Nick Thompson: Hughes by decision.
Jeff Monson: [Itís a] tough call, but I think Hughes [wins] by close decision.
Roland Sarria: Serra by submission.
Pete Sell: Iím in Vegas with Serra now. He is looking better than Iíve seen him in years. His ground game is sick and has some new tools, so it will be a problem for Hughes.
Rory Markham: I believe Hughes is back on his game as far as strength and confidence goes. I like Serra, but Hughes is my boy, and I think he is going to be too strong on the ground-and-pound for Serra.
Marvin Eastman: Serra by submission, second round.
Guy Mezger: I will take Hughes. He outworks Serra but plays it safe, and [it could be] potentially boring.
Stav Economou: Iím really confident that Serra will win this long overdue fight, but the only thing that makes me a little unsure about Serra is his inactivity in the cage, having fought once a year for the last four years. Still, Iím predicting Matt Serra winning via TKO in the second round.
Michael Guymon: I see Hughes going back to his brutal ground-and-pound style and wearing Serra down. [Hughes wins by] ref stoppage, middle of the third.
Scott Epstein: Serra may pull off another haymaker KO, but I doubt it. Yes, Serra does have a better BJJ game than Hughes, and I canít tell whose hands are better. Hughes might have to pull out his trump card, which is to control Serra with superior wrestling and just throw rabbit punches till the bell rings. I really donít see Serra pulling off a sub on Hughes. Iím thinking Hughes. May the best Matt win.
Jonathan Goulet: I will pick for Serra. He will have his chance. I think it will be a nice fight.
Patrick Cote: Iíll go with my buddy Matt Serra. I just canít stand Matt Hughes.
Stephane Vigneault: I think Hughes [is] gonna outmuscle Serra and win a decision or a TKO in round three. I think Serra is not in the good weight class, but, anyway, I think they both [are] gonna retire soon.
Elvis Sinosic: Hughes vs. Serra is an exciting match because it is a grudge match. Both guys donít like each other and will bring that to the cage. Both have victories over GSP. Serra is the grappler; Hughes is the wrestler. Can Serra out-strike Hughes before getting taken down? Can Hughes avoid the submission when he gets the takedown? My prediction is that Serra wonít land that big punch, though it is possible. Hughes will take Serra down. Serra is a good scrambler, but Hughes has great control. Serra has the ability to sub Hughes, and I wouldnít be surprised if he did. Saying that, I think Hughes will be able to avoid the submissions. Serra is better on the top rather than off his back. Hughes will be on top. Serra hasnít subbed a top fighter in a while, and I donít think Hughes will be the next. Hughes will ground-and-pound and grind out a decision.
Thomas Denny: I am not really exited for the fight. I will go with Serra [by] sub.
Ben Saunders: Serra by Tiger Uppercut, round two.
Robin Black: Matt Serra seems like a funny Italian guy, and Matt Hughes seems kinda crusty. Iím gonna go with the pudgy Italian guy. Maybe heíll submit Mr. Crusty. I do know this is going to be an exciting fight -- canít wait.
Pros that picked Hughes: 8
Pros that picked Serra: 10