Can an Armenian get some love around here?
Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight titleholder Lyoto Machida is the belle of the ball at 185 pounds, and looks to be a heavy favorite when he takes on Gegard Mousasi in the UFC Fight Night 36 main event at Arena Jaragua in Santa Catarina, Brazil, on Feb. 15, 2013.
That's according to the pros (via MMA Interviews):
Urijah Faber: Machida via unstoppable elusiveness
Joseph Benavidez: Machida be way of new era
Jake Ellenberger: Machida by technical knockout
Beneil Dariush: Machida via anything he wants
Rafael dos Anjos: Machida by way of victory
Glover Teixeira: Machida because he's on a mission
Pros who picked Machida: 6
Pros who picked Mousasi: 0
"The Dragon" is the pros' darling by a 6-0 landslide.
Naturally, anything can happen once the cage door closes (results here), but the general consensus seems to be that Mousasi will not be able to handle Machida's winning combination of speed and power come fight night.