I personally feel that the two fights headlining this card should be on a PPV. Nonetheless, I am more than happy to watch awesome matches for free. Here are my predictions for tonight's card.
Carmont vs. Larkin: I thought that Carmont lost his bout on UFC 154 and wasn't overly impressed by him. While he may have just had a bad night, I have no reason to think that he will do much better against Larkin.
Winner: Larkin via decision.
Brown vs. Mein: I'm not familiar with either fighter, so I am going to go with my gut on this one.
Winner: Brown via KO in Round 2.
Diaz vs. Thomson: Since he is a phenomenal grappler and striker, I have to get the edge to Diaz in this fight. That being said, considering that Thomson was a former Strikeforce champion, I would be a fool to say that he didn't have a chance.
Winner: Diaz via decision.
Mir vs. Cormier: Dana White is right: a win over Josh Barnett means something. Also, as a former Olympian, I don't doubt that Cormier will give Mir some trouble. At the same time, you only need to slip up once to get caught by Mir and I think that in the third round, Cormier will do that and suffer his first defeat.
Winner: Mir via submission in Round 3.
Henderson vs. Melendez: Both of these guys are tough as nails, and it could go either way. Nonetheless, after seeing his wars with Frankie Edgar, I don't see "Smooth" losing to anyone except for "The Answer."
Winner: Henderson via unanimous decision.