Friday, August 7, 2009

UFC 101 Predictions: The Kiss of Death (no tongue)

The last time Silva fought at 205 he won in less than 1 minute. Condom Depot shares plummeted.

You have no idea how bad I am at picking fights. If I were a betting man I would be a much poorer man as well. That won't stop me from giving the kiss of death to the fighters of UFC 101. Enjoy my keen insights into the fight game.

Josh Neer vs. Kurt Pellegrino
Not much interest in this fight (or any fight outside of the two main event(s)), but I see Neer putting the finish on Pellegrino's UFC career. Submission Rd. 2

Kendall Grove vs. Ricard Almeida
Grove is constantly improving and has enough reach to stay away from Almeida's ground game, but I don't think that saves him. Almeida Submission Rd. 1 (triangle for sure, those long arms aren't always an advantage)

Amir Sadollah vs. Johny Hendricks
RICHMOND WHAT! If Sadollah can actually make it to the Octagon without his knee exploding or getting beamed with a D-cell battery thrown from the Philly crowd I'll be surprised. I'll be even more surprised if his long awaited post TUF debut results in a win. Too much time out of the cage. Hendricks by Decision

Anderson Silva vs. Forrest Griffin
When you game plan consists of the statement "Some body's gotta beat him, why not me?" you don't really sound like you have your opponent figured out. Despite his recent lack of aggression I'll keep picking Silva until I see someone hurt him. Silva TKO RD. 2

BJ Penn vs. Kenny Florian
"It's time to kill that master"- Kenny Florian. It's a tall order, but GSP proved you can break BJ Penn's spirit. Florian is hungry, his muay thai and grappling are vicious and his elbow are like raptor claws. Break out the fine china, because I smell some upset casserole a brewin'. I don't see BJ Penn finishing Florian, but I can see his lack of heart costing him the belt. Florian TKO Rd. 4

To recap, I humbly apologize to Neer, Almeida, Hendricks, Silva and Florian. Sorry blokes, but I had to pick someone.

Note: I hate Ashton Hart for actually going to UFC 101 in Philly.