UFC Rio Picks

Posted: August 27, 2011 in UFC

The UFC finally returns to Rio tonight and the card should be one of the better UFC pay-per views of 2011. Number one pound for pound MMA fighter Anderson Silva fights in front of his home crowd to attempt to avenge his last lost versus Yushin Okami tonight. Can Anderson Silva keep his remarkable 14 fight winning streak going? Will Shogun Rua bounce back after losing to Jon Jones in March? Is Brendan Schaub ready to take it to the next level?  These questions will be answered tonight in Rio.  Here are my predictions for the three main fights tonight.

Heavyweight Bout:Brendan Schaub over Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira by decision

Light Heavyweight Bout: Forrest Griffin over Shogun Rua by submission in the 2nd round

Middleweight Championship Anderson Silva over Yushin Okami by ko in the 2nd round

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