UFC 137 Bleacher Report MMA Staff Predictions

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UFC 137 Bleacher Report MMA Staff Predictions

Unfortunately, UFC 137 will go down as another card in 2011 where the main event was ruined by injuries. 

Georges St-Pierre will no longer be defending his welterweight crown against Carlos Condit due to suffering a knee injury in training.

Instead, the main even will feature BJ Penn taking on Nick Diaz in what seems to be an unofficial title eliminator bout at 170 pounds.  Whether or not UFC President Dana White would put the winner of this fight in front of Condit for a title shot is anyone's guess. 

The co-main event will be a heavyweight showdown between two heavy-handed fighters when Cheick Kongo takes on Matt Mitrione, and the other 265-pound battle between Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic and Roy Nelson should be a fun one as well. 

The little guys have their time to shine in this one as well, when Hatsu Hioki takes on George Roop in a featherweight battle, while Scott Jorgenson takes on Jeff Curran in a bantamweight scrap. 

Bleacher Report MMA Featured Columnists Dale De Souza, Jordy McElroy, Jeffrey McKinney, Dwight Wakabayashi, and myself, John Heinis, are tell you who gets their hands raised on Saturday. 

Take a look inside for the fight by fight breakdown.

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