Welcome to the UFC on FOX 6 card. Check out the Podcast for David and Jacks breakdown.
Preliminary Card (Facebook)
Simeon Thoresen vs. David Mitchell
Roni: Two submission experts coming off losses will fight off. And although David is the more experienced fighter, I look for the American “Daudi” to rebound from his decision losses by decision.
Preliminary Card (FX)
Mike Stumpf vs. Pascal Krauss
Roni: Again 2 guys coming off losses. Mike has been inconsistent in his last fights.
Krauss on the other hand, tasted defeat for the first time at the hands of Hathaway.
I think the german “Panzer” will return to his winning ways here with a second round submission.
Mike Russow vs. Shawn Jordan
Roni: as it seems to be the theme so far, 2 fighters coming off losses (don’t get me wrong, IMO this is good since they will make an extra effort in order to get back at the W collumn!).
Russow Was TKO’d by Werdum while Shawn fought his entire last fight stuck against the cage at the hands ot Kongo.
I Like Mike, but I look for Shawn to come out fired up and knock out Russow in the first. After all, he must know Dana hated his last fight and he needs to put up a good performance if he wants to remain in the big show. And while it was mostly due to Kongo’s game, Cheick (at least) got out with a W.
David: Russow, to my mind, is still definded by that performance at UFC 114. I simply have a hard time getting that out of my mind. He just had an 11 fight win streak snapped by Werdum, but he is a solid HW with a SOLID chin. Jordan is a USAMMA vet, so I’m a fan. I do wonder if we get the Jordan that fought Kongo and the 114 Russow, what happens? This could be very good or very bad.
Ryan Bader vs. Vladimir Matyushenko
Rafael Natal vs. Sean Spencer
Roni: natal was supposed to face Magnus Cedenblad whi was bitten by the injury bug. Instead, natal will welcome Sean to the UFC. Natal should win this fight with a beautifull welcome gift in form of a RNC
Clay Guida vs. Hatsu Hioki
Jim: Hioki’s game is to tie fighters up, look for trip takedowns, and use top control. Once on top he’ll look to pass and look for submission openings. I can’t see any of that working against Guida. Guida will use a ton of movement looking to bounce in and out while landing shots. He’ll also look to push Hioki against the cage and implement some dirty boxing. He will even look to take Hioki down and use some ground and pound. I see this happening over the course of 3 rounds. Clay Guida via Unanimous Decision.
TJ Grant vs. Matt Wiman
Erik Koch vs. Ricardo Lamas
Roni: The FW “Bully” (Lamas) should win a hard fought decision over the “New Breed” Koch.
Jim: Erik Koch has some serious power and is very technical on the feet, but I have questions regarding his wrestling and the time away from the cage. He’s been out for well over a year. I know he’s worked heavily on his wrestling but I’m not sure that will keep Lamas from taking him down. I think Lamas has enough stand up skill to avoid the big shot and I think he’ll look to impose his wrestling and ground and pound on a tiring Koch. Ricardo Lamas wins via Unanimous Decision.
Donald Cerrone vs. Anthony Pettis
Roni: I see fireworks in this fight. I like Donald, but he tends to bend under pressure. I see Pettis winning this one and setting up the stage for rematch with Bendo!
Jim: This will be fight of the night. Both guys bring some serious skill in the standup department, both are very slick on the mat. I just think Pettis is slightly better in all aspects of MMA. What worries me about Cerrone is he tends to move straight back with his head up high exposing himself to counter punchers. Pettis has very tight standup offensively and defensively and I think he will outstrike and outhustle Cerrone enroute to a decision win. Anthony Pettis via Unanimous Decision.
Quinton Jackson vs. Glover Teixeira
Roni: That fight will be vicious! Quinton wants this bad as it’s his last fight in the UFC and he wants to go out on top. But Glover is not pushover, and in my opinion, Rampage is not taking him as seriously as he should.
I think Glover will win and propel himself “into the mix” at LHW where he belongs. But it will be hard to put Rampage away. Late stoppage on the 3rd or a hard decision win!
Jim: As with every Rampage fight this will come down to motivation. I think with this being his last fight in the UFC he will want to give Dana and company a big screw you. I know Glover has looked like a savage in his first 2 fights in the UFC but that was against very mediocre competition. On top of that Glover seems to expose himself to counters with looping hooks and that’s not a good strategy against a guy like Rampage, who still possesses very good boxing. Rampage has struggled in the past against high level wrestlers, but Glover is not that type of fighter. I see these staying standing and Rampage catching Glover with a massive left hook. Rampage Jackson via KO Round 1.
Demetrious Johnson vs. John Dodson
Roni: After the fireworks from the past 2 fights, Johnson & Dodson will be a good winding up fight. Fast paced and action packed, but not with the brutality of a rampage & Teixeira fight.
I see Mighty Mouse winning another decision.
Jim: I’m not sure if its just me or what but I’m not impressed by Mighty Mouse like everyone else seems to be. He’s a point fighter with no finishing ability and I thought he lost to Ian McCall in their first encounter. Dodson is just as quick and explosive as Johnson but Dodson has some serious power in his hands. Probably the most power in the 125 division. There will also be some sick scrambles in this fight as I can’t see either guys holding the other down. I keep going back to the power in Dodson’s hands and that tips the fight in his favor. I see Dodson clipping Johnson and swarming him for the finish in the middle rounds. John Dodson becomes the new UFC Flyweight Champion via 3rd Round TKO.