Jon Fitch looks for another win to continue his pursuit of a title rematch, but the former Middleweight Demian Maia has intentions of securing his third straight impressive pound win. Woodley will be oppossed by former another former Strikeforce employee Jay Heiron, Green will meet Jacob Volkman, and Vallie-Flagg is set to fight another man who had a brief stint in the now defunct organization Yves Edwards.
The Public Picks section is now ready for UFC as well so get in and get your say on who you think is going to emerge victorious from an event that could be one of the most stacked of all of Antonio Silva Welterweight Jon Fitch vs. Demian Maia Flyweight Joseph Benavidez vs.
Ian McCall. Evan Dunham Welterweight Tyron Woodley vs. Jay Hieron Lightweight Jacob Volkmann vs. Bobby Green Lightweight Yves Edwards vs. Isaac Vallie-Flagg. Dustin Kimura Bantamweight Edwin Figueroa vs. Valentina Shevchenko vs. Humberto Bandenay Volkan Oezdemir vs. Thoughts: Yeah, I got nothing. It might be better to just stick with de Freitas. See you Saturday, Maniacs! Remember that MMAmania.
With only a few days remaining until UFC kicks off, the new UFC Pick 'Em game is in full swing ahead of the featherweight main event showdown between champion Jose Aldo and challenger Frankie Edgar as well as the other ten fights on the card. Today we will take a look at some of the major factors to take into consideration when picking and choosing the winners and losers ahead of this weekend's card in Las Vegas.
Through 14 UFC fights, Edgar has never been finished, and that includes six title bouts along the way. He's also the only fighter in UFC history to be knocked down three times in a fight and not get finished. The longer this fight goes, the more it favors the former lightweight champion. This featured bout on the main card of UFC pits two of the biggest finishers in the heavyweight division.
Overeem has an astonishing Meanwhile, Silva has 12 first round stoppages, and has only seen the third round three times in 20 career fights. Overeem also happens to have the most significant strike accuracy in Strikeforce history, so a first round knockout might be the way to go if "The Reem" is your pick.
The problem here is the match-up with former Michigan State wrestler Rashad Evans. Cyril Gane vs. Polyana Viana Thoughts: Sadly, the masses sniffed out the best bargains on the undercard. Once underdogs, Raulian Paiva and Geraldo de Freitas now find themselves with negative odds. De Freitas brought a competent wrestler in Felipe Colares to the mat six times in his Octagon debut and looks poised to do the same to Gutierrez, whose kick-heavy offense leaves him open to getting overrun.
Valentina Shevchenko vs. Humberto Bandenay Volkan Oezdemir vs. Thoughts: Yeah, I got nothing. It might be better to just stick with de Freitas. See you Saturday, Maniacs! Remember that MMAmania.
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