The world knows Nostradamus as the man that predicted many major world events. His prophecies are undeniable and have created quite the cult following. Well 5thRounders, Ngo-stradamus will look to do the same thing, but in the context of the MMA world. Although the great Ngo-stradamus posted a meager 3-2 record for UFC 93, he still holds an astonishing 43-17 record over the last eleven UFC events. Read how the almighty Ngo-stradamus foresees UFC 94 playing out (UPDATED).
Stephan Bonnar (-170) vs. Jon Jones (+140)
Bonnar has had quite the roller coaster career in the UFC. After losing his legendary “The Ultimate Fighter 1” finals bout to Forrest Griffin, he went on to win his next three, then dropped his next two, got suspended for using a banned substance, and now seems to have righted the ship after having won his last two bouts since joining Xtreme Couture.
Jones won in his Octagon debut against Andre Gusmao at UFC 87, however he didn’t look impressive. Although he posts a perfect 7-0 record, all have come in little-known organizations against lesser-known opponents except his last win.
Bonnar has struggled against the division’s more talented fighters, however Jones does not fall into that category.
Ngo-stradamus predicts: Bonnar via Split Decision
Clay Guida (+115) vs. Nate Diaz (-140)
Guida is one of the UFC’s most exciting fighters. His reckless style is world-class. Unfortunately, in order for him to get to the next level he needs to be able to incorporate a strategy that will allow him more consistency. He has won three of his last four, including his last two. He was quite impressive in his last bout against the highly technical Mac Danzig, so perhaps he is finding his way.
This will be Diaz’ biggest test since winning the 5th season of “The Ultimate Fighter.” He squeezed out a close decision against Josh Neer in his last bout, however this will be the first time he has ever fought on a UFC pay-per-view event. Hopefully, he will not succumb to the pressures of performing under the bright lights and big stage of this monumental card.
Ngo-stradamus predicts: Guida via 2ndRound TKO
*Karo Parisyan (-350) vs. Dong Hyun Kim (+270)
The little known Kim holds an impressive 11-0-1 professional record, winning his first two Octagon bouts. He is a dangerous striker, which will cause problems for Parisyan.
Parisyan was once the top contender in the deep 170-pound division, however various setbacks and losses have dropped him into the middle of the pack. This will be his first fight since his controversial loss to Thiago Alves nearly 9 months ago. If Parisyan hopes to climb back up the ranks, he can ill-afford to lose two consecutive bouts, especially in this talent-filled division.
Ngo-stradamus predicts: Parisyan via Unanimous Decision
* (1-31-09 at 2:04PM PT) The mighty Ngo-stradamus had a change in heart after seeing the two fighters at yesterday’s weigh-ins. Kim is a great underdog bet as I am sensing he will pull off the upset of the night. Ngo-stradamus now predicts: Kim via 2ndRound TKO.
Thiago Silva (+215) vs. Lyoto Machida (-265)
The battle of the Brazilians, the battle of the 13 and 0’s. Call it what you want, we’ll just call it a great co-main event. Given the show’s headliners, it is easy to see how many aren’t talking about this bout’s potential. But it would be tough to argue that the winner of this bout wouldn’t be next or second in line for a shot at Rashad Evans’ light heavyweight belt.
Machida earned a title shot a while ago, however his elusive style is tough for the UFC to market. His accomplishments and wins are impressive, but if you don’t consistently present knockout or submission prowess, you won’t sell tickets or ppv buys.
That is where these two fighters differ. Silva is one of the division’s most aggressive and dangerous fighters. He is constantly looking for the finish. He promised to unleash a relentless attack that Machida has yet to see. But Machida has made a career out of never being caught, so this will be interesting.
Ngo-stradamus predicts: Silva via 3rdRound TKO
BJ Penn (+155) vs. Georges St-Pierre (-185) (UFC Welterweight Champion)
At this point, there isn’t much more that can be said about this fight or these two fighters that already hasn’t been said a trillion times. The most anticipated rematch in UFC history has received an unprecedented amount of coverage, and rightfully so.
There has never been a point in MMA history that two fighters have faced each other while they were both still in their respective primes (Although at 27, it actually could be argued that GSP has yet to hit his prime). Both hold UFC titles, both are considered the best in the world in their primary weight classes, and both are consistently in the top five when the world’s best pound-for-pound fighter talks arise.
Penn has done his job in hyping up this fight. His world-class Brazilian Jiu Jitsu skills were surpassed by his world-class trash talking. He feels that he won the first fight and has been on a mission to prove that he is a better and different fighter than the last time.
The only problem is that so is St-Pierre. While Penn has been beating on respectable lightweights, GSP has been dominating the world’s best 170-pounders. Since their first go round, GSP has morphed from an exceptional stand up fighter to the games deadliest Ground ‘n Pounder.
At the end of the day, GSP’s strength, size, conditioning and wrestling should be enough to nullify Penn’s speed, stand up and Jits skills.
Ngo-stradamus predicts: St-Pierre via 4thRound TKO