UFC 163 picks from Kevin Iole, Maggie Hendricks and Cagereaders like you

Maggie Hendricks

UFC 163 will come to us live from Brazil on Saturday night. What will happen? Check out the predictions from Yahoo! Sports columnist Kevin Iole, Cagewriter editor Maggie Hendricks, and Cagereaders like you.

Kevin Iole -- Jose Aldo TKO4 The Korean Zombie: The Zombie is going to make Aldo work, and work hard. But Aldo has so many tools and so many ways to win, eventually, the Zombie will succumb and Aldo will overwhelm him with a finishing blitz.

Maggie Hendricks -- Jose Aldo TKO2 Chan Sung Jung: While Jung can be so much fun to watch, he's nowhere near the same level as Aldo. The champ will remain the champ using the striking ability that brought him this far.

Cagereader -- Aldo. While Jung's striking has improved and his wrestling and grappling are underrated, it is not enough against Aldo. With Aldo's takedown defense, Aldo's power in his hands and legs, and Jung's lack of head movement, Aldo should be able to TKO Jung in round 2 before Aldo gasses. -- Jason Wong

Jose Aldo is well rounded fighter and lethal leg kicks taking him to the later rounds ups the challengers chances for victory but surviving the first 3 rounds is virtually impossible. Aldo 2 rd TKO. -- Dave Klix


Kevin Iole -- Lyoto Machida W3 Phil Davis: Machida's style is always difficult to figure and he's proven he can handle himself against wrestlers. I expect Davis to have more success against Machida than Dan Henderson did, but I still see Machida prevailing.

Maggie Hendricks -- Phil Davis SUB2 Lyoto Machida: "The Dragon" wasn't particularly impressive against Dan Henderson, and Davis has a more well-rounded game than other wrestlers who have faced Machida. He can come up with submissions using wrestling, and he'll do it again here.

Cagereader -- Machida via TKO. 2ND round. I think his movement and speed advantage well be too much for Phil Davis, who's flat-footed stance will leave him open for strikes. -- Jake Yarnold


Kevin Iole -- Cezar Ferreira W3 Thiago Santos: Ferriera is more well-rounded, and though he has been out of action for 13 months, I expect he'll outlast Santos.

Maggie Hendricks -- Cezar Ferreira W3 Thiago Santos: Ferreira is more experienced and has experience with the UFC lights.


Kevin Iole -- Thales Leites Sub2 Tom Watson: Watson's takedown defense is questionable and Leites has excellent submissions. Once the fight hits the ground, Leites will find a way to win.

Maggie Hendricks -- Thales Leites Sub 2 Tom Watson: Hey, remember when Leites fought Anderson Silva for the title? That was weird. Anyway, it's Leites' first fight back with the UFC, and he has a big incentive to put on a great performance.


Kevin Iole -- John Lineker TKO3 Jose Maria: Lineker has looked good against some good fighters and has good KO power. Maria has a lot of experience, but look for Lineker to end it as the fight winds down.

Maggie Hendricks -- John Lineker TKO2 Jose Maria: Making a UFC debut on a pay-per-view main card is never easy, and that's what Maria is doing. Throw in how good Lineker looked against Azamat Gashimov, and Lineker's your winner.

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