UFC is putting on a Fight Night tomorrow despite having events the past two weekends.  I do predictions for all the other shows, so now it’s time for this one.

Main Card

Lightweight bout:
Kenny Florian vs  Takanori Gomi
The only times I’ve ever seen KenFlo lose have been with the Lightweight Championship on the line – most recently to Georges St-Pierre, and that’s not the case on Wednesday.
Prediction:  Kenny Florian by submission

Heavyweight bout:
Roy Nelson vs  Stefan Struve
I could find some Politically Correct way to say it by using the word “unique”, but let’s face it, this is the Freak Show fight.  Struve is 7 feet tall and Roy Nelson has a big gut.  Neither of those reasons should stop them from eventually being contenders in the division, they’re just differentiators you’re sure to notice when watching on Wednesday.  They both look to have decent Jiu Jitsu skills.  Nelson probably has the power, but Struve has the reach and the speed.
This prediction is dedicated to Brody.
Prediction:  Stefan Struve by Knockout

Middleweight bout:
Nate Quarry vs.  Jorge Rivera
I can’t blame Nate Quarry for his past two losses (a submission loss to one of the best BJJ in the world Demian Maia; a knockout loss to Rich Franklin), and in his last fight he won Fight Of The Night honors.
Jorge Rivera hasn’t done anything to impress me.
Prediction:  Nate Quarry by knockout

Lightweight bout:
Ross Pearson vs.  Dennis Siver

Ross Pearson fights like a bulldog.  Very impressive.
Dennis Siver has great knockout power, as displayed in 2 of his past 3 fights, but Ross Pearson has never been knocked out.  I’m playing the odds on this one.
Prediction:  Ross Pearson by submission

Preliminary Card

Lightweight bout:
Andre Winner vs.  Rafaello Oliveira

Andre Winner hasn’t looked impressive in his past four fights, losing 2 by decision, 1 went to a decision draw, and he was able to beat one of his Ultimate Fighter cast mates.
Rafaello Oliveira lost one by decision in his last five, winning 2 by decision and winning 2 by submission.
Prediction: Rafaello Oliveira by submission
Lightweight bout:
Jacob Volkmann vs.  Ronnys Torres

The loser of this one is likely out of UFC before 2010 is over.
Volkmann has lost his only two UFC fights, one by decision, one by submission.
Ronnys Torres lost his only UFC fight, a decision to a superior opponent.
Prediction:  Ronnys Torres by decision

Lightweight bout:
Rob Emerson vs.  Nik Lentz

Emerson has looked almost as good in his recent losses as Lentz has in wins.
Prediction: Emerson by decision

Lightweight bout:
Caol Uno vs.  Gleison Tibau

Uno has looked decent against some quality opponents the past couple years.
Tibau was unimpressive over the same span in his fights.
Prediction: Caol Uno by decision

Middleweight bout:
Yushin Okami vs.  Lucio Linhares

Linhares hasn’t done anything in UFC yet, but Okami beat one of my favorites (Evan Tanner)
Prediction:  Yushin Okami by knockout

Middleweight bout:
Gerald Harris vs  Mario Miranda

Gerald Harris hasn’t lost a fight in 2.5 years.
Mario Miranda has never fought in UFC, nor has he ever fought on the East Coast.
Prediction:  Gerald Harris with a knockout to welcome Miranda to UFC

Welterweight bout:
Charlie Brenneman vs.  Jason High

The only loss on Brenneman’s record was by decision, though he doesn’t have any UFC experience.
High was knocked out in Dream, but that’s DREAM, which is big time over-seas.
Prediction: Jason High by decision, showing off his experience