Welcome to the Madman Roundtable for tonight's UFC 120: BISPING VS AKIYAMA. The main card will air via tape delay on Spike TV starting at 8:00 pm EST on Saturday October 16, 2010.
This roundtable features "Evil" Eric Van Den Haas, Randy Rowles, Joshua King, Johnny Nguyen.
Madness Levels are in parenthesis. They indicate the level of excitement for a fight based on a scale of 1 to 10. The numbers in brackets beside the fighters' names indicate how many roundtable members picked the respective fighters to win.
Eric Van Den Haas is our returning champion from Strikeforce: Diaz vs Noons 2.
YOSHIHIRO AKIYAMA  vs. MICHAEL BISPING 
Average Madness Level (1-10): 7.5
ERIC VAN DEN HAAS – (6) Akiyama has been disappointing since joining the UFC and that won't change on Saturday. Not that I'm a Bisping fan (if you've followed the 'Table for a while you'll know that's far from the case). The Count is simply a smarter fighter and his cardio is far superior. Sayonara, Sexyama... Michael Bisping by Unanimous Decision
RANDY ROWLES – (8) I don't think I've ever incorrectly predicted a Michael Bisping fight. I've correctly picked at least Bisping's last 8 fights. Yoshihiro Akiyama has a chance to break that streak, because I'm picking Count Bisping to outpoint Lord Sexyama. Michael Bisping by Unanimous Decision
JOSHUA KING – (8) Zuffa will likely fast track Bisping to be eaten alive in a title match if he wins this. Which he could. I don't see a high probability of this being finished. So, in a close fight where I'll have scored Akiyama the winner we will get a Split Decision for Michael Bisping
JOHNNY NGUYEN – (8) Bisping is talented but I can't stand him. I hope Akiyama kicks his ass. Yoshihiro Akiyama by Unanimous Decision
CARLOS CONDIT  vs. DAN HARDY 
Average Madness Level (1-10): 8
VAN DEN HAAS – (9) While Condit may soon regret requesting this fight with Hardy the fans will be loving it! There's no quit in either fighter and we're in for quite the battle. Hardy was dominated by GSP (hey, it happens) but The Outlaw has prevailed against others in the division and he'll defeat Condit by landing more punches. Dan Hardy by Unanimous Decision
ROWLES – (9) This is a badass fight. Dan "The Outlaw" Hardy versus Carlos "Natural Born Killer" Condit. Hell f-ck yeah! Hardy made it to the promised land at UFC 111 against Georges St. Pierre in a UFC Welterweight Championship fight, but fell short in his title bid. Hardy put in a gritty performance against the Canadian MMA god, but was completely outwrestled by St. Pierre. The Achilles heel of British fighters has always been wrestling. Carlos Condit is not a wrestler on the level of GSP, so this will enable Hardy to open up his game more this time out. I expect this fight will be an epic bloody brawl. My pick for Fight of the Night. Dan Hardy by Unanimous Decision
KING – (8) Carlos Condit is a bit more well rounded. I don't see him getting the finish but I think Carlos Condit manages to get a Split Decision
NGUYEN – (6) This is one very interesting fight. So hard to pick a winner. I’m gonna go against the grain and pick Carlos Condit by 2nd rd Submission