Originally Posted by John8204
And here are my matchups....
Roger Gracie vs Rich Franklin
Tyron Woodley vs Mike Pierce
Ryan Couture vs Paul Taylor
Jordan Mien vs Matt Brown
Cristiane Santos vs Leonard Garcia
I think Rich would murder Gracie at this point. I don't think Gracie would be able to get Ace down and he would be in a world of trouble on the feet. I see a 1st round dominating TKO for Ace.
Tough matchup here, Pierce gave Kos fits and IMO Kos is a more complete fighter then Woodley. I'd go with Pierce because of his experience here.
I think Couture takes him down and subs him. I mean if you get sub'd by Marcus Davis, I'm sure Couture could pull it off.
Great fight to watch. I think Brown is just too tough though in the end.
I got LG all the way. I don't think Cyborg could finish him and we all know what happens when LG goes to the judges.
Originally Posted by Toxic
Barnett vs Travis Browne
Mike Kyle vs Thiago Silva
Battle of the vets, Brian Stann vs Tim Kennedy
Kazuo Misaki vs Rick Story
Josh Thompson vs Donald Cerrone
I think Josh takes him down and subs him, probably round 1.
I could see Kyle landing one of his early power shots. But I think more then likely Thiago lands a few flush punches and puts Kyle away.
I think Kennedy has a big advantage on the ground and IMO he would put Stann on his back for the entire fight. I think Kennedy is a bad matchup for Stann.
I think Rick Story is just too strong. I think he eventually wears him down and controls him by holding him against the cage.
I also like Thompson here. It would be a good fight though IMO.
Originally Posted by AlphaDawg
One fight I really want to see is Bisping vs Rockhold. If Bisping beats Belfort by a close/controversial decision, they should make Rockhold vs Bisping a no #1 contender fight. Maybe even for an interim belt if Silva truly can't fight till late 2013.
Yeah I really think Rockhold vs Bisping would be a great matchup. Both guys are always in great shape, I'd love to see them in a 5 round fight.