The Event is on Sunday with the Fight Pass Prelims from 6-7pm EST & the rest of the event on Fox Sports 1 beginning at 7pm EST. I will have a few plays up either tonight or tomorrow once all lines are up.
UFC TUF 19 Finale
I'm sorry but I just don't have time for a write-up. I skipped picking the Walsh/Spohn fight because that'll be the bathroom break or go make something to eat fight. I also skipped the Scoggins/Ortiz fight because I think it could go either way even though Scoggins has all the hype. It's dog or pass on that for me.
205lbs - Robert Drysdale (6-0-0) vs Keith Berish (5-0-0) : Robert Drysdale by submission.
Catchweight 143lbs - Alexis Dufresne (5-0-0) vs Sarah Moras (3-2-0) : Alexis Dufresne by submission. (Both Dufresne & Drysdale should easily win their UFC debuts as they are facing grapplers but each are far superior grapplers compared to their opponents).
155lbs - Adriano Martins (25-7-0) vs Juan Manuel Puig Carreon (11-2-0) : Adriano Martins by KO/TKO.
135lbs - Jumabieke Tuerxun (17-1-0) vs Leandro Issa (11-4-0) : Leandro Issa by decision.
155lbs - Jesse Ronson (13-4-0) vs Kevin Lee (7-1-0) : Kevin Lee by decision.
265lbs - Derrick Lewis (10-2-0, 1NC) vs Guto Inocente (6-2-0) : Derrick Lewis by KO/TKO.
185lbs - Dhiego Lima (9-1-0) vs Eddie Gordon (7-1-0) : Eddie Gordon by decision.
205lbs - Corey Anderson (4-0-0) vs Matt Van Buren (6-2-0) : Corey Anderson by decision.
145lbs - #3 Frankie Edgar (15-4-1) vs BJ Penn (16-9-2)
This could be the last hurrah for the Prodigy but I think he goes down swinging! Penn is coming off of an 18 month layoff but only wanted to come back to fight 1 man & 1 man only. That man is Frankie Edgar. We all know this should be the rubber match because Penn got robbed by the judges in the first fight but Edgar easily won the rematch. BJ Penn has been training with Nova Uniao for this fight & I think he will look better than in his last couple fights. I think the only way Penn wins is by coming out guns blazing & finishing Frankie in the 1st or 2nd because after 2 rounds Penn will be gassed & Edgar will either cruise for the final 3 rounds or more than likely finish Penn. This is Penn's first fight at 145 so I think he's going to have much more power than in recent fights. According to Mike Dolce, Penn had a very easy weight cut & he also looked tremendous at weigh-ins. Penn should come in ready to try & finish the Answer. Win or lose, Penn is rumored to retire but I think Penn comes out & gets the job done. I also doubt he retires if he has a great performance. So I'm going to go with the big dog here. Penn has too much pride, heart, & talent to finish his career with 3 losses to Edgar. My prediction is BJ Penn to defeat Frankie Edgar by KO/TKO.