Confuseyus: UFC Fight Night 19 & UFC 103 Predictions
Posted by representingpuroresu on 09/14/2009
It’s a rare doubleshot for UFC next week with 2 shows in just 4 days-Wednesday starts things off with UFC Fight Night 19 leading into the much-anticipated premiere of The Ultimate Fighter 10, then the following Saturday it’s off to Dallas for UFC 103, headlined by Rich Franklin vs. Vitor Belfort.
Since both shows are so close together I’ll do quick predictions for both in one post here. No time for detailed stuff again though.
Usual disclaimer: As always, these predictions are strictly for entertainment purposes only and should not be used as the basis for any real-life betting/wagering. A “NC” in a fighter’s record indicates No Contest. All fighter rankings are based on the latest MMAWeekly World MMA Rankings.
UFC Fight Night 19:
Main card airs live on Spike.
Jay Silva vs. CB Dollaway
Records: Silva 5-0, Dollaway 8-2
This was to have been Dan Miller vs. Dollaway, but Miller is now off due to an infection. Silva is the late replacement.
Prediction: Dollaway by 2nd round submission/tapout.
Steve Steinbeiss vs. Ryan Jensen
Records: Steinbeiss 4-2, Jensen 13-5
Prediction: Jensen by 1st round submission/tapout.
Brock Larson vs. Mike Pierce
Records: Larson 26-2, Pierce 9-1
Prediction: Larson by 1st round submission/tapout.
Jeremy Stephens vs. Justin Buchholz
Records: Stephens 15-5, Buchholz 8-3
Prediction: Buchholz by 2nd round submission/tapout.
Sam Stout vs. Phillipe Nover
Records: Stout 14-5-1, Nover 5-2-1
Prediction: Stout by 3rd round KO/TKO.
Chris Wilson vs. Mike Pyle
Records: Wilson 14-5, Pyle 17-6-1
Prediction: Pyle by unanimous/majority decision.
Steve Cantwell vs. Brian Stann
Records: Stann 6-2, Cantwell 7-2
Prediction: Cantwell by 2nd round submission/tapout.
Nate Quarry vs. Tim Credeur
Records: Quarry 11-3, Credeur 12-2
Prediction: Quarry by 1st round KO/TKO.
Carlos Condit vs. Jake Ellenberger
Records: Condit 22-5, Ellenberger 21-4
Prediction: Condit by unanimous/majority decision.
Gray Maynard vs. Roger Huerta
Records: Maynard 7-0, 1 NC, Huerta 20-2-1
Prediction: Huerta by split decision.
Main Event: Melvin Guillard vs. Nate Diaz
Records: Guillard 22-7-2, Diaz 110-4
Prediction: Diaz by 1st round submission/tapout.
Main card airs on PPV. 2 prelim fights will air live on Spike.
Rafael dos Anjos vs. Rob Emerson
Records: dos Anjos 11-4, Emerson 9-7
Prediction: dos Anjos by 2nd round submission/tapout.
Vladimir Matyushenko vs. Igor Pokrajac
Records: Matyushenko 22-4, Pokrajac 21-5
Prediction: Pokrajac by 1st round KO/TKO.
Jason Brilz vs. Eliot Marshall
Records: Brilz Brilz 17-1-1, Marshall 9-1
Prediction: Marshall by 2nd round submission/tapout.
Brian Foster vs. Rick Story
Records: Foster 10-3, Story 7-3
Prediction: Foster by 1st round KO/TKO.
Nick Lentz vs. Rafaello Oliveira
Records: Lentz 16-3-1, Oliveira 9-1
This was to have been Dan Lauzon vs. Oliveira, but Lauzon is off due to injury.
Prediction: Lentz by unanimous/majority decision.
Steve Lopez vs. Jim Miller
Records: Lopez 12-1, Miller 14-2
This was to have been Thiago Tavares vs. Miller, but Tavares is off due to injury.
Prediction: Miller by 3rd round submission/tapout.
TV fights (these fights will air on Spike before the PPV):
Tomasz Drwal vs. Drew McFedries
Records: Drwal 16-2-1, McFedries 8-5
Prediction: Drwal by 1st round KO/TKO.
Efrain Escudero vs. Cole Miller
Records: Escudero 11-0, Miller 15-3
Prediction: Miller by split decision.
Hermes Franca vs. Tyson Griffin
Records: Franca 19-7, Griffin 13-2
Prediction: Griffin by unanimous/majority decision.
Josh Koscheck vs. Frank Trigg
Records: Koscheck 12-4, Trigg 19-6
Koscheck is the #5 Welterweight in the World.
Prediction: Koscheck by unanimous/majority decision.
Martin Kampmann vs. Paul Daley
Records: Kampmann 15-2, Daley 21-8-2
Kampmann is the #7 Welterweight in the World.
This was to have been Kampmann vs. Mike Swick to determine who gets the next UFC Welterweight Title shot, but Swick is off due to injury.
Prediction: Kampmann by 2nd round submission/tapout.
Mirko Cro Cop vs. Junior dos Santos
Records: Cro Cop 25-6-2, dos Santos 8-1
Cro Cop is the #7 Heavyweight in the World.
Prediction: dos Santos by 1st round KO/TKO.
Main Event: Rich Franklin vs. Vitor Belfort
Records: Franklin 25-4, Belfort 18-8
Belfort is the #7 Middleweight in the World.
This will be a catch weight fight at 195.
Prediction: Franklin by unanimous/majority decision.