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VCURamFan 06-20-2009 05:20 PM

Finale Preview

  • Sanchez/Guida: Diego will be bigger; Clay should look for a TD & GnP.
  • Johnson/Wilkes: DJ's better & James needs to look for opening & hope to catch D.
  • Pearson/Winner: See Johnson/Wilkes, but substitute "DJ" with "Andre" & "James" with "Ross".
  • Lytle/Burns: going to be really close, but Chris's boxing & overall expereince will give him the edge.
  • Stevenson/Diaz: Do or die for Joe, he'll need to keep the pressure on Diaz on the ground to keep him from throwing up subs.

Diego Sanchez vs. Clay Guida

The original Ultimate Fighter winner Diego Sanchez faces off with Midwest wrestling standout Clay Guida. Both fighters have been racking up wins and a victory here could possibly give the winner a shot at the UFC lightweight title. These two always push the pace, so don’t be surprised that this turns out to be the fight of the night.

Sanchez will be the much bigger fighter in the fight and that will be a big factor as Guida’s game is to bully around his opponent with his wrestling ability. Guida’s best chance to win the fight is take Sanchez down and land vicious shots from top as Sanchez’s weakest part of his game is fighting off his back. On the other hand, Sanchez can win the fight on the feet by bullying Guida with combinations or taking the fight to the ground, where he can lock on a submission or rain down some punishment.

DaMarques Johnson vs. James Wilks

H.I.T. Squad welterweight DaMarques Johnson faces off with California based British fighter James Wilks in The Ultimate Fighter welterweight final. Johnson earned his spot in the final by winning a unanimous decision over Nick Osipczak. Wilks got into the final by finishing Frank Lester with strikes in the third round of their semifinal bout.

Johnson looks to be on a roll and that momentum will be a factor into the fight, while Wilks will be looking to pull off the upset. In almost every aspect of the fight, Johnson is the better fighter and it will show. Wilks' be