UFC 168 Bold Picks

| December 24, 2013 | 10:19 am | Reply

UFC 168 BoxThe final UFC event of the year is upon us as UFC 168 takes place this weekend from the  MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Anchored by two highly anticipated rematches, UFC 168 is posed to close the year out with a bang!

You’ll have to shell out $5 more though, so allocate accordingly before Saturday.

The UFC 168 preliminary card is filled with bouts that “on paper” should be fast pace and entertaining, laying a solid foundation for the forthcoming main card. A welterweight bout between Siyar Bahadurzada and John Howard along with the Manny Gamburyan vs. Dennis Siver featherweight clash stick out, but don’t sleep on the middleweight bout between Uriah Hall and Chris Leben either.

The UFC 168 main card gets started with a featherweight bout between Diego Brandao vs. Dustin Poirier that could put the winner in position for a title run in 2014. Next up is a lightweight bout with Fabricio Camoes and Jim Miller each looking to throw their name into the top half of that very deep division. The last non-title fight on the UFC 168 fight card will take place in the heavyweight division as former UFC champion Josh Barnett faces Travis Browne.

Now onto the meat and potatoes of the UFC 168 main card, the two title fights.

Undefeated women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey didn’t come across well as coach of The Ultimate Fighter 18, where she coached opposite her opponent Meisha Tate. If all the middle fingers during TUF 18 wasn’t obvious enough, Rousey does not like Tate one bit and will look to take her arm home once again. Tate has a lot to prove here and while I don’t think she wins, she might actually be the first to make it out of the opening round against Rousey.

Headlining UFC 168 is the middleweight championship rematch between Chris Weidman and Anderson Silva. Earlier this year their first fight shocked the MMA world when Weidman knocked out the champ. The big win though came with some question marks that each will look to erase. Weidman looks to remain the champ and prove the knockout was not a fluke. On the other hand, Silva wants to show that it was a product of his antics and not that his opponent was better.

With the last UFC event here, my overall record sits at 256-125 (67.2%) following the 8-3 performance at UFC on FOX 9. Obviously I’d like to close the year out strong but the main goal here is to stay above the 67% mark.

Main Card:

185 lbs. Title Fight: Chris Weidman vs. Anderson Silva – Anderson Silva

Women’s 135 lbs. Title Fight: Ronda Rousey vs. Miesha Tate – Ronda Rousey

265 lbs.: Josh Barnett vs. Travis Browne – Josh Barnett

155 lbs.: Fabricio Camoes vs. Jim Miller – Jim Miller

145 lbs.: Diego Brandao vs. Dustin Poirier – Dustin Poirier

Preliminary Card:

185 lbs.: Uriah Hall vs. Chris Leben – Uriah Hall

155 lbs.: Michael Johnson vs. Gleison Tibau – Gleison Tibau

145 lbs.: Manny Gamburyan vs. Dennis Siver - Dennis Siver

170 lbs.: Siyar Bahadurzada vs. John Howard – Siyar Bahadurzada

170 lbs.: William Macario vs. Bobby Voelker – Bobby Voelker

145 lbs.: Estevan Payan vs. Robert Peralta – Robert Peralta

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