George St. Pierre vs. BJ Penn: This is a matchup we’ve all been waiting to see. George ‘Rush’ St. Pierre vs. BJ ‘The Prodigy’ Penn 2. Unlike my partners in crime I do not see GSP winning this fight. Sure he has great standup and aggressive wrestling but hes going against a very focused and rededicated BJ Penn. Penn has better stand up and is incredible on his back. I see Penn taking this fight in the 2nd round via rear naked choke.
Lyoto Machida vs. Thiago Silva: The matchup of the undefeateds in the UFC. Machida has had the stink of being known as a boring fighter. Unfortunately I couldnt agree more. I do not see Machida taking this one as his aura or lack there of will not save him from the more agressive Silva. See Thiago Silva pushing the pace and dropping Machida in the 1st round.
Stephan Bonnar vs. Jon Jones: Like others have stated Stephan Bonnar will have plenty of ring rust since he hasnt fought since November 2007. However, I think Bonnar will pull an upset in the fight and will reclaim his title as the American Psycho. Stephan Bonnar by Decision
Nate Diaz vs. Clay Guida: This fight will be very entertaining to say. It will be fast paced and grueling. Nate Diaz will have trouble keeping us with Guidas aggression and cardio. As long as Guida is careful on the ground and doesnt get too crazy I see him pulling out the victory. Giving Guida the win in the 2nd round.
Karo Parisyan vs. Dong Hyun “Stun Gun” Kim: Another interesting fight. Undefeated 11-0 Kim will fight his toughest opponent in Karo Parisyan. Karo is coming off a brutal loss from Thiago Alves so he has something to prove in this fight. Both fighters have a combined 13 wins via decision so I see this fighting going to the judges with Karo getting the nod.
Jon Fitch vs. Akihiro Gono: Jon Fitch is looking to regain some momentum after suffering at the hands of the best welterweight in the world, George St. Pierre. Fitch is one of the best wrestlers in the world with a near flawless record in the Octagon. Gono has tremendous experience outside of the UFC so it will be a challenge for both fighters. I see Fitch beginning his climb up the ranks of the welterweight decision so I will give the win to Jon in the 3rd round by submission.
Manny Gamburyan vs. Thiago Tavares: Coming off back to back losses Thiago Tavares is losing steam in the UFC. Manny Gamburyan was the favorite to win The Ultimate Fighter season 5 but lost to Diaz via a shoulder injury. I give this fight to Thiago Tavares by submission in the 1st round and do not see Manny turning any heads in the UFC.
Chris Wilson vs. John Howard: John Howard, a relative newcomer is making his UFC debut against Chris Wilson. I give John Howard the win and getting noticed in his debut. ‘Doomsday’ with a 2nd round KO.
Jake O’Brien vs. Christian Wellisch: Huge heavyweights collide in this undercard fight. Jake O’brien will work Christian and come out with a win in the 2nd round via ground and pound.
Matt “No Regard” Arroyo vs. Daniel Cramer: Matt Arroyo will welcome Dan Cramer to the world of MMA and destroy him in the 1st round via TKO.