Mauricio “Shogun” Rua vs. Brandon Vera
I’m taking Shogun by TKO in round 3. With the announcement that whoever wins most impressively between this match and the co-main will get the next shot at the 205 belt, all bets are off.
Lyoto Machida vs. Ryan Bader
Ryan Bader by decision. Many people don’t understand that Bader isn’t just a TUF winner, he’s fought a who’s who of fighters and usually has come out pretty well.
Joe Lauzon vs. Jamie Varner
Jo Lau by submission in round 2.
Mike Swick vs. DaMarques Johnson
Swick, by way of not being douchey. Or as the pros call it TKO round 2.