Saturday, August 29, 2009

UFC 102 Punch Drunk Predictions

Saturday has finally arrived, and with it comes UFC 102 from the Rose Garden Arena in Portland, Oregon.

While originally not sold on this fight card, a week full of previews and pondering has left me more excited for this card than any in recent memory, save for UFC 100. All five fights on the telecast have something to be offered and there are more than a couple preliminary card bouts that look intriguing.

The fight I'm most interested in? Tim Hague versus Todd Duffee; not because I'm Canadian and so is Hague, but because I interviewed him earlier in the week and fighters I interview prior to fights are currently 0-1.

Time to see if the curse continues...

Punch Drunk Predictions
Record: 60-47

Preliminary Card
Evan Dunham over Marcus Aurelio - Unanimous Decision
Mark Munoz over Nick Catone - TKO, R1
Tim Hague over Todd Duffee - Unanimous Decision
Mike Russow over Justin McCully - Submission, R1
Gabriel Gonzaga over Chris Tuchscherer - Submission, R1
Aaron Simpson over Ed Herman - Split Decision

Main Card
Krzysztof Soszynski over Brandon Vera - TKO, R2
Nate Marquardt over Demian Maia - TKO, R2
Chris Leben over Jake Rosholt - TKO, R1
Keith Jardine over Thiago Silva - Unanimous Decision

And in the Main Event of the Evening...

Randy "The Natural" Couture over Antonio Rodrigo "Minotauro" Nogueira by Unanimous Decision.

Now touch gloves and come out fighting!


  1. Funny. I made all the same picks you did except i had Nogueira by unanimous decision.

    Was not a good night for our picks!

  2. It is a horrible pic I think. Looking blood on his nose and mouth makes me don't want to look at this pic anymore. It is so terrible...

  3. @lazaro:

    Well..I almost have the same opinion. It is quite uncomfortable seeing that bloody nose and the lost teeth. I can imagine how the match going. It must be a tough competition, right?


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