With Aldo out of the card this isn't much of an NY's card but a nice card anyways.
I also think Frankie will win his 2nd title defense. He has been improving constantly and every time we see him in the octagon he brings in a better performance. I didn't give him a shot against BJ the first time around, and I was pretty sure he couldn't repeat the same and keep the belt against BJ the 2nd time, but hell he put on even more impressive of a performance. Lay Praynard may take him down at some point, but I think Frankie will be able to make his way back up without absorbing too much damage. Don't see a stoppage going either way, although I would love to see Frankie knock that blanket the fuck out.
Leben - Stann might deliver some entertaining headsmashing but to me its a huge disappointment for the NY's card co-main event. Leben has never been one of my favourites, even though the man's got shitload of heart etc. Overall I think fighters like Diaz and Leben are a pain in the ass to watch when they start swinging like windmills and the guys in front of them just make me wish we had more Overeems in the game to knock those fuckers out. Don't really have a clear vision in my head about Stann's style and performances, so its hard to say who is going to take this. If Leben comes in shape, he should probably hammer through this without too much of a problem, but hey, its Leben so who the fuck knows how hungover he is going to show up.
Don't really care about Vera and Thiago match either, hope it delivers entertaining KO in the early rounds.
Diaz - Kim, already said what there is to say about Nate's standup. Kim is another guy just jumping straight from the prelims to NY's event, I rarely watch prelims so I don't really know a shit about this guy but that he is some sort of an judo/wrestler guy. Hope this goes down quick so Diaz can't show off his swings, in the ground this fight might have some potential, we'll see.
Guida - Gomi match might just be a shitload of fireworks, hope Gomi delivers and pounds in Guida's face for 15 minutes as its already been made pretty obvious that you just can't knock him out.
Davis - Stephens is going to some show, the only true new year's fireworks on the card. Hope Davis ain't going to get cut, only thing that might ruin the awesomeness of this great stand and bang toe to toe war.