Former UFC contender Kenny Florian isn’t afraid to put his predictions out there, as Florian made his picks for this Saturday’s The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale event on UFC Tonight Tuesday. The card features a main event between heavyweights Roy Nelson and Matt Mitrione.
“I’m going with Roy Nelson. I think experience is going to be the factor here,” Florian said. “Yeah, Mitrione is a former NFL player, definitely looks more the part of an athlete, but do not underestimate Roy Nelson. This guy is like Kung Fu Panda.”
The TUF tournament finale boasts Colton Smith and Mike Ricci. Florian has trained with Ricci at Tristar Gym, adding, “I am going to go with my boy, Ricci. He trains at Tristar and I think it’ll make the difference.”
As for the other main card bouts, Florian picked Pat Barry to defeat Shane Del Rosario and Jamie Varner to topple Melvin Guillard.