With the final UFC on Versus show coming up tonight, the Inside Fights staff is previewing the televised card the best way possible: ROUND TABLE STYLE!
Lightweight bout: Matt Wiman vs. Mac Danzig
Luke Cho Yee – Close call but I’m going with Wiman. He has looked impressive of late and his last fight with Dennis Siver could have gone either way. Wiman by late submission in round 2.
Scott Sawitz – Danzig has had a really erratic career as of late but seems to have righted the ship. I’ll go Danzing by KO, round 2.
Welterweight bout: Anthony Johnson vs. Charlie Brenneman
Luke Cho Yee – They don’t make them much tougher than the Spainard but I think this is a rough match-up for him. I see Johnson dictating where the fight takes place and forcing the stoppage. Johnson by TKO, round 2.
Scott Sawitz – Johnson’s a huge guy but I’ve thought of him as a bit over-rated. Not massively so, mind you, but a smidgen. He might have the size advantage but I like Brenneman in this by decision.
Heavyweight bout: Pat Barry vs. Stefan Struve
Luke Cho Yee – It could be a tentative start for these two Heavyweights with both coming of KO losses but once they get going I dont expect it to go the distance. Barry keeps it standing and scores the big KO in the third round.
Scott Sawitz – Barry can throw with the best of them but Struve will get this to the ground quickly and submit him late in the first.
Bantamweight Championship: Dominick Cruz (c) vs. Demetrious Johnson
Luke Cho Yee – This match-up has attracted much less hyperbole than the previous title fight but it is no less intriguing. Johnson has done fantasticaly well in a division in which many feel he quite literally punches above his weight and sets a frenetic pace that may be even higher than the Champion. Im tempted to go for the upset but I think Cruz’s takedown defense and superior striking will be the key and ensure the decision victory in a lively contest. Cruz by unanimous decision
Scott Sawitz – I like Johnson and think he’ll be a champion someday. Too bad it is when the UFC introduces flyweights because he’s really a natural flyweight fighting up a weight class ala Kenny Florian at welterweight. I don’t think he’ll be able to overcome that reach advantage. Cruz by UD.
Tags: Mixed Martial Arts, UFC on Versus 6