The UFC and Spike are kicking off another season of The Ultimate Fighter tonight and are putting on a free UFC event to start the season off right. Here are my predictions for the fights tonight.
155 lbs.: Kenny Florian vs. Takanori Gomi
Prediction: Florian by TKO
Main card (Televised):
265 lbs.: Roy Nelson vs. Stefan Struve
Prediction: Nelson by smother submission
185 lbs.: Nate Quarry vs. Jorge Rivera
Prediction: Quarry by TKO
155 lbs.: Ross Pearson vs. Dennis Siver
Prediction: Pearson by Unanimous Decision
Under card (May not be broadcast):
155 lbs.: Rob Emerson vs. Nik Lentz
Prediction: Lentz by Unanimous Decision
155 lbs.: Gleison Tibau vs. Caol Uno
Prediction: Tibau by TKO
155 lbs.: Rafaello Oliveira vs. Andre Winner
Prediction: Winner by TKO
155 lbs.: Ronys Torres vs. Jacob Volkmann
Prediction: Volkman by Unanimous Decision
185 lbs.: Gerald Harris vs. Mario Miranda
Prediction: Harris by TKO
170 lbs.: Charlie Brenneman vs. Jason High
Prediction: High by Submission
185 lbs.: Lucio Linhares vs. Yushin Okami
Prediction: Linhares by TKO
Update: The annoying thing about tape delayed sports events is that, with Twitter and real-time sports sites, there's almost no way to avoid seeing who won and who lost well before the events. In this case, I knew every winner and loser and didn't even end up trying to watch the fights themselves. Which kind of sucks.
Anyway, how'd I do? Looks like I called 8 for 11 on the night. I did not predict Roy Nelson's big knockout of Struve and I did not see Nate Quarry getting schooled by Jorge Rivera. I'm not unhappy with my predictions but I am unhappy that the night had been ruined before I'd gotten a chance to watch the fights.
That and why does Spike lock down their damned content so much? It is annoyingly difficult to find an online feed to watch the shows on Spike.