Pros pick: UFC lightweight fighters predict Ben Henderson vs. Nate Diaz at UFC on FOX 5 (Video)

Gray Maynard, Donald Cerrone, Frankie Edgar and more sound off in this special lightweight edition of "pros pick" for UFC on FOX 5: "Henderson vs. Diaz," which goes down this Saturday night (Dec. 8, 2012) in Seattle.

Special thanks to MMAmania.com reader "Death Kick Subjection" for posting this in FanPosts. To see more picks from the promotion's 155-pound roster, click here.

UFC on FOX 5 goes down this Saturday night (Dec. 8, 2012) from the KeyArena in Seattle, Washington, featuring a 155-pound title fight pitting Ben Henderson (champion) vs. Nate Diaz (challenger). And who better to predict the winner than their past opponents?

Former division number one contender Gray Maynard (split decision win over Diaz) via MMA Interviews:

"Ben Henderson, he gets away with a lot of stuff because he's a lefty. So a lot of people don't know how to deal with that. Nate, he knows that, because of course, Nick and him spar all the time, I bet. Ben Henderson better take him down I guess. I think Nate will win, he's doing good... if that happens I would like to fight Nate."

Former World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) lightweight number one contender Donald Cerrone (defeated by both Diaz and Henderson):

"If Nate's been fighting the way he's been fighting I think he's got a hell of a shot. As far as submitting Ben, it's gonna be hell. I'm pretty good at submissions and it's tough to submit that dude."

Former division champion Frankie Edgar (two losses to Henderson) via MMA Interviews:

"I think Nate's gonna be a problem for him. I really do, I'm a big fan of Nate. I think Ben's obviously a great fighter. I think it's gonna be a high paced fight. Nate's length, his boxing. It's pretty tough. I think Nate should fight like he always fights. Just go forward, throw a lot of punches. For Ben, I don't know. He's gotta get some takedowns, if he can, but he's gotta be weary for submissions."

See the rest of the picks, including Joe Lauzon, Anthony Njokuani and Evan Dunham, by clicking here. You've heard from the pros, Maniacs, now let's hear from you. Who wins this Saturday night and why?

Sound off!

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join MMAmania.com

You must be a member of MMAmania.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MMAmania.com. You should read them.

Join MMAmania.com

You must be a member of MMAmania.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MMAmania.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_5349_tracker