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Monday, 02/13/2012, 10:35 am

Alan Belcher Returns Against Rousimar Palhares In UFC On FOX 3 Bout

This middleweight contest has serious implications for the winner. Alan Belcher’s mix of striking and Jiu Jitsu have been able to take out nearly everyone the UFC has put in front of him in recent years.

Palhares on the other hand is more one dimensional, he has the power, but his more compact stature makes his striking not as effective. To his credit though, his one solid dimension is his leg-lock abilities and his extreme power and relentlessness in getting fights to the ground and taking out his opponents.

I for one am a believer in all things Belcher. He has worked hard over the years to evolve and it shows when he steps into the cage. I think his defensive wrestling is good enough to keep this fight on the feet where he should have the clear advantage and if that fails him, his Jiu Jitsu is good enough to stay out of danger on the ground and get it back to the feet.

There is the possibility that Palhares uses his brute strength to bully Alan to the mat repeatedly and blanket him to try and earn points, but those big muscles take a lot of oxygen and even if this strategy pans out for him in the beginning, the second portion of the fight should swing more in Belcher’s favor.

If you haven’t already picked up on it by now, I am going with Alan Belcher, my guess is a three-round bout for position and cage control that Alan Belcher wins with better footwork and striking.

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13 Responses to “Alan Belcher Returns Against Rousimar Palhares In UFC On FOX 3 Bout”

  1. Thom says:

    RIP Alan Belcher’s leg.

    • ThaGreenBandit says:

      LMFAO! Highly possible, but I don’t know… Belcher’s a pretty well rounded fighter, and may be able to do enough to keep it standing, which would give him a better chance. This could end up being a pretty good scrap, though

  2. No worreh says:

    I like how he goes for a shot then trans to his butterflys and goes for a leg

  3. John Blaze says:

    this guy went 7-2 is his last 8 fights… he must be nasty.

  4. MMApersonalJesus says:

    “and 7-2 in his last eight.” 7+2=9 .

    Belcher has really good Bjj and should be able to stop his leg from being torn off. If not It will give me the giggles to see him scream in pain as he taps, just like Palhares’s other victims.

  5. Xaninho says:

    Toquinho has this.

    His only losses were Hendo and steroidbaby Nate “the not so great” Marquardt.

    • DemiGod says:

      I agree & he gave the Nate fight away, rookie move in the cage. He wins by leg lock, his BJJ is so strong, so fast, he wastes no motion & he’s small for the class so he has longer limbs to work on. Its genius. Hes nasty.

  6. Jason N says:

    Should be intersesting. Palaheres(SP) has some bizarre chit happen in his fights. I like this card better then a bunch of the pay ppv’s

  7. Ninja Oreo Dollop says:

    Okay I am really excited! I like both fighters!

    I think Palahares is going to win but Alan might surprise some people.

  8. toneloc24 says:

    Palhares’ leg locks are so fuckn nasty that he catches people with them even tho they knows its coming and he would’ve caught Nate in one to if he wasn’t all greased up.

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