Undisputed Women's Bantamweight Championship
Ronda Rousey(c) vs. Liz Carmouche
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DJ Mark with a "K": When they first announced this fight it seemed like a bit of a mismatch, but then again there’s not a lot of girls at 135 who aren’t a mismatch for Ronda. Carmouche is a very tough girl and I don’t think she’ll be afraid of Ronda. This however won’t be enough to win the fight. I think Carmouche might be able to stop the first and maybe second attempts Ronda uses to take Carmouche down but I think it’s only a matter of positioning and time till Ronda can throw Liz down to the mat. Once the fight is on the mat I think it’s pretty much over. Again Carmouche might be able to fight off the first arm bar attempts but it’s just a matter of time. Ronda via armbar 2:47 in the first round.
Picking Ronda: All of us
Dan Henderson vs. Lyoto Machida
DJ Mark with a "K": Lyoto has proven to be a very difficult opponent. His quick foot work makes it extremely difficult for his opponents to gauge their range and allows Lyoto to spring in and out of striking range. People have found some success coming forward and attempting to control the fight against the fence. I think this is Henderson’s best chance of getting the win here. He needs to cut off Lyoto’s side to side movement and get him against the cage where he can try to use some dirty boxing to cause some damage and win the fight. It’s a tough strategy and given Dan’s age and wear I think it might be a little too much. Lyoto by decision.
Picking Machida: All of us
Urijah Faber vs. Ivan Menjivar
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DJ Mark with a "K": Ivan has been on a bit of a come back as of late. He’s looked better in his last couple of fights then he has in recent years. However Faber is still one of the best in the sport regardless of his bare waist. I think Faber is still too much for Ivan and I think Faber will be able to do more then enough to get the nod here. Faber by decision.
Picking Faber: All of us
Court Mcgee vs. Josh Neer
DJ Mark with a "K": Hhhhmmm, seems like there’s always at least one of these types of matches on the main card of the PPV. I feel this fight makes a little more sense in the prelims but never the less it could turn out to be a fairly exciting fight. Both guys come straight forward and don’t mind getting their hands dirty. I think it could make for a pretty entertaining fight, one in which I see Neer getting the better of McGee in. Neer by TKO 2nd round 3:12.
Picking Mcgee: Gooms, Dr. Law
Picking Neer: DJ Mark
Josh Koscheck vs. Robbie Lawler
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DJ Mark with a "K": Man, its been a really long time since we saw Robbie Lawler in the UFC. It makes sense since StrikeForce is little more then a faint memory now but it’s still a little odd to see. Personally I don’t know where Robbie’s head is at anymore. He had been floating around SF for a while and it was easy to question mental if he still wanted to fight. Hopefully getting another shot in the big leagues with a big name like Koscheck is just the kick in the pants Robbie needs to put forth is maximum effort. However, I feel with Jon Fitch being released Koscheck might play it a little safe to secure his job in the UFC. Kos by decision.
Picking Koscheck: All of us