Justin Day (@JDayErrday) Provides His Predictions Of UFC 168.
This is the biggest fight and card in the history of the UFC, and it isn’t even close.
2013 has been great for Dana White and UFC. They saw a huge boost in popularity, mainly due to the new FOX Sports deal, and there’s no better way to cap off the year than with this fight.
Chris Weidman (C) vs. Anderson Silva – Middleweight Title Fight
The most anticipated rematch and the biggest fight in the history of the UFC will happen tonight when Weidman and Silva step into the octagon, once more, to see who the better man is. Weidman shocked the world when he knocked out Silva in their first match (Silva’s only loss in his UFC career). There is no question that Silva is the best fighter, and I see the outcome showing that at the end of the night.
Winner: Anderson Silva via 3rd Round TKO
Ronda Rousey (C) vs. Meisha Tate – Women’s Title Fight
I don’t know that any two fighters have hated one another more than Rousey and Tate hate one another. Rousey has yet to be stopped in her MMA career. She steps in the octagon with incredible adrenaline and imposes her will on opponents. Tate is good, but Rousey is better.
Winner: Ronda Rousey via 2nd Round Submission (Arm Bar)
Josh Barnett vs. Travis Browne
Both of these fighters are on impressive streaks of wins against really good fighters. If I were Barnett’s coach I would want him to take this fight to the ground, get Browne tired and in a position where a submission would be possible. Browne, on the other hand, will look to make this fight a lug fest and use his hands to end this fight early.
Winner: Travis Browne via 1st Round KO
Jim Miller vs. Fabricio Camoes
This is a battle of two Jiu-Jitsu practitioners. This one who can orchestrate his game plan the best will win. Camoes is on his second stint with the UFC, and his first one did not go so well. However, I foresee a little more fortune for him this time around, starting with overcoming Miller.
Winner: Fabricio Camoes via 2nd Round Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
Dustin Poirier vs. Diego Brandao
Brandao will most likely look to keep this fight standing, because that is his advantage in this fight. Poirier, to the contrary, will look to take Diego down and get a submission win. This is a hard fight to predict, Poirier is one of my favorite fighters, so I may be a little biased here.
Winner: Dustin Poirier via Unanimous Decision
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Uriah Hall vs. Chris Leben
Winner: Uriah Hall via 2nd Round TKO
Gleison Tibau vs. Michael Johnson
Winner: Michael Johnson via 1st Round KO
Dennis Siver vs. Manny Gamburyan
Winner: Dennis Siver via Unanimous Decision
John Howard vs. Siyar Bahadurzada
Winner: John Howard via 2nd Round KO