UFC 104: Dragons, Dragons, DRAGONS!

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“It’s TIIIIIIIIME!” for my UFC predictions. Thankfully the main event is going to be a no-brainer for me.

Lyoto “the Dragon” Machida v. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua

This will be one epic fight, by either special knockout or a great strengths of feet. Spongebob knows it, Machida knows it: Ka-ra-te is the best offense! Oh, and some of the headlines for articles about Machida make me want to cry with how awesome he is. Par example: “UFC 104: Machida has chance to defy history in first defense”

DEFYING HISTORY, PEOPLE!!

Cain Velasquez v. Ben “Big Ben” Rothwell

I’m not sure on this one. Cain (Mr. Arizona State) has been showing promise since he punched onto the scene, but Big Ben has been making waves for a while now. 36 fights with 30 wins is a big number to climb over to get to the man. For the sake of local loyalty, I’ll go with Cain.

Gleison Tibau v. Josh “The Dentist” Neer

 Hmm…Neer (who has a badass nickname, BTW) hit a police car while on a chase from police where speeds exceeded 100 mph. Any other profession I would say this guy is not going to have a chance, but it just so happens that mixed martial arts is the perfect profession for individuals that show tendencies or willingness to engage in incredibly dangerous behavior. I would say it will be a good fight to watch, on the ground or on their feet. If Tibau has been keeping up his stamina/cardio games and doesn’t get gassed, he could pull off a spectacular chokehold.

Joe “Daddy” Stevenson v. Spencer “The King” Fisher

Daddy has been around the block, like Big Ben, but the King Fisher is no new kid on the block, either. It looks like he has a solid center of gravity while fighting and vicious fists and knees. But people, you know how I feel about people and their hair. I watched a video with a bright bleached blonde head of King and that doesn’t cut it for me. Plus, he doesn’t seem like a very nice winner, either. Daddy for the win.

Anthony Johnson v. Yoshiyuki Yoshida

Yoshida is 10 years older, 2 inches shorter and yet, I think he’s going to win. You have to have more than one-dimension to your fighting style. I mean, you can be extraordinary at armbars, but what happens when you’re on your feet? Contrarywise, if you’re only good at striking, wouldn’t logic tell you to work on your ground game? We’ll see how this one plays out – I could be wrong, but we shall see.

Make your own predictions and read up at CagePotato and UFC.com

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