UFC on Fox 17

Fighter x Fighter — Picks & Predictions

PICK vs. OPPONENT

RDA x Cowboy
JDS x Overeem
Johnson x Diaz
Markos x Kowalkiewicz
Jury x Oliveira
Dollaway x Marquardt
Shevchenko x Kaufman
McCrory x Samman
Lentz x Castillo
Miller x Alers

PARLAY: $20

Cerrone (+180)
Dollaway (-360)
McCrory (+150)
Lentz (-120)

to win $307

PREDICTIONS

Luke Rockhold x Michael Bisping for the middleweight belt

Well. The time is upon us. Bisping has been hovering around the top ten for the entirety of his ten year UFC career, spanning two different weight classes. He’s a UFC staple and one of the guys that turned me into a fanatic about this sport. After losing multiple title-eliminator fights, most people cemented him as a gatekeeper who was never going to get his title shot. Now, he gets his chance after stepping in for an injured Chris Weidman on <i>two weeks’ notice</i>.That’s only two weeks to prepare for Luke “King of All Men” Rockhold, who is unquestionably one of the most talented and athletic fighters in the UFC and has already handed Bisping a pretty one-sided beatdown in 2014.

Michael Bisping is coming fresh off a victory over the one-and-only Anderson Silva. That’s right, he beat Silva. Nobody saw that coming because Bisping’s cardio is unshakeable and his heart is unbreakable, which is always going to make him a dangerous opponent. He’s going to give you a fight, even in this post USADA era. I love the man.He has the second most wins in UFC history. He’s a legend. I had to say that because what’s coming next bums me out.