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UFC 158: UFC Tonight Crew Picks Saturday’s Headliners

The UFC Tonight crew weighed in on who they believe will exit the Octagon victorious this Saturday night at UFC 158. Be sure to stay tuned as MMAFrenzy will have our picks coming up later this week.

UFC Welterweight Title Fight: Georges St-Pierre (c) vs. Nick Diaz

  • Kenny Florian: “Nick Diaz is my favorite fighter, as far as excitement. He always delivers. But Georges St-Pierre has the perfect game to beat Nick.”
  • Chael Sonnen: “Put me down for the current champion. I think he leaves with the title. This is going to be a war. This is a fight that they both want. This isn’t about rankings, this isn’t about titles, this is about respect and it’s going down Saturday night.”

Carlos Condit vs. Johny Hendricks

  • Florian: “I’m going to go with the upset. Condit is going to take this one by decision.”
  • Sonnen: “I’m going to take Hendricks for the decision. He’s in an upward swing. Condit is coming off a heartbreaking loss to Georges St-Pierre.”

Jake Ellenberger vs. Nate Marquardt

  • Sonnen: “I think whatever you say about Marquardt, you could say about Jake. On paper they’re really similar. Jake’s got a little more power. Marquardt’s got a little more speed. Marquardt’s been away from the Octagon, he hasn’t left MMA – he’s a Strikeforce champion – but he has been away from the Octagon and I’m choosing Ellenberger.”

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