Here are my semi-regular picks and my nonsense for picking who I pick.
Welterweight bout: Sean Pierson vs. Jake Ellenberger - I'm picking Ellenberger here, he's beaten Mike Pyle and came close to beating Carlos Condit and has just faced the stiffer competition.
Welterweight bout: Nate Diaz vs. Rory MacDonald - This is a tough bout for Diaz, MacDonald was a touted prospect and took Carlos Condit the distance (almost), so we know he's tough. He's not noted as a big wrestler though, so with that I give the boxing and jiu-jitsu edge to Diaz. I love watching Diaz fight so this should be a good one.
Lightweight bout: Mark Bocek vs. Ben Henderson - Ben Henderson put son enjoyable fights and he was a favorite of mine in the WEC. Bocek is a skilled jiu-jitsu guy but Ben has proved he is almost impossible to submit. This is a toss-up for me, but I'll go with Henderson.
So far I have picked all the American guys. That will change, trust me.
Light Heavyweight bout: Randy Couture vs. Lyoto Machida - Randy wins if he gets Machida against the cage or on the ground, Lyoto takes it if it's a striking match. I think Lyoto is too quick and elusive for Randy and I think he picks Randy apart. Machida is my pick.
Light Heavyweight bout: Vladimir Matyushenko vs. Jason Brilz - I honestly do not care.
Featherweight Championship bout: José Aldo (c) vs. Mark Hominick - Aldo is a beast. Beast! He wins via TKO. Maybe round 2.
Welterweight Championship bout: Georges St-Pierre (c) vs. Jake Shields - I don't think there is a welterweight on the planet that can beat GSP and I should know, I always pick against him. Not this time though, GSP wins on the feet, scrambling out from under Jake's take downs and picking him apart like he did Koschek.