A genuine grudge match between top-shelf lightweights means we have a great fight on our hands.Winner: Penn (far left)How: Penn won't stop Sherk, but he'll control the wrestling enough to earn a points victoryWhen: Following five compelling rounds
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Lyoto Machida vs. Tito Ortiz
A classic battle hinging on who wins the takedowns.Winner: Ortiz (near left)How: Ortiz must outwrestle Machida, put the undefeated Brazilian on his back, and rough him up with elbows and short punches to secure a points victory.When: At the end of three rounds.
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Wanderlei Silva vs. Keith Jardine
Neither light heavyweight is known for backing down, so this fight should produce an exciting finish.Winner: Silva (far left)How: Keeping pressure on Jardine is a must if Silva's going to win by stoppage.When: Middle of Round 2
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Wilson Gouveia vs. Goran Reljic
Experience matters for Gouveia in this one.Winner: Gouveia (far left)How: Gouveia should out-strike on the feet and neutralize Reljic's ground game to win by unanimous decisionWhen: After Round 3.
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Antonio Mendes vs. Thiago Silva
Top light heavyweight prospect Silva gets a fight he should win.Winner: Silva (near left)How: Silva is fine fighting on the feet, but his edge on the canvas is enough to win by TKO.When: Round 2.
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Rousimar Palhares vs. Ivan Salaverry
Salaverry versus inexperienced-yet-tough Palhares makes this one closer than expected.Winner: Palhares (far left)How: Be physical with Salaverry, who tends to wilt under intense pressure, and Palhares could score a stoppage. The likely outcome is a decision for the BrazilianWhen: Following 15 minutes of action.
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Rameau Sokoudjou vs. Kazuhiro Nakamura
Two fighters identified with Pride Fighting Championships look to make their mark in the UFC.Winner: Sokoudjou (far left)How: Been there, done that for Sokoudjou in the UFC makes him better in his second fight. He shows flashes of brilliance in outpointing Nakamura.When: Round 3.
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Terry Etim vs. Rich Clementi
A fight-of-the-night candidate, hopefully Clementi-Etim makes it on the TV broadcast.Winner: Clementi (near left)How: Avoid Etim's submission game and brawl when Clementi has to means a likely stoppage for "No Love."When: Late second, early third.
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Yoshiyuki Yoshida vs. Jon Koppenhaver
Japan's Yoshida, no stranger to fighting in the cage, should fare better in his UFC debut than many of his countrymen, as well as Koppenhaver.Winner: Yoshida (far left)How: Tough fight for the judges, but Yoshida wins a split decisionWhen: Round 3.
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Dong Hyun Kim vs. Jason Tan
UK versus Korea here, and Kim is the man to beat.Winner: Kim (far left)How: Kim will eventually take it to the floor and finish Tan thereWhen: Midway through Round 3.
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Christian Wellisch vs. Shane Carwin
Heavyweight grapplers look to break through in UFC's weakest division.Winner: Carwin (near left)How: In the mold of his mentor Ron Waterman, Carwin rides out Wellisch for a decisionWhen: Round 3.
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