Weekly KO #49 | 10-06-2016
Written by Joe Szyc and Ro Ro
Produced & Edited by Ro RoSynopsis:
MMAStalker.com Weekly KO #49

This week on Episode WKO49, Ro Ro and Joe share their picks for WSOF 33 and UFC 204 going down this weekend. We also show mad love for and throw shade at UFC 205, Old Schoolers, and Dana White’s man crushing behavior! Check it…
MMA Loses another 
  • Josh Samman, former TUF contestant died this week
  • 28 years old
  • 3 and 2 in the UFC
  • Thoughts and Prayers go out to the Samman Family
This Weekends Predictions by Ro and Joe
First up, WSOF 33
  • Jason High vs Joao Zeferino
  • Joe says Jason High will need to push the pace
  • Both fighters were here in Arizona back in November, although they didn’t fight each other.
  • Jason is coming off two wins by KO while Zeferino has two recent losses…(but prior to that he was submitting the hell out of folks)
  • Jason is well versed and has proven he is capable of both submission and  a knockout
  • Ro says, good luck on this one Zeferino, prove me wrong
  • Next up, Dave Branch vs Vinny Magalhaes for the Light Heavyweight Title
  • Joe says Dave Branch has been very impressive.
  • And if he can avoid Vinny’s submission game, Branch should be able to dominate this one
  • Branch is on an 8 win streak right now…
  • Mostly just by unanimously beating people up!
  • I agree with Joe on this one
  • Vinny’s a 3rd degree black belt with 11 of his 14 wins coming by submission
  • Do your thang Vinny
  • Justin Gaethje vs Ozzy Dugulubgov for the Lightweight Title
  • Joe has Gaethje and thinks he’s motivated and looking to cash in
  • Yep, I’m with you Joe…
  • I’m looking for a knockout from Justin
  • But Ozzy’s no slouch…
  • It would definitely be an upset for sure
UFC 204
  • Saint Preux vs Manuwa
  • Joe thins since Saint Preux went the distance with Jon Jones, he should get the nod
  • I say, this one is unpredictable as they both have been in their last three fights
  • However, if Manuwa is feelin like his old self, Ovince better steer clear of his hands
  • Vitor vs Mousasi
  • Joe has Mousasi on this and says Vitor minus PEDs is not the same guy
  • I can get with that Joe….
  • Both of these cats have had a lot of fights, especially the younger Mousasi
  • My money is on the younger, more experienced fighter if that even makes sense cuz Belfort is old school…
  • Speaking of Old School
  • Bisping vs Henderson for the Middleweight Title
  • Joe has Bisping and says…
  • The UFC is more enjoyable with Bisping wearing the belt
  • I’m on the other hand am a Hendo fan from the old school
  • I’m also a Bisping fan but Dan is my sentimental favorite on this one
  • And this fight could go either way honestly…
  • Because just when I thought Dan was going to be retiring witha loss against Hector, he went and kicked that dude in the head
  • Be very very careful Bisping, the old schoolers are unpredictable
  • Sometimes they have a second life
Did you know
  • UFC 206 has booked Daniel Cormier vs Anthony Johnson 2
  • DC has publicly stated that he plans to stand toe to toe with Rumble
  • The strategy would be bat shit crazy
  • DC has power, but WE talkin’ RUMBLE Mother F’n Johnson
  • He might have the best one hitter quitter in MMA
  • DC is the short fighter, with a shorter reach.
  • The math and common sense says, “Do not, I repeat, DO NOT stand and try to exchange punches
  • Unless DC, on that diet and he “tryna” to lose weight
  • And by weight we mean that belt!
  • In hopes NOT to just jinx UFC 205, We will hold off on naming names
  • UFC 205 is stacked
  • STACKED!
  • November 12th is a must see
  • Did you know that Karma is a Bitch?
  • Well Karma has a new name and that name is Rousimar Palhares
  • Palhares, one of the dirtiest fighters in MMA…
  • Is the guy who after being suspended for holding onto his submission way too long
  • AND!
  • He also violated his WSOF contract by jumping ship to fight for a small promotion overseas
  • Since violating his WSOF contract, he is 0 and 2 btw…
  • We learned that Palhares is better at getting dropped than he is at holding onto Jake Shields
  • I’m not saying his carreer is over
  • But Karma is a Bitch
Dana Confirmed What We All Knew
  • McGregor receives preferential treatment
  • Dana sites McGregor’s willingness to fight on short notice
  • I only ask, “What about UFC 200”?
  • Dana’s man crush comes at a cost…
  • NOW UFC fighters want McGregor money
  • AND they want the control over fights that McGregor has
  • Some fighters have left the UFC
  • Others like Jose Aldo are asking to be released
  • Stay Tuned…
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Upcoming Events
  • October 7th – WSOF 33: Justin Gaethje vs Ozzy Dugulubgov
  • October 8th – UFC 204 – Michael Bisping vs Dan Henderson
  • October 15th – UFC Fight Night 97 | Manila, Philippines | Lamas vs Penn
  • October 21st – Bellator 162: Alexander Shlemenko vs Kendall Grove
  • November 4th – Bellator 163: Liam McGeary vs Phil Davis
  • November 5th – The Ultimate Fighter Latin America 3 Finale: dos Anjos vs. Ferguson
  • OR just TUF Latin America
  • OR UFC Fight Night 98
  • November 10th – Bellator 164: Andrey Koreshkov vs Douglas Lima
  • November 12th – WSOF 34: Jon Fitch vs Jake Shields
  • November 12th – UFC 205: Tyron Woodley vs Stephen Thompson; Chris Weidman vs Yoel Romero; Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs Karolina Kowalkiewicz
  • November 19th – UFC Fight Night 100 or UFC Fight Night Sao Paulo, Brazil or UFC Fight Night: Bader vs Nogueira 2
  • And that’s Little Nog
  • November 19th – Bellator 165 Michael Chandler vs Ben Henderson
  • November 27th – UFC Fight Night 101
  • AKA UFC Fight Night Melbourne, Australia
  • AKA UFC Fight Night: Rockhold vs Jacare 2