When: Saturday, November 18, 2006
Where: Arco Arena in Sacramento, California
Matt Hughes vs. Georges St. Pierre
This long awaited fight between the UFC’s top two contenders is here. This Saturday Georges St. Pierre will get his title fight against Matt Hughes. GSP has been waiting for a long time for his rematch, but an injury forced him to back out of UFC 63 and give BJ Penn a chance at Hughes. I think GSP has a great shot at Hughes if he can avoid those hard take downs and the submission. Hughes needs to dominate his opponents. As we seen in there first match GSP was doing good until he was submitted. Both these fighter have great records and are at there peak. I was a little surprised at the Cagetoday.com Poll results. Normally Matt Hughes wins the polls hands down. This poll GSP is the clear winner.
I am going with Georges St. Pierre by split decision.
Tim Sylvia vs. Jeff Monson
The heavyweight championship fight is between Tim Silvia and Jeff Monson. This fight brings one of the tallest stand-up fighter in the UFC against one of the shortest Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu fighters in the UFC. Monson is one of my favorite fighters to watch. He is so explosive and always does some submission that is rarely used in competition. After all he is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu blackbelt and Abu Dhabi Grappling champion. This is going to be a one sided fight. If Silvia can stay on his feet and use his reach, he will dominate and probably KO Monson. If Monson can take Silvia down, Monson will quickly finish Silvia on the ground.
I have it Monson by Submission in the second round.
Brandon Vera vs. Frank Mir
Frank Mir the former heavyweight champions against Brandon Vera. Mir was once a dominating force in the UFC, beating now heavyweight champion Tim Silvia. Brandon Vera is one of those fighters that is often overlooked. He has a strong 7-0 record and a well rounded fighting style.
I have it Vera by KO in the first round.
Alessio Sakara vs. Drew McFedries
Joe Stevenson vs. Dokonjonosuke Mishima
I have it Joe Stevenson by submission over Dokonjonosuke Mishima in the second round.