Tonight the UFC on FOX features what should be three very good fights. Let’s take a look at them and my predictions:
Demian Maia (15-3) vs Chris Weidman (7-0)
Thoughts: Maia is the BJJ expert and Weidman is known for his superior grappling. Weidman could be at a disadvantage since he took the fight on two weeks notice and had to drop over 30 pounds. Still , Weidman is favored.
Prediction: Weidman scores the win.
Chael Sonnen (27-11-1) vs Michael Bisping (23-3-0)
Thoughts: This is the fight that I’m most looking to seeing. Sonnen totally dominated Anderson Silva when they fought. Who else do you see doing that? The winner of this fight is supposed to get a shot at Silva and the title. I’d love to see a Sonnen / Silva rematch. Sonnen is going in as a HUGE FAVORITE against Bisping. Although I think that Bisping is under-rated, and everyone is picking Sonnen, I’ve got a crazy feeling that we may be in for a HUGE UPSET.
Prediction: Bisping in one of the biggest upsets in UFC history.
Rashad Evans (21-1-1) vs. Phil Davis (9-0)
Thoughts: Evans and Davis are both excellent wrestlers, with perhaps Davis getting the edge. Evans has the better stand-up. The winner of this bout should get a shot at Jon “Bones” Jones and the title.
Prediction: Evans scores the win.