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King of the Cage Preview and Predictions

If you want to watch mixed martial arts on TV this weekend, King of the Cage Friday night on HDNet is your only option. We've got the full preview and predictions below.

What: King of the Cage: Vengeance

When: Friday, 10 PM ET

Where: Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino in New Mexico

How: HDNet will broadcast live, with Michael Schiavello and Jason "Mayhem" Miller calling the fights.

Preview and predictions on the five televised fights:
Travis Wiuff vs. Mike Kyle
Wiuff has been around forever, fought everywhere and compiled a 58-13 record. Kyle took on a couple of solid opponents in Strikeforce last year, beating Rafael Cavalcante and losing to Fabricio Werdum, and I think he's been fighting at a higher level than Wiuff lately.
Pick: Kyle

Tony Lopez vs. Tyler East
These two fought a close split decision in December, and King of the Cage decided to make an immediate rematch. I like Lopez, who's on a 15-fight winning streak that includes two wins over UFC fighter Joey Beltran, to take a decision again.
Pick: Lopez

Abel Cullum vs. Joe Coca

This is, in my view, the best fight on the card. Coca is a very talented young prospect with a 7-0 record, while Cullum is the King of the Cage bantamweight champ and an exciting fighter to watch. I don't think Coca is quite ready for a fighter of Cullum's experience.
Pick: Cullum

Donald Sanchez vs. Victor Valenzuela
This is a five-round fight for Sanchez's KOTC lightweight belt. Valenzuela beat Sanchez by unanimous decision less than a year ago, and I think he'll do it again.
Pick: Valenzuela

Rich Clementi vs. Quinn Mulhern
Clementi appeared on Season 4 of The Ultimate Fighter and has 10 UFC fights on his record, so he's the best-known fighter on this card. Mulhern is 8-1 and has won six fights by submission, so he's certainly dangerous on the ground, but Clementi has much more experience in big fights, and I'll pick him to take it.
Pick: Clementi