It was a down week but now we are preparing for another run of major fight cards. With that here is the review of UFC 169 and UFN preview:
UFC 169: Faber vs. Barao 2
Main Event: Renan Barao #1 Bantamweight vs. Urijah Faber #2 Bantamweight
Prediction: Barao by submission. Result: Barao by strikes. There’s little doubt that this was a controversial stoppage but Faber should have improved his position. Herb Dean did what he thought was best for Faber’s safety and no one can really blame him for that.
Co-main Event: Jose Aldo #1 Featherweight vs. Ricardo Lamas #2 Featherweight
Prediction: Aldo by strikes. Result: Aldo by decision. Aldo asserted his will on Lamas for five rounds and established himself as number 2 P4P.
Frank Mir #7 Heavyweight vs. Alistair Overeem #8 Heavyweight
Prediction: Overeem by submission. Result: Overeem by decision. Overeem more than likely sent Frank Mir looking for a new promotion.
John Lineker #9 Flyweight vs. Ali Bagautinov #8 Flyweight
Prediction: Bagautinov by strikes. Result: Bagautinov by decision. By no means a pretty bout but Bagautinov did enough to take two rounds.
Jamie Varner vs. Abel Trujillo
Prediction: Varner by submission. Result: Trujillo by strikes. This fight definitely earned the Fight of the Night and KON bonus awards.
Overall score: 2/5; 0.4 prediction percentage. 0.5 for Barao’s win, 0.5 for Aldo’s win, 0.5 for Overeem’s win and 0.5 for Bagautinov’s win.
UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Mousasi
Prediction: Mousasi by strikes. Mousasi’s last loss at middleweight was back in 2006 in Pride and he was dangerous at the time. He’s spent a few years at light heavyweight and did average. However, Lyoto Machida has proved dangerous at middleweight and he’s the favorite.
Co-main Event: Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza #5 Middleweight vs. Francis Carmont
Prediction: Souza by submission. No doubt Souza’s probably the most dangerous submission specialist at middleweight until Silva returns.
Erick Silva vs. Takenori Sato
Prediction: Silva by submission. Erick Silva is in need of a rebound but he seems to have the ability to defeat UFC newcomer Takenori Sato.
Viscardi Andrade vs. Nicholas Musoke
Prediction: Andrade by decision. The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 2 standout can no doubt defeat Musoke and has the momentum as well.
Charles Oliveira vs. Andy Ogle
Prediction: Oliveira by submission. Oliveira is in dire need of a rebound as he’s on a two fight loosing streak and a third could cut him.
How do you think the middleweight title picture will come out after this coming weekend? Feel free to leave a comment!