UFC 143

Nick Diaz and Carlos Condit will be fighting for the welterweight interim title. This is a very interesting match up.  Condit is well-rounded with great composure in tense fights. Diaz loves to put on pressure and it’s that pressure that breaks down many of his opponents.  But in this fight, Diaz will be up against someone who can deal with an onslaught of punishment and dish major punishment of his own.  Condit will need to prevent Diaz from getting into a groove such as allowing Diaz to throw hundreds of those slap punches and controlling the pace and the octagon.  I see this being a very close fight but with the edge going to Carlos Condit.

My Picks:

Carlos Condit beats Nick Diaz
Roy Nelson beats Fabricio Werdum
Josh Koscheck beats Mike Pierce
Renan Barao beats Scott Jorgensen
Dustin Poirier beats Max Halloway
Ed Herman beats Clifford Starks