This is a “must win” match-up for both fighters who are each currently dealing with a three-fight losing streak. Between the two, Noons has looked a bit better during his slide, losing a decision to Ryan Couture that could have gone his way and showing heart in point-based stumbles to Josh Thomson/Donald Cerrone. Comparably, Sotiropoulos has been KO’d in two of his defeats. Expect a third straight finish on Saturday night, as Noons’ stand-up and power are certainly capable of collapsing the Aussie’s chin. It was a good run in the UFC for the 36-year old Sotiropoulos but one that is about to end. / PREDICTION: K.J. Noons def. George Sotiropoulos via TKO
The main card for UFC 166 may have fans salivating but let’s not forget about the excellent undercard efforts destined to highlight Saturday night’s show. The preliminary portion of the lineup boasts eight bouts including a few sure to be featured towards the top of a Fight Night event such as Sarah Kaufman-Jessica Eye, Tim Boetsch-C.B. Dollaway, and Hector Lombard-Nate Marquardt. In general, the talent involved is Texas-sized to say the least, giving MMA enthusiasts plenty of reason to tune in early this weekend and enjoy the action unfolding inside the Octagon.
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