The last two weekends have been very good for the UFC. UFC 187 was simply spectacular and UFC Fight Night 67 last weekend was strong. But many fans see that run are great fight cards coming to an end this weekend in New Orleans with UFC Fight Night 68.

I’m not one of the many though because while UFC Fight Night 68 isn’t the most appealing card on the surface, the matchups have a lot of potential. The fans that take the time and tune in on Saturday, June 6, 2015, will be pleasantly surprised with the entertainment value.

While the preliminary card has some matchups I will be watching closely, the top three fights of the night will have my full attention.

Dustin Poirier vs. Yancy Medeiros

This bout is completely flying under the radar right now and is getting little to no attention. But when it is all said and done, this could easily be the fight everyone is talking about come Sunday.

Poirier and Medeiros may not be household names, but they are both well-rounded and exciting finishers. Both men are going to push the pace and both will look to dictate the action. Expect a high octane bout with a lot of back-and-forth action. At the end of the day though Poirier – even though it was against smaller fighters – has more experience against tougher competition.

Pick: Poirier via second round TKO/KO

Ben Rothwell vs. Matt Mitrione

As a general rule, heavyweight bouts are either a lot of fun or they are epidemically terrible; there really is no gray area. With Rothwell and Mitrione, I could easily see this fight falling into either category. They are either going to go toe-to-toe looking to land that one big shot. Or, Rothwell is going to go for the takedown and just look to smoother Mitrione. Let’s not hope for the latter.

If Mitrione can stay on his feet and utilize his speed and athleticism, then he should be able to outwork Rothwell. Rothwell is as tough and as experienced as they come, but unless Mitrione makes a major mistake, he should be able to get the win.

Pick: Mitrione via second round TKO/KO

Tim Boetsch vs. Dan Henderson

This is Henderson’s swan song. The longtime veteran and MMA legend’s career is coming to a close and this is his opportunity to go out on a high note. Boetsch is as tough and physical as they come, but Henderson has been in the ring/cage with some of the greatest fighters in the sport’s young history.

Pick: Henderson via third round TKO/KO

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RJ Gardner
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RJ Gardner is a rabid sports fan and a long time MMA enthusiast. After watching UFC 1 at ripe old age of 11 RJ was hooked and his passion for the sport has continued to blossom over the years. RJ has been covering MMA since 2007 and has had work featured on Bleacher Report, SI.com, CBSSports.com and UFC.com. RJ is also a Petroleum Transportation Operations Manager during the day.