UFC 147 | UFC On FX: Wrestling Observer Staff Picks & Preview
***Updated Saturday at 1 pm EST***
Compiled by Josh NasonTo 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.
- 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, SemperviveBrian Ebersole (49-14-1-1) vs. TJ Waldburger (15-6)
Nason, Martin, Sawyer, Copp, Meltzer, Sempervive
Sam Stout (17-7-1) vs. Spencer Fisher (24-8) IIIStout:
Martin, Sawyer, Copp, Meltzer, NasonFisher:
- 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
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
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