UFC 202 Main Card Picks

Well shit.  Let’s just forget that I picked anything for UFC 201.

My record is now a paltry 12-13, which means that the comeback starting this weekend in UFC 202 is going to be EPIC.

Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz – so what has changed since the last time these two fought?  Diaz has had a full training camp, yes, but McGregor has also had time to get accustomed to 170 lbs.  Why will the outcome this weekend be different from March’s outcome?  Because McGregor is a madman, and will simply not let himself lose.  He wants to prove that he can beat Nate, and he will in the 3rd by TKO.

Anthony Johnson vs. Glover Teixeira – two good wrestlers? Check.  Two powerful overhands?  Check.  I know Glover is a granite chin, but only DC has really been able to survive Rumble’s blitz so far.  However, when things don’t go his way, Johnson get’s complacent.  If this is a fun fight, Johnson wins by KO.  If this fight sucks, Glover takes the decision.  Let’s root for a fun one and a 2nd round knockout

Rick Story vs. Donald Cerrone – I’ll be honest here, this pick is a little heart over head.  Story is the bigger fighter, a powerful wrestler, and can throw heavy hands.  While Cerrone did beat the bigger Cote in his last fight, Story is the younger, better version.  It’ll be tough for Cowboy, but I believe that his newfound welterweight career continues successfully with a back-and-forth decision victory.

Hyun Gyu Lim vs. Mike Perry – I might be a little biased here, as Lim is seriously one of my favorite fighters to watch.  At 6 foot 3, he is a massive welterweight, and he uses that size beautifully to throw knees at his opponent’s face every chance he gets.  Perry has some serious power, but he is still very young in the fight game.  Lim by 2nd round KO.

Tim Means vs. Sabah Homassi – Means has been a bit of a run lately, seemingly finishing opponents left and right.  Homassi, on the other hand, has a tendency to be finished in his losses, and took the fight on only 2 weeks notice.  Means by 2nd round TKO.

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