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SILVA Predictions for UFC 140

Preliminary Fights on Facebook

  • 155 lbs: John Cholish (57.96) over Mitch Clarke (38.59)
  • 170 lbs: Rich Attonito (39.70) over Jake Hecht (37.09)
  • 155 lbs: Nik Lentz (70.94) over Mark Bocek (42.45)

Preliminary Fights on ION

  • 135 lbs: Yves Jabouin (33.35) over Walel Watson (23.86)
  • 155 lbs: John Makdessi (53.04) over Dennis Hallman (50.76)
  • 185 lbs: Jared Hamman (60.18) over Costa Philippou (60.04)
  • 205 lbs: Krzysztof Soszynski (63.37) over Igor Pokrajac (36.71)

Main Card Fights on PPV

  • 145 lbs: Mark Hominick (43.18) over Chan Sung Jung (26.01)
  • 170 lbs: Claude Patrick (67.22) over Brian Ebersole (60.28)
  • 205 lbs: Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (68.39) over Tito Ortiz (44.70)
  • 265 lbs: Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (74.30) over Frank Mir (64.57)
  • UFC light-heavyweight championship: Jon Jones (91.94) over Lyoto Machida (78.22)



This is a pretty solid pay-per-view, with some exciting fighters on the prelims to go along with compelling fights on the main card, particularly the light-heavyweight championship match between Jon Jones and Lyoto Machida. I can’t complain about this one.

The big underdog pick of the card

Back in August, before UFC 134, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira was going to be SILVA’s big underdog pick, but I picked against SILVA, and went with Brendan Schaub to win. Then Nogueira won. Now, before UFC 140, SILVA is set to make Nogueira its big underdog pick again, and once again, I’m going against SILVA and picking Frank Mir. I really like Nogueira and wouldn’t mind being wrong, but it’s hard to trust Nogueira to win consistently at this point. After Nogueira, the biggest underdog pick remaining is Nik Lentz, who really isn’t a big underdog at all.


2 responses to “SILVA Predictions for UFC 140

  1. Howard Morton December 11, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    After an 18-4 run I went 5-7 for UFC 140. Hominick, Antonito and Soszynski were all huge disappointments.

    Good thing if you have a bad night on a UFC another is right around the corner. I am already working on UFC 141.

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