UFC 125: Resolution is this Saturday, headlined by Frankie Edgar making his first non-BJ Penn title defense against Gray Maynard…the man responsible for his only loss in MMA. Injuries kept plaguing the rest of the show, but the line up is set and here come the predictions…
I’ll take Dong Hyun Kim over Nate Diaz for the same reason I always do…just because I fucking hate Nate Diaz.
Clay Guida vs. Takanori Gomi is an interesting match up. Guida always puts on a good fight, regardless of whether he wins or not. Gomi looks like he shook off the “Pride Curse” with his recent win decimation of Tyson Griffin. I like Gomi for the win here, and wouldn’t be surprised to see him get the winner of the UFC/WEC unification fight.
I’d really like to like Brandon Vera, and there was a time when I did. I just don’t think he has it anymore, and Thiago Silva is dangerous. Silva wins.
It’s not very often I go against Chris Leben. He’s been one of my favourite fighters since I started watching the UFC (I’m one of those poseurs who became a fan through “Ultimate Fighter”). But, for an upset pick, I’m going with Brian Stann here.
How do you go against Frankie Edgar after back to back victories over BJ Penn? Maynard is going to give him a hell of a fight, but I still think Edgar retains the title.