twitter google

UFC Fight for the Troops 2 Predictions – Main Card

Melvin Guillard vs. Evan Dunham
I am not a believer in the whole Melvin Guillard is an entirely new fighter under Greg Jackson thing, but yes he has improved to the point where this fight isn’t exactly a gimme for Dunham. I still think Dunham has enough ground acumen to submit Guillard, it will be interesting to see the scramble game here as Guillard does have some serious game in that area. Guillard can also throw some nice body shots and he has one shot kill power, but I can’t bring myself to pick him here and he should have lost his last fight to Jeremy Stephens and Evan Dunham should have won his last fight, thanks MMA judges. Evan Dunham via Submission.

Matt Mitrione vs. Tim Hague
Matt Mitrione has shown steady improvement in all of his fights and he is very athletic for a heavyweight, just a real natural when it comes to movement in the cage as it pertains to striking. Mitrione is also a natural combination puncher. Little things like that are things Tim Hague doesn’t have and I think Mitrione beats him up. Matt Mitrione via TKO.

Mark Hominick vs. George Roop
True statement: Mark Hominick beat Leonard Garcia by split decision. Let that sink in guys. He actually convinced 2 judges that he beat up Leonard Garcia, thanks to the third judge for being an incompetent moron as always. In any case George Roop has vastly improved since moving to the featherweight division and he’s one of those fighters that it’s hard to look good against. Hominick’s ground game is lacking, but Roop isn’t the one to take advantage of that and Hominick is the better technical striker. Mark Hominick via Decision.

Pat Barry vs. Joey Beltran
It would benefit Beltran to shoot for a double leg as soon as the bell rings, but it’s not going to happen. Barry is a vastly superior striker in every sense of the word and he’s going to put it on a show against a very tough Beltran. Pat Barry via Decision.

Matt Wiman vs. Cole Miller
Very close fight to call and probably your fight of the night. This fight has exciting 3 round war written all over it. Wiman is better than people think and is physically stronger than Cole Miller. Miller is fantastic off his back and his standup is steadily improving. Matt Wiman at plus money is my bet for this card and I’m picking the upset in a close competitive bout. Matt Wiman via Decision.