|2014 UFC Fight Night 36 Free Picks for Lyoto Machida vs. Gegard Mousasi|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Saturday, 15 February 2014 17:30|
UFC Fight Night 36 Picks
SANTA CATARINA, Brazil (The Spread) – UFC Fight Night 36 will be held on Saturday night. Here are a few picks to consider for this event.
UFC Fight Night 36 will take place from Arena Jaragua in Santa Catarina, Brazil with the main card bouts airing live on Fox Sports 1 at 10:30PM ET on Saturday. All odds are according to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv.
This fight features a pair of solid strikers, but I think the Machida has the edge in his speed and his conditioning. Mousasi’s lone loss in recent years was a fight that went five rounds and I think Machida is someone that will be incredibly hard for Mousasi to KO or sub. Machida will use his patient, counter-strike approach and pick apart Mousasi before finishing him off in the later rounds with a TKO. UFC FREE PICK – Lyoto Machida -230
This is another fight featuring two strong middleweights. The key will be where the fight takes place. If the fight is standing, Souza should win. If the fight turns into a grinder and grappling battle against the cage, Carmont should find a way to win. However, Souza has some submission skills on the ground, so that could be a factor as well. In a 15-minute fight, I don’t see Carmont being able to slow down Souza enough to get the win. Look for Souza to land some big strikes and stuff takedowns early to get a decision victory. UFC FREE PICK – Ronaldo Souza -500