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UFC 101 Picks: Upset City Looms by thesportsminded
August 8, 2009, 2:07 pm
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Hardcore fighting fans await tomorrow’s UFC 101 (Declaration) as it is sure to present a slam-bang affair with its hyped up card. Two super fights supported by quality bouts will surely give us what we deserve—–non-stop action. Here are my predictions for tomorrow’s UFC 101.

Lightweight Championship Bout: B.J. “The Prodigy” Penn (Champion) vs. Kenny “Ken-Flo” Florian

The Champion Penn is heavily favored to retain his title because of his versatility but I do feel Florian has the tools to pull off an upset. Penn will push the tempo at the start but we all know about his weak cardio. If Florian survives an early storm and makes it to the fourth round onwards, I see him winning in a close decision. Florian over Penn via split decision.

Light Heavyweight Bout: Anderson “The Spider” Silva vs. Forrest Griffin

Arguably the world’s number one pound for pound fighter, Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva steps up a weight class to challenge former Light Heavyweight Champion Forrest Griffin in their much awaited fight. As expected, Silva is heavily favored as they say he is in a different league. I tend to agree but I do think that Griffin has a legit shot at giving Silva his first defeat in the octagon. He’ll caught Silva with one of those hooks. Griffin over Silva via second round TKO.

Middleweight Bout: Kendall Grove vs. Ricardo Almeida

This is a pretty even fight but I think Grove’s hunger will get him through. Grove over Almeida via split decision.

Lightweight Bout: Josh Neer vs. Kurt Pellegrino

Neer via first round TKO.

Welterweight Bout: Amir Sadollah vs. Johny Hendricks

Only his second pro fight but I’ll go with Amir via unanimous decision.


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