UFC 131 Dos Santos vs Carwin Picks and Predictions

23/08/2019 Posted by admin

Been real busy around these parts with all the hoopla surrounding  the return of the NHL so things have been neglected around here a bit lately.  But that said It’s gonna be a real exciting UFC 131 card on Saturday night in Vancouver.  The card was actually much better about a month ago but injuries have forced numerous good fighters off the card.  (Brock Lesnar, Court Mcgee, and Mac Danzig)  But there’s still 4 Canadians on the card including Winnipeg’s own Krzysztof Soszynski.  I’m picking the odds on favourite in all but 2 of the fights, only going against oddsmakers for 2 of the Main Card fights.

UFC 131 Picks

Shane Carwin Def Junior Dos Santos via TKO – Really torn on this one and think it can go either way.  But as I say when in doubt go with the guy with one punch knockout power.

Kenny Florian Def Diego Nunes – Short and Sweet for K-Flo who’s moving down a weight class.

Demian Maia Def Mark Munoz – Upset in the making.

Dave Herman Def Jon Olav Einemo – The Norweigian is making his UFC debut.  He has a 6 and 1 MMA record but yet to beat anyone really good.

Donald Cerrone Def Vagner Rocha – Rocha an injury replacement and we’ll find out why on Saturday.

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Sam Stout Def Yves Edwards – Stout the Canuck will have his hands full but I’m giving him the nod.

Chris Weidman Def Jesse Bongfeldt – Bongfeldt also Canadian but he’s out of his league in this one.

Krzysztof Soszynski Def Mike Massenzio – This is the 3rd fighter scheduled to face KSOS on this card with the first 2 dropping out with injuries.  Massenzio was cut by the UFC and brought back for this fight.  Should be an easy payday for the Winnipegger.

Nick Ring Def James Head – Ring a Canadian looked awful in his UFC debut and would have lost if not for some horrendous judging.  But I’ll give him this one.

Dustin Poirier Def Jason Young – Poirier 9-1 and won UFC debut over Josh Grispi.

Aaron Rosa Def Joey Beltran – Beltran on 2 fight losing streak.

Michihiro Omigawa Def Darren Elkins – Omigawa a japanese legend but he’s been unable to adapt to the UFC style.  He’s 12-9 overall but 0-3 in the UFC.  He’ll finally get win #1 in Van City.


Good Luck with your picks


Also in the news Josh Koscheck has filed a lawsuit against fellow UFC fighter Stephan Bonnar.  The suit relates to Bonnar’s use of Koscheck’s image in his T-shirt line dubbed “Trash Talking Kids”. (A take off Garbage Pail Kids)  Here’s a link to the shirt in question…


Also need to mention the UFC recently changed their rules and beginning next month all main event cards will be 5 rounds in length.  Great decision for 2 reasons.  Much less chance of a draw and 5 Round fights have a much higher stoppage rate.  And the less fights that go to the judges the better!!!


Enjoy the fights ! ! !

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