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Demetrious Johnson v. Ian McCall
Doctor Law: Rematch time. These two are taking another crack at each other as their fight in March was ruled a draw. In case you forgot, these two are fighting for the chance to take on Joseph "Joekozuna" Benavidez in the finals of the UFC Flyweight Championship Tournament. I picked Mighty Mouse the first time, but I have to pick McCall this time. McCall got his feet wet in his first fight and took control of the fight as time went on. Also, Mighty Mouse just got married a week ago (his legs won't be there *wink* *wink*). McCall by decision.
Kid Presentable: We're finally back after the commissions messed up the first fight that ever had a sudden death round in play as a special provision. I picked McCall last time, and since his stache has only become more awesome I am taking him again. If you account for the potential of octagon jitters in your first fight out and add that with how clearly he swung the momentum at the end of the fight, McCall should feel that much more comfortable and confident this go around. McCall by decision.
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Lavender Gooms: This fight was a show case in why the flyweights were brought into the UFC. Their fight was easily an instant classic and was made even more memorable by idiot tabulations. I’m not complaining though since we get to see these guys fight again. I thought Johnson won the fight the first time out. However, I think McCall goes into the rematch with no ring jitters and gets the W. Hopefully this time they double check the results. McCall by decision.
Picking Johnson: DJ Mark
Picking McCall: Dr. Law, Kid P, Gooms
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Doctor Law: Erick Silva is a killer. Charlie Brenneman spends his free time at Enrique Iglesias autograph signings. You do the math. Silva by 1st round KO.
Kid Presentable: Ever since I was first introduced to Brenneman on an episode of Ariel Helwani's MMA hour I have been a fan. The guy is genuinely likeable, down to earth, and seems to be a real fan of the sport himself. Also, he won Pros vs. Joes for crying out loud. Unfortunately for him, Erick Silva is a muthafuggin monsta. This kid has the talent to be a top contender one day, and if it wasn't for the fail that epitomizes the Super Yamasaki Bros. Silva would be coming in on a hotter streak. Silva by KO round 1.
DJ Mark with a "K": I like Brenneman, he’s a very likeable guy. I fear Silva, he’s the guy you wake up from and find out your face has been smashed in. I think Silva is a very hot prospect, he’s young and deadly. Brenneman is a grinder and that type of fighter can be successful against just about anyone. However, I want excitement and I think Silva will deliver. Silva by KO 1st round.
Lavender Gooms: Silva got hosed in his last fight in a bout he would have won if not for the refs. I’ve also never liked Brenneman. He beats Rick Story on one day notice and I’m supposed to be impressed? No thanks. Silva by TKO in the 3rd round.
Picking Silva: All of us
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Doctor Law: Clash of some serious MMA veterans in this one. Both of these guys have plenty of tools, but have made a career out of being inconsistent at their jobs. Mike Pyle came back a trouncing at the hands of Rory MacDonald to make quick work of Ricardo Funch in Brazil while the Brazilian crowd chanted "you're a f*g" at him. Neer has won six in a row gets the win here because he's been hanging out with the Diaz brothers and I'm incredibly biased. Neer by decision.
Kid Presentable: Two journey-men vets of the sport meet in what should still be a quality entertainment fight. Both are complete but not all that spectacular fighters and I see this going either way. But for the sake of picks I'll say that Pyle takes the fight to the ground and wails away for a decision. Pyle by decision.
DJ Mark with a "K": Both these guys have fights were you think they might be serious contenders and then they drop a fight or two. It’s a tough one to pick as both have been in the sport for what seems like forever and both are coming off wins. Neer has the more momentum going right now but I’m going to side with Pyle here. This could be a sleeper for fight of the night. Pyle by TKO 2nd round.
Lavender Gooms: Neer was able to weather the storm against “Bang” Ludwig in his last fight. That fight should have him prepared for Mike Pyle. He pulls this one out as well. Neer by decision
Picking Neer: Dr. Law, Gooms
Picking Pyle: Kid P, DJ Mark
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Doctor Law: I wanted to make a "Scotty doesn't know" joke...but Stefan beat me too it. Anyways, this should be an entertaining scrap. Wineland is a very good fighter, but I think "Young Guns" is going to be too much for him. Wineland managed to avoid being finished by both Urijah Faber and Joseph Benavidez so i think this one will go to the judges' scorecards. Jorgensen by decision.
Kid Presentable: Scotty Young Guns doesn't know. Scotty is the quintessential fighter that is talented enough to be right near the top, but not enough to be champion. The Kenny Florian of bantamweight if you will. Wineland is always a dangerous and game fighter with strong wrestling and some power in his boxing. Too bad though, that Scotty is a better version of Eddie in both those aspects. It will be 3 straight for Eddie on this night, though all against quality competition. Scotty by decision.
DJ Mark with a "K": Wineland is going to have some trouble in this one. I think Jorgensen will be too strong and able to put him on his back too often for him to get a much needed W here. However, I can see Wineland pulling off a decent upset here as well. Eddie’s takedown defense has gotten a lot better and his hands can end any bantamweights night quickly, but I siding with logic on this one. Jorgensen by decision.
Lavender Gooms: Wineland is a better striker than Jorgensen and should be able to stuff Jorgensen’s takedowns. Wineland should be able to get off his two-fight skid on Friday. Wineland by decision.
Picking Jorgensen: Dr. Law, Kid P, DJ Mark
Picking Wineland: Gooms