UFC 147 | UFC On FX: Wrestling Observer Staff Picks & Preview



***Updated Saturday at 1 pm EST***

Compiled by Josh Nason
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To date:

- Dave Meltzer (48-25): Wrestling Observer founder & writer

- Todd Martin (41-32): Weekly FFD guest & RAW recapper | LA Times | Sherdog

- Mike Sempervive (41-32): Wrestling Observer Live | Big Audio Nightmare

- Oliver Copp (51-22) & Mike Sawyer (46-27) of Tough Talk

- Josh Nason (43-30):
FFD guest | FIGHT! Magazine | Bloody Elbow

Bryan Alvarez (15-9) didn't submit picks this week.

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- UFC on FX -

Clay Guida (29-12) vs. Gray Maynard (10-1-1-1)

After winning the first 10 fights of his career, Maynard famously went up against Frankie Edgar in his last two fights, earning a draw and a TKO loss.

After a four-fight win streak, Guida dropped a unanimous decision to Ben Henderson last November on the UFC on Fox undercard.

Maynard: Nason, Martin, Sawyer, Copp, Meltzer, Sempervive

Brian Ebersole (49-14-1-1) vs. TJ Waldburger (15-6)

Ebersole:
Nason, Martin, Sawyer, Copp, Meltzer, Sempervive

Sam Stout (17-7-1) vs. Spencer Fisher (24-8) III


Stout: Martin, Sawyer, Copp, Meltzer, Nason
Fisher: Sempervive

- UFC 147 -

Rich Franklin (28-6-0-1) vs. Wanderlei Silva (34-11-1-1) II
190 pound catchweight


For a look back at the first fight, here's my review for Bloody Elbow. Since then, both men have fought three times with Franklin at 1-2 and Silva at 2-1. With both men closer to the end of their respective careers than the beginning, could this be a classic battle of veterans or a five-round struggle on a card devoid of stars?

Franklin: Martin, Sawyer, Meltzer, Sempervive, Nason
Silva:
Copp

Mike Russow (15-1-0-1) vs. Fabricio Werdum (15-5-1)

The 34-year-old Werdum returned to the UFC with a somewhat bleh February decision over Roy Nelson, but has won four of his last five since 2009.The 35-year-old Russow has been quiet in the UFC's heavyweight division but he has won 11 straight and is 4-0 in the UFC.

Werdum: Martin, Copp, Meltzer, Sempervive, Nason
Russow:
Sawyer

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