It was a good fight card and things are about to get really busy when it comes to major MMA. So without further delay let’s take a look:
UFC 170: Rousey vs. McMann
Prediction: Rousey by submission. Result: Rousey by strikes. It may have been early but there’s no denying Rousey’s improving striking.
Prediction: Cormier by strikes. Result: Same. This match went exactly how it supposed to considering Cummins only had a week’s notice.
Prediction: Maia by submission. Result: MacDonald by decision. It was an impressive comeback and rightfully earned Fight of the Night.
Mike Pyle vs. TJ Waldburger
Prediction: Pyle by submission. Result: Pyle by strikes. While Herb Dean stopped the main event a little early, he stopped this one too late.
Robert Whittaker vs. Stephen Thompson
Prediction: Thompson by strikes. Result: Same. Thompson went out and did exactly what he was expected to do, enough said.
Overall score: 3/5; 0.6 prediction percentage. 0.5 for Rousey’s win, 1 for Cormier’s win, 0.5 for Pyle’s win, and 1 for Thompson’s win.
UFC Fight Night: Kim vs. Hathaway
Main Event: Dong Hyun Kim vs. John Hathaway
Prediction: Hathaway by decision. He may not be a finisher but John Hathaway does know how to win a fight, having lost only once.
Co-main Event: Sai Wang vs. Lipeng Zhang
Prediction: Wang by strikes. Wang’s preliminary match with Wu Qize was arguably fight of the season so he’s likely to win the tournament.
Matt Mitrione vs. Shawn Jordan
Prediction: Jordan by strikes. Jordan by far is a better striker and has more experience in MMA then Mitrione, but only time will tell that.
Nam Phan vs. Vaughan Lee
Prediction: Phan by strikes. Overall Phan is the more well rounded fighter and has more international experience. Bantamweight might fit.
Hatus Hioki vs. Ivan Menjivar
Prediction: Hioki by submission. Hioki is up against the wall in dire need of a win but at the same time has the submission skills to win.
Note: Even though one of the featherweight quarterfinals will be on the preliminary card I will make a prediction for it as a tournament match.
Main Event: Quinton “Rampage” Jackson vs. Christian M’Pumbu
Prediction: Jackson by strikes. Jackson returned to his winning ways at Bellator 108 against Joey Beltran and looked like a monster again.
Co-main Event: Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal vs. Mikhail Zayats
Prediction: Zayats by submission. Lawal has a major conditioning problem and Zayats’ world class sambo could counter Lawal’s wrestling.
Diego Nunes vs. Matt Bessette
Prediction: Nunes by decision. Nunes is a well rounded fighter and is coming off of a bad seeding in the last featherweight tournament.
Mike Richman vs. Desmond Green
Prediction: Richman by submission. The “Marine” is a well rounded fighter and looked spectacular against Akop Stepanyan getting a win.
Daniel Weichel vs. Scott Cleve
Prediction: Cleve by strikes. Cleve is a rising prospect and a good striker who enters his first Bellator tournament after a successful debut.
Goiti Yamauchi vs. Will Martinez
Prediction: Martinez by submission. Martinez has a good record in Bellator but no tournament matches. He has the skills to do well though.
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