We are rolling at half staff once again, but check out how Rich Wyatt and I see things going on Saturday night. Also, Matt Bishop will be bringing up LIVE coverage and commentary from the Strikeforce event on Saturday night. So make sure you join us here at MMA4Real for the open thread and discussion. Also, feel free to leave your predictions in the comments thread, and our thoughts are below:
Gina Carano vs. Cris "Cyborg"
Rich Wyatt-Carano over Santos by submission in the 2nd. Just remember Cyborg: DON'T TOUCH THE FACE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Kelvin Hunt-I don't know about this one. Will Cyborg's aggression be a plus or a negative? My gut is saying that Cyborg will just be too strong for Carano in the beginning, but Carano will survive and finish Cyborg late in the 3rd round once Cyborg begins to gas.
Renato Sobral vs. Gegard Mousasi
Rich Wyatt-Sobral over Mousasi by submission in the 3rd. Babalu calls on all his big fight experience and grappling skills to pull off the upset.
Kelvin Hunt-I'm going with Mousasi via TKO in the 2nd round.
Gilbert Melendez vs. Mitsuhiro Ishida
Rich Wyatt-Melendez over Ishida by TKO in the 4th. Melendez will work some effective ground and pound to avenge his earlier loss to Ishida.
Kelvin Hunt-I think this fight has decision written all over it. Melendez takes it.
Jay Hieron vs. Jesse Taylor
Rich Wyatt-Hieron over Taylor by decision.
Kelvin Hunt-I think Taylor has enough tools to make this fight interesting. I certainly can see him using his size/strength to grind out a decision against Hieron. In fact, I'm doing just that and picking the underdog.
Mike Kyle vs. Fabricio Werdum
Rich Wyatt-Werdum over Kyle by submission in the 1st
Kelvin Hunt-I think Werdum will be too much for Kyle even though he's been out of action for almost a year. Werdum via submission.