Tonight’s event is a stacked card with a title shot rematch and a fight that decides the next title shot vs GSP. This card also features the UFC PPV Debut of Kimbo Slice, everyone’s favorite former youtube brawler.

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Main Event(Light Heavyweight Title)
Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida (204) vs Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (205)

This is a rematch of the highly controversial decision that Machida won while retaining the LHW Belt. I am a huge fan of both and I watched the first bout and I thought I witnessed Machida finally lose a close fight in the UFC. I was wrong, his arm was raised in a totally BS decision. Now after he got lucky there, there is NO WAY he does not beat Shogun here. This is my easiest pick of the night. LYOTO “THE DRAGON” MACHIDA wins inside 5 rounds most likely by KO/TKO and remains UFC Light Heavyweight Champion.

Co-Main Event(Welterweight Fight)
Paul “Semtex” Daley(170) vs Josh Koschek(170)

I am a huge fan of Paul Daley, let me start there. Kos is hated by it seems everybody who follows the UFC. I am not too sure how all of this happened with the hatred but I am going to take everyone’s favorite villain here. I went back and forth all week on this fight and I don’t usually second guess myself when it comes to UFC. “Semtex” is a dangerous striker with a nasty right hand and he is more than capable of putting Kos to sleep, BUT, Kos is the more well rounded fighter who’s striking has improved dramatically in the past few years. His wrestling base is some of the best in the 170lb division(former D1 wrestling champ) and I believe he will take the fight to the ground and win either on points or via submission. There has been been crazy trash talk between these two and it will be settled tonight in the octagon…my pick and the winner is JOSH “KOS” KOSCHEK!

Bonus Pick! (Heavyweight Division)
Kimbo Slice(225) vs Matt “Meathead” Mitrione(253)

These two know each other from last years The Ultimate Fighter reality show. Mitrione was always the drama queen on that show and almost made it seem like he didn’t want to even fight. He impressed me on the finale show knocking out big Marcus which is no small feat. Kimbo got beat by Big Country in his only fight on the show by being held down in a crucifix position and getting love tapped to death. He fought Houston Alexander in his UFC debut and won easily. Alexander was an experienced Veteran and a powerful man who Kimbo out struck and flung him around like a rag doll. This is no gimme but my pick is KIMBO SLICE.

Hope everyone enjoys the fights, they are available on Pay-Per-View at 10pEST/7pPST.