Who will get the biggest cheer from the crowd? Though fellow Brit and Wolfslair teammate Paul Kelly may give him a run for his money, Michael Bisping has this one in the bag. He is England's best known fighter and already a huge crowd favorite.
Who will have the best entrance music? Though I am fond of Marcus Davis' choice, "Jump Around" by House of Pain, I have to go with Brandon Vera. He walked into "Bebot" by the Black Eyed Peas for his last fight, and it's the kind of song that makes me want to walk in a room very coolly, and then punch someone in the face. Perfect entrance music.
Will Mandy Moore or Laura Prepon make the trip across the pond for this fight? Neither UFC fan, who both get plenty of screen time at every event they attend, are up to much. Prepon's show, "October Road," was cancelled, and Moore isn't really doing much of anything -- besides visiting DJ AM in the hospital. Both are free to cheer on every punch, so I bet that we will see both of them.
Who will be booed? Most likely, Chris Leben. He is fighting England's own Bisping, and had his first fight in England cancelled because he was in jail. That is not a great way to win friends and influence people.
Will Guy Ritchie show up? The director/husband of Madonna is a UFC fan and has been cage-side for previous events. He would probably hate to miss an event in his native land. However, he and Madonna just announced their divorce, so my bet is no. Though he probably needs a guy's night out, he also will want to avoid the press, any press.
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- Michael Bisping
- Mandy Moore
- Laura Prepon