Saturday, June 13, 2015
UFC 188 preview
It's been some time since I've done my picks in text form, but that will probably become the norm shortly.
I am shifting away from video blogs and going back to nearly all text writing in a few months, so here's a text blog of my picks for UFC 188.
Cain Velasquez would be my unquestioned pick before his injury, but ring rust is leaving my a little more apprehensive about picking him to remain UFC World Heavyweight Champion.
Interim champion Fabricio Werdum has had quite the run since his fight with Fedor Emelianenko a few years ago, and his striking and grappling has only gotten better since returning to UFC in my opinion.
Still, I don't think Cain would be entering this fight without knowing he could be back to his high level boxing/wrestling self, so I will take him to pick up a KO win in round 3.
Other fights on Main Card
Lightweight bout: Gilbert Melendez over Eddie Alvarez by decision in my pick for Match of the Night.
Middleweight bout: Nate Marquardt over Kelvin Gastelum by KO in Round 1
Featherweight bout: Yair Rodriguez over Charles Rosa by decision
Strawweight bout: Tecia Torres over Angela Hill by submission in Round 2