Going out on a limb and predicting that Anthony "Showtime" Pettis will be taking on Chan Sung Jung, who is also affectionately known as the Korean Zombie, at the end of this year. And by the way, this will be a UFC featherweight title shot.
So yes, I'm picking Anthony Pettis to defeat Jose Aldo at UFC 163 to become the new featherweight champion of the UFC. I think Pettis and Aldo are both great strikers, but the cardio edge will be a slight advantage for Pettis in nailing down three rounds to two on the judges scorecards.
So Pettis needs a first challenger. And that challenger will be the Korean Zombie. Zombie takes on Ricardo Lamas, who seems like a great guy and a very competent fighter in all areas of the game; and he's a winner. He finds ways to win and take out great opponents like Cub Swanson and Erik Koch. The different in this fight I think is the dynamic speed, aggressive striking, and creative submission attack of the Korean Zombie. I think Lamas is too tough to be stopped, but I think the Zombie will take two of the three scheduled rounds that they will compete in at UFC 162 on July 6th in Las Vegas.
So at the end of the year look forward to a bout between the Korean Zombie and Anthony Pettis.