11.13.2008

PreView's Picks for UFC 91 & Lesnar vs. Couture Roundtable


This Saturday I'll be watching UFC 91, and the main event is the fight that the UFC has billed as the biggest in its history - Randy Couture (Heavyweight Champ) vs. Brock Lesnar.

There is a lot of drama leading up to this fight, including the fact that Randy Couture hasn't fought in over a year due to contract disputes with the UFC, and this is only Brock Lesnar's 4th professional fight. Add to that the fact that the winner will only really get 1/2 of the Heavyweight championship, as there was an interim Heavyweight champion named - Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira. Nogueira will be facing former Heavyweight champion Frank Mir for the interim title, and then the winners of both matches will meet to unify the titles.

For those of you who aren't mma or UFC fans, I know that may seem like an odd situation. Regardless, as I generally do, I'm posting my predictions for UFC 91, sans my extended analysis. This time, it's picks only. However, on FightTicker.com, a number of us participated in a roundtable about the Couture vs. Lesnar fight. In addition to my picks, I'm posting a link to the roundtable after the jump.


Randy Couture vs. Brock Lesnar - Lesnar via TKO (strikes), Round 3

Kenny Florian vs. Joe Stevenson - Stevenson via Split Decision, Round 3

Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Josh Hendricks - Hendricks via TKO (strikes), Round 2

Nate Quarry vs. Demian Maia - Quarry via TKO (strikes), Round 2

Dustin Hazelett vs. Tamdan McCrory - Hazelett via Submission (armbar), Round 2

Jorge Gurgel vs. Aaron Riley - Gurgel via Submission (choke), Round 2

Jeremy Stephens vs. Rafael dos Anjos - Stephens via Unanimous Decision, Round 3

Alvin Robinson vs. Mark Bocek - Robinson via submission (choke), Round 1

Matt Brown vs. Ryan Thomas - Brown via Unanimous Decision, Round 3

To check out the FightTicker Roundtable on Couture vs. Lesnar, go here. We'll be back with more roundtables for the next few UFC events.

I'll be back with my post-event thoughts on Sunday.

-PreView



No comments: