Ok I will probably do this every UFC event, Getting that out of the way let's get down to business!!!!!
OK!!! First fight of the night is Melvin "The Young Assassin" Guillard vs. Joe Lauzon. I see this fight going to Guillard on this one. He as usual trained at Greg Jackson's but he went over at imperial to train with the likes of "Suga" Rashad and Anthony "Rumble". Melvin is a lethal striker at 155 and he performs as well as he did in his last fight he should be knocking on the door for the belt and the KO Bonus at the end of the night.
Now we have the rematch fans have been waiting for for a while Nam Phan vs. Leonard Garcia II. You probably heard about the controversial decision last december and if not you must have been hiding under a rock. Phan won the first fight in everyones eyes........except for the judges. The controversy will end saturday and I have Phan winning this one by decision.
Chael Sonnen vs. Brian Stann is interesting for one main reason (besides the fact that Sonnen is arguably the funniest man on the planet) is how much improved is Stann's takedown defense since the Phil Davis fight if it has improved immensely it STILL may not be enough to stop Sonnen's takedowns. Yes he is that good at them. I imagine Sonnen winning by decision but do not count Brian Stann out he is a war veteran and he will not be afraid of Chael Sonnen.
Ok guys I am literally just writing this after the weigh ins. I am no expert on how a fighter "looks" on weigh in day but Florian seemed more confident this time around stepping on that scale but I still think Aldo will pull this one off. He is Currently #2 P4P fighter in the world IMO and it would take someone like Gilbert Melendez or Frankie Edgar to beat this guy. I still think if "KenFlo" can take him down and stay on top of him it could be very interesting.
Frankie Edgar vs Gray Maynard II was AWESOME!!!. This time around it may not live up to the awesomeness that the second fight was I don't know that. I am lucky to be Irish because I do not have to pay for PPV because the show them live on ESPN uk but even if I had to pay I would have payed money for UFC 125 the card was stacked. Everyone was saying that Edgar vs Maynard II would be a snooze fest but not me. I knew that usually when you have two awesome wrestlers fighting each other that the stand and bang but I do understand peoples worries seeing how the first fight planned out but now this is a new card UFC 136. Lets just hope to see fireworks from these guys I will have to pick the champ for this one because of better boxing skills and head movement.
My Picks: Guillard, Phan, Sonnen, Aldo and Edgar!!!