NEWARK, N.J. — Don't blame yourself if you have a hard time getting amped up for UFC 159 on Saturday night.
After last week's excellent UFC on FOX show—an early contender for card of the year if there ever was one—it's easy to view this weekend's pay-per-view offering as a bit of a letdown.
But UFC 159 still has ample offerings for the discerning fight fan. Even the main event, which you might rightly view as some sort of freak show featuring a dominant champion and undeserving contender, has a decent hook: it's another chance to see one of the greatest fighters in the sport work his magic. Even if Jon Jones is a 50,000-to-1 favorite (not the real odds), it's still a Jon Jones fight.
I don't want to get all crazy on you, but it's a little bit like watching Muhammad Ali in his prime: You take every fight you can get, even if the opponent leaves a little something to be desired.
There's plenty of other action on the undercard as well. Let's take a walk together through the entire UFC 159 pay-per-view card, and I'll give you my predictions. Then, after we're done, you leave your predictions in the comments below. Sound like a good idea?
Good. Let's get started.