UFC on FX 4 and UFC 147 picks from Kevin Iole, Maggie Hendricks and you

Maggie Hendricks

For a full weekend of fights, we have a full slate of picks. Check out picks for fights from Friday night's UFC on Fox 4 card and Saturday night's UFC 147, and thank you to everyone who submitted picks to Cagewriter's Facebook page.

UFC on FX 4

Kevin Iole: Maynard TKO3 Guida -- This should be a highly entertaining fight that has a chance to be a Fight of the Year. I expect Maynard to get Guida onto his back at some point and finish him with some good elbows.

Maggie Hendricks: Guida W5 Maynard -- Guida has the motor to neutralize Maynard and grind out a five-rounder.

Cagereader: Gray beats Clay TKO in the 3rd. Clay doesn't have the foot work needed to avoid the heavy hands of Gray. Meanwhile Gray will use his wrestling and size to power through any take down attempts Guida throws his way. -- Joe Merla


Kevin Iole: Sam Stout TKO1 Spencer Fisher -- This is one of the most entertaining series in MMA history, but Stout is much improved. I think he catches Fisher and ends it in the first.

Maggie Hendricks: Sam Stout KO1 Spencer Fisher -- Since their last (very exciting) bout, Stout has steadily improved while Fisher's age has shown. This should be an easy win for him.


Kevin Iole: Brian Ebersole W3 T.J. Waldburger -- Ebersole's experience the difference in a nip-and--tuck fight.

Maggie Hendricks: Brian Ebersole SUB1 T.J. Waldburger -- Ebersole and his sculptural body body hair will continue his winning streak, which currently sits at 10 wins in a row.


Kevin Iole: Ross Pearson TKO2 Cub Swanson -- This is an important fight for Pearson, who is going to coach on TUF and needs to come in with a win. He hasn't won two in a row in more than two years, but I think he'll do it this time.

Maggie Hendricks: Ross Pearson W3 Cub Swanson -- Pearson's win over Junior Assuncao showed he was more comfortable at featherweight.

UFC 147

Kevin Iole: Rich Franklin TKO2 Wanderlei Silva -- Franklin got one legend when he knocked out Chuck Liddell and I think he does it in this fight to another legend. The issue here is there are great questions about both men. Franklin is fighting for the first time in 16 months after a major shoulder injury, but I think he has more left and finds a way to stop Silva in a fun fight.

Maggie Hendricks: Rich Franklin W3 Wanderlei Silva -- Though it's not the fight we were hoping for, it's still going to be fun to watch two legends face off. They'll both get bloody and bruised, but Franklin will come out the winner.

Cagereader: Franklin's tough chin, technical striking and solid footwork will lead him to out point Silva and win a decision ... again.  -- Daniel Christian


Kevin Iole: Fabricio Werdum SUB2 Mike Russow -- Russow has been on a nice roll, but Werdum is on another level from the men he's been fighting. Werdum's striking edge will set him up for a submission, which he'll get in the second.

Maggie Hendricks: Mike Russow W3 Fabricio Werdum -- If Russow keeps the fight standing, he can land some good shots and keep his winning streak going.

Cagereader -- Werdum beats Russow because he's the best submission fighter in the UFC heavyweight division at present time. He has a number of unique weapons in his arsenal, including a superb attack off his back. I say a win here by Werdum sets up a match between him and Frank Mir, in a fight to determine who is the best pure BJJ expert among UFC heavyweights. -- Eric Holden

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