Let me just start by saying my name is Skyler Swan, I am an 18 year old aspiring amateur Mixed Martial Artist from Spokane, WA but moving to Oklahoma City soon. This is my first time posting, but I plan on doing them for all cards now, even though its my first time posting I have been reading MMAMania and BloodyElbow for a couple years now.
Former Title Contender Gray Maynard, who is ranked 5th on FightMatrix Rankings looks to rebound from his October loss to former Champion Frankie Edgar when he takes on 10th overall ranked Lightweight Clay "The Carpenter" Guida. Maynard looks to return to his winning ways and get back to form when he defeated Jim Miller, Nate Diaz, Roger Huerta and Kenny Florian by decisions to earn his title shots. On the other hand Guida had his four fight win streak snapped when he took on current division kingpin Benson Henderson at the UFC on Fox 1.
Prediction...Gray Maynard by Unanimous Decision
After the prediction I will always say who I think both fighters should meet in the cage next.
I think for Gray Maynard, a rubbermatch between Nate Diaz (19-7) who is ranked 4th on the FightMatrix Rankings..
I feel that Clay Guida should fight Donald Cerrone (18-4) next who is 9th on the FightMatrix Rankings..
Sam Stout and Spencer Fisher look to continue on with rounds 7-9 of their epic trilogy that started back at UFC 58. Sam Stout, an unknown fighter, beat an Undefeated in the UFC (at the time) Spencer "The King" Fisher by Split Decision in an extremely exciting fight and put his name on the map. One year later Spencer Fisher got his revenge against Sam Stout in the UFC Fight Night 10 Main Event by Unanimous Decision in another great fight.
Prediction...Sam Stout by Unanimous Decision
I think that Sam Stout should get a fight with Jamie Varner (20-6) who is 30th on the FightMatrix Rankings..
I think that Spencer Fisher should retire after this fight..
TUF 9 Winner Ross Pearson looks to remain unbeaten in the Featherweight division and position himself in title contention when he takes on longtime WEC mainstay Cub Swanson. Who finished his WEC career with 3 straight Fight of the Night Performances and is coming off a highlight reel knockout over another TUF Alumni George Roop.
Prediction: Ross Pearson by Split Decision
I think Ross Pearson should get Chan Sung Jung (13-3) who is ranked 9th on the FightMatrix Rankings..
I feel that Cub Swanson should get Mark Hominick (20-11) who is 31st on the FightMatrix Rankings..
Main Card First Fight: Brian Ebersole (49-14) vs T.J Waldburger (15-6)
Fan Favorite Brian Ebersole returns to action at UFC on Fox 4 against T.J Waldburger. Both men have 3 wins in the UFC, Ebersole 3-0 and Waldburger 3-1, Ebersole made his UFC Debut against Chris Lytle shocking everyone with a decisive Unanimous Decision win, next taking on Dennis Hallman winning by TKO in the 1st round, and last taking out Claude Patrick by Split Decision. Waldburger made his UFC Debut decisioning David Mitchell, then losing by 1st round TKO to Johny Hendricks, then bouncing back against Mike Stumpf and Jake Hecht submitting both in the 1st round.
Prediction: Brian Ebersole by First Round TKO.
I feel that Brian Ebersole should get Diego Sanchez (26-5) who is ranked 15th on the FightMatrix Rankings..
I think that T.J Waldburger should get Seth Baczynski (18-9) who is ranked 53rd on the FightMatrix Rankings..
Hatsu Hioki comes into this fight with the Japanese fans on his back, as many people feel that he is the last hope to bring A UFC title back to Japan. If Hioki wins he is pretty much all but penciled in for the winner of Aldo/Koch (Aldo..!) Lamas on the other hand looks to stop Hioki's momentum and start on his own run to the title, a win over Hioki would make 3 in a row. Lamas bounced back from a WEC First Round Knockout loss to Yuri Alcantara by defeating Matt Grice by First Round TKO and defeating Cub Swanson by a 2nd Round Arm-Triangle.
Prediction: Hatsu Hioki by Unanimous Decision
I think Hatsu Hioki will get the winner of Aldo(21-1)/Koch(13-1)..
I feel that Ricardo Lamas should get Darren Elkins (14-2) who is ranked 25th on the FightMatrix Rankings..
UFC on Fuel Prelims Co-Main Event: Ramsey Nijem (8-2) vs C.J Keith (8-0)
TUF 13 Finalist Ramsey Nijem bounced back from his First Round TKO loss to Tony Ferguson in the TUF 13 Finale by defeating Danny Downes by Unanimous Decision. Keith makes his UFC Debut with an undefeated Professional record, he looks to be solid in all areas as he has 3 wins by Knockout, 3 wins by Decision and 2 wins by Submission.
Prediction: Ramsey Nijem by Unanimous Decision
I think Ramsey Nijem should get Henry Martinez (9-2) who is ranked 114 on the FightMatrix Rankings..
I feel that C.J Keith should get an Octagon Newcomer in his return fight..
Rick Story looks to get back on the winning track when he takes on UFC Newcomer Brock Jardine. Story put himself in title contention with decision wins over Johny Hendricks and Thiago Alves but as of late lost his last two fights to Charlie Brennamen and Martin Kampmann both also by decisions. Jardine comes into this fight with a 3 fight win streak and looking to make it 4, since losing to TUF 13 winner Tony Ferguson.
Prediction: Rick Story by 3rd Round TKO.
I think that Rick Story should get John Maguire (18-3) who is ranked 37th on the FightMatrix Rankings..
I feel that Brock Jardine should get a UFC Newcomer..
TUF 14 Alumni Steven Siler welcomes undefeated Tri-Star Prospect Joey Gambino to the big time. Siler looks to move to 4-1 in the UFC while Gambino looks to put his name on the map.
Prediction: Steven Siler by Unanimous Decision
I think Steven Siler should get Daniel Pineda (17-8) who is ranked 41st on FightMatrix Rankings..
I feel that Joey Gambino should get a UFC Newcomer in his return fight..
TUF 11 Alumni Chris Camozzi returns to the Octagon against Nick Catone who knows a little something about TUF Alumnus going 2-1, even holding a victory over fellow TUF 11 Alumni Costa Philippou by Unanimous Decision. Camozzi has flip flopped between wins and losses in his last four but looks to build a win streak with a victory.
Prediction: Nick Catone by Unanimous Decision
I think that Nick Catone should get C.B Dollaway (16-5) who is ranked 49th on the FightMatrix Rankings..
I feel that Chris Camozzi should get an Octagon Newcomer in his return fight,,
TUF 7 Alumni Matt Brown looks to move his win streak to 3 when he takes on former Shooto Champion Luis Ramos. Brown started his win streak against TUF 13 Alumni Chris Cope taking him out by 2nd Round TKO, and next ending Stephen Thompson's hype train by way of Dominant Unanimous Decision at UFC 145. Ramos comes into this fight after having his 3 fight win streak snapped by the impressive Erick Silva in their UFC Debut fight.
Prediction: Matt Brown by Split Decision
I think that Matt Brown should get Josh Neer (31-11) who is ranked 41st on the FightMatrix Rankings..
I feel that Luis Ramos should get a UFC Newcomer in his return fight..
Dan Miller tries his hand at 170 for the first time since dropping down the extra 15 pounds, he looks to do so against Ricardo Funch who desperately needs a win Friday night. Miller started off his UFC career with 3 straight wins but since has only won 2 out of his last 7, Funch is 0-3 in the UFC, he made his octagon debut against one Johny Hendricks losing by Unanimous Decision. Next he took on Claude Patrick losing by Guillotine in the 2nd round. After picking up a win on the regional scene Funch was called back up to the UFC but lost by 1st round TKO to Mike Pyle.
Prediction: Dan Miller by Guillotine in the Second Round
I think Dan Miller should get Erick Silva (14-2) who is ranked 28th on the FightMatrix Rankings..
I feel that Ricardo Funch should once again get his pinkslips..
TUF 14 Alumnus Dustin Pague looks to remain undefeated in the Bantamweight division when he takes on Ken Stone, both fighters look to move their win streaks to 2. Pague rebounded from a TKO loss to John "Prince" Albert at the TUF 14 Finale by taking out Jared Papazian by way of 1st round RNC. Stone rebounded from his first two fight losing streak, both by way of 1st round Knockout to Title Contenders Eddie Wineland and Scott Jorgenson. Stone also won his next bout against Donny Walker by Rear Naked in the 1st.
Prediction: Ken Stone by 1st Round TKO
I think Ken Stone should get Johnny Bedford (20-10) who is ranked 46th on FightMatrix Rankings..
I feel that Dustin Pague should get a UFC Newcomer upon return..
Ps...I add the wins and losses from The Ultimate Fighter to the fighters records..
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