UFC 123: Rampage vs. Machida Preview & Predictions

The Palace at Auburn Hills in Detroit, Michigan will play host to tonight’s UFC 123: Rampage vs. Machida pay-per view. Two preliminary bouts — Matt Brown vs. Brian Foster and Mark Munoz vs. Aaron Simpson — will air on Spike TV at 9 pm ET before the pay-per view. The main card kicks off at 10 pm ET.

UFC 123 is headlined by a light-heavyweight bout beween “Rampage” Jackson and Lyoto Machida. The co-main event will see two of the most dominant champions in UFC history go to battle when BJ Penn moves up to welterweight and faces Matt Hughes. Also on the card is a featured lightweight bout between Joe Lauzon and George Sotiropoulos.

Picks for tonight’s event are available after the jump.


  • Quinton “Rampage” Jackson vs. Lyoto Machida

PREDICTION: Lyoto Machida def. Rampage Jackson via second-round TKO

  • Matt Hughes vs. B.J. Penn

PREDICTION: BJ Penn def. Matt Hughes via unanimous decision

  • Joe Lauzon vs. George Sotiropoulos

PREDICTION: George Sotiropoulos def. Joe Lauzon via unanimous decision

  • Tim Boetsch vs. Phil Davis

PREDICTION: Phil Davis def. Tim Boetsch via second-round TKO

  • Maiquel Falcao vs. Gerald Harris

PREDICTION: Maiquel Falcao def. Gerald Harris via third-round KO

Spike TV Prelims

  • Matt Brown vs. Brian Foster

PREDICTION: Brian Foster def. Matt Brown via unanimous decision

  • Mark Munoz vs. Aaron Simpson

PREDICTION: Mark Munoz def. Aaron Simpson via unanimous decision

Topics: BJ Penn, Lyoto Machida, Matt Hughes, MMA, Predictions, Preview, Rampage Jackson, UFC, UFC 123

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  • http://www.cagepages.com Josh Sanchez

    Were it not for that poor decision, it would have been a 7-0 night! Damn you, judges!