UFC 148 Bleacher Report MMA Staff Predictions

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UFC 148 Bleacher Report MMA Staff Predictions
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UFC 148 has one of the most heavily anticipated rematches in MMA history, so there is no question what fight fans will be watching on Saturday night. 

While it goes without saying, the headlining bout of the evening pits UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva against Chael Sonnen in part two of their epic UFC 117 encounter. 

All bets are off concerning this fight, except that this one has "Fight of the Year" potential written all over it. 

In the co-main event of the evening, light heavyweight veterans Forrest Griffin and Tito Ortiz will meet in a rubber match to finally determine who is the better man. 

Making his UFC return, former middleweight title challenger Patrick Cote takes on Cung "The Human Highlight Reel" Le in a bout that looks like an entertaining stand-up war on paper. 

Tipping the scales at 170 pounds for the first time in his career, grappling ace Demian Maia takes on "Stun Gun" Dong Hyun Kim in a bout that could have some interesting exchanges on the ground. 

At featherweight, Cody McKenzie faces a tough task in the form of recent title challenger Chad "Money" Mendes in what we'll call an interesting clash of styles. 

Kicking off the main card, bantamweight contenders Ivan Menjivar and Mike Easton will clash to determine who is a top five fighter at 135 pounds. 

Bleacher Report MMA Featured Columnists Matthew Ryder, Andrew Saunders, Matt Juul, and myself, John Heinis, are predicting the action this week. 

Take a look inside for all the details.

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