Tuesday, July 23, 2013


The UFC returns to FOX this saturday the Keyarena in Seattle, Washington with a flyweight title bout as the headliner. Also on the card is a pivotal welterweight matchup, that has to have title shot ramifications for the winner.

Demetrious Johnson vs John Moraga

Demetrious Johnson looks defend his title for the 2nd time and remain undefeated at 125 pounds. Standing across the cage from him will be 13-1 John Moraga. There is no doubt this is going to be a fast paced affair with lots exchanges on the feet and scrambles on the ground. Both fighters have a wrestling background, but Moraga comes in with the higher collegiate credentials. Who ever can control the fight will likely win this one. Demetrious Johnson is one of, if not the best at mixing up his striking with his wrestling, and making his opponents looking slower than himself. I see Johnson taking this one by unanimous decision.

Rory McDonald vs Jake Ellenberger

The most anticipated fight on the card has to go between Rory McDonald and Jake Ellenberger. Two of the welterweight divisions top contenders square off, with the winner knocking on Dana Whites door for a title shot. McDonald seems to be a little sharper in his striking while Ellenberger has the edge in knock out power. The stand up portion of this fight will be very interesting to watch. The deciding factor in this bout may come down to who wins the in the wrestling department and is able to get there opponent to the mat. Ellenberger comes from a wrestling background, but McDonald is a new breed of fighter. Very tough fight to call. Im going with McDonald by decision

Robbie Lawler vs Bobby Voelker

Bobby Voelker is a replacement for former Strikefrorce champion Tarec Saffiedine, and faces the hard hitting Robbie Lawler. Lawler made an impressive UFC return when he blasted Josh Koscheck inside of one round at UFC 157, while Voelker lost a back and forth bout against Patrick Cote at UFC 158. On paper this should be a Lawler victory but Voelker isn't a guy to couldn't out. He is as resilient as they come, and will be hard to put away. Im going to go with Lawler, by decision.

Liz Carmouche vs Jessica Andrade

The ladies start off the main card, with former title challenger Liz Carmouche taking on octagon newcomer Jessica Andrade. The Brazilian, Andrade brings in an impressive record of 9-2 and looks to make a name for herself known, by taking out one the UFCs most well known ladies. But Carmouche is also looking for her first UFC win and will be looking to make a statement as well. This one could steal the show, I see Carmouche getting the win by stoppage in the 2nd round.

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