UFC 153 Full fight card and Predictions
After last nights amazing fights at BAMMA USA BadBeat 7, I’m primed and ready for an upset! Who you go? Let a brother know in the comments section.
Main Card (PPV)
Light Heavyweight Anderson Silva vs Stephan Bonnar
Anderson Silva is the GOAT, it’s undeniable. He is 1 of 3 GOAT’s in MMA history. Stephan Bonnar is a warrior who helped propel MMA and the UFC into the homes of many Americans. His fight with Forrest Griffin is the reason the UFC is a household name. This fight is fun, interesting and more competitive than many are giving it credit for. Stephan Bonnar is rugged, tough and skilled. We know all about Silva, but most don’t realize Bonnar has good Jits, heavy hands and a hell of a chin. Add those with his experience and his lack of TKO/KO losses, it equals a tough fight for Silva, bet on that. No one really believes Bonnar will win, but a hard fought decision loss would still change his life in many positive ways. Go Rocky! Anderson Silva by TKO/KO 3rd, but I’m hoping for a decision victory.
Heavyweight Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira vs Dave Herman
How did Dave Herman get this fight after his dismal last outing? Oh, it’s cause Big Nog is coming off a loss and a brutal broken arm from said loss. It’s a tune up fight for Nog, or a confidence booster for Herman, either way, it’s gonna be interesting. Herman is a big guy with average hands, good wrestling and a ton of experience, still, I’m thinking that Big Nog wants to show the world that he’s still dangerous, the most dangerous Jits HW, he’s gonna come hard and fast and submit Herman in the 3rd. Antonio Rodrigo Noguiera by Submission in the 3rd round.
Light Heavyweight Glover Teixeira vs Fabio Maldonado
Glover Teixeira is the great Brazilian hope of the UFC, he’s Chuck Liddel and Big Nog rolled into one massive heavy handed package. He represents a real challenge to the entire division, including Jon Jones. He’s exciting and dangerous, just what the UFC and the fans love. Fabio Maldonado is a brutal punching machine. His body blows leave opponents pissing blood for weeks. These two are gonna walk to the center, touch gloves and bang until one of them drops. I’m thinking Glover’s skillset and hands are just a bit better and heavier giving him the edge. Glover Teixeira by TKO/KO 1st round.
Welterweight Jon Fitch vs Erick Silva
Jon Fitch is always the bridesmaid and never the bride. His style is labeled ‘boring’ so he doesn’t get the title shots he deserves. Erick Silva is an athlete with dynamic skills on the ground and standing. He is the Anti Fitch. Entertaining, exciting and skilled. Fitch has said in recent interviews that he needs to change his style and be more exciting to pay the bills, that’s gonna last until he gets hit, then it’s back to the good ol’ Fitch blanket we’ve come to love him for. I don’t think it’s gonna work on Silva, he’s fast, strong and more athletic than Fitch, he won’t be held down for 3 rounds. Erick Silva by TKO/KO in the 2nd.
Light Heavyweight Phil Davis vs Wagner Prado
Phis Davis is a stand out wrestler, Wagner Prado is a Jits guy with good stand up. In their last bout, I had Prado winning before it was stopped. I’m gonna say taht even though Phil will have trained to deal with Prado’s game, it’s not gonna be enouogh. Prado will have made the necessary adjustments to deal with the wrestling and will win this one by decision. Wagner Prado by Decision.
Welterweight Demian Maia vs Rick Story
Demian Maia has showcased his stand up in recent fights, it’s gotten better. I would venture to even say it’s good. Rick Story is a solid fighter who’s gonna pressure Maia with his better hands. If Maia moves, sets up the takedown with punches, it’s his, if he tries to stand and bang, Rick Story is gonna take it. I‘m calling Demian Maia by decision, a hard fought, grinding fight to a decision.
Preliminary Card (FX)
Featherweight Rony Mariano Bezerra vs Sam Sicilia
Lightweight Gleison Tibau vs Francisco Trinaldo
Francisco Trinaldo. because.
Featherweight Diego Brandao vs Joey Gambino
Diego Brandao. Love that guy, fugetaboutit.
Welterweight Sergio Moraes vs Renee Forte
Renee Forte. It just rolls off the tongue, say it with me, Renee Forte…see.
Preliminary Card (Facebook)
Middleweight Luiz Cané vs Chris Camozzi
Chris Camozzi. He’s friends with the homie, that’s all I need.
Lightweight Cristiano Marcello vs Reza Madadi
Reza Madadi. I just like saying Reza.
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