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UFC 103 MMA4Real Staff Predictions

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Rich Franklin Vs. Vitor Belfort

 
Name: Rich Franklin
Height: 6' 1" (185 cm)
Weight: 195 (88 kg)
Record: 27-4-0, 1 NC
Rich Franklin
"Ace"


Name: Vitor Belfort
Height: 6' 0" (183 cm)
Weight: 195 (88 kg)
Record: 18-8-0
Vitor Belfort
"Phenom"
 

Charles Walker-Watching the Countdown show made me lean towards Belfort but as everyone knows, if he's not in the best mental shape come fight time, he usually is on the wrong end of the fight.  Thus I think Rich will be too smart and play it safe enough to outpoint Vitor.

Rich Wyatt-I think that Franklin is a very intelligent fighter. I suspect that he'll start very strong and control the first round. My gut tells me that Vitor will keep applying pressure and will shake "Ace" up in the third. When Vitor smells blood he's very dangerous. Belfort by TKO in the 3rd.

Kelvin Hunt-I like Franklin in this match up.  Belfort has the faster hands and probably is more explosive, but I think Rich's smart enough to gameplan around that.  I think we'll be seeing that liver kick land early and often for damage as well as a way to stand out of the range of Belfort's hands.  Franklin via Decision.



Mirko Cro Cop Vs. Junior Dos Santos

 
Name: Mirko Cro Cop
Height: 6' 2" (188 cm)
Weight: 220 (100 kg)
Record: 25-6-2, 1 NC
Mirko Cro Cop
 


Name: Junior Dos Santos
Height: 6' 4" (193 cm)
Weight: 238 (108 kg)
Record: 8-1-0
Junior Dos Santos
"Cigano"
 

Charles Walker-This comes down to age vs. experience...most times experience trumps youth but I don't know if this will be enough this time around, however, Cro Cop's counter style could be the answer to dos Santos...so I'm going with Cro Cop via 2nd Round TKO

Rich Wyatt-Who knows in this one? Just sit back and enjoy this one. Dos Santos by TKO in the 2nd.

Kelvin Hunt-Until right now I was going with Dos Santos, but I got to thinking about this thing and for some reason I'm going to go with Mirko in this one via TKO. 



Martin Kampmann Vs. Paul Daley

 
Name: Martin Kampmann
Height: 6' 0" (183 cm)
Weight: 170 (77 kg)
Record: 15-2-0
Martin Kampmann
"The Hitman"


Name: Paul Daley
Height: 5' 9" (175 cm)
Weight: 170 (77 kg)
Record: 21-8-2
Paul Daley
"Semtex"
 

Charles Walker- I like Kampmann to get this to the ground sometime in this fight and secure a submission.  I'm thinking round 2 or early round 3.

Rich Wyatt-I really like Kampmann's skillset. I'm going with the veteran in the upset  here, though. Daley by TKO in the 3rd.

Kelvin Hunt-If Kampmann is smart, he'll win via submission.  If he's dumb and stands with Daley he could get KTFO...I think Kampmann will be smart.



Josh Koscheck Vs. Frank Trigg

 
Name: Josh Koscheck
Height: 5' 10" (178 cm)
Weight: 170 (77 kg)
Record: 14-4-0
Josh Koscheck
"Kos"


Name: Frank Trigg
Height: 5' 8" (173 cm)
Weight: 170 (77 kg)
Record: 19-6-0
Frank Trigg
"Twinkle Toes"
 

Charles Walker-Koscheck via decision but it'll be hard to watch

Rich Wyatt-Koscheck defeats Trigg by TKO in the 3rd

Kelvin Hunt-Koscheck is Frank Trigg, but younger and just plain better in every area.  I think Koscheck will hurt Frank Trigg and finish him off GnP style for the TKO win in the 2nd round.



Tyson Griffin Vs. Hermes Franca

 
Name: Tyson Griffin
Height: 5' 6" (168 cm)
Weight: 155 (70 kg)
Record: 13-2-0
Tyson Griffin
 


Name: Hermes Franca
Height: 5' 6" (168 cm)
Weight: 155 (70 kg)
Record: 20-7-0
Hermes Franca
"The Unreal"
 

Charles Walker-Griffin via decision...no way there's a finish in this one.

Rich Wyatt-Griffin defeats Franca by decision.

Kelvin Hunt-Griffin via decision....I mean he always goes to a decision.



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Efrain Escudero Vs. Cole Miller

 
Name: Efrain Escudero
Height: 5' 9" (175 cm)
Weight: 155 (70 kg)
Record: 12-0-0
Efrain Escudero
"Hecho en México"


Name: Cole Miller
Height: 6' 1" (185 cm)
Weight: 155 (70 kg)
Record: 15-3-0
Cole Miller
"Magrinho"
 

Charles Walker-Miller via decision, though Escudero's my boy

 

Rich Wyatt-Miller defeats Escudero by TKO in the 2nd

Kelvin Hunt-I think the long layoff could hurt Escudero, but I'm roll with him anyways via decision.

 

Drew McFedries Vs. Tomasz Drwal

 
Name: Drew McFedries
Height: 6' 0" (183 cm)
Weight: 185 (84 kg)
Record: 8-5-0
Drew McFedries
"The Massacre"


Name: Tomasz Drwal
Height: 6' 0" (183 cm)
Weight: 185 (84 kg)
Record: 16-2-0
Tomasz Drwal
"Gorilla"
 

Charles Walker-McFedries via TKO round 1

Rich Wyatt-Drwal defeats McFedries by TKO in the 1st.

Kelvin Hunt-Man, this is whoever lands that punch first.  I'm roll with McFedries via KO Rd. 1

 

Jim Miller Vs. Steve Lopez

 
Name: Jim Miller
Height: 5' 8" (173 cm)
Weight: 155 (70 kg)
Record: 14-2-0
Jim Miller
 


Name: Steve Lopez
Height: 5' 11" (180 cm)
Weight: 155 (70 kg)
Record: 12-1-0
Steve Lopez
 
 

Charles Walker-Miller via submission in round 2

Rich Wyatt-Jim is a talented guy. I'd like to see him cash in on this opportunity to get back in the win column. When he's on he's a really tough lightweight to beat. Miller defeats Lopez by decision.

Kelvin Hunt-Miller takes this via decision    

 

Rafaello Oliveira Vs. Nik Lentz

 
Name: Rafaello Oliveira
Height: 5' 8" (173 cm)
Weight: 155 (70 kg)
Record: 9-1-0
Rafaello Oliveira
"Tractor"


Name: Nik Lentz
Height: 5' 8" (173 cm)
Weight: 155 (70 kg)
Record: 18-3-1
Nik Lentz
"The Carny"
 

Charles Walker-Oliveira via submission round 2

Rich Wyatt-Oliveira defeats Lentz by decision

Kelvin Hunt-Oliveira via submisison Round 2. 

 

Rick Story Vs. Brian Foster

 
Name: Rick Story
Height: 5' 10" (178 cm)
Weight: 170 (77 kg)
Record: 7-3-0
Rick Story
"The Horror"


Name: Brian Foster
Height: 5' 10" (178 cm)
Weight: 170 (77 kg)
Record: 14-3-0
Brian Foster
 
 

Charles Walker-Just guessing...Story via decision..lol

Rich Wyatt-Story defeats Foster by TKO in the 2nd.

Kelvin Hunt-Story via submission in the 2nd.

 

Eliot Marshall Vs. Jason Brilz

 
Name: Eliot Marshall
Height: 6' 3" (191 cm)
Weight: 205 (93 kg)
Record: 7-2-0
Eliot Marshall
"The Fire"


Name: Jason Brilz
Height: 5' 11" (180 cm)
Weight: 205 (93 kg)
Record: 17-1-1
Jason Brilz
"Hitman"
 

Charles Walker-Marshall via decision

Rich Wyatt-Marshall defeats Brilz by decision

Kelvin Hunt-Marshall via submission is round 2    

 

Vladimir Matyushenko Vs. Igor Pokrajac

 
Name: Vladimir Matyushenko
Height: 6' 0" (183 cm)
Weight: 205 (93 kg)
Record: 22-4-0
Vladimir Matyushenko
"The Janitor"


Name: Igor Pokrajac
Height: 6' 0" (183 cm)
Weight: 205 (93 kg)
Record: 21-5-0
Igor Pokrajac
 
 

Charles Walker-Matyushenko via TKO in round 3

Rich Wyatt-Matushenko defeats Pokrajac by decision.

Kelvin Hunt-The Janitor wins this one via decision

 

Rob Emerson Vs. Rafael Dos Anjos

 
Name: Rob Emerson
Height: 5' 9" (175 cm)
Weight: 155 (70 kg)
Record: 10-7-0, 1 NC
Rob Emerson
"The Saint"


Name: Rafael Dos Anjos
Height: 5' 9" (175 cm)
Weight: 155 (70 kg)
Record: 11-4-0
Rafael Dos Anjos
 
 

Charles Walker-Dos Anjos via decision

Rich Wyatt-Dos Anjos defeats Emerson by decision

Kelvin Hunt-Dos Anjos wins this one via submission in the 2nd round.