TJ Dillashaw (c) vs Renan Barao
Jessica Eye vs Miesha Tate
Edson Barboza vs Paul Felder
Do I believe an undefeated 31 year old can be labeled a prospect? In this sport, why not? Paul Felder is indeed the underdog here, but it is the by the slightest of margins. Felder is coming off the biggest win of his career with a beautiful spinning backfist that was the Last Call for Danny Castillo. He faces Edson Barboza who at times has seemed like a monster in the division. Barboza has faltered at times though to other legitimate prospects in the division whenever he surged. That leads us to the question of whether Felder will be one of those indeed legit foes who fells Captain Barboza. In my humble estimation good hands trump good kicks. Here's to banking that Paul's fists make it to Edson's face first. Paul Felder by KO round 1.
Barboza: Dr. Law, DJ Mark, Gooms
Felder: Kid P
Takanori Gomi vs Joe Lauzon
I like Lauzon to fight smarter now though as even he himself admits he's taken too many shots in his career already and to assert his sweet jits skills to control the fight. Lauzon by decision.
Gomi: DJ Mark
Lauzon: Dr Law, Gooms, Kid P