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UFC 160: Velasquez vs. Bigfoot 2 predictions by Sun-Times staff

Chicago Sun-Times’ John Silver and Joe Fernandez break down the main card and provide their predictions for this Saturday’s UFC 160, which is live on pay-per-view starting at 9 p.m. CT. Sun-Times readers can also leave their predictions below in the comment section. DONALD “COWBOY” …Read More

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