I'm really looking forward to UFC 68. UFC 67 was by far one of the biggest disappointments to me this year but this next card shows alot of promise. They've got a big money main event with the return of Randy Couture, Rich Franklin, Matt Hughes and Renato Sobral. This is great especially since I didn't really see a way they could put together a big draw match for Sylvia. I love the other matches on the card though and it should prove to be a really entertaining night.
Jason Lambert vs. Renalto Sobral
Eh...I hate these type fights. This fight is basically a "tester" to see if Babalu is coming in strong for his return. I feel like they want Rashad Evans to fight him so they're throwing him in there with Lambert. A tough but very beatable guy. I put Sobral at 3 to 1 winning by submission before the end of 2. If he wins look for a matchup between Sobral and Evans.
I hope they show the Martin Kampmann vs Drew McFedries fight. It should be good action. Kampmann is a hell of a fighter on his feet but I hope he's improved his conditioning. He ran out in his last fight where he should've finished the guy. That happens here and he could lose to Drew. I imagine some people have gotten hold of him and improved his training for UFC fighting. Kampmann wins this one.
Rich Franklin vs. Jason MacDonald
Wow I was shocked that Franklin was getting such a tall order for his first fight back. I suppose they feel like it's somewhat safe because MacDonald isn't a Knockout artist but man they're putting Ace in a position where he could get picked off. It's win/win for the UFC regardless of who wins. I'm cheering for MacDonald here and I hope he submits Franklin. If it makes it to decision MacDonald will likely lose a disappointing but close fight. I give Franklin the 3 to 2 edge here due to hometown but wouldn't be shocked in the least if he gets put down.