Saturday, December 5, 2009
We've hit you with all the previews and breakdowns and analysis imaginable, meaning the only thing left on the schedule is taking the plunge and making some picks.
One pick I'm certain of is that this will not be the last we see of Kimbo Slice inside the Octagon, regardless of the outcome of his meeting with Houston Alexander.
As much as it pains me, the guy is a monster draw and while a win will certainly propel him onto a pay-per-view card early in the new year, a loss isn't going to stop the UFC from continuing to capitalize on Kimbo's popularity.
While I agree with Matt Lindland's hope that the loser of this fight plummets into obscurity, never to be over-hyped again, the truth is that if that person is Kimbo, "The Law" won't get his wish.
Punch Drunk Predictions
Mark Bocek over Joe Brammer via Submission, Round 2
John Howard over Dennis Hallman via Unanimous Decision
Rodney Wallace over Brian Stann via T/KO, Round 2
Justin Wren over Jon Madsen via Submission, Round 1
James McSweeney over Darrill Schoonover via T/KO, Round 2
Matt Mitrione over Marcus Jones via T/KO, Round 1
Frankie Edgar over Matt Veach via Unanimous Decision
Houston Alexander over Kimbo Slice via T/KO, Round 1
Jon Jones over Matt Hamill via Unanimous Decision
And in the Main Event of the Evening...
Brendan Schaub over Roy Nelson via T/KO, Round 2 to become the new Ultimate Fighter.
Now touch gloves and come out swinging!