WEC 45 Predictions

MMABettor December 19, 2009 0

Donald Cerrone (155) vs Ed Ratcliff (155)

The cowboy, Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone takes on hard puncher Ed “9mm” Ratcliff. Cerrone has faced hard punching before, but has Ratcliff faced a guy as tough as Cerrone? Not sure about that. Cerrone is a heavy favorite for a reason.

I like Cerrone to sub Ratcliff in round 2.

Bodog has Cerrone @ -500 and Ratcliff @ +300

Anthony Njokuani (156*) vs Chris Horodecki (155)

I think this is a fair line as Njokuani has shown some stiff KO’s lately. In this fight Njokuani is going to be a big problem in terms of height and reach. A really big problem that is. Horodecki kicks likely won’t be able to find their target. However, Njokuani has been shown to be susceptible to submissions due to his tunnel vision like overcommitment to the striking.

If there was ever a time to pick against Njokuani, I think this is a good time. Horodecki goes through a tough battle, but eventually secures an arm bar to win.

Bodog has Njokuani @ -180 and “The Polish Hammer” Horodecki @ +150

Joseph Benavidez (135) vs Rani Yahya (135.5)

Rani Yahya is a really great submission specialist, while Benavidez is great virtually everywhere. However, Yahya as a submission specialist is a level above. If Benavidez can just avoid getting submission he will likely win because he is the better striker.

I like Yahya to secure the submission and win in the 3rd.

Bodog has Joseph Benavidez @ -200 and Rani Yahya @ +160

Takeya Mizugaki (135*) vs Scott Jorgensen (135)

Jorgensen is a tough fighter who has been through some bad periods in fights and has hung in where he was in very precarious situations. So Joregensen is a tough guy, but does he have the tools to beat Mizugaki? I don’t think so.
I like Mizugaki to win.

Bodog has Mizugaki @ -175 and Jorgensen @ +145

*Both Mizugaki and Njokuani missed weight at the first weigh in, and came back and made weight for the 2nd weighing. Also skipping the rest of the fights on this card.

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