The UFC is putting on its most anticipated fight since the UFC 100 card, and it takes place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. A whole week’s worth of events culminates with the main event of Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen this Saturday at UFC 148.
Silva vs. Sonnen
The rematch is finally happening, and all things considered it is Silva who has the momentum coming in. Sonnen looked a little slow early this year against Michael Bisping, while Silva is trying to run his UFC record to 15-0.
The line is extremely low this time, and at – 260 Anderson Silva is worth a wager. He will be more prepared for the wrestling and won’t be injured. Silva is fed up with all of Sonnen’s trash talk. Silva by TKO.
Ortiz vs. Griffin
This will be the retirement fight for Tito Ortiz, and things don’t looking too promising.
The trilogy of this series will have major emotions as Tito will be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame the day before the fight.
Still, he lacks the explosive wrestling at this point in his career to threaten Forrest with much. Forrest will be able to pick him apart standing, and will be strong for three rounds, as Tito fades. Griffin by decision.
Mendes vs. McKenzie
This is nothing more than a gimme fight for Chad Mendes, as he looks to get back on track after his title loss to Jose Aldo. Chad will have the advantage in every area over Cody and is set up for a win however he would like it. I think he chooses to TKO him. Mendes by TKO.
Maia vs. Kim
This is Demian Maia’s debut at welterweight and I think he is being thrown right to the wolves. Dong Hyun Kim is one of the larger welterweights in the promotion, and has stifling wrestling to avoid Maia’s jiu jitsu.
Maia can only hope to out-strike Kim here, and will be short on power and reach attempting to do that. Kim via decision.