Top MMA News Quick Picks – UFC, Bellator, Strikeforce
Its a busy weekend for MMA. Bellator is crowning two champions tonight, Strikeforce has their Challengers card in Washington, and the UFC is holding their Ultimate Fighter 9 Finale. Here are some quick picks by the Top MMA News staff on some of the key fights this weekend:
- UFC The Ultimate Fighter 9 Finale
James Wilks vs DaMarques Johnson – Close fight. Grienke takes Johnson. Drolet takes Wilks.
Gleison Tibau vs Melvin Guillard – Gleison is too strong for Melvin. Tibau victorious.
- Strikeforce Challengers
Sarah Kaufman vs Shayna Baszler – classic striker vs grappler. Baszler has not fought in a year. Drolet Kaufman Sub. Grienke Kaufman TKO by GNP. Either way its Kaufman wins. (Go Canada!)
Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos vs Joey Villasenor – Joey wins this fight anywhere it goes. Villasenor by TKO.
- Bellator XII
Toby Imada vs Eddie Alvarez – This was Alvarez’ tournament right from the start. Alvarez wins Lightweight tournament.
Hector Lombard vs Jared Hess – Cuba’s Lombard is blowing through the Middleweight tourney. He won’t lose here either. Lombard gives Hess his first loss. Lombard wins the $100,000.