By bennym6 4 Comments
There are 7 fights on this PPV but I am only predicting 5.
Joe Lauzon vs. Anthony "Showtime" Pettis
Joe Lauzon proved me wrong in his last fight against Melvin Guillard but now he is facing a more well rounded fighter in Anthony Pettis. I do think that Pettis will get the W in this fight just because of his superior striking and I believe it will be hard for Lauzon to take him down.
Yoshihiro "Sexiyama" Akiyama vs Jake Shields
This fight is pretty close, if Shields can take him down at will however it won't be. I heard somewhere (I don't know if its true) that Akiyama has never been taken down but it is not like he has fought AA wrestlers. I think Jake will win a close decision because of his superior grappling.
Mark Hunt vs Cheick Kongo
Both these guys are top level kickboxers and have massive amounts of power. Kongo will most likely try to take Hunt down but Hunt has shown much improvement in his grappling. I think Hunt will catch Kongo sometime in the fight and finish him for the upset.
Quinton "Rampage" Jackson vs Ryan "Darth" Bader
If you haven't heard Jackson missed weight because of an injury. He said that he couldn't run for a while and gained weight during his flight to Japan. The injury I believe might hinder him and Bader will be able to take him down. I expect a lackluster fight of Bader controlling Jackson. Let's hope that it doesn't happen.
UFC Lightweight Champion Frankie "The Answer" Edgar vs Benson "Smooth" Henderson
This fight will be close and it will most likely come down to who wants it more and who has the most heart. Me and many others believe that Frankie Edgar is the most determined fighter in the UFC. Edgar also has a lot of heart and the people still don't give him the respect he deserves. Henderson on the other hand is a physical specimen and is a huge 155er. I expect Edgar leaving Japan with the belt after a close gritty war. Can anyone say FIGHT OF THE YEAR! Let's hope I guess.
Predictions: Edgar, Bader, Hunt, Shields, Pettis
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