UFC on FOX 12: Lawler vs Brown Predictions- Kamikaze Overdrive MMA
Another installment of the UFC on FOX series lies ahead and when it does arrive it brings with it one of the most anticipated Welterweight bouts of the year.
Robbie Lawler was one round away from capturing the Welterweight championship but came up short against now champion Johnny Hendricks. Since the loss he has been bent on a return engagement. He could be one win away from that opportunity.
Standing across the cage from Lawler and directly in the path of his shot at the title will be Matt Brown. At UFC 139, Brown was submitted by Seth Baczynski- his fourth loss in his last 5 fights. His record was drawing dangerously close to even and his career competing at the top level of MMA was in doubt. Hardly the story of a title contender, but after the second round submission loss, he plowed through his next seven opponents. With every win Brown climbed the ladder back to relevancy. He knocked out 6 of his 7 opponents, and is now knocking on the door his long desired title shot.
Also on the main card, Anthony Johnson makes his second UFC appearance as a Light Heavyweight. His dominant performance against Phil Davis has launched Rumble into the title contention discussion. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira has yet to earn a shot at the title, but his win over Johnson’s stable mate Rashad Evans certainly made some noise. Unfortunately, a prolonged period out of action has dulled the significance of his upset win. While Jon Jones’s dance card may be full for at least his next two outings, the winner of this fight will gladly take their place in line.
The main card quartet is filled out by two lighter weight bouts; Clay Guida battles Dennis Bermudez at Featherweight and Lightweights Josh Thomson and Bobby Green collide in a throwback Strikeforce encounter. All involved are closing in on a shot at the gold, but a loss on this night would be a tremendous step backward, just as much as a win would further usher them up the rankings.
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185lbs- #4 Chris Weidman (13-2-0) vs #5 Gegard Mousasi (41-6-2)
Total Votes: 73
115lbs- Cynthia Calvillo (4-0-0) vs Pearl Gonzalez (6-1-0)
Total Votes: 56
155lbs- Will Brooks (18-2-0) vs Charles Oliveira (21-7-0 1NC)
Total Votes: 58
145lbs- Myles Jury (15-2-0) vs Mike De La Torre (14-6-0 1NC)
Total Votes: 64
170lbs- #11 Kamaru Usman (9-1-0) vs Sean Strickland (18-1-0)
Total Votes: 64
145lbs- Shane Burgos (8-0-0) vs Charles Rosa (11-2-0)
Total Votes: 58
170lbs- Robbie Lawler vs Matt Brown
205lbs- Anthony Johnson vs Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
145lbs- Clay Guida vs Dennis Bermudez
155lbs- Josh Thomson vs Bobby Green
155lbs- Jorge Masvidal vs Daron Cruickshank
205lbs- Kyle Kingsbury vs Patrick Cummins
170lbs- Hernani Perpetuo vs Tim Means
145lbs-Michael De La Torre vs Brian Ortega
155lbs- Akbarh Arreola vs Tiago Trator
145lbs- Steven Siler vs Noad Lahat
170lbs- Andreas Stahl vs Gilbert Burns
115lbs- Juliana Lima vs Joanna Jedrzejczyk