UFC on Fuel TV 3: MJ's Picks & Parlays
UFC on FOX 3 was a phenomenal card and with the image of Nate Diaz finishing Jim Miller still fresh in our minds, here's hoping for another great night of fights. UFC on Fuel 3 will air Tuesday May 15th. Be sure to tune in and get a nice MMA fix early in the work week.
So, let’s see what Tuesday Night has to offer . . .
MJ’s Picks for UFC on Fuel TV 3:
Jason Macdonald VS. Tom Lawlor
This is a great match-up that actually has Jason Macdonald as an under dog to Tom Lawlor. Both are well rounded guys that have had their measure of both success and failure in the UFC. With 22 finishes in his 25 wins, I think that the experience advantage has to go to Macdonald. Lawlor has lost 3 out of his last 4 and I think Macdonald's ground game will prove to be too much for Lawlor. Macdonald by 2nd round sub.
Fabio Maldonado VS. Igor Pokrajak
Maldonado is 1-1 in his Octagon performances and comes out of Team Nogueira. He sports an overall record of 18-4 and has a ton of potential. Pokrajak has 21 finishes in his 24 wins and is coming off of a K.O. win over Krzysztof Soszynski. Igor's finishing power should be the difference maker in this one. Igor Pokrajak by 2nd round T.K.O.
Jeremy Stephens VS. Donald Cerrone
Both of these guys are well rounded fighters with both solid stand up and ground games. Stephens has the heavier hands and while he has split decision losses to Pettis and Guillard, he hasn't been finished convicingly in quite a while. Cerrone should be hungry to make a strong return after his drumming at the hands of Nate Diaz which makes him dangerous in his Octagon return. I think that Stephens will take advantage of that hunger and will catch an overly aggressive Cerrone at some point during the fight. Stephens by K.O.
Amir Sadollah VS. Jorge Lopez
Sporting an 11-2 record, Lopez comes out of the Wanderlei Silva Fight Team. He lost his UFC debut and I'm sure he'll be eager to prove that he belongs in the UFC. Sadollah is coming off of a loss of his own to Ludwig and needs a win to stay relevant. Amir's experience in the UFC should be the difference maker and I'm expecting him to take a Unanimous Decision win.
Chan Sung Jung VS. Dustin Poirier
In the main event of the night, you have "The Diamond" versus "The Korean Zombie". Poirier is on a 5 fight win streak and has finished 10 out of his 12 opponents that he's beaten. The Zombie is tough as nails and his plodding come forward style makes him fun to watch. With his last two wins by 7 second K.O. over Hominick and Twister Submission over Leonard Garcia, Chan Sung has proven that he's dangerous. This is a tough pick, but I think Poirier has a slight advantage. Poirier by decision.
3 pick: Poirier, Sadollah, Macdonald - $100 to win $500
4 pick: Poirier, Sadollah, Macdonald, Stephens - $100 to win $1700
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Until Next Time . . .
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