Ladies and Gentlemen the return of the spider has arrived. After his broken leg in an ugly kick to the shin of Chris Weidman.
Anderson Silva vs Nick Diaz: Oh nick your trash talk and not going to open workouts to gain attention due to your arrogant ego is only going to be funny when the legend your standing opposite of knocks you out. Yes I am taking Silva without a doubt second round KO after making him look silly.
Tyron Woodley vs Kevin Gastelum: This fight is going to be truly incredible. Kevin Gastelum is undefeated and has beat some great fighters in Uriah Hall, Rick Story, and Jake Ellenburg. Tyron Woodley is an absolute monster and so strong for his weight class. This fight has the potential to be an all out brawl for 3 rounds. I am going to take the "underdog" in Woodley with a third round KO.
Joe Lauzon vs Al Iaquinta: This fight could be a standing fight or a complete wrestling match. Joe is a wrestling genius while Al is a more all around fighter. I'm not sure why but Joe is the "underdog" but I am going to pick him in this one. I'll take a second round Guillotine for the win for good ol' Joe.
Thales Leites vs Tim Boetsh: Anyone else excited for this fight? It could be a lot of fun for a pure mma fan. This could be a fight that will be on the ground for 12 minutes possibly. Leites has an incredible ground game and will take the match to it. I am taking Leites in a third round rear naked choke.
Jordan Mein vs Thiago Alves: Thiago Alves is the underdog?! Wow no disrespect to Mein he is a good fighter. Mein is a very skilled young fighter. I am going to expect this to be a true 15 minute fun all out war. I am going to take Mein in a split decision.
Miesha Tate vs Sara McMann: Miesha Tate is set to try and get rolling again focused on a potential rematch with Rousey. McMann suffered a rough loss to Rousey but is looking to set herself back on track as well and both women will be bringing their A game. Miesha could be a ton of fun to watch and I am going to take her in 2 round KO.
Ed Herman vs Derek Brunson: Talk about an interesting fight between different fight styles. I like Hermans heart and grit. He is also a great ground and pound fighter and good in the clinch. Brunson is a good fighter all around but he can fight standing better then Herman. This fight is tough to call but will go 15 minutes and Brunson will take the unanimous decision.
Ian McCall vs Jon Lineker: Why is this a middle of the prelim fight. McCall loves to fight at a face pace and once on the mat is lethal. Lineker is going to be able to outlast McCall stamina wise and is a good fighter with a lot of MMA intelligence. I know he weighed in 5 over so it might be an advantage but Lineker is who I'm taking in this one in a split decision.
Rafael Natal vs Tom Watson: Natal is a ground game fighter almost purely while Tom Watson is a strong standing fighter. Tom might be fighting for his UFC career he is 2-3 in the UFC entering this fight, doesn't want to fall to 2-4. I am going to sadly pick against him and take Natal to win this one.
Diego Brandao vs Jimy Hettes: Diego is an amazing fighter who has been slumping lately. Jimy Hettes is a great submission fighter. I love Brandao all around in MMA. I truly do not understand why he is in the undercard online prelims. I will take Brandao in the first round with a KO.