Jon Jones VS Alexander Gustafsson 2
Jones VS Gustafsson is a championship rematch. Jones and Gustafsson fought 5 years ago, with Jones squeaking by with the victory. Many believe that Gustafsson won their first fight. Regardless of the outcome, it is hard to deny that their first meeting was Jon’s toughest fight.
Both fighters believe they won their first matchup, which adds to the anticipation of the rematch. But just days before their match at UFC 232 it was revealed that Jones had tested positive again for a banned substance. Despite the positive test Jones was licensed to fight, under the ruling that he had not re-ingested the banned substance.
My prediction is that Alexander Gustafsson will come away with the victory. The recent drama places more pressure on Jones than Gustafsson. I feel their skills match up comparably once again. But the turmoil of a positive test, added testing, and vitriol of the fans towareds Jones, may give Gustafsson a mental edge.
Cris Cyborg VS Amanda Nunes
Cris cyborg is the current womens 145lbs champ, and has nothing short of dominant in here UFC career. To date, no one has posed a serious challenge to her reign. Nunes is the reigning champ at 135. Nunes is known for her power, and outstanding control of range and timing.
This fight is not only a fight for the featherweight belt, but a test to determine the most dangerous women in UFC history. My pick for this fight is Cyborg via TKO. Despite what is likely a speed advantage for Nunes, I believe Cyborg’s size and strength advantage will prove too much for Nunes.
Carlos Condit VS Michael Chiesa
ILIR LATIFI VS COREY ANDERSON
This fight should be well matched, but I believe Ilir Latifi will come away with a decision victory.
Chad Mendes VS Alexander Volkanovski
While Chad Mendes is an oustanding veteran of the UFC, I believe the up and coming Alexander Volkanovski is ready for that challenge. Alexander Volkanovski via TKO.