I highly recommend checking out the replay of this show if/when Versus broadcasts it.
As for our Roundtable competition, Stephen Schlegel takes care of business like he was never gone, defeating your’s truely via tie-breaker. Congratulations Stephen!
The full results are as follows:
Stephen Schlegel 5-2 (WINNER)
Chris Bragg 5-2
Joshua Heizer 1-6
Be sure to catch The Ultimate Fight Show this Saturday at Noon ET, as Larry and I will recap this show in greater detail, review the controversial Boxing Match between Abner Mares and Joseph Agbeko, look ahead to UFC Rio (134), answer the Question of the Week, and take your calls about whatever is on your mind.
UFC on Versus 5 takes place tonight at 9 PM, LIVE from Milwaukee, WI. It should be an excellent show, and we here at the Roundtable are going to tell you who is going to win.
Joining us this week are the following prophets seeking Roundtable glory:
Joshua Heizer – MMA Senior Editor at UltimateSportsTalk.com, new father, and (alleged) stalker of Ariel Helwani.
Stephen Schlegel – (Making his valiant return) MMA Writer for UltimateSportstalk.com, and all-around Sports Nut.
Larry Cassano, III – Boxing Columnist at UltimateSportsTalk.com, and Host of the #1 Rated, Highly Underappreciated, and GREATEST SHOW IN THE HISTORY OF INTERNET RADIO*, The Ultimate Fight Show.
Chris Bragg – Me, Myself, and I. I put this preview together, stalk MMA fighters and Pro Wrestlers on Twitter (@TheBraggMan), and Co-Host the #1 Rated, Highly Underappreciated, and GREATEST SHOW IN THE HISTORY OF INTERNET RADIO*, The Ultimate Fight Show.
*The claims made above about The Ultimate Fight Show do indeed represent the thoughts and opinions of UltmateSportsTalk.com, the participants of this Roundtable Preview, and the rest of the free World.
On to the picks!
Ed Herman vs. Kyle Noke
Joshua – Kyle Noke by Decision
Stephen – Herman via 3rd Round TKO
Larry – Ed Herman
Chris – I look for “Short Fuse” to win this one with a TKO.
Joseph Benavidez vs. Eddie Wineland
Joshua – Eddie Wineland by Decision
Stepehen – Benavidez via Unanimous Decision
Larry – Joseph Benavidez
Chris – I’m a big fan of Wineland, and he is always game for a tough scrap. But Benazidez is the superior fighter, one of the top Bantamweights in the world, and he will win a Decision.
C.B. Dollaway vs. Jared Hamman
Joshua – CB Dollaway by 1st Round Submission
Stephen – Dollaway via 1st Round TKO
Larry – CB Dollaway
Chris – C.B. showed a lot of promise coming out of The Ultimate Fighter, but I can’t say that I have been overly impressed with him. He’s the favorite here, but I’ll take Hamman with the upset KO.
Duane Ludwig vs. Amir Sadollah
Joshua – Sadollah by Decision
Stephen – Sadollah via Unanimous Decision
Larry – Amir Sadollah
Chris – Ludwig has been very inconsistent lately (2-3 in his last five fights), and I expect Sadollah to
continue his impressive run. Amir by Decision.
Donald Cerrone vs. Charles Oliveira
Joshua – Cerrone by 2nd Round KO
Stephen – Cerrone via 2nd Round Submission
Larry – Donald Cerrone
Chris – This fight has fans excited, and it should. Two of the most exciting fighters in the business should bring the goods in what could be a Fight of the Year candidate. I’ve got “Cowboy” Cerrone winning a close Decision.
Ben Henderson vs. Jim Miller
Joshua – Jim Miller by Decision
Stephen – Henderson via Unanimous Decision
Larry – Jim Miller
Chris – I mentioned how great I think the Cerrone/Oliveira fight is going to be, but I am personally looking forward to this fight the most. With a win, Jim Miller sets himself up for a Lightweight Title shot. Ben Henderson, who very well may be a contender with a few more wins, could spoil everything for Miller. I don’t think so. Jim Miller wins a Decision.
Dan Hardy vs. Chris Lytle
Joshua – Dan Hardy by 3rd Round KO
Stephen – Chris Lytle via 2nd Round Submission
Larry – Dan Hardy
Chris – While not great, Chris Lytle’s wrestling is good enough to take down and control the Brit. Hardy has been working a lot with Roy Nelson on his wrestling defense, but I don’t think it will be enough. Chris Lytle by Decision.
Let’s look at the favorites one more time:
Ed Herman 3-1
Joseph Benavidez 3-1
C.B. Dollaway 3-1
Amir Sadollah 4-0
Donald Cerrone 4-0
Jim Miller 3-1
Dan Hardy/Chris Lytle 2-2
Well, those are our picks. What are yours?
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Enjoy the fights!