Lyoto Machida trained for his UFC Fight Night 30 clash with Mark Munoz at Team Black House near Los Angeles. Pic by SHERDOG.COM -click for source- Credit: Dave Mandel

It was a down week but now we are preparing for another run of major fight cards. With that here is the review of UFC 169 and UFN preview:

UFC 169: Faber vs. Barao 2

Main Event: Renan Barao #1 Bantamweight vs. Urijah Faber #2 Bantamweight

Prediction: Barao by submission. Result: Barao by strikes. There’s little doubt that this was a controversial stoppage but Faber should have improved his position. Herb Dean did what he thought was best for Faber’s safety and no one can really blame him for that.

Co-main Event: Jose Aldo #1 Featherweight vs. Ricardo Lamas #2 Featherweight

Prediction: Aldo by strikes. Result: Aldo by decision. Aldo asserted his will on Lamas for five rounds and established himself as number 2 P4P.

Frank Mir #7 Heavyweight vs. Alistair Overeem #8 Heavyweight

Prediction: Overeem by submission. Result: Overeem by decision. Overeem more than likely sent Frank Mir looking for a new promotion.

John Lineker #9 Flyweight vs. Ali Bagautinov #8 Flyweight

Prediction: Bagautinov by strikes. Result: Bagautinov by decision. By no means a pretty bout but Bagautinov did enough to take two rounds.

Jamie Varner vs. Abel Trujillo

Prediction: Varner by submission. Result: Trujillo by strikes. This fight definitely earned the Fight of the Night and KON bonus awards.

Overall score: 2/5; 0.4 prediction percentage. 0.5 for Barao’s win, 0.5 for Aldo’s win, 0.5 for Overeem’s win and 0.5 for Bagautinov’s win.

UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Mousasi

Main Event: Lyoto Machida #4 Middleweight vs. Gegard Mousasi #7 Middleweight

Prediction: Mousasi by strikes. Mousasi’s last loss at middleweight was back in 2006 in Pride and he was dangerous at the time. He’s spent a few years at light heavyweight and did average. However, Lyoto Machida has proved dangerous at middleweight and he’s the favorite.

Co-main Event: Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza #5 Middleweight vs. Francis Carmont

Prediction: Souza by submission. No doubt Souza’s probably the most dangerous submission specialist at middleweight until Silva returns.

Erick Silva vs. Takenori Sato

Prediction: Silva by submission. Erick Silva is in need of a rebound but he seems to have the ability to defeat UFC newcomer Takenori Sato.

Viscardi Andrade vs. Nicholas Musoke

Prediction: Andrade by decision. The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 2 standout can no doubt defeat Musoke and has the momentum as well.

Charles Oliveira vs. Andy Ogle

Prediction: Oliveira by submission. Oliveira is in dire need of a rebound as he’s on a two fight loosing streak and a third could cut him.

How do you think the middleweight title picture will come out after this coming weekend? Feel free to leave a comment!