UFC has made it to Versus (not counting WEC) as they present us with a stacked card to kick off their first appearance with “UFC on VERSUS 1.” The event will take place March 21st, Sunday at the 1st Bank Center in Broomfield, CO. The event is scheduled to air on the Versus network 9pm ET.
With big fights between Jones and Vera, and Dos Santos and Gonzaga, the fight paces will be pushed.
Jon Jones vs. Brandon Vera
Jon Jones wins by Referee Stoppage – Round two
Both men are very similar in styles. Vera has the experience over Jones, but Jones is on a 9-1 run which I consider 10-0 as Jones only lost his last fight to Matt Hamil for illegal downward elbows, in a fight he was dominating.
Junior dos Santos vs. Gabriel Gonzaga
Junior Dos Santos wins by KO – Round two
Dos Santos striking is always improving and his power is a proven already. Gonzaga has a good chance on the ground and does have heavy hands, but I do not feel his accuracy is on the same leve as Dos Santos.
Cheick Kongo vs. Paul Buentello
Paul Buentello wins by Split Decision
Buentello is dangerous on the ground and standing. Any man that can stand and do that well striking against someone (Stefan Struve) with such a reach advantage can negate Kongo’s heavy hands.
Duane Ludwig vs. Darren Elkins
Darren Elkins wins by TKO – Round two
Clay Guida vs. Shannon Gugerty
Clay Guida wins by decision
Daniel Roberts vs. John Howard
Daniel Roberts wins by Submission (Kimura) – Third round
Vladimir Matyushenko vs. Eliot Marshall
Eliot Marshall wins by submission (armbar) - Round three
James Irvin vs. Alessio Sakara
Alessio Sakara wins by KO (Punches) – Round two
Brendan Schaub vs. Chase Gormley
Eric Schafer vs. Jason Brilz
Mike Pierce vs. Julio Paulino