Yessirreebob, it is that time again. Another weekend of UFC mixed martial arts awesomeness on tap for tomorrow night and then, hoodoggy!, the Super Bowl on Sunday. Add in a holiday for me on Monday and this is already shaping up to be a pretty darned good weekend!
But, as is my custom, I am posting my predictions for tomorrow night's fights (nicknamed the Geezers at Ceaser's given the age of the main event fighters, Randy Couture and Mark Coleman).
Couture vs. Coleman
Prediction: Couture by TKO in the 3rd.
Marquardt vs. Sonnen
Prediction: Marquardt by KO in the 1st.
Swick vs. Thiago
Prediction: Swick by TKO in the 2nd.
This fight is my early favorite for fight of the night.
Maia vs. Miller
Prediction: Maia by Submission in 1st.
Serra vs. Trigg
Prediction: Serra by Submission in the 3rd.
I hope Serra kicks his ass kicked but I don't see it happening.
Danzig vs. Buchholz
Prediction: Buchholz by Unanimous Decision.
Guillard vs. Torres
Prediction: Torres by TKO in the 2nd.
Nover vs. Emerson
Prediction: Nover by Submission in the 3rd.
Stann vs. Davis
Prediction: Davis by Unanimous Decision.
Hague vs. Tuchscherer
Prediction: Hague by KO in th 1st.
Gracie vs. Beltran
Prediction: TKO by Gracie in the 3rd.
Fight of the Night: Swick vs. Thiago.
Submission of the Night: Demian Maia.
Knockout of the Night: Nate Marquardt.
There now, that wasn't so hard. By the way these are the same picks I submitted in the UFC Fantasy game. I've been hovering just outside the top 100 out of around 20,000 players and expect this time I'll break into the double digits.
Update: So how'd I do? Not so well given the several upsets on fight night. But let's take a look at the scorecard.
Looks like I pulled an unimpressive 4-11 on the night. With Sonnen kicking Marquardt's ass, Thiago choking out Swick and Nover dropping his fight by decision, I got soundly thrashed. Oh well, lucky I didn't have money on the line. I will be better next time!