UFC 99 Predictions
Here we go! I'm going to put my thoughts out there. Lets see what everyone thinks. I think this is a great card and am looking very forward to it.
UFC 99 Predictions
Mirko Cro Cop vs. Mostapha Al Turk
I see this as being a one sided fight in favor of Cro Cop. After losing his past two fights in the UFC, I think Cro Cop wants to prove to everyone that he belongs and can hang with the heavyweights in the UFC. Not sure if he will have ring rust since he hasnít fought in a couple of years.
Winner : Cro Cop (TKO) Round 1
Spencer Fisher vs. Caol Uno
Caol Uno is making his return to the UFC with a very tough opponent in Fisher. Fisher has won his last two fights and if he could beat Uno this would probably put him at the number one contender spot. Fisher has great stand up skills, but Iím sure Uno and his camp knows that. This can be a very interesting if Uno can take Fisher to the ground where Uno is exceptional. Uno has fought some of the best in the world and has a ton of experience.
Winner : Caol Uno (Submission) Round 2
Marcus Davis vs. Dan Hardy
Not much to say here except, I cannot wait for this fight. Two guys who want to go out there and kill each other. Davis has a boxing background and KO power, but so does Hardy. Hardy also has a slight reach advantage and the advantage on the ground. (I donít see it going to the ground though.) There is bad blood and someone is getting KOíd.
Winner : Hardy (KO) Round 1
Mike Swick vs Ben Saunders
This is the most interesting fight on the card in my opinion. Both are aggressive and very good strikers. Saunders has the reach and height advantage. Swick has more experience in the octagon and against more experienced fighters. I like Saunders Thai clinch and aggression. He has excellent knees and is versed in Jiu-Jitsu. Whoever wins this fight getís catapulted in the rankings.
Winner : Saunders (Decision)
Cheick Kongo vs Cain Velasquez
This could be fight of the night. You have the up and comer Velasquez taking on the very experienced Kongo. While Velasquez has been very impressive in his three UFC fights, he has a very tough opponent in Kongo. Kongo has won his last three fights by TKO. If Velasquez could pull of the win it would really put his name up in the division.
Winner : Kongo (Decision)
Rich Franklin vs. Wanderlei Silva
Silva has stated ďEither Iím knocking him out or his knocking me out.Ē I agree with his statement. Some people have been questioning the chin of Silva, but I have not doubt itís still strong. Franklin is an excellent striker and if he uses his reach and keeps distance on Silva, he could be in for a long night. If Silva can work the clinch and take the fight to the ground, things could get interesting. Both of these fighters are in excellent shape and are great competitors. This is the fight that changes someoneís life, as they make a ďcomebackĒ.
Winner : Silva (TKO) Round 2
I have Crocop in 2nd round
Velesquez 2nd round tko
Swick by decision
Davis by sub in 1st or 3rd
Franklin by KO in 2nd rd (early)
Fisher by KO in 1st rd
rich via round 1 tko. many will be sad.
cain via UD. kongos last few opponents have not been good wrestlers and cain is on a whole other level.
saunders by UD. i dont think this will be the slugfest that people are anticipating. i think saunders will fight more carefully using his reach to secure the win.
cro cop via tko round 2. i think people are getting overly excited about his return though i admire the loyalty. i wouldnt mind if he won in the 1st but im going to pick the 2nd.
marcus davis round 1 tko. i dont really care about this fight and i think the "beef" between these two is kinda lame.
those are all my predictions.
Wanderlei Silva (32-9-1) vs. Rich Franklin (24-4)
Wandy by horrific KO, please Wandy Please.
Cain Velasquez (5-0) vs. Cheick Kongo (14-4-1)
Cain looked like crap in his last fight, but I refuse to pick Kongo
Spencer Fisher (22-4) vs. Caol Uno (25-11-4)
Uno on head shape alone
Mike Swick (13-3) vs. Ben Saunders (8-1-2)
I go with Saunders, he is big, and I didn't like how Swick laid on Davis
Marcus Davis (16-5) vs. Dan Hardy (21-6)
Davis is going to knock this kid into the parking lot.
Preliminary Card Bouts:
Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic (24-6-2) vs. Mustapha Al-Turk (6-4)
Terry Etim (12-2) vs. Justin Buchholz (8-2)
Dale Hartt (6-1) vs. Dennis Siver (13-6)
Stefan Struve (16-3) vs. Denis Stojnic (5-2)
Peter Sobotta (8-1) vs. Paul Taylor (9-5-1)
Paul Kelly (8-1) vs. Roli Delgado (6-5-1)
Wandy wins via murder...I mean..TKO....
cro cop over turk by tko in the 1st similair to the sanches fight
uno over Fisher by dec
swick over saunders by boring decision, expect swick to take him down
Davis over Hardo by ko in the 1st
Cain over Kongo by decision
Wandy over Frankin by violent ko in the 1st jardine style... Just have a feeling about this one.
lot of 1st round predictions? CC will take it to the 3rd since he'll play it safe first fight back.
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