The MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas is the site for UFC 168, the last card of 2013 for the promotion, coming to you live on pay-per-view. The stacked card includes two title bouts, a potential top contender bout in the heavyweight division and a stacked lineup from top to bottom.

Headlining the card are middleweight champion Chris Weidman and Anderson Silva in possibly the biggest rematch in UFC history. Weidman took the title from Silva at UFC 162 with a stunning knockout, one that shocked fans and uncrowned the most dominant champion in UFC history. Now, Silva gets a chance to right the wrong he faced in that fight.

The co-feature is a rematch from Strikeforce, with bitter rivals Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate squaring off. Rousey, the champion this time around, spent almost two months coaching opposite Tate on The Ultimate Fighter, where tempers flared and tensions grew, leading to this all-important women’s bantamweight tilt.

Also on the main card, Travis Browne and Josh Barnett jockey for position in the heavyweight title picture, Jim Miller looks to get back to his winning ways against Fabricio Camões and Dustin Poirier and Diego Brandao go head to head in an underrated, yet important featherweight bout.

The festivities kick off at 7 p.m. ET with two preliminary card bouts live via Facebook stream. The action then moves to Fox Sports 1 at 8 p.m. ET for four additional prelim fights, before heading to pay-per-view at 10 p.m. ET for the main card.

The MMA Corner’s Sal DeRose, Kyle Symes and Riley Kontek break down the entire lineup in this edition of the Round Table.

FW: Diego Brandao (18-8) vs. Dustin Poirier (14-3)

DeRose: Here we go, a battle of two formerly highly touted featherweight fighters, Diego Brandao and Dustin Poirier.

Brandao is currently riding a three-fight winning streak since dropping a decision to Darren Elkins. He came off The Ultimate Fighter with huge amounts of praise for his striking and aggressive fighting nature that won him the adoration of fans and analysts alike. Brandao is coming off a big slugfest with Daniel Pineda in his last fight, but he can also be very measured, like he was in his fights with Joey Gambino and Pablo Garza.

Brandao should certainly look to use his great striking ability here. Press the pace, making Poirier work hard early and hopefully gas out late. Brandao’s Muay Thai is really top-notch stuff, and he has hands made of stone and some sort of alien metal that is light, but somehow immensely heavy.

Brandao also has a great grappling game that gets overlooked—example: the Garza fight. It really is easy to overlook it with his striking, but Brandao is actually a black belt in jiu-jitsu, whereas Poirier is a brown belt. No disrespect to Poirier’s grappling, though. Erik Koch nearly had the triangle locked up in Poirier’s last fight, but Poirier was able to escape that first-round attempt and win the fight by decision.

Poirier has one thing going for him: his cardio. Brandao has the much smaller gas tank in this fight, and it all depends on which Brandao wants to show up. If we get the Brandao from the Pineda fight, Poirier has to survive those first five minutes. After that, it should be smooth sailing. However, if we get the Brandao from the Garza fight, Poirier really has to find a way to tap or knock out Brandao, which hasn’t been done since 2010.

I think Poirier fights smart here and Brandao gasses out after clipping Poirier in the first. It’s a big-money fight, and I’ll take Poirier’s experience in those types of fight and his cardio. Poirier by decision.

Symes: I’m going to agree with Sal here that Poirier’s biggest advantage going into this fight is cardio. He’s a forward-moving fighter with a large gas tank and has no qualms about pushing the pace. That could lead him into trouble early, as we all know Brandao is a dangerous fighter, particularly in the opening round.

However, if Poirier can survive the initial flurry, he’ll pull away with a decision from there. Brandao seemingly has the advantages everywhere (in terms of striking and grappling) on paper, but as we all know, fights aren’t fought on paper. By now we’ve seen Brandao’s M.O.: start fast, end slow. I’m not sure if it’s something Brandao does/doesn’t do in training camps, but cardio for a featherweight should never be an issue.

Since moving to American Top Team, Poirier has looked very impressive, and I anticipate that being the case in this fight as well. His mentality of “bite on the mouthpiece and go forward” no matter who’s in front of him will help Poirier weather the storm and take home the unanimous decision.

Kontek: Wow, my colleagues did a great job of breaking down this fight. Had I not read what they said, I would have also mentioned how big a factor cardio would be.

Poirier is a blue-collar fighter that is more technical and does the little things better than Brandao. Doing the little things sometimes is what puts you over the edge in a fight.

Brandao holds the power edge, but that may be a reason he is susceptible to gassing in fights. He is extremely aggressive when he headhunts, which can either help or hurt him. Either he will get a quick finish or fade after being shot out of the gates.

When it’s all said and done, Poirier is more well-rounded, smart and technical. He has survived his fair share of brawls and beaten guys better than Brandao. Look for him to use a smart game plan and superior speed and technique to outpoint the Greg Jackson product.

LW: Fabricio Camões (14-7-1) vs. Jim Miller (22-4)

Symes: Jim Miller and Fabricio Camões are two fighters looking to bounce back after losses, and both have been out of action for quite some time.

Camões lost to Melvin Guillard at UFC 148 and is 3-2 over his last five fights. He was originally cut after losing to Kurt Pellegrino at UFC 111, but he put together two straight wins over ex-UFC fighters Steve Lopez and Efrain Escudero. Camões is certainly a dangerous opponent on the ground, and his BJJ skills combined with those of Miller’s could lead to some interesting grappling exchanges.

Miller was soundly beaten by Pat Healy at UFC 159, and at some point you have to think the wars he’s gone through in his career will cause a sharp decline in his in-cage performances. Luckily for Miller, Camões will not be the guy to spark that decline.

Camões has been out of action since July of 2012, and Miller has done more against stiffer competition. Look for Miller to push the pace as he always does en route to another solid victory.

Kontek: This is a fight almost tailor-made for Miller. He pretty much has the advantage everywhere, whether it be striking, wrestling, submission grappling or cardio.

The only way Camões is going to win this fight is to put Miller on his back and grapple from the top. He definitely has the ability to out-grapple Miller, but does he have the takedown chops to plant the New Jersey native on the mat? My guess is no.

So, expect Miller to stick and move, falling behind his jab and landing combinations when needed. He will rely on his counter-wrestling to sprawl the Brazilian, who will struggle to get the fight where he wants it. Miller probably won’t finish Camões, but he will win a clear-cut decision that could see Camões looking for work in the aftermath.

DeRose: This will be a clean sweep in the pick department here.

Miller has fought far better competition in his career, and this fight definitely is his to lose. Wherever this fight goes, I like Miller. Camões needs to land a knockout blow or find some way to take down the wrestler and beat Miller at his own game.

Miller will definitely win this fight on the feet and won’t fear Camões’ grappling either. Miller lands some takedowns, works Camões from the outside and does this all en route to a decision win.

HW: Josh Barnett (33-6) vs. Travis Browne (15-1-1)

Kontek: A top contender could definitely be established in this heavyweight bout where 6-foot-7 hulk Travis Browne takes on longtime MMA veteran Josh Barnett. This bout represents a past UFC champion in Barnett taking on the future of the division in Browne.

Barnett is a catch wrestler whose game plan is simple: close the distance, snag a takedown and punish whoever he’s on top of. Though he secured a standing knockout against Frank Mir in his last fight, he will not want to stand and bang with a powerhouse like Browne. He would be wise to get on top of him and suffocate him, given that Browne may have suspect cardio.

Browne needs to avoid the ground with a submission ace like Barnett. His powerful striking and durability make him a handful on the feet, as seen in his comeback win over Alistair Overeem. He will want to take out Barnett early, but that may be tough given how sturdy his chin is.

In the end, wrestling and cardio will play a big role in this fight. Barnett has proven he can pace himself and systematically break down his opponents. Browne is a future contender, but Barnett is going to be the man that wins this fight.

DeRose: Riley hits the nail on the head here. I, too, think a top contender gets established with this fight. Huge rewards will come to the winner.

Browne is certainly going to want to keep this fight standing and try to go at Barnett. Browne has secured his last two wins by form of brutal knockouts. Overeem ate his foot and Gonzaga got served Browne’s elbows on a silver platter.

Browne has a two-inch reach advantage, which he will need to utilize in this fight. He must establish the jab early on, with leg kicks to help wear down the legs of Barnett. Stopping those takedowns will absolutely be key for Browne in the fight. If Browne can establish distance early on, look for the power shot and the openings to land a crisp shot on Barnett.

Barnett was last straight knocked out by Pedro Rizzo all the way back in February of 2001. Let’s put that in perspective here: I was 10. Yeah, that makes me feel old. Barnett was also TKO’d by Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic—in 2006. I don’t think Barnett will get knocked out here.

The stats back up Barnett, whose wrestling ability and submission prowess make him the sexy pick here. Barnett needs to shoot for takedowns, get the clinch and create opportunities from the top to submit Browne.

Barnett has more opportunities to win this fight. I can see him taking this fight either by submission or decision, whereas I can only see Browne winning by knockout. But again, I don’t think Barnett will get knocked out. Barnett by submission in the third.

Symes: This fight, as my colleagues suggested, will likely bump the winner into a No. 1 contender’s bout with Fabricio Werdum, should the Brazilian choose not to sit on the sidelines while Cain Velasquez is out. Barnett has been a mainstay in the heavyweight division for what seems like a lifetime, but he has somehow managed to avoid the decline seen by many fighters he came up competing against.

Riley and Sal have pointed out the avenues each man needs to take in order to secure the win. Browne will look to use his length and athleticism on the feet, whereas Barnett will undoubtedly look to make this into a grappling match. Although common sense would indicate that Barnett will look for takedowns, I suspect he’ll look to clinch Browne against the fence and wear him down, much like he did against Mir.

Barnett is game no matter where the fight takes place, and that could either lead to a highlight-reel knockout by Browne or some surprised faces on fans in attendance if Barnett has success. Even if he does have some initial success, Barnett will eventually look to take Browne to the mat where he holds a distinct advantage.

If Browne can use his footwork and agility to avoid being pinned against the fence, he should be able to avoid being dragged to the mat. With that said, I don’t think Browne is ready to deal with someone like Barnett. He’s faced a number of guys with questionable chins, which is something he won’t encounter with Barnett. “The Warmaster” has just enough juice to make another run at the heavyweight title, and he’ll start that run when he finishes Browne by arm triangle.

Women’s BW Championship: Ronda Rousey (7-0) vs. Miesha Tate (13-4)

Symes: So, I have to be the one to start this discussion without having Sal or Riley attempt to influence me? Man, that’s rough.

I believe we all know the backstory to this one. Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate don’t like each other. Like, at all. We saw their intense rivalry throughout the recent season of The Ultimate Fighter and in the lead-up to their fight in Strikeforce. They’re arguably the two biggest stars in women’s MMA right now, and appearing on TUF has only amplified the rivalry.

This fight comes down to one thing, really: can Tate stop Rousey’s takedowns? Rousey is the female version of Ben Askren. She’s amazing at one skill, comes forward and imposes her will even though everyone in the world knows what she’s going to do. She’s already caught Tate in one armbar, and anyone could be comfortable in picking Rousey to win this.

To make matters worse for Tate, her style feeds directly into what Rousey wants to do, which is to close the distance. Tate isn’t the division’s best striker by any stretch of the imagination, but she will no doubt look to use her strikes to hit Rousey on the feet. It will be interesting to see if Tate employs a primarily striking-minded strategy or if she sticks to her bread and butter, which is her wrestling.

The x-factors in this fight are the time Rousey spent filming The Expendables 3 and Fast and Furious 7. It’s easy to lose motivation after seeing the type of money one can make without the physical demands (just ask Quinton “Rampage” Jackson about that), but I believe Rousey still has the motivation, considering her dislike of Tate. The one thing she can’t replace, however, is the time spent in the gym. Tate has been training for Rousey since day one of taking over for Cat Zingano on TUF. Has the time Rousey has spent in the gym equal the time Tate has spent? We’ll find out.

The other x-factor is the mental toughness of each competitor. In the first match-up, it was Tate who was overly emotional and was clearly affected by Rousey’s antics. This time around, however—and it may be due to how editing works on television—it looks like Rousey is the one who has lost her cool. The champion can’t lose focus on her game plan if she hopes to retain her title.

It’s easy to ride with the seemingly unstoppable champion in Rousey, but I’ll stick with the theme of major upsets this year and pick Tate.

DeRose: Alright, so since I couldn’t get a chance to influence Kyle, I’ll do my best to work with Riley.

Kyle is right to point to Rousey being really good at one skill. I’m not going to call her the “female version of Ben Askren,” mainly because we haven’t seen her do anything else. We haven’t really seen her strike. We haven’t really seen her work for a triangle choke. All we have seen is her armbar and throws. Why is that? Well, because she is really good at throwing opponents and going straight into an armbar. She hasn’t had the need to be good at anything else.

Sure, Tate has the wrestling and probably could outstrike Rousey, but what are the realistic chances of that happening? Looking at the last fight, Tate should know where she went wrong. She came out fueled by hatred and tried to play the aggressor in what turned out to be Rousey’s first steps at becoming the face of women’s MMA. Rousey eventually got her down and was able to bend Tate’s arm in a way arms aren’t made to go. Not only that, but I’m pretty sure if you had Tate’s arm removed after that fight, it could have been used as a boomerang.

I find it hard to believe Rousey has lost cool going into this fight. You have to remember, she has been competing a very long time. Once those cage doors close, she is always composed and seemingly zones in on her opponent.

I like the moxy Kyle displays by picking the major upset. If he ends up being right, serious kudos for him. However, I don’t see it and I won’t buy it. I’ll take Rousey to get the armbar in the first round.

Kontek: Rousey is 7-0 with seven first-round armbars. It doesn’t matter how you game-plan her, she does what she wants, obviously.

Tate is a good wrestler, but Rousey’s judo makes her a dangerous takedown artist. Rousey is a better all-around grappler, training under the likes of “Judo” Gene LeBell and the Armenian crew in California.

The big x-factor will lie in who has the better striking. We rarely see Rousey throw hands for long, and Tate can be wild in exchanges. That being said, if this turns into a ground battle, that may be a non-factor.

I don’t see this going much different than the first fight. Rousey will get the top position, snag an arm and retain her title. Tate just isn’t on Rousey’s level in terms of grappling. Rousey is an Olympic-level judoka, whereas Tate is a high school amateur wrestler.

MW Championship: Chris Weidman (10-0) vs. Anderson Silva (33-5)

DeRose: This is a very tough fight for me to pick, and yet I get to bat first. Wonderful.

Chris Weidman’s knockout of Anderson Silva in Las Vegas at UFC 162 is the biggest upset I have ever seen. In fact, there hasn’t been a bigger upset in Las Vegas since Average Joe’s Gymnasium defeated the Globo Gym Purple Cobras to win the Las Vegas International Dodgeball Open.

The last fight showed a lot about Weidman. The man is tough. He can take Silva down, and he has the power to knock him out, as obvious as that is to point out. That alone pulls me to Weidman’s side.

But not so fast. Silva toying around in the last fight led to that knockout. Do you think Silva will be less than serious this time around? Probably not…hopefully not. If Silva takes this fight seriously and fights like the best fighter on the face of the planet Earth, like he is, then I don’t give Weidman a chance.

But then you look at Weidman: wrestling, power and jiu-jitsu. He can certainly take down Silva for all five rounds and get the decision nod to once and for all put away the great Anderson Silva. He can finally slay the mighty behemoth that has brought destruction and ravaged the middleweight landscape since I was a freshman in high school. Pimply, young-faced me would be astounded at such a feat.

He has what it takes, and he has already done it once before, so what is stopping Weidman from doing it again?

It’s easier to write and say these things, than it actually is to do them. Weidman doesn’t fear Silva—and certainly doesn’t after that knockout back in July. But I truly believe Weidman has awakened a beast inside Silva. There are some people in this world, when you give them the motivation to train harder, train longer and be better, they take it and run. There is no stopping them. I firmly believe that Silva is that kind of person. Silva hasn’t had that motivation to rule the division in the last few years, outside of when he was feuding with Chael Sonnen.

Silva has that motivation now, though. Weidman has his belt, and Silva should do anything to grab that belt back from around Weidman’s waist. Silva’s striking is certainly something Weidman was able to get past in the first fight, but it will play a bigger factor here, since the fight will go past one and a half rounds. Silva has to wear down Weidman early, work his leg kicks and keep Weidman as far away as humanly possible. If Silva can do that, he gets the fight.

Give me Silva by knockout in the fourth.

Kontek: I predicted that Weidman would take the title of Silva the first time, and I will stick to my guns with that pick in this fight.

Weidman possesses the skills that are necessary to beat Silva, as shown in their first encounter. He can hold his own on the feet, even though he should stick to his ultimate strength, which is wrestling. To beat Silva, good takedowns and a heavy top game are imperative. That’s something that Sonnen showed us in their first fight.

Silva can grapple, but he would be wise to keep this upright. He is clearly the better striker, even if he got caught with his hands down in the first fight. However, if he hasn’t improved his counter-wrestling, he may be in trouble.

This won’t be exactly like the first one. Weidman will set up takedowns with his hands and hold Silva against the mat. That will earn him a decision and solidify his reign as the new face of the middleweight division.

Symes: One pick for Silva, one pick for Weidman. Pretty much sums up this fight’s status as a complete toss-up to many people.

I hate how the first fight ended, to be honest. Not in the fact of Weidman picking up the upset win—that was pretty awesome—but the fact it came as Silva was playing his mind games. Still, you can’t take anything away from Weidman for that knockout. He doubled up his punches to counter Silva’s phenomenal head movement, and it paid off big time.

By now we know the blueprint to beat Silva: takedowns and wrestling. But, as we saw in their first meeting, Weidman is willing to stand with him. I will reiterate what Riley said in that I expect Weidman to mix his takedowns with his striking.

Aside from the skills breakdown, the biggest factor in this fight is Weidman’s mental game. He didn’t fall into the trap of Silva taunting him the first time around and knows he can beat Silva. There’s no fear for Weidman, something opponents have struggled with in the past when facing “The Spider.” People who think Silva won’t attempt to do his usual clowning around are kidding themselves. It’s something that’s a part of his game, and he uses it well. Unfortunately for Silva, he will be doing it against someone who won’t fall for his tricks.

Weidman is perhaps one of the most complete fighters in MMA right now, and I’m going to pick him to win again. He used grappling to beat Silva in the first round of their initial encounter and then finished the fight with his strikes in the second frame. Weidman will use a well-balanced attack to send Silva off into the sunset (or a Roy Jones Jr. boxing match) and retain the UFC middleweight strap.

Preliminary Card
FW: Estevan Payan (14-4) vs. Robert Peralta (16-4)

Kontek: A fun striking bout is afoot at featherweight, as fellow Mexican-American brawlers Estevan Payan and Robbie Peralta meet. Four of Payan’s last five wins have been by stoppage from strikes in some fashion, as “El Terrible” has power on the feet. He lost his UFC debut to Jeremy Stephens, who out-wrestled him thoroughly. Peralta is a power banger himself and probably the better all-around fighter, so he should be able to take the victory here.

Symes: I agree with Riley that if the fight stays on the feet, fans could witness an exciting finish. Peralta will have to work inside the taller, longer Payan, which will likely mean a lot of hooks from Peralta. I’ll take Peralta via TKO.

DeRose: Striking extravaganza! Peralta is certainly the more well-rounded fighter in this match, and I like that if the stand-up gets to be too much for Peralta, he can adapt to other methods to switch up the fight. Payan can’t do the same. Peralta by TKO.

WW: William Macario (6-1) vs. Bobby Voelker (24-10)

DeRose: William Macario is a good, young prospect for the UFC, but his skills need more refining. Macario has good stand-up, but tends to be sloppy and his cardio leaves something to be desired. Bobby Voelker is on a two-fight losing streak and could very well be facing a pink slip with a loss here. Voelker is a pretty strong-willed fighter, and, facing a possible cut from the UFC, he takes this opportunity to keep his job. Voelker by decision.

Symes: Macario, at just 22, could have an interesting run in the UFC, but he will have to avoid making the same mistakes he did in the TUF Brazil 2 finals. Voelker has had a tough run as of late, but there’s no shame in losing to Robbie Lawler these days. Both guys are desperately in need of a win, but Voelker’s experience pays off here. He’ll score the TKO.

Kontek: I always like to take an upset pick, and this is the appropriate fight upon which to respectfully disagree with my colleagues. Macario has good takedowns and powerful stand-up, something he will need to mix in well against Voelker. Voelker is a tough customer, though, so it will be tough for Macario to get the finish here. Voelker makes it close, but the Brazilian takes the decision.

WW: Siyar Bahadurzada (21-5-1) vs. John Howard (21-8)

Symes: This fight between Siyar Bahadurzada and John Howard has the potential to feature either a highlight-reel knockout or a dragging decision based on which Howard shows up. We know he has dynamite in his hands, but he didn’t seem like himself against Uriah Hall. Bahadurzada’s weakness is his grappling game, but Howard isn’t the type of fighter to exploit that weakness, despite his previous submission victories. Look for Bahadurzada to start off fast, with Howard making things interesting towards the end.

Kontek: This will definitely be a war of attrition on the feet, which in all reality could go either way. Bahadurzada is probably the more technical of the two strikers, which means he will likely outstrike Howard. Howard has a great chin, though, and is not likely to get finished. The Afghan should take a decision.

DeRose: Kyle brings up a great point with Bahadurzada’s grappling weakness, and I certainly think Howard would exploit that. He’s on a three-fight winning streak and should look to keep that going, otherwise he will be knocked out by Bahadurzada. I’ll take Howard by decision.

FW: Manny Gamburyan (13-7) vs. Dennis Siver (21-9)

Kontek: Manny Gamburyan and Dennis Siver are two featherweights just on the outside of the top 10 looking in. Siver has some sturdy takedown defense and superior striking to Gamburyan, who arguably lost his latest bout to Cole Miller. Siver should use his kicks to keep distance from Gamburyan and outstrike him en route to a judges’ decision.

DeRose: Make that two for Siver. He will certainly keep his range and avoid the ground game of Gamburyan. Siver does possess nine submission victories, but he will win this on the feet. Siver by decision.

Symes: Both guys will be looking for wins to avoid staying in the “gatekeeper” range of the featherweight division. As Riley and Sal pointed out, Siver obviously has the edge in striking, whereas Gamburyan should have the advantage if the fight hits the mat. Siver will be able to avoid the majority of Gamburyan’s takedowns and blast away with strikes on the feet. Siver by TKO.

LW: Michael Johnson (13-8) vs. Gleison Tibau (28-9)

Symes: The big question mark coming into this prelim battle is: who is the real Michael Johnson? Is it the guy who struggled to maintain consistency in the Octagon or is it the guy who absolutely smoked Joe Lauzon in his last fight? Considering it seems like the Blackzilians finally have their stuff together, I’m believing it’s the latter. Tibau is a true test for any up-and-coming fighter and, of course, will likely enjoy a size advantage (seriously, how does he make 155 pounds?!), but Johnson is athletic enough to avoid being put in precarious situations. Johnson by decision.
DeRose: How does Tibau make 155 pounds, Kyle? It’s simple: magic and a single tear from a unicorn. All joking aside, Johnson looked utterly amazing in his last fight against Lauzon, but consistency definitely is a problem for him. I want to pick Tibau, as I think he is the better fighter, but after that Lauzon fight, part of me is hoping that Johnson shows up. I think he will. Johnson by decision.

Kontek: I will be the lone dissenter in this analysis. Although Johnson has had flashes of brilliance, he should not be overrated based on his performance against Lauzon. Tibau is a hulk with good all-around skills and underrated wrestling ability. Johnson will drop a decision here, as Tibau out-hustles him with his good all-around approach.

MW: Uriah Hall (7-4) vs. Chris Leben (22-10)

DeRose: Oh dear God, this fight is going to be good. Uriah Hall has struggled with nice-guy syndrome inside the cage and simply has not unleashed the beast we saw in his stint on The Ultimate Fighter. He gets the walking zombie himself, Chris Leben. Leben can absorb punishment and send it back tenfold. Hall has some great striking, but Leben can take a punch and has rocks for hands. Tough call, but Hall should take the fight by decision.

Kontek: The question on everybody’s mind, as Sal kind of alluded to, is whether Hall can return to the terrorizing form that he had while on TUF 17. This is definitely his last chance in the UFC if he loses, and he should come into this fight with a chip on his shoulder. Although Leben has a legendary chin, it has dwindled a little bit and Hall should be able to touch it with no problem.

Symes: I’m not sure why Sal is so amped for this fight. I don’t think it will be some kind of stand-up war like many envision it being. Hall has shown to be extremely tentative since leaving TUF, and Leben is a shell of his former self. I know Hall looked like the “ender of worlds” on TUF, but I don’t typically look at what guys do on TUF as an indicator of success under the bright lights. Still, Leben has one foot out the Octagon already and his lack of speed will haunt him against Hall in this contest.