UFC 155 Prediction: 4 Underdogs That Will Earn a Victory

Tim McTiernan@tmt2393Correspondent IDecember 29, 2012

UFC 155 Prediction: 4 Underdogs That Will Earn a Victory

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    Tonight, UFC 155 goes down from Las Vegas, Nev. The main event features a heavyweight title fight between Junior dos Santos and Cain Velasquez.

    Also on the card are Alan Belcher, Tim Boetsch, Joe Lauzon, Jim Miller and more. Some are big favorites, some are just about even and some are underdogs.

    Let's take a look at four underdogs that are going to pull out the win.

Myles Jury

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    Myles Jury is 10-0 in his MMA career and 1-0 thus far in the UFC. His debut fight was a submission victory over Chris Saunders at The Ultimate Fighter 15 Finale.

    Jury is going up against Michael Johnson, who is an alum of Season 12 of The Ultimate Fighter. Johnson is on a three-win streak since a submission loss to Paul Sass.

    Jury has got slick submissions, and will pull out another one against Johnson.

Jamie Varner

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    Jamie Varner is facing off against Melvin Guillard on the FX prelims of Saturday's card.

    Varner and Guillard were supposed to fight two weeks ago, but Varner became ill the night of the fight and it was forced to be postponed.

    Tonight, against Guillard, expect Varner to win via decision or a late knockout.

Alan Belcher

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    Alan Belcher is going up against Yushin Okami for the second time in his career. The first fight between these two saw Okami pick up the win, and he is the favorite on Saturday night.

    However, Belcher will pull out the victory this time. Okami has gone 1-2 in his last three, and the lone win was over Buddy Roberts.

    Belcher, meanwhile, has won four straight with four finishes, and six of his last seven with five finishes. Belcher is on a roll, and Okami will not stop that.

Joe Lauzon

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    In the co-main event, Joe Lauzon will be facing off against Jim Miller. Both of these guys are very well-rounded and are always looking for a finish. In fact, Lauzon has finished every opponent he has ever beaten.

    Tonight, he is the underdog against Jim Miller, but he will earn the victory when all is said and done.

    Miller has proved to be a very good lightweight fighter, but he falters against the top competition. He has lost to Gray Maynard, Frankie Edgar, Benson Henderson and Nate Diaz. After tonight, Joe Lauzon will be on that list.


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