Mixed martial arts Match Predictions

Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Conor McGregor Match Prediction (01-01-2020) 21:00

If hes not paid what hes worth, hes willing to fight Dustin Poirier instead. That leaves the UFC with two options: UFC 229 in early October, or a New Years Eve showdown at UFC 232. Khabib Nurmagomedov doesnt believe McGregor deserves a title shot, but will accept the fight if hes adequately compensated. McGregor is hinting at a fight in Vegas.

Conor McGregor vs Jorge Masvidal Match Prediction (30-12-2019)

And if he does decide to return to the cage it will likely be for a rematch with current UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, who defeated McGregor last year via submission. Masvidal can talk all the trash he wants in effort to try and goad McGregor into a fire fight, but Notorious is a retired man these days (for now).

Rory MacDonald vs Douglas Lima Match Prediction (30-12-2019)

Note: Predictions are entered throughout the week and collected the day before the event. For example, if Phil Mackenzie entered all of his predictions on Wednesday without adding in any explanations, he has no idea if hes going to be the only one siding with one fighter for any given fight. Explanations behind each pick are not required and some writers opt not to do so for their own reasons.

Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Tony Ferguson Match Prediction (30-12-2019) 23:00

Tony handled this situation like a true champ. The Eagle was hospitalized with severe liver pain and dehydration. At the UFC 209 on March 4, 2017, in Las Vegas which was meant to be an interim lightweight championship fight. It seemed like it was actually going to happen Until Khabib pulled out a night before weigh-ins because of the health issues related to cutting weight.

Amanda Nunes vs Germaine de Randamie Match Prediction (14-12-2019)

Simn was on his way to losing his promotional debut against Merab Dvalishvili until securing a mounted guillotine near the end of the third round and winning by a very controversial technical submission when the referee determined that Dvalishvili had lost consciousness despite having been kicking his legs all the way through the final bell. Simn has fought eight times since Fabers retirement. The official did not immediately wave the fight off, leaving fans and the announcers to believe t...

Max Holloway vs Alexander Volkanovski Match Prediction (14-12-2019) 23:00

Darren Elkins did a decent job (even in a losing effort) to exploit that; Volkanovskis defensive reactions (guard up high, back off) gave Elkins decent opportunity to land body kicks on the exit. Volkanovski is an improving fighter who showed the ability against Mendes to make countering tough as a function of his offensive thoughtfulness, but his defense is appreciably less polished. However, Volkanovski did have some trouble in the Mendes fight; while he was eventually able to force a mo...

Petr Yan vs Urijah Faber Match Prediction (14-12-2019) 20:00

I believe the deciding factor here will be, can Henry Cejudo mix up his wrestling and striking effectively and avoid getting caught with something while shooting in. Fernando Quiles Jr.: While this fight may not be a great sign for the mens flyweight division, Henry Cejudo vs. I believe that he can. Both men are in their prime and stylistically, this has the potential to be a barn burner title bout. Marlon Moraes needed to happen. Cejudos wrestling is top notch, while Moraes pinpoint accur...

Marlon Moraes vs Jose Aldo Match Prediction (14-12-2019) 20:30

Dillashaw. Assuncao has won his last four bouts and is coming off a unanimous decision win over Rob Font at UFC 226 in July 2018. The 36 year old Assuncao has a record of 27-5 with 4 knockouts and 10 submissions. Since then, hes won 11 out of his last 12 bouts with his only loss during that period coming at the hands of current bantamweight champion T.J. Raphael Assuncao suffered a first-round knockout to Erik Koch in his promotional debut at UFC 128 in 2011.

Colby Covington vs Kamaru Usman Match Prediction (13-12-2019) 09:00

Covington and Usman went back and forth for about a minute and a half of uninterrupted insults before Bryant tried to get the interview back on track by asking about a fight happening at Madison Square Garden in November for UFC 244. As expected, the question revived the heated interview as Usman began removing his jacket while simultaneously claiming that the fight between him and Covington was a possiblity for tonight.

Kamaru Usman vs Colby Covington Match Prediction (30-11-2019)

Another interesting fact, Usman is 32-years-old, and Covington is 31-years-old, theyre both in their prime. The scorecards read 50-44, 50-45, 50-45. Its honestly surprising that more than one judge didnt give more than one 10-8 round. When Covington didnt take Lawler down, he stayed on the feet and constantly out-struck him. To have done that on a four week training camp against a guy like Lawler, its astounding.