SILVA Predictions for Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Kennedy
July 13, 2012
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So I have a radical idea… how about I produce the SILVA scores for Strikeforce’s main card on the day BEFORE the fights? Crazy, huh?
Surprise! SILVA is picking Tim Kennedy, a 5-2 underdog at the moment, to score the upset, and defeat Luke Rockhold for the Strikeforce middleweight championship. I consider Rockhold to be a very good prospect, so I think he has more upside than Kennedy for sure, but this fight could be more dangerous for him than many are expecting.
SILVA also likes Tyron Woodley to beat Nate Marquardt in what would be a mild upset. Questions abound as far as Marquardt is concerned. Is he really no longer on TRT, and if so, how much will that negatively affect his performance? How will he deal with the long layoff? How will he respond after cutting to 170 pounds? SILVA respects Marquardt, but loves Woodley, and therefore picks him to win the fight.
In the other fights, SILVA likes 12-0 Lorenz Larkin, whose loss to “King Mo” Lawal was overturned to a no contest, to beat Robbie Lawler, and also likes world-class Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu master Roger Gracie to find a way to submit Keith Jardine.