Back to back fight weekends FTW!
Jon Madsen vs. Gilbert Yvel: Madsen goes on the same list of cheaters for me as Josh Koscheck. In Madsen’s first fight on TUF Season 10, he put his hand up at the start of the second round to tap gloves, and when his opponent put his hand up, Madsen shot in for a takedown. What’s worse is that it actually won him the fight. Gilbert Yvel eats bees. Sadly though, Madsen is going to win this fight.
Chris Camozzi vs. Dong Yi Yang: Yang is making his UFC debut with an undefeated record. Chris Camozzi looks exactly like my friend Nate, so obviously I’m rooting for him in this fight. We didn’t get to see much of him in his brief time on TUF, due to a fractured jaw in his first fight, so this should be an interesting fight of two relatively unseen fighters.
Patrick Cote vs. Tom Lawlor: Lawlor made me a fan since his Dan Severn impersonation. I’m going with Lawlor in this one. Cote just doesn’t seem like he has the eye of the tiger.
Court McGee vs. Ryan Jensen: I’ve gotta go with McGee on this one, and not just because I’m a fan. McGee wants it bad. Ryan Jensen has been around for a while, but if you look at his record, and look at who he’s fought, you gotta know that he’s probably one loss away from looking for a new job. It’s not that he has a terrible record, but after re-signing with the UFC, he’s 2-2, and despite a Submission of the Night bonus in his last outing, he’s not exactly fighting the top guys in the middleweight division
Brendan Schaub vs. Gabriel Gonzaga: I’m really torn on this one. Gonzaga is the veteran here, fighting the recent TUF 10 runner up Schaub. I’ve gone back and forth on this one a lot, but I want to say that Schaub wins this one via TKO.
Tito Ortiz vs. Matt Hamill: Before the fight, Tito is going to talk about how he’s in the best shape of his career. Hamill is going to destroy him, and then after the fight, Tito is going to talk about how he’s got some injury he was fighting with. I’d say that Dana should tell Tito to retire, but I just don’t get tired of watching him get his ass kicked.
Diego Sanchez vs. Paulo Thiago: Diego Sanchez is going to gas out before the fight starts by running circles around the octagon yelling “YES!” Thiago wins this one.
Jake Shields vs. Martin Kampmann: Shields
Brock Lesnar vs. Cain Velasquez: I have been saying for a while now that Cain Velasquez wins this fight based on three things:
1: Lesnar was out-matched on his feet with Mir, Couture, and Carwin
2: Lesnar was out wrestled by Couture
3: Velasquez will have much more gas in the later rounds
I have been saying that this fight is going to be a repeat of Carwin vs. Lesnar, except that Velasquez won’t punch himself out like Carwin did. Velasquez has some serious cardio, is a fast heavyweight, and has wicked knock-out power.
Two other facts have me rethinking my position on this though. First, Brock Lesnar has recovered from diverticulitis, a disease of which there was no known cure aside from surgery, without any surgery at all. Now, the medical world is aware of one cure for it: Brock Lesnar. Brock reached his giant Volkswagen sized fist down his throat, and beat it into submission, and then crapped it out. Brocks beat up, diverticuli-terd is now making a run at the light-heavyweight title.
The second fact, and far more important, is that in all of his training and studying of the martial arts world, he has learned the most ancient, and devastating source of power in the history of the universe. This is something that most know, but few understand. Brock Lesnar has harnessed the power of the beard.
Don’t laugh. Look no further than the most powerful human in history, Chuck Norris. Once upon a time, a battle took place of such magnitude that it threatened to tear the earth in two. This event was documented as “Way of the Dragon.” Bruce Lee fought a then beard-less Chuck Norris, and in the end, Bruce Lee proved triumphant. Later, Chuck Norris would discover the power of the beard, and the whole world remembers what happened then, right? That’s right, Bruce Lee died.
I’m going with Cain Velasquez, unless Lesnar keeps the beard for fight night, and then I think we all know how that will go down.