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The UFC holds a rare Friday night event with UFC Fight Night 33 from Brisbane, Australia. Featured is a main event pitting two fighters looking for redemption in the heavyweight division. As always myself (@LynchOnSports) and Jordan Cieciwa (@FitCityJordan) have our preview and picks. Let us know which side youre on! Use the hashtag #TeamLynch or #TeamJC on Twitter. Also feel free to leave you opinions in the comment section below. Antonio “Bigfoot”Silva vs. Mark Hunt James Lynch TSN.ca (@LynchOnSports) American Top Team product Silva heads into enemy territory when he battles 39-year old Hunt in a very important matchup for the heavyweight division. Both fighters are coming off losses to the two best fighters in the division, with Silva losing to champion Cain Velasquez and Hunt losing to former champion Junior Dos Santos. Like many of their peers, both fighters have exceptional stand up, with a combined 26-knockouts between them. While they each share the same amount of knockout wins at 13 apiece, its Hunt who clearly possess more power. The South Wales native also is a former K-1 kickboxing champion and has an impressive 30-13 record during his tenure. If “Bigfoot” tries to test his boxing skills against Hunt, it could be a recipe for disaster. However should he get this fight to the mat, the Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt will have a significant advantage as six of Hunts eight losses have come by way of submission. In addition for Hunt, in both the Dos Santos loss and in the Stefan Struve win, his conditioning appeared very lackluster and its obvious that age has caught up to him. The 34-year old Brazilian should win this fight as he should implement a rare game-plan and go for the submission. Once hes found his range and taken down his elder foe, hell sink in the submission for the win. Silva via second round submission Jordan Cieciwa TSN 1290 (@FitCityJordan) Mark Hunt versus Antonio Silva is a solid fight, but Im not sure if its a main event. Weather it is or not isnt up for debate, its happening. Heres what I see going down. Ive been a big fan of Mark Hunt for a long time. The problem, hes very one dimensional. Hunt spent years in the K-1 Kickboxing organization. To excel there, you cant mess around with wrestling and jujitsu. Your focus has to be on perfect your kickboxing skills. Hunt did that and amassed an impressive 30-13 record in the K-1 league. Its no secret his weakness is his submission defense game. That is the only way Silva can beat him. Now flip to the other side of the cage and Silva gets KOd often. I see this going to experience, and striking. Hunt should be able to stay on his feet and end this with a bang. Hunt via first round knockout Mauricio “Shogun” Rua vs. James Te Huna Lynch Sticking with the theme of fighters coming off losses, former UFC light heavyweight champion Rua battles Australia native Te-Huna in the nights co-feature. Many (including myself) were shocked when in his last fight; “Shogun” was submitted by Chael Sonnen in the first round which handed the Brazilian his fourth loss in his last six-fights. Fans of the 32-year old PRIDE veteran are left with frustration as his lack of conditioning and preparation have been the catalyst for most of his recent losses. Te Huna meanwhile was on a roll after his UFC debut, amassing an impressive 5-1 record and looked well on his way to earning a title shot. Those dreams were shattered as he suffered a first round submission loss to Glover Teixeira back at UFC 160 this past May. The real question heading into this fight is, will the 2006 PRIDE Middleweight Grand-Prix champ feel the sense of urgency and not take his 32-year old counterpart lightly? Shogun has the clear advantage on the ground but will he implement that game plan? Five of Te Hunas six losses have come by way of tap out and Shogun is a BJJ black belt. Standing and trading with the Aussie could be risky, especially when you consider that in his 22-fight career, hes never been knocked out. This time around, we should see a more motivated and hungry “Shogun” as hell likely catch the hometown hero early in the first round. Rua via first round submission JC James Te Huna has been getting quite the following. Hes had mixed reviews in his last few fights, but overall the talk about him is good. He put a solid beating on Joey Beltran, and has looked like a solid power puncher in every outing. His opponent is the legend Mauricio "Shogun" Rua. Rua has looked very human in his last few outings. His loses coming in fights where he looks unprepared and out of shape. Which leaves me wondering, whats going to show up at this event? Anything other than a fit, sharp, prepared MMA athlete is going to get his head knocked off. The better, more all-round fighter is Rua. The hungry fighter is Te Huna. My money is on the TKO for the hungry fighter. Te Huna via third round TKO Ryan Bader vs. Anthony Perosh Lynch Ultimate Fighter Season 8 winner Bader enters hostile territory when he battles 41-year old Perosh. Like Te Huna, Bader is also coming off a first round stoppage loss to Glover Teixeira in his last fight and hopes a win will keep his status as a contender in the division. “The Hippo” meanwhile is coming off a huge upset victory over Vinny Magalhaes in the first round, back at UFC 163 and hopes to do the same this Friday night. Lighting shouldnt strike twice as Bader is superior in all areas of this fight. We should see a similar bout to Peroshs loss to Ryan Jimmo as Bader will earn a quick victory over the South Wales native via knockout. Bader via first round knockout JC Ryan Bader burst on the scene after the season 8 Ultimate Fighter win. After that, he has had a lot of ups and downs. Tito Ortiz ran through him like a man on fire, as did Machida and Teixeira. So he has those loses in his recent memory, but lets talk about this one fact: He has faced the best in the division. Sure those fights combined represent less than 10 minutes of cage time. The point is, he prepared to that level, and is still close to there. That level is a long way above 41-year-old Anthony Perosh who got unconscious really quick against Ryan Jimmo. That being said, Perosh looked fantastic against Nick Penner (A good friend of mine, so its hard to write that) and spent 14 seconds in the cage in his last fight against Vinny Magalhaes. Here are the cold hard facts on fighting. The first minute of a fight is the scariest. Nerves, finding range, and small mistakes turn to quick knockouts. Anyone counting Perosh out based on a Jimmo KO is crazy. Perosh has something to bring to this fight, and I think we will see an over confident Ryan Bader get steam rolled Tito Ortiz style by a veteran who got caught a few fights ago. Perosh via third round submission Pat Barry vs. Soa Palelei Lynch Barry looks to rebound from his disappointing loss to Shawn Jordan back at UFC 161 as he takes on Aussie native Palelei. While Barry is superior in the striking department, he faces a fighter who has both a significant height and reach advantage. In addition, “The Hulk” is on a nine-fight win streak, while Barry has lost four of his last six fights. Barry is the favorite, but I think well see an upset as Palelei will thrive off the energy of his native crowd and catch the 34-year old on the chin, sometime in the second round. Palelei via second round knockout JC This is a clear case of hometown crowd and a good fighter whos been knocked out too many times. The flash knockout Pat Barry suffered at the hands of Shawn Jordan still wont be fully clear. It increases the risk of another "easy" knockout. That injury in addition to being the smaller fighter again puts Barry in a dangerous place. This is going to be another knock out he wont soon forget. Palelei via second round Knockout Dylan Andrews vs. Clint Hester Lynch New Zealand native Andrews looks for his seventh straight victory when he battles American Hester in a middleweight encounter. This is a typical striker versus grappler matchup, with Hester being predominantly known for his knockout power and Andrews being well versed on the mat. In most cases, the submission ace usually takes home the victory and this should be the case for this fight on Friday night. In addition, the 27-year old Hester injured himself a few months ago, so there is no telling if hes fully healed from that injury. This should be Andrews fight to lose and if he can avoid his American counterparts stand up, he should win this fight. Expect Andrews to land in a fight ending submission in the second round and keep his winning streak alive. Andrews via second round submission Im excited for this fight. Anytime there is a striker fighting an accomplished grappler Im instantly transported back to the original UFC days. Like those first few UFCs, I always bet on a jiu-jitsu practitioner to win. Its just the way life seems to go. This should be no different. I expect Dylan Andrews to use his grappling to push Hester into a mistake. That mistake will be capitalized on, and I strongly feel this will end with a TKO. Dylan Andrews via third round TKO Julie Kedzie vs. Bethe Correia Lynch Judo ace Kedzie makes her UFC debut against fellow promotional newcomer Correia. Despite losing her last three-fights, the 32-year old has a significant experience advantage with 28-fights under her belt compared to “Pitbulls" six fights. Even in her loss to current title challenger Miesha Tate back in 2012, Kedzie was winning the fight up until she was submitted. Usually when a veteran fighter faces an up and comer they generally lose (Case in point last weekend with Raquel Pennington defeating Roxanne Modafarri) However in this situation, I expect Kedzie to come out with a sense of urgency in her UFC debut and take home a unanimous decision. Kedzie via unanimous decision. JC This fight looks like it will be really tough for Bethe Correia. Her opponent, Julie Kedzie has been in the cage with the top challenger in the division (including Miesha Tate) and held her own. That means Correia has a tough night of high paced work ahead of her. Kedzie has 28 fights to her credit, which is tough to do in the womens division. That amount of time in the cage is a significant advantage. The only thing going in Correias favor is her underdog status. Shes not expected to win, that means the pressure isnt on her. She also may have some tricks up her sleeve that we dont know about. That being said, its a huge experience difference. Kedzie via unanimous decision Undercard Picks: Lynch: Mizugaki, Ring, Scoggins, Santos, Garcia JC: Mizugaki, Ring, Scoggins, Jotko, Garcia Also be sure to tune into the “Weigh-In” on TSN Radio 1290 Winnipeg every Saturday as myself, Jordan and “Big Marv” Timog go toe to toe discussing the hottest topics in MMA. Cheap Air Jordan Retro 13 . Jones, from Winnipeg, built a 3-0 advantage after three ends by scoring two in the second and one in the third. Chinas skip Bingyu Wang cut that lead to 3-1 in the fourth before Canada added another three in the fifth for a 6-1 lead. 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"I thought he was going to pass away, I was going to die, I was going to leave his kids behind and his family," said Cabrera through third base coach Luis Rivera, translating Spanish to English. "I know one day hes going to die but I wasnt ready to do that yet." It was a harsh dose of reality for Cabrera not long after turning 29 last August 11. It was a strange time. Finally, Cabrera had a proper diagnosis for the knee tendinitis and quadriceps inflammation that had sent him to the disabled list earlier in the season. But to that point, Cabrera couldnt understand why hed been rendered relatively immobile on the field. The tumour, which if left untreated would have continued to grow and could have ended up wrapping itself around Cabreras spinal cord causing paralysis, even death, was about the size of a walnut at the time it was surgically removed. The scar on Cabreras back is about five inches long and runs straight down the spinal column. "I was worried because of the way I was playing and the pain I was feeling in my legs and his back," Cabrera said through Rivera. "I didnt know what was wrong with me until I they decided to check. I found out, my family and myself, it was a tumour. They didnt know if it was benign or cancer and we were real worried." Once the stiches came out ten days after the surgery, Cabrera immediately began working out. He started slowly, capped at curls with 15 and 20-pound dumbbells. By December, Cabrera had moved his offseason home to Tampa. Teammate Jose Bautista lives in the area and the two began two-a-day workouts immediately, including cardio and weight training in the mornings and baseball related activities, namely hitting, in the afternoon. Cabrera is plenty motivated to have a bounce back season. Limited to 88 games last year, he posted a .279/.322/.360 slash line. He was coming off a 50-game suspension in 2012 for performance enhancing drug use. Now in the final year of the $16 million, two-year contract, Cabrera is playing for his next deal while trying to shake a shady past. In solid physical shape and moving better than he has in more than a year, Cabrera is reunited with his hitting coach from three seasons ago in Kansas City, Kevin Seitzer. "Im real happy that hes here," said Cabrera through Rivera. "Hes a real good hitting coach. He knows what kind of swing I have and he can work with me better." NAVARRO CATCHES BUEHRLE Asked before Fridays game if he could remember catching a pitcher who works as quickly as Mark Buehrle, Dioner Navarro didnt waste any time responding. "Nobody," he said. Navarro wouldnt offer a prediction of how things would go, which necessitated a follow up when he left the game after six innings. "On the positive side I dont have to do conditioning now," joked Navarro. "It was fun. I think hes still trying to build in as spring training goes along. I dont think he was throwing as hard as he can.dddddddddddd His mechanics looked fine. The ball was coming out fine. He likes to work fast, thats for sure." Buehrle threw two innings, allowing a run on two hits. He struck out one and walked one. "First thing I told him when we met, I said, Listen, I dont shake off, so I like the sign down and hope youve got a game plan back there, because I dont really go over one, I dont follow one, so I just kind of go off [the catchers signs]," said Buehrle. "Thats big for them to know the hitters and know what I like to throw in certain situations. So far, were just working on some stuff right now and getting his feedback on certain pitches that Im throwing, so its good." Buehrle sat in on a handful of advanced scouting meetings two years ago in Miami, at the request of then-Marlins pitching coach Randy St. Claire, but felt he wasnt benefitting from the information. Hed prefer if Navarro and pitching coach Pete Walker worked out the plan. Hell just throw the pitches, joking that if things go wrong it leaves the blame on the catcher. "We take the blame," said Navarro. "Hey, its been like that for 100 years. When somebody does good, good job. When something goes bad its the catchers fault. Ive got no shame on that. I take the blame. Its okay with me." IZTURIS ACCEPTING OF BACK UP ROLE As long as the regulars stay healthy, Maicer Izturis will find himself back in the role he had with the Angels. Hell play some second base, some shortstop and some third base and be a late-game option off the bench for manager John Gibbons. "Ive been in that situation before in Anaheim with Aybar and Howie Kendrick," said Izturis. "For me, Im coming in ready to help the team win. I just want to make the playoffs and win that thing. I think weve got everything here. We need to just compete." A 10-year veteran, Izturis also is serving as a mentor to Ryan Goins, who ended last season as the Jays second baseman and is expected to have the starting job when camp breaks. "Just be consistent, play good defense," said Izturis of his advice to Goins. "Hes got the same game that I do. Just play defense, move the runner, take some pitches, play for the team. Weve got a lot of players with power and speed. Thats what I try to tell him to help him understand his game." Izturis is fully healed following a season-ending ankle sprain late last August. He began running the bases and taking ground balls in November. LINDS BEARD GETTING ATTENTION Adam Linds goatee is being compared to the beard worn by former professional wrestler Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart. Shown a photo of Neidhart, Lind laughed and said, "Hes got a better tan." KRATZ DOES COMMERCIALS Check out these three commercials featuring new Blue Jays catcher Erik Kratz, done last year in Philadelphia for Godshalls Quality Meats. 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