Cage Pages UFC 154 Predictions

Nov 16, 2012; Montreal, QC, Canada; Georges St-Pierre (left) and Carlos Condit (right) face off during the weigh-in for UFC 154 at New City Gas. Mandatory Credit: Eric Bolte-US PRESSWIRE

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

Topics: Carlos Condit, Georges St. Pierre, UFC 154

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