Money in the Bank: Sure-Fire UFC 102 Picks

Adam VanOrmerContributor IAugust 27, 2009

LAS VEGAS - FEBRUARY 22:  UFC fighter Randy Couture attends the 'Heatherette' party hosted by celebrity designers Richie Rich and Traver Rains, at Light nightclub, Bellagio  Hotel, February 22, 2006 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Farina/Getty Images)

Fight/assurance level

Couture over Nogueira/80 percent

Because it’s Couture vs. Nogueira!


N. Diaz over Guillard/75 percent

Guillard is just way out-classed. Unless he get’s a lucky barrage that ends it in the first 1:30, he will lose.

Franklin over Belfort/70 percent

Franklin is hungry—Belfort has cage rust.

Junior Dos Santos over Mirko Cro Cop/65 percent

It's just a matter of time before Dos Santos is a huge name in the UFC. Cro-Cop seems to have lost confidence.


Swick over Kampmann/65 percent

This should be awesome. Kampmann’s stock rose in everybody’s book after “decisioning” the ultra-talented Carlos Condit. Swick is just too fast and has won his last four fights—and nine of his last 10. He’s looking for a title shot and won’t want to blow it against Kampmann. I think it could be a great fight, though.


Koscheck over Trigg/75 percent

I don’t think Trigg belongs in the UFC, and I don’t feel that he has more than a "puncher’s chance" against Koscheck, whose stand-up game has progressed at an incredible rate. Koscheck now will kill the Koscheck of two years ago.


Griffin over Franca/65 percent

This is tough, and should be another great fight. If you look at their past opponents, ways of winning, and frequency of fights, I think you have to go with Griffin…at least I do!



Until next time, remember: There may not be a next time!