UFC Fight Night 20 Winners Predicted
UFC Fight Night 20 Winners
By Dakota Grabowski
Grey Dog Software title used to simulate bouts
The UFC is putting on their 20th Fight Night card in Fairfax, Virginia tonight, so we thought it would be appropriate to predict the winners of the main and co-main event via Grey Dog Software’s World of Mixed Martial Arts 2 simulator.
To officially simulate the matches that are being put forth tonight, we had to download the Modern Warriors 5.0 mod, which was created by their user Tag01.
The main event and co-main event from the televised card looks as such:
Gray Maynard (8-0-1) vs. Nate Diaz (11-4)
Gray Maynard is the #9 Lightweight in the world via MMAWeekly.com and #6 at Sherdog.com
Reportedly, Maynard will be in consideration for a title match against B.J. Penn if he wins tonight.
Nate Diaz was the winner of The Ultimate Fighter 5 and beat Gray Maynard through the exhibition match process.
Efrain Escudero (12-0) vs. Evan Dunham (9-0)
Efrain Escudero won The Ultimate Fighter 8 Lightweight and has nine wins via submission.
Evan Dunham recently defeated veteran, Marcus Aurelio, at UFC 102.
So let’s get to the action and see who the determined winners for tonight’s contests are.
Diaz vs. Maynard
Moving in closer, Maynard looks like he may want to wrestle Diaz. Maynard grabs Diaz and pulls him into a grapple. Using his wrestling skills, Maynard is trying to push Diaz up against the cage. Maynard manages it, and controls Diaz up against the cage. Maynard catches Diaz with a hard punch to the ribs. Maynard steps back from Diaz and looks to unleash some strikes. Maynard gets a vicious leg kick on Diaz.
Maynard comes in closer, looking to wrestle with Diaz. Maynard grabs Diaz and pulls him into a grapple. Maynard tries to wrestle Diaz backward and up against the cage. He does so, and now has Diaz pinned to the cage. Maynard keeps Diaz up against the cage with wrestling, getting thirty seconds or more of solid control. We move into the second half of this round. Diaz waits for Maynard to throw an elbow, and then uses wrestling to turn him around so that Maynard now has his back to the cage. Diaz moves back from the grapple and looks ready to strike. Diaz slips out of the way of a flurry of strikes. Diaz circles as he plans his next move. Not letting Diaz settle, Maynard moves in closer. Maynard looks to be trying to close the distance between them. He pulls Diaz into a grapple.
We're into the final minute of the round. Using his wrestling skills, Maynard is trying to push Diaz up against the cage. Diaz ends up backed against the cage. Maynard looks to try and maintain control via his wrestling skills, but Diaz proves too good and manages to turn them around so that he is in the dominant position. Diaz takes a short step back and prepares to strike. The time is up, and that's the end of round one. That has to go down as a 10-9 round to Maynard.
There's the bell for the start of the round! Maynard waits out a flurry of punches and then hits a sudden huge punch that knocks Diaz down! Diaz recovers his wits quickly, and waits for Maynard to make a move. Diaz wraps Maynard up in guard after he dived in with an attempted huge punch. Maynard is trying to pass guard. Maynard is too much for Diaz, passing guard and gaining side control. Maynard begins trying to get himself behind Diaz.
Diaz is in big trouble as he is forced to give up his back! Maynard tries to flatten Diaz out for a rear naked choke. Diaz gets flattened out with the rear naked choke, he has to tap! By Submission, the winner is Maynard!
Official Result: 'The Bully' Gray Maynard defeats Nate Diaz (Submission in 2:22 of round 2). The match was rated as being Good.
Escudero vs. Dunham
The fight begins! Dunham throws a combination but doesn't do any damage. Escudero doesn't let Dunham settle, stepping in closer to impose himself. Escudero shoots in, looking for a takedown. Dunham tries to step away from the takedown. The takedown is completed. Dunham is on his back and pulls guard. Escudero looks to pass guard and get side control. He passes the guard well, gaining side control.
Escudero tries to slip behind and take the back. He shows excellent control to move Dunham over and take his back. Escudero tries to flatten Dunham out for a rear naked choke. Dunham blocks it by turtling up. Dunham tries a roll, but doesn't budge Escudero.
We move into the second half of this round. Escudero tries to hook Dunham in a rear naked choke. The rear naked choke is fully applied, Escudero has Dunham flattened out completely, and there is no option but to tap out! The winner, by Submission, is Efrain Escudero!
Official Result: Efrain Escudero defeats Evan Dunham (Submission in 3:40 of round 1). The match was rated as being Good.
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Well there you have it, Gray Maynard and Efrain Escudero walk away as winners from UFC Fight Night 20.