Each event, there will be a “guest predictor” who will offer their insight into the event and provide their predictions for each MMA bout.
For Prestige FC 12, Jay Whitford has stepped in to provide his predictions and analysis for the five MMA bouts on the card.
Whitford holds an amateur record of 1-2 and has competed twice inside the Prestige FC cage. He was victorious in his amateur debut over Allan Cardinal at Prestige FC 10, and dropped a decision to Samson Bieri at Prestige FC 11.
Here are Whitford’s predictions for Prestige FC 12:
Dan Kovalchuk (6-2) vs Mark Mosure (6-2): AMATEUR Welterweight Title Bout** FIGHT PREVIEW
“This main event is between two of the top welterweights in Canada. This one should be interesting to see who wins the rematch. Both guys are really good grapplers, but I’d like to see some stand up in this fight before it goes to the ground, which I feel like we might see.”
Prediction: Mosure wins by TKO in the second round.
David Garcia (2-1) vs Thomas Deneve (3-0): AMATEUR Welterweight FIGHT PREVIEW
“This one should be fun to watch. Garcia is a big welterweight, has knock out power and has been very active this year. Deneve is undefeated so far in his career and is a true tank. He hasn’t fought in over a year, but I don’t think that will be a factor in this one.”
Prediction: Deneve wins by TKO in the second round.
Manny Riviera (0-0) vs Russ Long (1-0): AMATEUR Middleweight
“These are two guys I don’t know much about, other than the fact Long has had and won his only fight. I’ll have to go with Long based on the fact he’s been in the cage before and overcame the nerves to gain his first win.”
Prediction: Long wins by unanimous decision.
Ryan Spurir (0-0) vs Jack Alexander (0-0): AMATEUR 140 pounds
“I do not know either of these guys, so I feel like it will come down to which guy took this fight more seriously during training camp, and who can overcome the nerves of fighting in front of a crowd.”
Prediction: Spurir wins by unanimous decision.
Matt Nelson (0-0) vs Geoff Loken (1-0): AMATEUR Welterweight
“I don’t know much about either of the guys, but I do know Loken has had one fight, so I’ll have to go with him based on experience.”
Prediction: Loken wins by unanimous decision.