Confuseyus: WEC 48 Predictions
Posted by representingpuroresu on 04/22/2010
The long-rumored debut of WEC on PPV finally happens this Saturday night, and WEC & Zuffa are pulling out all the stops for the big premiere. The UFC commentating crew of Mike Goldberg & Joe Rogan and cage announcer Bruce Buffer will work the event, the fight card is loaded as usual and headlined by WEC poster boy Urijah Faber, and it’s in one of the WEC hotbeds-Faber’s backyard of Sacramento, CA. And Spike is even helping out by airing 2 of the prelims right before the PPV like they do with UFC. All that’s missing is our resident prognosticator’s predictions…until now. Click below.
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 and may be streamed on Yahoo Sports. TV fights air on Spike at 9 PM ET.
Prelims (may not air on PPV):
Tyler Toner vs. Brandon Visher
Records: Toner 9-1, Visher 13-0
Prediction: Visher by 1st round KO/TKO.
Takeya Mizugaki vs. Rani Yahya
Records: Mizugaki 12-4-2, Yahya 15-5
Prediction: Yahya by split decision.
Chad Mendes vs. Anthony Morrison
Records: Mendes 6-0, Morrison 15-8
This was to have been Mackens Semerzier vs. Morrison, but Semerzier is off due to injury.
Prediction: Mendes by 1st round submission/tapout.
Brad Pickett vs. Demetrious Johnson
Records: Pickett 18-4, Johnson 5-0
Prediction: Pickett by 1st round submission/tapout.
TV fights (airing on Spike):
Alex Karalexis vs. Anthony Pettis
Records: Karalexis 10-4, Pettis 8-1
Prediction: Karalexis by 2nd round KO/TKO.
Leonard Garcia vs. Chan Sung Jung
Records: Garcia 13-5-1, Jung 10-1
Prediction: Jung by split decision.
Scott Jorgensen vs. Antonio Banuelos
Records: Jorgensen 9-3, Banuelos 17-5
Jorgensen is the #6 Bantamweight in the World.
Prediction: Banuelos by unanimous/majority decision.
Anthony Njokuani vs. Shane Roller
Records: Njokuani 12-2, Roller 7-2
Prediction: Njokuani by 1st round KO/TKO.
Mike Thomas Brown vs. Manny Gamburyan
Records: Brown 23-5, Gamburyan 10-4
Brown is the #2 Featherweight in the World. Gamburyan is the #7 Featherweight in the World.
Prediction: Brown by unanimous/majority decision.
WEC Lightweight Champion Benson (Ben) Henderson vs. Donald Cerrone for the title
Records: Henderson 11-1, Cerrone 11-2, 1 NC
Prediction: Cerrone by 4th round KO/TKO.
Main Event: WEC Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo vs. Urijah Faber for the title
Records: Aldo 16-1, Faber 23-3
Aldo is the #1 Featherweight in the World. Faber is the #3 Featherweight in the World.
Prediction: SHOCKER SPECIAL! Faber by unanimous/majority decision.