Welcome 6th Rounders, to my picks and predictions for UFC 123. “Rampage vs. Machida” will air Saturday night on Spike and pay-per-view, beginning at 8 pm ET (prelims) and 9 (ppv). This card features two former light heavyweight champions in Rampage Jackson and Lyoto Machida. A solid line-up calls for solid picks, right? Whether you agree or disagree, leave your thoughts by commenting.
As lead writer here, seems there’s a certain responsibility for making quality peeks into the future. That being said, anything can (and does) happen in mixed martial arts. With an overall 326-204 record thus far since our launch, let’s get into how I see the action inside the cage going down from Detroit.
*(winners are in bold)
Quinton “Rampage” Jackson vs. Lyoto Machida: Machida via decision
Matt Hughes vs. B.J. Penn: Hughes via decision
Joe Lauzon vs. George Sotiropoulos: Sotiropoulos by TKO
Tim Boetsch vs. Phil Davis: Davis via submission
Maiquel Falcao vs. Gerald Harris: Harris by KO
Matt Brown vs. Brian Foster: Brown via submission
Mark Munoz vs. Aaron Simpson: Munoz via decision
Dennis Hallman vs. Karo Parisyan: Hallman by submission
Edson Barboza vs. Mike Lullo: Lullo by submission
Paul Kelly vs. T.J. O’Brien: O’Brien by submission
Nik Lentz vs. Tyson Griffin: Griffin via decision