08-25-2010, 09:49 AM
2nd Team Getting Their First Start
Join Date: May 2010
Location: North Dakota
UFC 118 predictions!
This one will be, I believe, Boston's first UFC event? I hope some of you locals go to it! Should be a decent card, though I probably won't be able to watch it as I'll be hopefully traveling!
My predictions for the main card:
Nate Diaz vs Marcus Davis (WW)
I have to give this one to Davis. I'm not sold on Diaz's move to WW yet. Whooping up on a fat Markham doesn't impress me. I think this fight has the potential to be finished on the feat or the ground by either fighter, but I think Davis wears down Diaz and takes the split decision.
Kenny Florian vs Gray Maynard (LW)
Here is a tough one for me. Kenflo is coming off a staph infection and it seems that fighters never come back at 100%. I think this fight stays standing and goes to Maynard in a unanimous decision.
Demian Maia vs Mario Miranda (MW)
Gee, um, Maia by submission? I've never seen Miranda fight and know very little about him, but I am guessing the UFC is throwing this fight to Maia as a way to show fans that he's a good fighter after his embarrassment at the hands of Silva.
Randy Couture vs James Toney (HW)
Oh god, oh god. This is going to be painful to watch. Either some old dude knocks out another old dude and then proceeds to talk sh1t that he's the greatest, or an old dude takes down another old dude and either lays on him for 3 rounds or wears him out (likely) by the 2nd round and gets an easy submission. I'm going Couture by 2nd round submission.
Frankie Edgar vs BJ Penn (LW) (Championship)
Their original fight was on during the stretch of time where AFN was down so I didn't get to see the fight, but I read about it and it sounded like BJ wasn't at 100%. If BJ is giving 100% effort, no lightweight will beat him. Luckily for Edgar (and other lightweights) BJ is a lazy SOB. However, I would suspect that losing his belt motivated him for this fight and there is no way Edgar gets a repeat. The biggest question for me is how will it finish. After a long debate with myself (seriously, I debated myself for like 10 minutes) I am going with a 3rd round TKO win for Penn. (though I wouldn't be suprised to see this go to a decision win for Penn either as Edgar is a tough dude)
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