UFC 135: Jon’ Bones’ Jones vs. Rampage Jackson full fight card and video predictions

UFC 135 is getting me all fizzy in my nether regions (for all you Top Gear/Jame May fans) and I’m not sure which fight has me the most excited. Nate Diaz vs. Takanori Gomi? Will Gomi avenge his loss on the brother that defeated him? Will Mark Hunt win and stay in he UFC? What about Junioor Assuncao…so many variables in that bout. And finally, Bones vs. Rampage. The fight I’m least interested in surprisingly enough. The Matt Hughes vs. Kos fight has me more interested at this point. However, once Saturday night hits, I will be highly intoxicated and most likely overly excited for the main event. How bout all of you? Post your predictions below, once we get enough people commenting, the contests will begin, we got some cool stuff to give away.

Like always, my predictions are in green, the video above is for the people who don’t like to read. I’m working on the videos, it’s a work in progress, be gentle. As always, Enjoy.

Main Card

Light Heavyweight Championship: United States Jon Jones (c) vs. United States Quinton Jackson

Rampage is always dangerous when he shows up, you just never know when that is gonna be. The height, reach, skill and age of Jon Jones make me lead towards him in this bout. Jon Jones

Welterweight bout: United States Matt Hughes vs. United States Josh Koscheck

Matt Hughes is coming off a huge loss to BJ Penn, who he is now training with. Kos is coming off a long layoff due to injury at the hands of GSP. Despite this layoff, I fell that Kos’s age, stand up and wrestling will give him the edge. Koscheck

Heavyweight bout: United States Travis Browne vs. England Rob Broughton
Rob and Travis came in at about 250lbs, neither looked real ready for a long cardio battle. I expect this one to end fast, or look terribly sloppy. Travis Browne 

Lightweight bout: United States Nate Diaz vs. Japan Takanori Gomi

Gomi is coming off a loss to Clay Guida, while Nate is coming off 2 losses in a row. This could be a ‘do or die’ fight for Nate. I think Nate’s height/reach and unorthodox boxing will be the key to his win. It would also be something if both the Diaz brothers were to beat Gomi. That last part is my only reservation in my pick, Gomi will want some form of revenge for the loss to Nick Diaz, yet I don’t think it will be enough to beat Nate. Nate Diaz

Heavyweight bout: United States Ben Rothwell vs. New Zealand Mark Hunt

Today at the weigh ins both these guys came in at the best I can recollect ever seeing them. I initially thought Rothwell had the edge, but after seeing Mark Hunt on the stage, I’m beginning to waver a bit, I’m still gonna go with my original pick due to him looking like he’s in the best shape of his career. Ben Rothwell 

Preliminary Card (Spike TV)

Lightweight bout: United States Tony Ferguson vs. United States Aaron Riley

Tony Ferguson looked very drawn out at the weigh ins today, that had me wavering on this pick as well, but given his record, and tenacity in the cage, I think he will rebound by tomorrow at fight time, which will give Aaron Riley a seroius fight to contend with. I think Riley is stepping up in competition with Ferguson, and I dont believe it will end well. Tony Ferguson 

Middleweight bout: Canada Nick Ring vs. United States Tim Boetsch

Nick Ring

Preliminary Card

Featherweight bout: Brazil Junior Assunção vs. United States Eddie Yagin

Junior Assuncao

Bantamweight bout: Japan Takeya Mizugaki vs. United States Cole Escovedo

These guys are so evenly matched, it’s hard to call. Takeya Mizugaki

Light Heavyweight bout: New Zealand James Te Huna vs. United States Ricardo Romero
Ricardo Romero

 

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Anthony Dominguez
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