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Posted 04-22-2009 at 08:39 AM by

UFC98 Predictions-Main Card

Rashad Evans vs. Lyoto Machida
This is a tricky fight for me to predict as both fighters have been guilty of boring me to death in the past. Both have been seen as "conservative" and have been more than happy to coast a decision.
Out of the two I think Rashad can give his opponent the most problems, if he uses his wrestling to get Machida down and against the cage I can see him pounding a win out.
Matt Hughes vs. Matt Serra
Oh how I really want to see Serra win this one lol...Serra's only shot in this is by sub or his heavy hands, I hope the old Matt Hughes doesn't show up to this one and overpower the much smaller fighter that Serra is.
James Irvin vs. Drew McFedries
Both of these guys are gatekeepers at best, but also the best out of all the gatekeepers. Irvin should KO McFederies in the 1st, or early in the 2nd. McFederies hasn't looked dangerous since the Kampmann fight.
Dan Miller vs. Yushin Okami
This has the potential to be snooze-central for me. I never took to Okami's style and never will, if he does get the win (which I think he will via decision) then we should just give him the Silva fight and get it out of the way.
He doesn't have the killer instinct to beat Silva and it would be a replay of the Silva-Leites fight but with less action.
Frank Edgar vs. Sean Sherk
With improved standup and his awesome wrestling I think Sherk will either pound Edgar out, or decision this fight. I'm quite worried that Sherk is going to wind up being the Tyson Griffin-style LW that outmuscles fighters and cruises the victory.
Please prove me wrong Sean! and get that belt back!
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