Shinya Aoki vs. Lyle Beerbohm: This fight doesn't make sense to me, when it comes to rankings. But I think it will be a good fight regardless. Beerbohm always comes to fight, no matter who the opponent is. Suffering his first loss to Healy probably won't deter him much. Aoki has the obvious experience advantage and is more technical, at least when it comes to the ground. I see Beerbohm pulling out an exciting upset with a unanimous decision victory.
Gegard Mousasi vs. Keith Jardine: Hmm... I give Keith a lot of credit for coming in on a week's notice. Since suffering that five-fight and three-year losing streak, Jardine has won two straight fights in 2011 and he's looking to make it three with a big win over former Strikeforce light-heavyweight champion Mousasi. I like Mousasi. He's got vicious ground and pound and he's showed it with that knockout of Babalu and the TKO of an admittedly gassed Sokoudjou. Jardine has a suspect chin, as much as I don't like to say that. I have to go with Mousasi via TKO but I'm hoping for Jardine via decision.
Gilbert Melendez vs. Tatsuya Kawajiri: I'm super pumped for this rematch. The first fight, in Pride, was nonstop back-and-forth action. I just think Melendez has improved and Kawajiri really hasn't. I see him pulling out a close decision against Mr. Kawajiri, but it'll be action-packed just like their first clash.
Nick Diaz vs. Paul Daley: A lot of people will probably root for Daley just based on his obvious power. Diaz has an AMAZING chin, however. I think he might even stand with Daley just to prove a point. The smart strategy for Nick would be to pressure Daley and use his superior boxing (yes, I said he has superior boxing) to back Daley against the cage, set up a takedown and finish Daley with a submission. Either way, I see Diaz winning via sub in the second or third round.