UFC Fight Night 33 Bold Picks

| December 5, 2013 | 1:40 pm | Reply

UFC Fight Night 33 Main EventThe UFC returns to the land down under this weekend with the UFC Fight Night 33.

The promotions third to last event of 2013 will be headlined by a five round (not that it will last that long) main event between heavyweights Mark Hunt and Antonio Silva. While the New Zealander (Hunt) is the main attraction, the rest of the UFC Fight Night 33 card is filled with local talent, both new & familiar faces.

Back to the headliner though, fan favorite Mark Hunt was on the doorsteps of an improbable title run but after losing to the former champion Junior Dos Santos looks to jumpstart a brand new title run. His opponent is also coming off an improbable run that actually earned him a title shot earlier this year against Cain Velasquez. For the second time in the span of a year Silva was knockout by Velasquez and he too not finds himself looking to rebound. Both fighters hit like a mack truck but its the ground game that could decide this bout. Silva is a BJJ Black Belt and despite only having three career wins by submission he’ll hold a tremendous advantage on the ground over Hunt and should exploit that early and often.

The night’s co-main event might be the most interesting fight on the UFC Fight Night 33 card as light heavyweight MMA veteran Mauricio Rua looks to stay afloat and relevant at the same time. He’ll be trying to do this in hostile territory of his opponent James Te-Huna’s backyard. Rua has lost two in a row and three of four and questions about how much is left in the tank are beginning to surface. Te-Huna though is coming off a recent loss as well and has struggled inside the Octagon against top guys within the division. Both have something to prove and need a win badly here so expect a fight of the night candidate.

At last weekends Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale my predictions went 7-3 and the overall total for the year now sits at 243-117 (67.5%). With just two more event after tomorrows UFC Fight Night 33 card it’s time to make the final push. Below are my predictions and please feel free to leave yours in the comments section below.

Main Card:

Mark Hunt vs. Antonio Silva – Antonio Silva

Mauricio Rua vs. James Te-Huna – James Te-Huna

Ryan Bader vs. Anthony Perosh – Ryan Bader

Pat Barry vs. Soa Palelei – Pat Barry

Dylan Andrews vs. Clint Hester - Dylan Andrews

Preliminary Card:

Bethe Correia vs. Julie Kedzie – Bethe Correia

Takeya Mizugaki vs. Nam Phan – Takeya Mizugaki

Caio Magalhaes vs. Nick Ring – Nick Ring

Justin Scoggins vs. Richie Vaculik – Justin Scoggins

Krzysztof Jotko vs. Bruno Santos - Bruno Santos

Alex Garcia vs. Ben Wall – Alex Garcia

UFC Fight Night 33 takes place on December 7th from the| Brisbane Entertainment Centre in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia but due to the time difference it will air live in the US on Friday December 6th.


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