UFC 155: Bleacher Report Staff Predictions

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UFC 155: Bleacher Report Staff Predictions
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UFC 155 looks to send 2012 off in explosive fashion. The event will go down at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Dec. 29 and decide the UFC heavyweight champion in the main event.

The rematch between Junior dos Santos and Cain Velasquez has a number of questions surrounding it. Hopefully we'll have our answers after this one.

In the evening's co-main event, the scrappy Joe Lauzon will face the equally tough Jim Miller. Lauzon has a number of Submission of the Night awards to his credit, but Miller is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt and will certainly be up for the challenge on the ground or on the feet.

Two of the middleweight division's toughest guys will face off when Tim Boetsch meets Costa Philippou. Boetsch is coming off the biggest win of his career against Hector Lombard, while Philippou is on a four-fight winning streak.

Also on the card is another rematch between Yushin Okami and Alan Belcher. Okami is still regarded as one of the top guys in the division, and Belcher will look to place himself among the middleweight elite.

Chris Leben returns after a suspension and will welcome Derek Brunson to the UFC. Brunson is stepping in on short notice, but Leben hasn't competed since UFC 138 due to a one-year suspension.

Read on to see our predictions for UFC 155.

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