The eve of UFC 66 is upon us. And, it still seems so far away.
Tonight on SpikeTV we get to watch the weigh ins at 10 p.m. After that, the next time we see the fighters will be inside the Octagon.
Here's the order in which they will appear:
-Anthony Perosh (5-2) vs. Christian Wellisch (6-3)
-Rory Singer (10-5) vs. Yushin Okami (18-3)
-Gabriel Gonzaga (6-1) vs. Carmelo Marrero (6-0)
-Thiago Alves (9-3) vs. Tony DeSouza (10-2)
Pay-Per-View (PPV) Bouts:
-Michael Bisping (11-0) vs. Eric Schafer (7-1-2)
-Andrei Arlovski (9-5) vs. Marcio Cruz (2-1)
-Forrest Griffin (13-3) vs. Keith Jardine (11-2-1)
-Chris Leben (16-2) vs. Jason MacDonald (17-7)
UFC Light Heavyweight Championship Main Event Bout:
-Chuck Liddell (19-3) vs. Tito Ortiz (15-4)
Here are some predictions on Ortiz-Liddell from the fighters:
Chris Leben — "I'm going to go ahead and go with Chuck. He already won it once and I just don't know that Tito can take him down and hold him down."
Rory Singer — "I'm taking Chuck again.... Personally, I just don't see how Tito gets to him and takes him down before he gets knocked out."
Jason McDonald — "It's such a hard decision.... I'm going to go out on a limb and pick Tito Ortiz to win this one."
Kit Cope — "I think Tito's going to hang back and make Chuck move forward and if Chuck moves forward, he's going to be in danger of being taken down. I think its going to be a very boring fight for the first two rounds and then look for Tito's conditioning to take over right about round three and maybe even press Chuck against the cage."
Jake O'Brien — "Tito's in shape and he's working hard and I think he's going to win. I like Tito a lot and I think he's going to do it this time."
Kenny Florian — "I'm picking Chuck Liddell to beat Tito Ortiz by KO or TKO, but that's a fight I would never want to bet on."
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We'll have the weigh in results later today, as well as the Octagon Odds for tomorrow's mega card.