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. Coming off another successful round of predictions at UFC 83, going a sensational 4-1 (14-1 last three UFC events), read what the all mighty Ngo-stradamus foresees taking place at UFC 84.
Goran Reljic vs. Wilson Gouveia
Gouveia is coming off of four consecutive UFC vicotires, with his TKO against Jason Lambert at UFC 80 posting as his most recent win.
Reljic has only fought professionally for four years and has compiled a 7-0 record in his short time in the sport, all coming in very small promotions. This will be his UFC debut. He is a Brazilian Jui Jitsu wizard, but his all around MMA game is lacking. Gouveia is the better fighter and I look for him to overwhelm Reljic and continue his win streak.
Ngo-stradamus predicts: Gouveia TKO 2ndRound
Antonio Mendes vs. Thiago Silva
Silva takes his perfect 12-0 record, the last 3 wins coming in the UFC, into the Octagon against UFC newcomer Mendes. Mendes has not lost a fight in nearly four years, but that has been against lesser competition. Silva is on a mission to get a title shot and has done everything that the UFC could ask since he landed.
All three of his fights have ended in TKO fashion, with his latest coming against Houston Alexander at UFC 78, sending Alexander’s career in a fast downwards spiral.
Ngo-stradamus predicts: Silva 1stRound TKO
Tito Ortiz (+170) vs. Lyoto Machida (-210)
Ortiz will be ending his temoltuous relationship with the UFC after his fight against Machida, with it being the last fight on his contract. UFC President Dana White and Ortiz have never seen eye to eye about anything. White feels that Ortiz is more trouble than he’s worth and his best years are behind him. Look for Ortiz to come out and make a statement, perhaps trying to impress a new employer and sticking it to White in the process.
Unfortunately, Ngo-stradamus agrees with White on this one. Ortiz has not looked too impressive his last two times out which have resulted in a loss to Chuck Liddell and a draw against Rashad Evans. Machida has a perfect 12-0 record and is banging on the door of a title shot. Machida is on a sick roll and has not yet reached his prime, while Oritz is 33 and not posted a relevant W in nearly four years when he beat Vetor Belfort at UFC 51.
I see Ortiz speaking in the Octagon, tears and blood flowing down his face, saying goodbye to the only organization he has ever known. Thanks for the memories Tito, but your UFC career ends in a loss.
Machida Unanimous Decision (29-28)
Keith Jardine (+150) vs. Wanderlei Silva (-180)
Silva needs a win more than any other elite fighter in the UFC, having posted three consecutive losses. His latest defeat came at the hands of former UFC Light Heaveyweight champion Chuck Liddell at UFC 79, in what was one of the most highly anticipated fights in MMA history. It would be very difficult to convince the UFC and its fans that at nearly 32, and coming off four straight losses, that he should be considered a title contender.
Jardine, however, found success against Liddell, beating the former champion at UFC 76. He has won five of his last seven bouts and is quietly moving his way up the ladder. Both fighters love to bang, so this fight could be the most explosive of the night.
Silva 2ndRound TKO
Sean Sherk (+190) vs. BJ Penn (-240)
These bitter rivals finally get their chance to settle things, at least in the ring. The war of words have been flying and Sherk looks to re-gain what he still feels is his, the Lightweight belt. The former champ is convinced that he is the current because nobody has beaten him. He will be in the best shape of his life and will look to push this fight to 5Rounds.
Penn will be making his first title defense and promises to inflict damage to Sherk, saying that he intends to lick Sherk’s blood off of his gloves. The key will obviosouly be how long the fight goes. Penn needs to end the fight quickly to win. Otherwise, he is playing into his own weakness and Sherk’s strength.
Sherk will look to out-wrestle the “Champ” and win the fight on points, stockpiling takedown after takedown. How much damage he will be able to do once he gets Penn down is another question. He needs to try his G’nP quickly because Penn is extemely difficult to keep down. Penn is a wizard on his back, and he needs to show it to win this fight.
Ngo-stradamus predicts: Sherk Unanimous Decision (48-47)
And those are Ngo-stradamus’ calls for UFC 84, which is only available on Pay-Per View airing Live on Saturday, May 24th at 10PM EST. The event will be held at the the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Please order the fight and continue to support MMA, but if you are unable to get the fight, 5thRound.com will be posting Live results as they happen.