are a number of kind of tenets you know, but developing a really competitive roster, keeping it young, always trying to upgrade, Carroll says of the program hes installed in Seattle since arriving in 2010. That mentality is really pervading. It shows up everywhere. The style of play that we want, that we agreed to, about being a physical team and running the football and playing defence on teams. And with that thought, those are all just kind of the tenets that weve built it on and weve tried to remain uncommonly consistent in that commitment. I think thats at the core of everything.The Nolls and Landrys and, yes, Belichicks might scoff at the openness. But in the Gen X NFL, letting players be themselves, as Sherman says, could be the way to go.In a copycat league, if the Seahawks come through Sunday, whos to say Seattles approach wont be emulated? Lots of the Seahawks think so, even hope so.With championships in the bank and money to spend under the salary cap, the Pacific Northwest becomes an even more attractive landing spot. And that will be true even if — as expected — some of Carrolls assistants leave for promotions elsewhere this off-season.I know that the guys that are here really want to be here, and want to have the style of coaching, says centre Max Unger, a six-year veteran. I think that it really just focuses on what you do well and highlighting that within your position. Its just a positive mindset.And then theres the ultimate attraction: winning rings.Man, thats why I stayed because of being able to play in these types of games and just a chance to play on this team, says defensive end Michael Bennett, who left Tampa after four seasons, won a championship last year on a one-season deal, and then re-signed with the Seahawks. I mean, this team is full of energy, full of superstars, full of everybody who wants to be successful.I mean, money cant put a price on winning. I know a lot of guys who have made a lot of money and they are still upset that they cant be in this spotlight. Pro Bowls are one thing, MVP is one thing, but Super Bowl is a whole other atmosphere. When you win a Super Bowl, you get so much notoriety and you get the chance to really be on a great team. 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