This fight isn’t too difficult to call. BJ Penn is better on his feet standing and throwing those big Hawaiian hands and he is the best in the world on the ground. Joe Stevenson is no slouch on the ground, his Jitz is legit, but noone can roll with BJ Penn.
As I have said before BJ Penn will win this fight, or he’ll beat himself. BJ’s fight with himself is tougher than his fight with Stevenson. Will he show up in shape, we’ll see Saturday night.
BJ Penn will win this fight on the ground in round two. He will hurt Stevenson in the first round with sharp jabs and quick punch combinations. Look for Stevenson to bleed from his face early. BJ Penn loves the rear naked choke so that is my guess, could be the infamous arm, shoulder, body bar that he loves to wreak havoc with too.
Gonzaga - Werdum (I think)
I’ve seen both of these men fight well and I’ve seen both of them lose while fighting well. Gonzaga is famous only for knocking out Mikro Cro Cop with a high leg kick. My guess is Gonzaga doesn’t have enough in the tank and will lose in the second round.
Marcus Davis will win by decision.