6.12.2010

UFC 115 Predictions

Here we go again! Another stacked UFC card. Headlined by the return of the Iceman, Chuck Liddell, after a full year layoff to rest, recover and let his body fully heal after a series of knockouts. There are some really good matches tonight and I'm jacked to enjoy the fights. My predictions for the fights are below. I have entered the same predictions at UFC's Fantasy Game. Get your picks and see if you can beat me!

Chuck Liddell vs. Rich Franklin
Prediction: Liddell by TKO in Rd. 2
Reason: This is very tough fight to call. Both fighters are on the down slope of their careers (but don't tell them that), Chuck's taken the last year off to let his body heal up and to get in quite impressively ripped shape. Rich is a pro, an extremely well-rounded and talented striker. Like many fights, this one is going to come down to who lands the big punch first. I'm going with the Iceman but it could just as easily be Ace.

Patrick Barry vs. Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic
Prediction: Barry by TKO in Rd. 3

Martin Kampmann vs. Paulo Thiago
Prediction: Thiago by Submission in Rd. 2

Ben Rothwell vs. Gilbert Yvel
Prediction: Rothwell by TKO in Rd. 1

Carlos Condit vs. Rory MacDonald
Prediction: Condit by Submission in Rd. 2

Evan Dunham vs. Tyson Griffin
Prediction: Griffin by Unanimous Decision

Mac Danzig vs. Matt Wiman
Prediction: Wiman by TKO in Rd. 2

David Loiseau vs. Mario Miranda
Prediction: Miranda by TKO in Rd. 3

Peter Sobotta vs. James Wilks
Prediction: Wilks by Unanimous Decision

Ricardo Funch vs. Claude Patrick
Prediction: Patrick by TKO in Rd. 1

Jesse Lennox vs. Mike Pyle
Prediction: Pyle by GomerTKO in Rd. 3

Fight of the Night: Liddell vs. Franklin
Knockout of the Night: Pyle
Submission of the Night: Condit

Check back and laugh at me if I do really bad! You can also post your picks in the comments too.

Update: Went 6 for 11 on the night after a truly stellar 5-0 start. Oh well, could be worse, I could have gotten my lights turned off and my lip split like Chuck (we still love you, Iceman!). My calls were good 102 out of 15000+ on UFC's Fantasy Pick'Em.
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