Georges St. Pierre vs. Carlos Condit
Gionti: Give me Condit in this fight. I feel this is the perfect storm for an upset. St. Pierre is coming off a serious injury, Condit has serious knockout power and, in the time GSP was rehabbing, Condit was training.
Manning: St.Pierre via decision. I could be totally wrong about this pick. St. Pierre could come out looking slow, and Condit could finish him early. I just tend to think that if GSP is fighting, he is ready to go, and expect him to win in a decision in a very close fight.
Martin Kampmann vs. Johny Hendricks
Gionti: I like Hendricks via decision. He has big knockout power in that left handed and outstanding wrestling. Kampmann takes a lot of damage in his fights, but I don’t think he can do that against Hendricks.
Manning: Kampmann via decision. I love Kampmann’s recovery skills, and I think those are key in this fight. Hendricks will crack him, but I think he recovers and wins 2/3 rounds. The X-Factor here is Hendricks’s wrestling – if he uses it, he could grind this out.
Francis Carmont vs. Tom Lawlor
Gionti: Carmont via 2nd round submission
Manning: Lawlor via decision
4) Mark Bocek vs. Rafel dos Anjos
Gionti: dos Anjos via decision.
Manning: dos Anjos via KO, round two
Mark Hominick vs. Pablo Garza
Gionti: Hominick via decision
Manning: Hominick via decision
Patrick Cote vs. Alessio Sakara
Gionti: Cote via 2nd round TKO
Manning: Cote via TKO, round one
Cyrille Diabate vs. Chad Griggs
Gionti: Diabate via 2nd round TKO.
Manning: Diabate via TKO, round two
John Makdessi vs. Sam Stout
Gionti: Stout via decision.
Manning: Stout via decision
Antonio Carvalho vs. Rodrigo Damm
Gionti: Carvalho via decision.
Manning: Carvalho via TKO, round three
John Maquire vs. Matt Riddle
Gionti: Riddle via decision
Manning: RIddle via decision
Azamat Gashimov vs. Ivan Menjivar
Gionti: Menjivar via decision
Manning: Menjivar via decision
Darren Elkins vs. Steven Siler
Gionti: Siler via decision
Manning: Siler via decision