UFC Tonight‘s crew took a look at this weekend’s UFC on FUEL TV 7 fight card. Hosts Chael Sonnen and Kenny Florian take a look at the weekend cards main bouts including a battle for the UFC interim bantamweight crown. Be sure to stay tuned for our own staff picks later in the week.
Sonnen breaks down Barao vs. McDonald:
“Michael McDonald is really a special talent, but he has his work cut out for him against Renan Barao. Urijah Faber is one of the best fighters ever. He had his choice when Dominick Cruz was hurt, to fight either Barao or McDonald and he chose Barao, which tells me he finds McDonald to be more dangerous. If McDonald wins, it’d be a big upset.”
Kenny Florian’s take on Barao vs. McDonald:
“The way Barao came out and beat Faber was really his coming out party. Faber is one of the best at 135. The fact that he went out there and beat him the way he did really tells me something. He trains with Jose Aldo, one of the best, so you know he’s legit.”
Sonnen picks McDonald over Barao:
“We’re going to see an upset. McDonald is going to win this with his boxing. This is a razor-thin fight, don’t miss it.”
Florian breaks down Cub Swanson vs. Dustin Poirier:
“These two guys have been at the top of the weight class for a while now. The winner of this fight may get the next shot at Jose Aldo’s belt. Cub Swanson is on a tear right now, knocking guys out. He was impressive against Ross Pearson with the fade away hook that he landed to knock him out. Dustin Poirier is a beast on the mat.
“It is a razor-thin fight, but Poirier is going to get it. He needs it a little bit more, and he’s a little sharper right now.”