UFC 98 headlines with two undefeated fighters Rashad “Suga” Evans who is now the light heavyweight champion takes on karate specialist Lyoto “the dragon” Machida. Rashad Evans has demonstrated unbelievable striking power and recently knocked out Chuck Liddel in one of the most vicious knockouts I have seen and won the belt with a TKO of Forrest Griffin.
Machida is coming off impressive wins over Thiago Silva and Tito Ortiz. The question in this match will Evans be able to connect the power shot on the elusive Machida. Lyoto looks to show the world that the traditional karate martial arts can be on the top of the UFC and is very determined to win the belt.
My prediction is Lyoto wins a unanimous decision but don’t go bet your house on it as this is a tough one to predict and can go either way. I would love to hear who you think will win this fight cast your vote below.
The other fight I am excited about is Matt Serra Vs Matt Hughes as there is very bad blood between these two fighters that stem back to when the two fighters were coaches on the ultimate fighter.
This is one of those fights that can end up being three rounds of not to much action knowing Hughes is looking to ground and pound Serra and if unable to mount and put Serra into a vicarious situation could lessen the action. Serra is looking to blast Hughes and put a hurting on him from his feet with his striking power. I know neither one of these fighters wants to lose to each other. I am going to predict Serra wins this one.