UFC Fight Night 16: Preview and Picks

Mike Swick

Total Pro Sports – Tomorrow night we have a decent card “UFC Fight Night 16″ on televison with some great fighters, all for free on Spike TV.

For you gamblers out there I put together three fights worthy enough to bet on them and make a quick buck from the Sports Book.  Lines may change when the fight goes off, but this is the lines I got them at and this is who I’m taking..

Match #1 – Josh Koscheck (-250) vs. Yoshiyuki Yoshida (+200)

Coming off a brutal decision loss to #1 contender Thiago Alves a mere 60 days ago, Josh Koscheck should have trouble with the Japanese welterweight.  I’m going with Yoshiyuki Yoshida on a nice line of +200. Lots of value.

Pick: Yoshida via decision.

Match #2 – Mike Swick (-370) vs. Jonathan Goulet (+300)

Should be an easy win here for Mike Swick over Jonathan Goulet. Swick possess some of the fastest hands in the division, and should have a clear advantage in the stand up. Goulet has no means of taking the fight to the ground and even if he does, Swick is known to pull of some slick submissions.

Pick: Mike Swick by TKO.

Match #3 – Jim Miller (-115) vs. Matt Wiman (-115)

My favorite pick of the night here. Jim Miller is on the verge of becoming an MMA star.  Formerly of the IFL, the 25 year old New Jersey native already boasts an impressive resume.  With 9 of his 12 wins coming by submission, and his only loss coming to UFC contender Frankie Edgar, Miller’s a contender in the making. Matt Wiman will have no answer for Millers crisp stand up, and very strong jujitsu.  This line is something that should be taken advantage of and I’ll be making a big play on Miller in this one. Wiman is a game opponent, so this should be an entertaining fight.

Pick: I’ll take Jim Miller by Submission

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