I will be watching this fight from the floor, and I have to say that I am quite dissapointed that one of my favourite fighters in St. Pierre will not be in the spotlight. I really thought that it was his time take center stage and defeat Hughes.
Penn is a nebulous figure, and predicting his fights is a very tough thing to do. I expect him to give Hughes some trouble early, but as the match wears on Penn's takedown defense (as exceptional as it is) will wear down enough for the raw power of Hughes takedown/slam/ground and pound game will overtake him.
Should be a good fight no matter what, and even though I am a bit dissapointed with GSP's absence, I am still looking forward to it.
I am also a big fan of Swick and I hope that he is able to overcome Loiseau, how can be a very cagey opponent despite the fact that Franklin dominated him for 5 straight rounds. But that guy is in a league of his own (and for Swick, regardless of whether or not he wins this fight he will need a lot more prep before he is ready to take on a guy of Franklin's cailber).
"We Will Rise Again"
- Fan's sign from the final game of the 05/06 season