After the fantastic UFC On Fox 5 (my favorite show of 2012), UFC On Fox 6 has a lot to live up to. For one, it’s right smack dab in between last week’s highly rated 49ers vs. Falcons game, and Super Bowl weekend. Thus, a lot of eye balls would’ve seen the promotion by Fox for the show. The main event features what could be a stylistically excellent fight between two speedsters, but neither is a big name in a division without big names.
We’ll preview the top three fights on the show.
Anthony Pettis Vs. Donald Cerrone
Stevie J: Cerrone by TKO
This is more of a personal pick than an intellectual one – I just really like the Cowboy and always have. I take nothing away from Pettis, except that he’s had a year off, and I don’t think that made him “rusty” – but some people reading this might. Maybe not a bad pick after all.
This is my favorite fight on the card. How can it not be? I kept asking the fight gods of sparta that no one get hurt so this could finally come to fruition. I met with Pettis when his younger brother Sergio was fighting at RFA and he was none too pleased with Cerrone’s smack talking and calling him out when he was hurt. Now fully healthy, look for Pettis to bring back some flashy, devastating moves that can put Cerrone’s lights out. Though both men are well reputed finishers with power to have their way with any opponent, I’m going with Pettis to take this one. I’m also prepared for this to be one of the fights of the year.
GG: Cerrone by decision
I would’ve rather this fight headlined a FX card so that it could be five rounds instead of three. I’m basing my pick on pure rust. No matter if he hasn’t always looked good recently, Cerrone is the more active of the two. It could take Pettis a round to get it going and by then, it may be a round that he’s already lost. These guys will pick up the pace though. They don’t want to be upstaged by the main event.