Welcome back 6th round fans to my picks and predictions for tomorrow nights UFC 102: “Couture vs. Nogueira”. Tomorrows main even featuring MMA Legend and Hall of Famer, Randy ‘The Natural’ Couture battling PRIDE fighting hero and legend himself Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira. Both fighters coming off of loses are in desperate need of a win to keep any hopes of title contention alive. At the light heavy weight division we will enjoy a great bout between the always interesting Keith “The Dean of Mean” Jardine taking on American Top Team student Thiago Silva.
As co-founder and contributing writer it is my duty to provide to you my opinion for tomorrow nights fights. Since the site went live I have gone 59-44 in my picks. I am confident in predictions leading up to the fight. If you agree with me please let me know. If you do not I’d still like to hear your opinion. Lets get it on!
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Randy Couture vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira: 2nd round ground and pound
Main card (televised):
Keith Jardine vs. Thiago Silva: 1st round TKO
Chris Leben vs. Jake Rosholt: Leben by decision
Demian Maia vs. Nate Marquardt: Maia by submission in round number 3
Krzysztof Soszynski vs. Brandon Vera: Soszynski via kimura round 1
Under card (may not be broadcast):
Ed Herman vs. Aaron Simpson: Ed Herman wins by decision
Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Chris Tuchscherer: upset by Tuchscherer in the 1st round
Justin McCully vs. Mike Russow: Mike takes the fight in round number 2
Todd Duffee vs. Tim Hague: Hague by 1st KO
Nick Catone vs. Mark Munoz: Catone by decision
Marcus Aurelio vs. Evan Dunham: Aurelio by submission round 1