The co-main events look like they both could very good fights.
Antonio Norgueira vs. Cain Velazquez: I’ll take Big Nog. Cain Velazquez is certainly a very tough up and comer in the heavyweight division, but Nog represents a fighter with a much higher skill level than anyone Cain has yet faced in his UFC career. This fight will probably go to the ground early and despite the fact that Velazquez is an outstanding wrestler I think that is where Nog will have the advantage with his great BJJ skills. Velazquez has displayed great endurance in his previous fights, but he has not displayed KO power in his striking. I think Nog will find a way of submitting Velasquez.
Wanderlei Silva vs. Michael Bisping: This fight is a very tough call. These two really seem to hate each other and I don’t expect this fight to go the distance. This fight will end in a TKO/KO imo. The question is who gets KO’d? A years ago I would have selected Silva to win for sure, but I think he on the downside of his career now may not be able to match the quickness of Bisping. I’ll go with Bisping.
On the undercard I’ll take Ryan Bader over Keith Jardine.