Preliminary Card (FX) Light Heavyweight Bout: Igor Pokrajac (25-8) vs. Vinny Magalhaes (9-5) Classic striker vs. grappler match up. The fight will come down to whom can best implement their game plan. Igor Pokrajac has shown to be susceptible to the takedown in the past and although Vinny Magalhaes doesn't have the best offensive wrestling, there is a good chance he only needs one takedown to finish the fight. If Pokrajac can avoid being put on his back, he has a good chance at landing a knockout. If not, Magalhaes gets it to the ground and wins the fight by submission.
Prediction: Vinny Magalhaes via Submission - Round 2
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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