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Tap Selections: Rockhold vs. Jardine

Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal. Photo courtesy of M-1 Global.

Less than a month since their last venture, Strikeforce kicks off the New Year with another event on Showtime. Saturday night’s main event features upstart Luke Rockhold making the first defense of his Strikeforce middleweight crown against Keith Jardine.

Other televised bouts include former Strikeforce light heavyweight title holder Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal going up against dangerous striker Lorenz Larkin and slugger Robbie Lawler battling Adlan Amagov.

Here are my predictions for the televised main card, which airs on Showtime starting at 10 PM ET.

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Tap Selections: UFC 102


Randy Couture and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Here are our predictions (after the jump, winners in bold) for UFC 102.

The event will be headlined by a heavyweight bout between former UFC heavyweight champion Randy “The Natural” Couture and former PRIDE heavyweight champion Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira. Also on the card will be a light heavyweight attraction featuring Keith Jardine and Thiago Silva.

Feel free to leave your predictions as well in our comments section.

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Tap Selections: UFC 94


B.J. Penn and Georges St. Pierre square off prior to their fight at UFC 58 in March 2006. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Here are our predictions (after the jump, winners in bold) for UFC 94.

The event is headlined by a highly-anticipated rematch for the UFC welterweight title between reigning champion Georges St. Pierre and UFC lightweight king B.J. Penn. Undefeated light heavyweights Lyoto Machida and Thiago Silva will collide as well.

Feel free to leave your predictions as well in our comments section.

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Tap Selections: UFC 93


Dan Henderson. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Here are our predictions (after the jump, winners in bold) for this afternoon’s UFC 93 event

UFC 93 is headlined by former UFC middleweight champion Rich Franklin taking on former PRIDE middleweight and welterweight title holder Dan Henderson in a dream fight years in the making. Additional featured bouts include a rematch between UFC Hall-of-Famer Mark Coleman and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua as well as the UFC debut of Denis Kang, who will take on Alan Belcher.

Feel free to leave your predictions as well in our comments section.

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Tap Selections: UFC 91

Here are our predictions (after the jump, winners in bold) for tonight’s UFC 91 event.

The main card will be broadcast on pay-per-view and Yahoo! Sports starting at 10 PM ET.

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Tap Selections: WEC 36


Paulo Filho. Photo property of World Extreme Cagefighting.

Here are our predictions (after the jump, winners in bold) for tonight’s WEC 36: Faber vs. Brown event, which will take place at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida. The show’s televised main card will air on Versus starting at 8 PM ET.

WEC 36 is headlined by Urijah Faber once again defending his featherweight title against gritty top contender Mike Thomas Brown. In addition, WEC middleweight champion Paulo Filho will meet Chael Sonnen in a non-title rematch of their December 2007 fight and former UFC lightweight title holder Jens Pulver will look to get back on track against rising featherweight Leonard Garcia.

Feel free to leave your predictions as well in our comments section.

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Tap Selections: UFC 90


Anderson Silva. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Here are our predictions (after the jump, winners in bold) for tonight’s UFC 90: Silva vs Cote event, which will take place at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois. The main card will be broadcast on pay-per-view and Yahoo! Sports starting at 10 PM ET.

UFC 90 is headlined by reigning middleweight champion Anderson Silva defending his title against heavy-handed contender Patrick Cote. Rising welterweight sensation Thiago Alves will look to continue his winning ways against replacement opponent Josh Koscheck in the co-main event. Former UFC lightweight title holder Sean Sherk will return to action against talented wrestler Tyson Griffin as well.

Feel free to leave your predictions as well in our comments section.

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Tap Selections: UFC 89

Here are our predictions (after the jump, winners in bold) for tonight’s UFC 89: Bisping vs. Leben event, which will take place at the NIA Arena in Birmingham, England. The event will be broadcast live internationally at 3 PM ET (it will be shown live on all Rogers Sportsnet channels in Canada) and will be shown via tape delay in the United States at 9 PM ET on Spike TV. Feel free to leave your predictions as well in our comments section.

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Tap Selections: UFC Fight Night 15


Clay Guida. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Here are our predictions (winners are in bold) for tonight’s UFC Fight Night 15, which takes place at the Omaha Civic Auditorium in Omaha, Nebraska. The live broadcast of the event’s main card starts at 8 PM ET on Spike TV and will be followed by the eighth season premiere of “The Ultimate Fighter”. Feel free to leave your predictions as well in our comments section.

Jamie Fitzgerald (73-23)

Josh Neer vs. Nate Diaz
Mac Danzig vs. Clay Guida
Houston Alexander vs. Eric Schafer
Alan Belcher vs. Ed Herman
Joe Lauzon vs. Kyle Bradley
Ryan Jensen vs. Wilson Gouveia
Drew McFedries vs. Mike Massenzio
Alessio Sakara vs. Joe Vedepo
Rob Kimmons vs. Dan Miller
Brad Morris vs. Jason Brilz

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Tap Selections: UFC 88


Rich Franklin. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Here are our predictions (winners are in bold) for tomorrow night’s UFC 88: Breakthrough, which takes place at the Phillips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. The PPV broadcast will begin at 10:00 PM ET. Feel free to leave your predictions as well in our comments section.

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Chuck Liddell vs. Rashad Evans
Rich Franklin vs. Matt Hamill
Dan Henderson vs. Rousimar Palhares
Nate Marquardt vs. Martin Kampmann
Dong-Hyun Kim vs. Matt Brown
Kurt Pellegrino vs. Thiago Tavares
Tim Boetsch vs. Mike Patt
Jason MacDonald vs. Jason Lambert
Ryo Chonan vs. Roan Carneiro

Jamie Fitzgerald (67-20)

Chuck Liddell vs. Rashad Evans
Rich Franklin vs. Matt Hamill
Dan Henderson vs. Rousimar Palhares
Nate Marquardt vs. Martin Kampmann
Dong-Hyun Kim vs. Matt Brown
Kurt Pellegrino vs. Thiago Tavares
Tim Boetsch vs. Mike Patt
Jason MacDonald vs. Jason Lambert
Ryo Chonan vs. Roan Carneiro

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