UFC 118 – August 28th Boston, Massachusetts
Marcus Davis vs. Nate Diaz
Diaz always is looking for someone to stand with him and that’s what he gets here. Davis is a dangerous striker and I see him finishing Diaz if he can keep the fight standing. If not it could be a long night for Marcus Davis.
Pick: Marcus Davis Via TKO
Demian Maia vs. Mario Miranda
This is one fight I’m just not excited about. Maia is a boring fighter and really disgusted me when he fought Anderson Silva. His submissions are world-class and I see him finishing this one early to show he is past the Silva defeat.
Pick: Demian Maia Via Submission
This fight could be the best one on the card. This will decide the number one contender for the winner of the main event. Maynard is an outstanding wrestler and could control the fight. However he has that “Bully” mentality and that will lose the fight for him when he falls victim to the razor sharp elbows of Ken-Flo. Florian has been outstanding since he lost to BJ Penn.
Pick: Kenny Florian Via Decision
Randy Couture always likes challenging himself. He’ll try to strike with Toney despite saying he will go to ground. I think Toney is better prepared then people think too and will be able to keep the fight standing. Couture isnt the fighter he once was and if he gets clipped with a Toney punch the fight will be over.
Pick: James Toney Via TKO
UFC Lightweight Championship Frankie Edgar vs BJ Penn
Edgar shocked the world when he took BJ Penn’s belt in their first fight. I expect this to be a 5 round war that goes to the judges score cards. Dont look for a healthy BJ Penn to get taken down this time. He will dominate this fight and establish himself once again as the top 155 pounder on the planet.
Pick: BJ Penn Via Decision