Sep 17, 2011

UFC Fight Night 25: Shields vs Ellenberger Main Card Picks (UFN)

Middleweight bout: Alan Belcher vs. Jason MacDonald

MacDonald can be dangerous when given the opportunity with his submissions, but I think Belcher will come out on top with his striking advantage and TKO Macdonald.

Pick: Belcher by TKO

Featherweight bout: Erik Koch vs. Jonathan Brookins

I believe that Brookins will be slightly outmatched technically and mentally by the more experienced Koch, but this one is a toss-up for me.

Pick: Koch by Decision

Middleweight bout: Court McGee vs. Dongi Yang

From what I hear, the Korean fighter Yang is an excellent wrestler, and a powerful top fighter, while McGee has a solid Jiu Jitsu game. Both fighters seem to have a lot of training behind them, so this should be an interesting fight, but I think Yang will eke out a decision by GNP and grinding out Mcgee over three rounds.

Pick: Yang by Decision

Welterweight bout: Jake Shields vs. Jake Ellenberger

While the wrestling of both guys is excellent, Shieldds definitely has a advantage in the submission game. Ellenberger is a slightly stronger fighter, but I think Shields will pull off the victory here.

Pick: Shields by Submission

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