Tamdan McCrory vs. Akihiro Gono
Gono has had two or three decent wins, but nothing spectacular. I have yet to be impressed with the Japanesse fighters in the UFC. I do not know anything about McCrory except that he beat Pete Spratt. I think Gono has a shot to win, but I will pick McCrory anyways.
Marcus Aurelio vs. Luke Caudillo
Aurelio is a highly touted fighter from PRIDE, having a win on his record against Gomi. Caudillo is not Clay Guida. I think Aurelio will make quick work of Caudillo or impose his will toa decision. Aureilo will not loose his fourth fight in a row. I say he wins in impressive fashion.
Chris Lytle vs. Thiago Alves
This is one of my tougher picks. I am going to go with Alves strictly because of this unimpressive record of Lytle. This is one of my trap fights though.
Ed Herman vs. Joe Doerksen
This is a re-match fight that Herman lost. I do not think this is the same Ed Herman Doerksen had no notice for this fight, which will hurt hims ome, but I have seen numerous times people come in with no notice and win easily. Neither is a top tier guy in their weight class, but they can be second tier guys. I will pick Joe Doerksen to win via submission in round two.
Joe Lauzon vs. Jason Reinhardt
I hope this fight airs. I like Joe Lauzon. Reinhardt has a good record, but he is much smaller than Joe, moving up to make this weight class. He has never fought someone like Joe Lauzon. On their feet it should be even with Lauzon having the reach advantage. On the ground the size difference will be too much. Lauzon having some B.J. Penn training will spoil the impressive record of Jason Reinhardt.
Frank Edgar vs. Spencer Fisher
I think both these guys are overrated. Fisher is a good lightweight, but not a top five. Frank Edgar is still unproven. I say if the fight stays up Fisher will win, if it goes to the ground it will be Edgar. I think it will be Frank Edgar via decision.
Karo Parisyan vs. Ryo Chonan
Ryo Chonan’s victory over Anderson Silva was amazing. These guys are evenly matched. I would add that Chonan is a good addition to the UFC and will be a top ten welterweight. Karo has improved constantly. He is exciting. I predict Karo to spoil the debut of Chonan via unanimous decision.
Houston Alexander vs. Thiago Silva
Since Alexander beat Jardine he has been one of the big topics in UFC. He has been heavily markted. He showed that it was no fluke either. Silva will try to go to the ground and there I would say has a distinct advantage, but I am picking another exciting first round knockout by Alexander. A victory here translates into serious title contender.
Rashad Evans vs. Michael Bisping
This stinks for a main event, but could still be a good fight. The main events rarely are the best fights. I lost so much respect for Bisping with how he ran around thinking he was something after the horrible split decision victory over Matt Hammil. Rashad is a big lightheavyweight and size will be an advantage. If Rashad goes and fights like he can he will have no probelm with the second rate Englishman, Bisping. I hope he drops him like he did Sean Salmon. I pick Rashad via second round TKO.