Welcome to a brand new feature here at MMAmadman -- The Madmen Roundtable. For each major MMA event, we'll feature a roundtable discussion of the fights, including Madness Levels and Predictions for each and every fight on the card.
This inaugural roundtable features Josh King, Johnny Nguyen, Randy Rowles and John Taylor. In the future, we'll add more people to the roundtable, and start running contests for every event where readers can make predictions. With the first contest, we'll establish a Madman Prediction Champion and number one contender. Then for every event thereafter, the contest winner will become the new number one contender and go head-to-head with the champion at the next event for the title. The Madman Prediction Champion and number one contender will be included in future roundtable columns.
Madness Levels are in parenthesis. This indicates the level of excitement each staff member has for each fight based on a scale of one to ten. The numbers in brackets beside the fighters indicate how many staff members picked them to win.
STAFF MEMBER - (Madness Level on scale of 1-10) Discussion. Prediction
JOEY BELTRAN  vs. ROLLES GRACIE 
JOSH KING – (6 out of 10) Gracie by Submission in Round 1
JOHNNY NGUYEN – (6) I’m gonna pick Joey Beltran for his track record, almost all of his wins come via TKO, even though it’s a Gracie in the ring. Beltran by TKO in Round 2
RANDY ROWLES – (6) Assuming Gracie is able to avoid being knocked out before he wraps Beltran up into a pretzel, this should be a fairly easy first fight in the Octagon for the prodigal Gracie son. Gracie by Submission in Round 1
JOHN TAYLOR - (5) Beltran's got decent striking but Gracie is as Gracie does. Gracie by Submission in Round 1
TIM HAGUE  vs. CHRIS TUCHSCHERER 
KING – (5) Training with Lesnar should be enough to make Tuchscherer the favorite here. Tuchscherer by TKO in Round 1
NGUYEN – (8) Again both fighters win mostly by TKO. I’m gonna pick Tim Hague in this one. Should be a great stand up war. Hague by TKO in Round 1
ROWLES – (6) Two gigantic men. The bigger they are, the harder they fall. I’m going with the strength and wrestling background of The Crowbar. Tuchscherer by TKO in Round 2
TAYLOR - (6) Hague can bang, but I'm going with the Lesnar teammate in this one, barring any huge nut strikes that is. Tuchscherer by Submission in Round 2
PHIL DAVIS  vs. BRIAN STANN 
KING – (6) Davis should be a stud. He has the wrestling pedigree to win this. Davis by TKO in Round 2
NGUYEN – (5) This one I’m having a hard time picking, but I’m gonna go with Brian Stann. Probably be an okay fight, entertainment wise. Stann by Decision
ROWLES – (7) This one is going to come down to Stann’s takedown defense. If he’s able to fend off Davis, he should be able to pick him apart with his power. If not, it’s likely going to be a long night for Stann, laying on his back, trying to get back to his feet while eating punches in bunches. Davis by Unanimous Decision
TAYLOR - (6) Brian Stann was hugely overrated in his WEC days. Davis has loads of potential. Davis by a huge Ground and Pound victory