Confuseyus: UFC 107 Quick Predictions
Posted by representingpuroresu on 12/09/2009
This weekend brings us the final UFC event of 2009 as their “year-end show” actually isn’t until January. UFC heads to Memphis for the first time for UFC 107, but not with what they hoped for. The plan all along was Quinton Jackson vs. Rashad Evans but that was scrapped a long time ago, so we have to settle for BJ Penn defending the UFC Lightweight Championship and some sleeper fights on the undercard. Click below for matchups and predictions.
Usual disclaimer: As always, these picks 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.
Main card airs on PPV. No prelims on Spike this time-their annual Video Game Awards already had the timeslot.
Prelims (may not air on PPV):
Kevin Burns vs. TJ Grant
Records: Burns 10-3, Grant 14-3
Prediction: Grant by 1st round submission/tapout.
DaMarques Johnson vs. Edgar Garcia
Records: Johnson 12-7, Garcia 7-1
Prediction: Garcia by 1st round KO/TKO.
Rousimar Palhares vs. Lucio Linhares
Records: Palhares 9-2, Linhares 13-4
Prediction: Linhares by split decision.
Johny Hendricks vs. Ricardo Funch
Records: Hendricks 6-0, Funch 7-0
Prediction: Hendricks by 1st round KO/TKO.
Shane Nelson vs. Matt Wiman
Records: Nelson 12-4, Wiman 10-5
Prediction: Nelson by split decision.
Wilson Gouveia vs. Alan Belcher
Records: Gouveia 18-6, Belcher 14-6
Prediction: Belcher by 2nd round KO/TKO.
Paul Buentello vs. Stefan Struve
Records: Buentello 27-10, Struve 18-3
Prediction: Struve by 2nd round submission/tapout.
Jon Fitch vs Mike Pierce
Records: Fitch 19-3, Pierce 10-1
Fitch is the #2 Welterweight in the World.
Prediction: Fitch by unanimous/majority decision.
Clay Guida vs. Kenny Florian
Records: Guida 25-10, Florian 11-4
Florian is the #6 Lightweight in the World.
Prediction: Florian by unanimous/majority decision.
Frank Mir vs. Cheick Kongo
Records: Mir 12-4, Kongo 14-5-1
Mir is the #3 Heavyweight in the World.
Prediction: Mir by 2nd round submission/tapout.
UFC Lightweight Champion BJ Penn vs. Diego Sanchez for the title
Records: Penn 14-5-1, Sanchez 21-2
Penn is the #1 Lightweight in the World. Sanchez is the #10 Lightweight in the World.
Prediction: Penn by unanimous/majority decision.