My Picks for UFC 95

Another fine card for this weekends UFC show.  Headlining is Joe ‘Daddy’ Stevenson v. first time at lightweight Diego ‘Nightmare’ Sanchez in what will surely be a fight for the ages as these two TUF alumni battle for 3 rounds in the Octagon to move one step closer to fighting for the lightweight championship of the world.  Keep it here for up to the minute results as Spike TV presents UFC 95 Stevenson v. Sanchez.

My picks this week will be short and to the point.

Update, pick outcomes: 8-2

Main event:

Joe “Daddy” Stevenson vs. Diego “Nightmare” Sanchez – I like Sanchez by TKO in the 2nd round.

Main card (televised):

Dan Hardy vs. Rory Markham – Dan  will handle Rory and put him away in the first.
Wilson Gouveia vs. Nate Marquardt – Nate Marquardt will take the win via Unanimous Decision.
Demian Maia vs. Chael Sonnen – Maia will dominate Sonnen and get a sub win in the first round.
Josh Koscheck vs. Paulo Thiago – Kos will dominate the fight.  Look for Kos to put him away via KO.

Under card (may not be broadcast):

Junior dos Santos vs. Stefan Struve – Santos will prevail.
Brian Cobb vs. Terry Etim – Etim will take the win.
Paul Kelly vs. Troy Mandaloniz – Paul Kelly will enjoy a victory.
Mike Ciesnolevicz vs. Neil Grove – Mike will out class Neil Grove.
Evan Dunham vs. Per Eklund – Per Eklund will make an impact tonight.