2.05.2010

My UFC 109 Predictions

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!
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