Keven's UFC 121 Picks
Published: October 19, 2010 - 6:36pm
My picks for UFC 121: Lesnar vs. Velasquez, October 23, 2010.
Winners have a BLAM Logo after their name.
UPDATE: CORRECT CHOICES HIGHLIGHTED IN RED
Heavyweight Championship bout: Brock Lesnar (c) vs Cain Velasquez
Welterweight bout: Jake Shields vs. Martin Kampmann
Welterweight bout: Diego Sanchez vs. Paulo Thiago
Light Heavyweight bout: Tito Ortiz vs. Matt Hamill
Heavyweight bout: Brendan Schaub vs. Gabriel Gonzaga
Middleweight bout: Court McGee vs. Ryan Jensen
Middleweight bout: Patrick Côté vs. Tom Lawlor
Welterweight bout: Mike Guymon vs. Daniel Roberts
Lightweight bout: Sam Stout vs. Paul Taylor
Middleweight bout: Chris Camozzi vs. Dong Yi Yang
Heavyweight bout: Jon Madsen vs. Gilbert Yvel
I think I've bet against Lesnar every fight aside from his disposal of Heath Herring. Although I most likely will be proven wrong again - I don't see how on paper Lesnar wins against a guy who is finally better at everything Lesnar is good at aside from freakshow strength. Cain is an amazing wrestler and he won't gas like Carwin did so I don't see Cain losing this. If Lesnar wins this fight - he's the best heavyweight fighter on the planet.
Shields should win his UFC debut with ease too - that being said, Kampmann is ten times the striker and he's good with submissions, so he has a very valid shot at beating the greasy boring Shields. I just don't see it happening this night. Look for Jake to win and then sqaure off against Jon Fitch in an inevitable number 1 contender's match of boringly epic proportions.