UFC 147 Full fight Card & Predictions
UFC on FX, UFC 147, Bellator 71, XFC 18, OneFC and it’s only Saturday! It’s gettin close to drinking time, as usual my picks are in Green. Post your picks in the comments section. We will be doing a Contest for a signed Chris Lytle 100% Clean Shirt or Ball Cap, winner’s choice. So be ready for the next UFC! If we get enough predictions today, we may just give a prize to the most correct picks…Get them in before the prelims start on FX.
Catchweight (190 lb) Wanderlei Silva vs. Rich Franklin
Wanderlei Silva is a legend. Rich Franklin is probably a UFC hall of Famer. These two guys put on shows, each and every time. I expect Rich to play it safe the first few rounds, waiting for Wand to tire out in the 4th and 5th where he will look to finish him. Wand will come out swinging, playing it as safe as Wand is able to, then go for the takedown, I expect him to use his striking to set up the takedown and go for a GnP victory. It’s gonna be a tough fight for both. Rich Franklin is the favorite here, but I’m a Wand Fan through and through so I’m goin with Wanderlei Silva by TKO/KO in the 3rd.
Middleweight Cezar Ferreira vs. Sergio Moraes
If you din’t watch TUF Brazil then you have no idea who these guys are. I’ll make it easy, Cezar is Vitor Bellfort’s BFF and a cheater. Sergio Moraes is a last minute replacement for the injured winner (Daniel Sarafian). Sergio is a solid, hungry fighter, just like everyone on the cast of TUF Brazil. I think Cezar has teh better skillset and ahs been pampered throughout the show, giving him a distinct advantage. I think he will take the W, but I don’t want him to, in fact I want him to lose so badly he never gets a shot at the UFC. So I’m picking Sergio Moraes to win by act of God. If you are placing $ on this one, Cezar Mutante is probably a better bet, but F23K him.
Featherweight Godofredo Pepey vs. Rony Mariano Bezerra
Heavyweight Fabricio Werdum vs. Mike Russow
Fabricio Werdum is probably the favorite here, but I’m gonna have to say Mike Russow should be. Werdum has a higher leve of competition under his belt but Russow is a hard worker, probably the hardest worker itn he HW division. When adversity arrives in the Octagon™ Russow puts on his gloves and beats the holy sh1t out of it. Based upon his heart and will to win, I’m going with Russow.
Featherweight Yuri Alcantara vs. Hacran Dias
Yuri Alcantara is a beast, 27-3 with a decision win over Michihiro Omigawa, Felipe Arrantes and a KO win over Ricardo Lamas. He’s also fought and beat Francisco Drinaldo by sub. Dias is 20-1-1 with a 5 wins for Shooto Brazil. Both fighters have good stand up and submissions, but I feel Yuri has the edge in competition and the Octagon™ experience here. Yuri Alcantara by decision .
Preliminary Card on FX
Featherweight Anistavio Medeiros vs. Rodrigo Damm
Rodrigo Damn. Always pick the Brazilian to win.
Middleweight Delson Heleno vs. Francisco Drinaldo
Delson Heleno. Always pick the Brazilian to win.
Catchweight (150 lb) John Teixeira vs. Hugo Viana
Hugo Viana. Always pick the Brazilian to win.
Middleweight Thiago Perpétuo vs. Leonardo Mafra
Leonardo Mafra. Always pick the Brazilian to win.
Preliminary Card on Facebook
Featherweight Marcos Vinicius vs. Wagner Campos
Marcos Vinicius. Always pick the Brazilian to win.
Featherweight Felipe Arantes vs. Milton Vieira
Felipe Arantes. Always pick the Brazilian to win.