Photo of, and picks by Mitch Raposo
Jason Macdonald vs Tom Lawler
These fighters are such entertainers. Their strengths match up which will make this fight a chess match. It will come down to who can oppose their ground game. I see Tom Lawler closing the distance and getting Macdonald onto his back, and Lawlers’ Jiu-Jitsue and wrestling is good enough in my opinion to grind out a Unanimious Decision 30-27, without getting submitted. It’s going to be good!
Igor Pokrajac vs Fabio Maldonado
I don’t really know much about these fighters but i know this, that it’s a potentiol knockout of the night fight. These fighters both have cardio for days and they are both well rounded Mixed Martial Artists. Igor will be able to oppose his ground and pound game in my eyes and his striking to earn a TKO in the second round.
Yves Jabouin vs Jeff Hougland
Yves is such a veteren here in the UFC and Jeff is inexperienced but a dangerous prospect. Yves has his ever improving striking and solid wrestling which I think will help him dictate where this fight goes. Jeff is a well rounded fighter but his submission game is where he can win this fight. In my eyes Yves takes this fight due to experience with a TKO victory late in the 2nd or early third round.
Donald Cerrone vs Jeremy Stephens
This fight is going to be a barnburner! Both fighters have so much heart but Cerrone has this fire where he will take into this fight and pick apart Jerermy. Stephens is a brawler which i think will be his flaw in this fight with Cerrone being a technical kickboxing phenom. If Stephens can turn this fight into a brawl and throw Cerrone off, he has a chance of taking the W. I dont even see him doing that, Cerrone will pick apart Stephens from the outside on the feet and knockout Stephens in the third round.
Amir Sadollah vs Jorge Lopez
Sadollah has a wealth of experience and that may be the difference in this fight. Lopez is a dangerous prospect, he is very fast and has great stand up. But unfortunatley his strengths lead into Amirs. Sadollah is to experienced and well rounded where he will pick this prospect apart to earn a Unanimious Decision 29-28 but I won’t be suprised if Lopez pulls off the upset.
Chan Sung Jung vs Dustin Poirier
It’s time for the main event of the evening! The Korean Zombie Chan Sung Jung vs Dustin The Diamond Poirier. This fight is going to be a war! Poirier has freak power in his hands and Jung has a granite chin. Both fighters are no slouch on the ground either though. I see the “Korean Zombie” walking through Poiriers striking with striking of his own, Chan will be able to use solid footwork to get his striking off on Dustin to get a hold of him and Take the fight to the mat. Jung takes this fight via submission in the 2nd round.