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UFC 136 Fight Card Preview and Picks

UFC and MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) fans are in for some good action this Saturday.  The UFC 136 fight card is being headlined by two title fights and fighters that have proven to bring the action!  Here's a quick preview and picks for UFC 136.

The main event at UFC 136 event features the third title fight between lightweights Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard.  Gray Maynard won their first match up to become the lightweight champ.  The rematch was action packed but ended in a draw.  Look for Edgar to use his speed to outpoint Maynard and win a close decision.

The co-main event matches up two featherweight fighters in Jose Aldo and Kenny Florian. Florian has always fought outside of his natural weight class and even so, has done well agains top competition. Now that the UFC has a featherweight division, he can show off his full potential as he goes after the title.  Unfortunately for Florian, he's going to have to face an MMA recking machine and UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo. Aldo has finished 7 out of his last 9 fights with a KO or TKO.  He brings a record of 19-1 into this fight with his only loss coming way back in 2005. Look for Aldo to overwhelm Florian with this athletic ability and finish the fight in the later rounds.

On the UFC 136 fight card is one of the best trash talkers in MMA ,Chael Sonnen. He faces Brian Stann who is on a three fight winning streak.  Stann is taking a step up in competition by fighting Sonnen.  Look for Sonnen to use his experience, and exceptional wrestling to win via decision.

One of the most powerful fighters in the UFC lightweight division Melvin Guillard will be facing a slick submission specialist in Joe Lauzon.  Lauzon will have trouble with Guillard's power.  Look for Guillard to land some hard punches and finish the fight with at KO or TKO.

Kicking off the UFC 136 main card is Nam Phan vs Leonard Garcia. It  should be an interesting fight as both fighters have shaky fight records and need to win this one in a bad way if they want to stay in the UFC.  Garcia is a brawler that brings the fight.  Look for Garcia to overwhelm Phan with aggression to pull off the win.

Here is the rest of the UFC 136 fight card :

Spike TV Prelims:
Demian Maia vs Jorge Santiago
Jeremy Stephens vs Anthony Pettis

Facebook Prelims:
Joey Beltran vs Stipe Miocic
Zhang Tie Quan vs Darren Elkins
Aaron Simpson vs Eric Schafer
Steve Cantwell vs Mike Massenzio

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UFC 136 takes place Saturday October 8th at the Toyota Center in Houston Texas.  Do you agree with my UFC 136 fight picks?