I really am not that interested in this card after Shogun and Liddell both had to drop out due to injuries.
That said, there are some good fights on the card.
I think Hughes beats Alves. Thiago is a great striker, but Hughes’s experience should pay off. He should dictate where the action takes place and if he gets back to being really aggressive with his takedown attempts, I can see him either pounding Alves out, or getting a submission.
I see Marcus Davis knocking Mike Swick out, probably in the first round.
Werdum-Vera is really interesting. I like Vera a lot, but Werdum is no slouch. I’ll take Vera by 2nd round submission.[/quote]
I am 100% with you, down to the rounds.