DREAM 13 get’s underway early on Monday morning, only hours after UFC On Versus 1 ends. Here’s my quick picks for the event.
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DREAM 13 Predictions: (Picks In Bold)
Bibiano Fernandes Vs Joachim Hansen
An evenly matched fight but I think Fernandes will gain the upper-hand on the mat to claim victory.
Josh Barnett Vs Mighty Mo
Anything other than a Barnett win seems unlikely here.
Yoshiro Maeda Vs Cole Escovedo
Escovedo certainly has a chance in what should be an interesting encounter, but Maeda has been fighting tougher opponent’s of late, and I think he’ll edge this one.
Katsunori Kikuno Vs Kuniyoshi Hironaka
Kikuno looked good against Eddie Alvarez despite losing and should get back to winning ways here.
KJ Noons Vs Andre Dida
The long lay-off from MMA competition isn’t ideal, but I think Noons boxing credentials will help his career get back up-and-running.
Ryo Chonan Vs Andrews Nakahara
I don’t expect Chonan to do big things in DREAM, and so despite his lack of MMA experience I’m opting for the Karate stylist instead.
Minowaman Vs Jimmy Ambriz
Ambriz has an excellent knack for losing to any good fighter he faces, and while I don’t think he’s as much of a can as Bob Sapp, I do expect him to chalk up another loss on his record.