Custom Search

December 24, 2013

CityBoy's Take On UFC 168: Weidman vs. Silva II

UFC is back with one of their biggest cards of the year on December 28th.  It is so big that they decided to jack up the price around $5 for the PPV.  Time will tell if this was a good move or poor move.  UFC stated they were just doing it for this card for now and seeing how it goes.  The main event is of course Chris Weidman(10-0) defending his title against Anderson Silva (33-5).  Silva lost the first battle in which he was showboating and ended up getting caught and ko'd.  As Silva says "I Back" so I know he will be ready to take back his belt.  I think Silva will win this one with a KO of his own and take his title back.  Then for Co Main event is Ronda Rousey(7-0) against Miesha Tate (13-4).  We all saw how much they hate each other in the Ultimate Fighter show and it all comes down to this fight.  Rousey has won all 7 of her pro fights by armbar and I see lots of critics say she is a one trick pony.  Well you know what?  It works and until someone defends her armbar then she is going to keep collecting them.  I think Rousey will win this one again although it may make to round 2.  The other fight on the main card that I am excited about is Josh Barnett(33-6) against Travis Browne(15-1-1).    As usual with the UFC this match up is razor close.  I am going to give the edge to Barnett in this one and I think he will win it by submission.  Lastly the other fight that has me pumped is John Doomsday Howard(21-7) taking on Siyar Bahadurzada(21-5).  John's last appearance in UFC he won by split decision against Uriah Hall.  I don't think many of the outsiders were expecting that but of course all of us in New England were rooting for Doomsday and had his back.  His opponent Siyar is a solid fighter with most of his wins coming by ko/tko just like Doomsday.  This is going to be a war for sure and I got Doomsday winning this one by tko in round 2.  The full fight card as along with the station and times are available below.  As always Boss's Picks will be posted on Saturday and let us know your thoughts on this card.

December 28, 2013 | MGM Grand Garden Arena | Las Vegas, Nevada
Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET
Chris Weidman vs. Anderson Silva 
for UFC middleweight title
Ronda Rousey vs. Miesha Tate 
for women's bantamweight title
Josh Barnett vs. Travis Browne
Fabricio Camoes vs. Jim Miller
Diego Brandao vs. Dustin Poirier

FOX Sports 1, 8 p.m. ET
Uriah Hall vs. Chris Leben
Michael Johnson vs. Gleison Tibau
Manny Gamburyan vs. Dennis Siver
Siyar Bahadurzada vs. John Howard

MMAjunkie, 7 p.m. ET
William Macario vs. Bobby Voelker
Estevan Payan vs. Robert Peralta