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Dennis Siver will be looking to land his patented spinning back kick!
Tyson Griffin–Bart Palaszewski
Potential fight of the night material, as always when Tyson Griffin is competing. They both share a favourite MMA technique, putting opponents to sleep. Both have sufficient ground games with Tyson Griffin having a dangerous ground and pound while Bart Palaszewski is a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu.
Something that may have a big effect on the fight is how the weight cut goes for Palaszewski. Tyson Griffin is a high energy fighter and if the fight is a high intensity one then Palaszewski might struggle with this being his featherweight debut.
Prediction: Tyson Griffin will stop Palaszewski late in the second round
Dennis Siver–Donald Cerrone
This is a fight that I think belongs on the main card. If not this even then it surely could have been moved to UFC 138. The winner becomes a legitimate contender in the Lightweight division.
Since re-joining the UFC Siver has a record of 7-1 while since the merger Cerrone has gone 3-0. Donald Cerrone has dismissed the German saying he isn't too worried about him’ while Dennis Siver reckons it has only motivated him more.
Donald Cerrone is one of the most exciting fighters in the division often involved in Fight of the Nights. Both have good stand up skills with Siver known for his spinning back kick. Dennis Siver is also a good take down artist and while both are good at submissions Siver would probably be wise to avoid Cerrone’s triangle choke.
Prediction: Donald Cerrone edges the striking but dominates the floor game and submits Siver in Round 3.