UFC 149 MMA Picks
Bantamweight Urijah Faber vs Renan Barao
Renan is Barao. I want Urijah to win, but I don’t see it happening unless Faber can score takedowns and avoid being submitted. So a lay n pray strategy.
Middleweight Hector Lombard vs Tim Boetsch
Hector Lombard = should be a heavy favorite. Boetsch has surprised though. Boetsch has fought heavier and has taken punishment in the past. Yeh Lombard brings massive power punching. If this fight can get past 30 seconds, then Boetsch has a good chance of winning. I know I can’t believe I’m saying this, but this has to be Boetsch’s camp strategy. Go deep in the fight, use the teep, get the fight to the ground. Lombard is an ace Judo artist so expect hip tosses in the clinch. If the odds are crazy skewed, I say take the flyer with Boetsch.
Heavyweight Cheick Kongo vs Shawn Jordan
Here is the problem. Ex LSU football player Jordan is a juggernaut, literally, he was a fullback and Kongo doesn’t do great against those type of fighters. However, Kongo has 4 inches on Jordan. The reach will be a problem. If Kongo is aggressive he can win this fight. I don’t think this fight ends quickly.
Want to see the odds, but I like Kongo going the distance or winning outright. Jordan only wins early imo.
Welterweight Brian Ebersole vs James Head
Welterweight Chris Clements vs Matt Riddle
Too risky to play.
Preliminary UFC 149 Card
Middleweight bout Court McGee vs Nick Ring
I see Court McGee winning this via decision with his much improved striking game. Should be a good fight.
Bantamweight Roland Delorme vs Francisco Rivera
Light Heavyweight Ryan Jimmo vs Anthony Perosh
Perosh has surprised me many times. He is a tough sob that once he gets guys on the ground he wins. Jimmo equally is tough and stand with anyone. Perosh can’t handle Jimmo’s power and pace. However, if this fight gets to the ground, I see Perosh winning. Jimmo hasn’t fought a ground guy like Perosh yet so this will be a tough test if the fight goes there. On the feet Jimmo wins easily.
Bantamweight Bryan Caraway vs Mitch Gagnon