Saturday, August 2, 2008

UFC 87 Predictions

By: Guido

UFC 87 is going to be an awesome card but I'm only going to preview the three big fights.This is because they will be a bigger factor into the future of UFC pay-per-views as compared to the rest of the card.

Brock Lesnar(1-1) vs. Heath "The Texas Crazy Horse" Herring(28-13, 1 NC)
I think Brock will win this heavyweight fight sometime in the first round due to a TKO. If Brock allows Heath to make it to the second round, he will probably lose because he would have gassed himself out. Remember Brock's Feb. match with Frank Mir? Brock pounded Mir's face but got so over zealous and amped up that he made a rookie mistake and Mir damn near broke his knee. I like Herring for his experience but the fight is taking place in Lesnar's town of Minneapolis. Brock will strike quick and cash a big check.

Roger "El Matador" Huerta(25-1-1, 1 NC) vs. Kenny "KenFlo" Florian(10-3)
El Matador will prove to be to great of an opponent for Florian. Huerta, like Lesnar, fights out of Minneapolis and will have plenty of cheers to back him during the fight. Florian has had some decent fights as of late but he may want to focus more on the fights rather than his color commentary skills that he likes to flex in Joe Rogan's absence. This win should push Huerta into a Lightweight title fight with B.J. "The Prodigy" Penn.

Georges "Rush" St. Pierre(16-2) vs. Jon "Two Face" Fitch(19-2, 1 NC)
When it's all said and done I believe that GSP will retain the Welterweight championship. Fitch will prove a formidable opponent but in the end GSP will take it by submission in the 4th or 5th round. This won't be the last time these two warriors will meet.

In the other two main card fights I'll take:
Rob Emerson over Manny Gamburyan by decision
Jason McDonald over Demian Maia by KO

1 comment:

eccentric said...

"I like crack Joe Rogan."
-Tyron Biggums