It’s finally happening!!!!!! The most stacked card in UFC history is finally here!
My current fight pick ’em record is 10-5, and after this it will be 15-5… Y’all know me, I’m just keeping it #200 24/7.
Meisha Tate vs. Amanda Nunes for the women’s bantemweight championship – This fight comes down to Tate’s toughness and durability vs. Nunes’s blitzing power. While Tate seems to get stronger the deeper she gets into fights, Nunes has shown a tendency to gas after the first few rounds. In a 5 round fight, I like the champ’s chances here.
Brock Lesnar vs. Mark Hunt – the return of WWE superstar Brock! I honestly think that this is a pick ’em fight, and can see legitimate BROs for both fighters. Usually, in such a “wrestler vs. boxer” matchup I would pick the wrestler, but here I have to go with the Super Samoan. If Brock get on top of him it could be over, but the chances of Hunt landing a walk-off shot are pretty good because of Lesnar’s less than stellar stand-up.
Daniel Cormier vs. Anderson Silva – I’m still not sure why this isn’t a title fight. DC has the belt and they’re fighting at 205. Anyway, DC gets the victory here due to his constant pressuring of the Spider. I would also look for a lot of highlight reel slams from DC as well – Silva has definitely lost a step or two and he is just returning from gall bladder surgery…
Jose Aldo vs. Frankie Edgar for the featherweight championship – Frankie almost beat Aldo in their last meeting, and what has happened since then? Aldo lost the belt in 13 seconds to Conor McGregor and Edgar has absolutely steam rolled everyone in his path. It feels like two fighters on opposite trajectories and Edgar is going to walk away with a tight decision victory.
Cain Valasquez vs. Travis Browne – tough fight to call. While Cain is clearly the more talented fighter, we’ve really only seen him fight once in the past several years, and that was a very sub-par loss to Fabricio. Browne, on the other hand, is one of the few heavyweights who can match Cain’s athleticism. I’m still going with the former champ here, but wouldn’t be surprised if Hapa walks away with the win either.