UFC on Fuel TV 2: MJ's Picks & Parlays
It seems like it's been an eternity since our last full-blown UFC card and this upcoming Saturday's UFC on Fuel TV 2 is sure to entertain. The Main Event features a #1 contender eliminator with Alexander Gustafsson facing dangerous Muay Thai specialist Thiago Silva. The UFC has handed us a stacked card with some solid match making. The lines have been set and we're excited for the action to get started in just a few days.
So, without further ado . . .
MJ's Picks for UFC on Fuel TV 2:
Alexander Gustafsson VS. Thiago Silva
With 4 straight wins, and his only loss coming to an exceptionally strong wrestler in Phil Davis, Gustafsson is riding a major momentum wave into his match up with Thiago Silva. Contrast this with the fact that Thiago is coming off of a 15 month layoff and has had only one victory in the last 4 years and it makes it hard to pick against Gustafsson. Barring a quick KO by Silva, I expect Gustafsson to control the cage and use his height and reach advantage to take the victory. I pick Gustafsson by ?.
Brian Stann VS. Alessio Sakara
Both of these men are fun to watch and I'm a fan of both of theirs but this will all come down to Stann's power. Stann's only real weakness is against elite wrestlers and while anything can happen, there is no way Sakara takes this to the ground and submits him. I'm expecting a K.O. by the second with Stann being the victor.
Paulo Thiago VS. Siyar Bahadurzada
Paulo Thiago has never been stopped + Siyar has been submitted by Kazuo Misaki and Jorge Santiago = Paulo Thiago by Submission. Unless Siyar comes out guns blazing and catches Paulo quickly, I see this going to the ground where Thiago can play it safe and end it early. Thiago by sub in the second.
Diego Nunes VS. Dennis Siver
Dennis Siver will be making his debut at 145lbs which could be a very tough cut for a guy that fights so heavy at 155lbs. Diego Nunes has been very predictable as of late, in that he uses his speed to tactically pick apart and out point his opponents. I think Diego cruises to another not so spectacular win with a unanimous decision over Siver.
Be sure to tune in to Fuel for a full card of free fights Saturday at 3pm Eastern, 12pm Pacific. There should also be a re-broadcast later in the evening.
3 Pick: Stann, Thiago, Nunes - $100 to win $220
4 Pick: Stann, Thiago, Nunes, Gustafsson - $100 to win $370
Until next time . . .
MJ on MMA