Before the PPV for the most anticipated fight card of the year goes down, fix preliminary bouts will kick off the night. Here are my UFC 148: Silva vs. Sonnen preliminary card predictions.
Preliminary Card (FX)
Melvin Guillard (29-10-2, 1 NC) vs. Fabricio Camoes (14-6-1) - (Lightweight Bout)
The headliner for the UFC 148 preliminary card is an interesting lightweight match up. In a classic striker vs. grappler match up, Melvin Guillard returns to the Octagon on the heels of back-to-back defeats. The path for victory is pretty clear for both men - Guillard need to keep it standing while Camoes should be doing anything and everything to bring the fight to the mat.
This is a difficult fight to call, but Guillard's quicker hands and feet should play to his advantage and lead him to a highlight reel finish.
Prediction: Melvin Guillard via TKO (Strikes) - Round 1