Cain Velasquez vs Antonio Nogueira -(heavyweight)
2 of the best hw's in the world. Cain is an undefeated young up and comer and Nog is a seasoned veteran who has fought almost every top name in the sport and was a former UFC champ. Winner could be looking at the next title shot. I like Nog in this one, but's it's super close.
Wanderlei Silva vs Michael Bisping -(middlewieght)
Wand is a legend who has fallen on tough times in recent years. Bisping is trying to prove he belongs in the title hunt by taking down the legend. Winner moves up the mw ladder, loser can forget about a title shot any time within the next few years. I like Wand in this one.
Joe Stevensen vs George Satiropulous -(lightweight)
George is 4-0 in the ufc and trying to get his first big win against a very talented Stevensen who has fought all the top lw's and is a former title conteder trying to get back on the right track. I think Joe hands George his first loss and remains near the top of the lw division and sends George looking for his breakthrough win somewhere else.
Keith Jardine vs Ryan Bader -(light heavyweight)
Bader is undefeated and a very promising young prospect, but Jardine is a veteran and will be his toughest test yet. Similar to the other fights tonight, this is a veteran(jardine) looking to get back on the right track vs a young up and comer(bader) looking for their first big win. In this case, i like the young up and comer to grind out the victory.
Mirko Cro Cop vs Anthony Perosh -(heavyweight)
Cro Cop is yet another legend of this sport who needs a victory desperately. Perosh is a last second replacement with nothing to lose and is a huge underdog. Cro Cop should win this fight easily, if not, retirement will more then likely be his next stop.
so my picks are:
Michael Bisping going to win
he could, but i think wand KO's him. Wand hits hard and bisping doesn't. Bisping relies on quick counter striking and getting in and out. But i like both guys and i'm actually pulling for bisping, i hope he does win. I just wouldn't put my money on it.
okay, i went 3-2 tonight. I was wrong about stevensen and nog. Great night of fights though.