The UFC returns to Japan this Saturday for another surprisingly stacked Fuel TV card, headlined by PRIDE legend Wanderlei Silva and former Marine Brian Stann. Now normally I pick a match-up that jumps out at me and break down the individual games of each fighter. However, I want to talk about all the bouts on the main card (minus Hirota and Yahya), as they are all exciting. So, instead of doing the traditional breakdowns, I’m going to map out the different ways that these fights can go with a prediction at the end of each.
Sound good? Let’s get to it.
Wanderlei Silva vs. Brian Stann
The big question here is whether Silva’s chin can withstand the power of Stann? Honestly, I don’t think so. If we look at their common opponent in Chris Leben, that can give us a pretty good blue print as to how the fight will go. While Wand has been generally more measured and tame is his fights as of late, we’ve still seen him get drawn into brawls, like he did with Leben. I imagine this is going to be...