Tuesday, February 27, 2007

UFC 68 Preview

Predictions for the weekend's UFC event.

Randy Couture beats Tim Sylvia via submission in the 3rd round. Sylvia might be the most unathletic champion at any level of UFC, simply getting by on scoring points with his long arms and the occasional KO. Even in his 40s and coming out of retirement, Couture will dominate Sylvia on the ground and regain his heavyweight championship.

Matt Hughes defeats Chris Lytle via submission in the 2nd round. Hughes is angry after his defeat at the hands of Georges St. Pierre and will be driven to destroy Lytle. Lytle stands no chance against an angry Matt Hughes.

Rich Franklin over Jason MacDonald via TKO in the 3rd round. Franklin is looking to regain his championship luster after a brutal and savage demolition by Anderson Silva that really did rearrange his face (see video below). No one in the UFC works harder than Franklin and I am sure that he is ready to punish MacDonald, whose only victories are over Ultimate Fighter non-winners.

Drew McFedries defeats Martin Kampmann via TKO in the 2nd round in what is sure to be a brawl between the two heavy handed punchers looking to make a splash in the UFC.

Renato Sobral beats Jason Lamert via submission in the 1st round as the former champion and technical wizard gains a much needed victory.

Matt Hamil defeats Rex Holman via split decision as his world class wrestling skills are too much for Holman.

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