UFC 160: Donald Cerrone vs. KJ Noons and Four Other Main Card Predictions

May 22, 2013

UFC 160 is finally here. This could well be one of the most exciting fight cards this year, with five high-profile MMA bouts.

 

The event is headlined by Cain Velasquez’s title defense against Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva, as former champ Junior dos Santos battles the fan-favorite KO artist Mark Hunt in the co-main event.

 

Also on the card, VFD Marketing athlete Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone makes his return to the cage K.J. Noons, with sights on reclaiming his spot as one of the TOP 5 lightweights in the UFC.

 

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UFC 160 takes place on May 25 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

 

Donald Cerrone vs. KJ Noons

 

Cowboy baby! Yes, he didn’t get his hand raised against Anthony Pettis, but Donald Cerrone is still one of the top Lightweights in MMA, with a devastating skillset that could beat anyone in his weight class. KJ Noons is a great fighter, with many exciting hard-fought victories on his record, but this time of the season Cowboy is just a mean machine. Despite KJ Noons’ boxing credentials, Cerrone will win this fight on his feet. KO of the Night finish in Round 2.

 

Gray Maynard vs. TJ Grant

 

“The Bully” Maynard is on a mission for this fight. He will be looking to make a big statement against TJ Grant, who’s himself currently on an impressive streak in the UFC Lightweight division. Maynard will bully his way to a decision victory.

 

Glover Texeira vs. James Te-Huna

 

Teixeira is a clear favorite in this one. But it’s still hard to completely write off James Te-Huna in this fight. The New Zealander has heart for miles, and some serious KO power to shock the world. This fight could definitely be an eye-opener. Te-Huna via KO/TKO in Round 2.

 

Junior dos Santos vs. Mark Hunt

 

Now this one is extremely tough to pick. The obvious choice is Junior dos Santos – former champion, well-rounded fighter, elite boxing skills, demonic KO power, tons of heart. But hey, every time Mark Hunt steps inside that cage he proves everyone wrong. JDS definitely has more tools to win this fight, but one well-timed punch from General Hunto and it’s all over. We’ll play it safe here with a decision victory for JDS.

 

Cain Velasquez vs. Antonio Silva

 
The first encounter between the two resulted in a convincing victory for Cain Velasquez. Antonio Silva might have some holes in his game, however, no one can doubt that ‘Bigfoot’ is a force to be reckoned with. This fight will be closer than many people think, with Silva landing some heavy shots on Velasquez. Yet, the champ will reign supreme via TKO in Round 3.