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Predictions For Ultimate Fight Night 19

UFC Fight Night 19 PosterTomorrow night Oklahoma City is UFC Ultimate Fight Night 19, headlined by Nate Diaz vs. Melvin Guillard. There are certainly some interesting match ups, and a few that on paper seem a bit one sided. I decided I would go on the record with my official predictions for the event, and so have some of the other staff here at MMAFrenzy.

Nate Diaz vs. Melvin Guillard Prediction:
Nate Diaz via submission, Round 1.

Guillard is athletic, explosive, and has KO power. Diaz really is the opposite, but I think Diaz still has the better skill set and should take this one. Diaz should be able to use his reach to stay away from Guillard’s power until he decides to step in and take this fight to the ground, where he is (on paper) the better equipped fighter. Guillard has also shown a past weakness to submissions, and I think that will be the deciding factor.

Gray Maynard vs. Roger Huerta Prediction:
Gray Maynard via Unanimous Decision

Huerta is coming off of a thirteen month layoff, so I expect ring rust a plenty. Maynard on the other hand has been active, against good competition. In Huerta’s bout against Clay Guida in 2007, Guida was able to out wrestle him and control the action for most of the bout, before Huerta managed to land a shot that rocked Guida and led to the eventual submission victory. Gray Maynard is a better wrestler than Guida, and has better stand up than Guida. I expect Maynard to be able to take the fight to the ground and control Huerta there however he sees fit, and Maynard’s striking is clean enough to stay out of trouble on the feet. Maynard will therefore grind out another decision victory over another tough opponent.

Carlos Condit vs. Jake Ellenberger Prediction:
Carlos Condit via Submission in round 2

Condit is game fighter with slick submissions, and capable stand up. Ellenberger comes from a wrestling background but favors his adept striking game for defeating his opponents. Both men have done the rounds with lower tiered promotions, and this is a tough bout to call. However I think the fact that Condit has already spent sometime under the bright lights of the UFC, combined with his experience defeating the WEC belt will be enough to put him over the top. Ellenberger is taking this fight on short notice, and is making his UFC debut, and I think will cave to the pressure and make a mistake that Condit will capitalize on in the second round. Ellenberger could still make an impact in the division, however, even if he does lose to Condit.

Tim Credeur vs. Nate Quarry Prediction:
Nate Quarry via TKO round 1

Credeur is a game fighter, but Quarry’s skills are just a level above Credeur’s. Quarry has solid punching power and crisp striking, as well as decent take down defense. I expect Credeur to want to take this fight to the ground and go for a submission, where he is a much more dangerous fighter than he is standing. However, Quarry has faced more skilled grapplers in Pete Sell and Jason MacDonald and come out on top and I expect the same out of him against Credeur.


  • Steve Cantwell def. Brian Stann via submission in round 1
  • Mike Pyle def. Chris Wilson via submission in round 2
  • C.B. Dollaway def. Jay Silva via submission in round 1
  • Sam Stout def. Phillipe Nover via unanimous decision
  • Jeremy Stephens def. Justin Buchholz via TKO in round 3
  • Brock Larson def. Mike Pierce via submission in round 2
  • Ryan Jensen def. Steve Steinbeiss via submission in round 2


  • Nate Diaz def. Melvin Guillard via submission — Round 2
  • Gray Maynard def. Roger Huerta via unanimous decision
  • Carlos Condit def. Jake Ellenberger via submission — Round 1
  • Nate Quarry def. Tim Credeur via TKO —  Round 2
  • Steve Cantwell . Brian Stann via submission — Round 2
  • Mike Pyle def. Chris Wilson via submission — Round 3
  • Jay Silva def. C.B. Dollaway via TKO — Round 2
  • Sam Stout def. Phillipe Nover via unanimous decision
  • Jeremy Stephens def. Justin Buchholz via unanimous decision
  • Brock Larson def. Mike Pierce via submission — Round 1
  • Steven Steinbeiss def. Ryan Jensen via submission — Round 2

Stop back tomorrow for live UFC Fight Night 19 coverage, as well as’s recap of the first episode of The Ultimate Fighter 10, which debuts immediately after UFN 19.

UFC Fight Night 19 Coverage


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