UFC Live is on tonight at 8 central on Versus. If you haven't heard Versus is back on DirecTV so check it out on there as well. There is some great fights on "free" television and below our my predictions.
Clay Guida (25-8-0)
Shannon Gugerty (12-5-0)
Prediction: I think "The Carpenter" will pull out a win with a flurry of punches and his intense pace. I don't see Shannon putting up a good defense on Guida's stand up and I think Guida wins in the 2nd round.
Alessio Sakara (18-7-0 1NC)
James Irvin (14-5-0, 1 NC)
Prediction: Both fighters have a good track record in MMA but I'm going to give the nod to Irvin. Irvin over his career has won most of his fights with strikes and I don't see this being any different. Alessio has won his last two fights but I think Irvin's strikes will be too much.
Cheick Kongo (24-6-1)
Paul Buentello (25-11-0)
Prediction: Both fighters have lost their previous fights and Kongo has lost his last 2 in the UFC. Both are looking to rebound and I think Kongo will inflict a lot of his well known kicks on Buentello. Whoever wins this fight is back in the good eye of the UFC and whoever loses could be on the outs.
Junior Dos Santos (10-1-0)
Gabriel Gonzaga (11-4-0)
Prediction: The Co-Main Event and this should be a spectacular fight. Both men will bring a lot of action to this fight and I don't see anything being ended in the first round. Santos has won his last 4 fights in the UFC and all were finished with punches. Gonzaga's last fight was also finished with a stand up. However I will go with Dos Santos in this fight as he has a really good stand up defense and I think this fight will be like that the entire way.
Brandon Vera (11-4-0)
Jon Jones (9-1-0)
Prediction: I really love Jones's energy and power while in the octagon even though Vera is a proven fighter. Jones only lost was a disqualification to Matt Hamill at The Ultimate Finale. Vera's last fight was to Randy Corture and he didn't look like he wanted to be in that octagon at all. Corture really took to Vera and I just don't see Vera pulling out a win. I'll take "Bones" in the first round with a TKO due to strikes.
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