What a fight week! Originally there were 13 fights on the card but after this last crazy few crazy days, this card only has 8 fights left. We decided to wait for the weigh-ins to make our predictions because we had no idea how the finalized card would look like. We cross our fingers that this cursed card won’t change today as well. As always the shadowed fighter on the picture is the fighter that we predict to lose their fight.
Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Al Iaquinta for the Lightweight UFC title
Khabib Nurmagomedov was originally booked to fight Tony Ferguson, Ferguson got injured 6 days ago. Max Holloway stepped in and took the fight but had problems with the weight cut and was ruled out by doctors decision to fight. In stepped Al Iaquinta, Al Iaquinta told Ariel Helwany a few months ago that fighter that steps into the Octagon to face Khabib Nurmagomedov must be paid well for the beating. That exactly what we think he is stepping into that fight to let Khabib beat him for money.
Prediction: Khabib Nurmagomedov wins via 2nd round submission
Rose Namajunas vs Joanna Jedrzejczyk
Before the incident, at the media day, we were sure that Rose would win Joanna again. But Rose has a fragile mind and if not everything doesn´t go according to her plan leading up to the fight in the fight week, her mind gets carried away and she loses her fights. Joanna, on the other hand, is very humble after she lost her title and is determined to win the belt that she believes belongs to her. Joanna will win this fight.
Prediction: Joanna Jedrzejczyk wins via unanimous decision
Renato Moicano vs Calvin Kattar
Those two fighters are no joke both fighters are very likely to win the fight. We think that Moicano will drag the fight to the ground in the second round and gets the submission If Kattar doesn´t knock Moicano out.
Renato Moicano wins via 2nd round submission
This fight was supposed to be on the last fight on early prelims but we are happy that fight has been moved to the main card. The reason is simple, Zabit Magomedsharipov is one of the most entertaining fighters on the UFC roster and he deserves all the attention that a fight on PPV main card has. He is a star in the making and after this fight where he will throw all kinds of flashy stuff will get him all the attention that he deserves.
Zabit Magomedsharipov wins via 2nd round flashy KO
Joe Lauzon vs Chris Gruetzemacher
Joe Lauzon is too good for Chris Gruetzemacher.
Joe Lauzon wins via 1st round submission
Ashlee Evans-Smith wins via Decision
Even Dunham vs Olivier Aubin-Mercer
Olivier Aubin-Mercer wins via Decision
Devin Clark vs Mike Rodriguez
Mike Rodriguez wins via 1st round KO