UFC on Fox 2: Predicting Main Card Winners for Saturday's Event

Richard Langford@@noontide34Correspondent IJanuary 28, 2012

Photo courtesy of mmaweekly.com
Photo courtesy of mmaweekly.com

In case you can't catch the action of UFC on Fox on Saturday, I'll let you know who is going to win. 

The UFC has a day of fighting lined up, but it is the three main card events that will be taking center stage on Fox. 


Light Heavyweight: Rashad Evans vs. Phil Davis

This is a match featuring two dominant wrestlers with just one loss between them. Evans is 16-1-1 and Davis is 9-0. 

The winner of this match will not be determined by wrestling though. If it was, Davis would win. He is an NCAA champion, and would be training to capture an Olympic gold in that sport had he not switched to MMA

Evans is going to win this fight because of his well-rounded skills. He has developed into a complete and polished fighter, and this will keep Davis off-balance. 

Evans will use his superior stand-up game to gain an advantage and propel himself to victory. 

Prediction: Davis will win with a second round KO

Middleweight: Chael Sonnen vs. Michael Bisping

These two will be battling with No. 1 contender status on the line. The two polarizing figures are evenly matched, and this figures to be an excellent fight. 

Sonnen is a well-rounded fighter who has turned into an excellent boxer. He uses his great stand-up skills to weaken his opponents and set them up for takedowns, at which point he turns to a solid ground and pound attack. 

Ultimately, it is his boxing that will pave the way for this win. Bisping is also a great boxer, although he lacks the power to win head-to-head with Sonnen. 

These two will spend the majority of the fight on their feet. Sonnen will end up wearing down Bisping with his superior power, and this will lead to a takedown and eventually the end of the fight. 

Prediction: Sonnen will win with a third round KO

Middleweight: Demian Maia vs. Chris Weidman

This bout will feature some of the best grappling fight fans will ever see. Maia is one of the world's best Brazilian Jiu Jitsu fighters. 

Weidman is an elite wrestler. He twice was an All American at the division 1 level. Weidman has improved his all-around game, but not enough to defeat Maia. 

Wanderlei Silva has been teaching Maia the fine art of kickboxing, and Demian is picking up this skill at a breakneck pace. 

That kickboxing will be his ticket to victory in this one, as he will use it to keep Weidman at a distance and open up holes for him to utilize his dominant BJJ skills. 

This will be tight fight that will go the distance. 

Prediction: Maia will win in a unanimous decision.