TFC - Lightweight Tournament

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    TFC - Lightweight Tournament

    TFC LIGHTWEIGHT TOURNAMENTS

    (all round 1 matches will be 3 rounds and held at the Red Rock Casino venue)


    ROUND 1 MATCHUPS

    #1 seed BJ “The Prodigy” Penn (Steel) vs. #8 seed Nate Diaz (cpu)
    Ref - Herb Dean
    I think it’s time for BJ to get a new nickname. When he was a newcomer, The Prodigy was fitting. But he’s come, he’s dominated, and he’s won at just about every weight class. The only thing in this matchup that he might have problems with is Diaz’s size/reach. But expect BJ to dominate in usual style, maybe even licking some of Diaz’s blood along the way.


    #4 seed Tyson Griffin (Bruce) vs. #5 seed Roger “El Matador” Huerta (Marcman)
    Ref - Steve Mazzagati
    This should be a standup war. Both guys like to keep it on their feet and trade shots. Huerta has the edge with his feet. Griffin with his hands. Both also have pretty solid chins. My bet is that this goes to the cards with a split decision since that seems to be the trend for Griffin.


    #2 seed Sean “The Muscle” Sherk (HotRod) vs. #7 seed Joe “J-Lau” Lauzon (Bondzai)
    Ref - Mario Yamasaki
    Sherk has 3 career losses on his resume. GSP, BJ Penn and Matt Hughes. Not exactly chop liver there. Since getting past the steroid scandal inwhich he was stripped of his lightweight title, Sherk is back with a mean streak. He wants his belt back, and he wants revenge on Penn. But he better not look past J-Lau. Ask Jens Pulver about that when Lauzon, as a nobody and member of Pulver’s TUF team, knocked him cold. Sherk should be able to take this to the mat, since no one can match his strength in the LW division. But Lauzon has the striking ability to punish him when he shoots. Should be a closer fight than the seeds indicate.


    #3 seed Kenny “KenFlo” Florian (Bogey) vs. #6 seed Joe “Daddy” Stevenson (NYJuggs)
    Ref - Herb Dean
    These guys, like most of the LW division, have 1 thing in common. They both got beatdown by BJ Penn and both want a crack at him again. These 2 have fought once before with Florian submitting Stevenson early in the fight. Expect this one to be a closer contest. Both have great ground skills and both also like to bang on their feet. Like most of the other 1st round matchups, this one could go either way, but KenFlo has to be considered the favorite
     
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    Remaining matches

    1st Round
    Tyson Griffin (Bruce) vs. Roger Huerta (Marcman)

    Semi-Finals
    BJ Penn (Steel) vs. winner from above match
    Kenny Florian (Bogey) vs. Sean Sherk (Hot Rod)

    Finals
    Championship - 2 winners from above
    3rd place - 2 losers from above
     

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