Sunday, March 23, 2014

Amanda Nunes vs Alexis Dufresne added to Apr. 19 UFC show

Amanda Nunes
Guillherme Cruz of MMA Fighting reported last night that Brazilian Amanda Nunes vs UFC newcomer Alexis Dufresne has been added to UFC on FOX 11 Apr. 19 at the Amway Center in Orlando, FL. Miesha Tate vs Liz Carmouche will be on the main card. This fight will be on the prelims. Amanda Nunes has won her first two UFC fights including her last one by TKO over Germaine de Randamie on Nov. 6. Her record is now 9-3 with eight of those wins by TKO or KO. So she has power and she has that swarming style that we see from Brazilian fighters sometimes. She trains at MMA Masters in Miami, FL. Alexis Dufresne trains at America's Top Team in Temecula, CA. She has won some BJJ and grappling tournaments. Her record is 5-0 but this will be her first fight against a fighter with a winning record. Her last fight was a quick win over Kim Couture on a Feb. 28 show in Mexico City. Apparently the fight was supposed to be at a catchweight of 150lb but Alexis never weighed in and weighed 170lb. So says Kim Couture. She would have lost anyway but it's the only Alexis Dufresne fight on video. I watched it. I can't tell from that fight if Alexis is a good fighter. Nobody knows and anyone who says he does is full of crap. Amanda is more experienced against a higher level of competition and she got wins over Vanessa Porto and Ediane Gomes in Brazil before she fought for Strikeforce. Does Alexis Dufresne remind you of anyone? I think the UFC intended this fight as Holly Holm's UFC debut. UFC president Dana White met with Holly's manager Lenny Fresquez last week. As I have said before, Fresquez wants way too much money for Holly so I was not surprised she didn't sign. His demands are absurd. Think about it. He wants six figures and this is where she would have been placed on the show. Hopefully this sends a message to Fresquez that he is being ridiculous. When I look at a fighter, I look at the context of a record. What is the level of competition of that record? Holly Holm and Alexis Dufresne don't pass that test. They are unproven against real competition.

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