This fight on UFC Fight pass has its good fights and then has its dull fights. The headliner almost guarantees a knockout and an exciting fight for the fans. I will only be prediciting the Main Card though as I happened to run out of time here i am sorry next time will be the whole fight card.
#4 Stipe Miocic (12-2) vs #5 Mark Hunt (10-9-1): The Heavyweight main event from down under. Stipe is a knockout machine. He has 9 finishes of his 12 wins all 9 are knockouts. Don’t take it that if he goes to the ground that he would be useless because Miocic was a nationally ranked wrestler in Division one for Cleveland State. He is an impressive 12-2 professionally and looks to move his name forward in a tough top 5. He is entering this fight after a loss to the former champ Junior Dos Santos but he hopes to turn it around fast. I love to watch Stipe fight so this one could be an exciting one to watch him in. In that opposite corner is the Samoan hailing from New Zealand, Mark Hunt. He has 7 KO’s in his 10 wins and loves to stand and brawl with anyone. I am personally not a fan of Mark as a fighter. I don’t think he is all that great the fact that he had an interim title opportunity over someone like Travis Browne or even Miocic blows my mind still. He got destroyed by Werdum and showed to me that he doesn’t belong with the top level competitors. His last five fights he is 2-2-1 with a draw coming to Antonio Silva. His wins are over Stefan Struve and Roy Nelson. His loses though come to interim champion and former champ Junior Dos Santos which to me showed that he couldn’t hang with the top level fighters. Think about it if he loses this fight he will become 10-10-1 with a .500 record. I am needless to say taking the better fighter in the UFC someone I can see to fight the champion one day and take Stipe in a second round KO/TKO.
#14 Brad Tavares (13-4) vs Robert Whittaker (14-4): Here is a good middleweight bout that should get fans blood pumping. Brad is a monster, he has won 6 of his last 8 fights. 6 of his wins though are finishes 4 by KO/TKO and 2 by submission. Brad is a good well rounded fighter, he is really tough, and a great striker. I think Brad will bring entertainment for all the fans in the crowd and people will realize why he is where he is in the division. In the opposite corner from Tavares is Robert Whittaker, an equally talented fighter with an unorthodox fight style. Robert comes in with 14 wins, 12 of them are finishes 5 by submission and 7 by KO/TKO. He brings a lot of excitement to this fight in his love to push a fight and his desire to avoid a judge’s scorecard mattering. Four of his wins are first round finishes meaning he might come out swinging or looking for a quick takedown to lock in a submission. My love for a good fight draws me to this fight and I think any UFC fan would love this one as long as these two don’t show each other to much respect and stay away from each other. Tavares can fight on the ground but not equivalent to Whittaker’s ability on the mat and Whittaker is good standing but I don’t think he is equal to Tavares standing up. This fight will be a thrilling one and is tough to call but I am going to take Tavares in a third round submission.
Anthony Perosh (15-8) vs. Sean O’ Connell (16-6): The light heavyweight bout here could be a good one honestly. Perosh is a good fighter he is also the native of Australia where the fight is being fought so he will be the fan favorite in this one. Perosh is a specialist on the ground, in the light heavyweight division there might be nobody better. Now just because you hear ground specialist don’t think he is a boring fighter, he has finished all 15 of his wins. 7 of those finishes by submission and the other 8 by KO/TKO. Perosh has won 9 of his last 13 fights and looks to become ranked hopefully in his division by winning this fight. In the opposite corner Sean O’ Connell is a great fighter as well. Sean has 6 first round finishes. His 16 wins have 11 stoppages, 8 wins by KO/TKO and 3 by submission. Sean has phenomenal punching power and great pace in the octagon. This fight could be a ton of fun and get me standing the whole time at my house as funny as that sounds. I have no idea who to take in this one so I will take that the fans will push Perosh to the win through a third round submission.
Jake Matthews (9-0) vs. James Vick (7-0): A lightweight brawl is coming our way with this one. Jake is a young future star in the UFC and is someone to watch. He is the second youngest fighter in the UFC. Jake enters the fight at 9-0 professionally, 2-0 in the UFC. His 9 professional wins are 4 wins by KO/TKO and another 4 by submission meaning only one of his wins have gone to score card. He is a good exciting fighter and brings a whole ton of potential and future to the UFC. He loves to bring the pressure to his opponents and has great cardio to go with it meaning he won’t ever gas while putting the pressure on the opponents. Jake is going to come into this fight looking to prove he is a contender in one of the most stacked divisions in the UFC. Standing opposite of the hometown Australian is James Vick who is 7-0 professionally and 3-0 in the UFC. He has 4 finishes of his 7 wins, 3 by submission and one by KO. James’ cardio is almost equivalent to Jake’s and his boxing skills are great this fight will be a very entertaining one to say the least. The best part of this fight is that something has to give two undefeated fighters clash and will look to give the other their first blemish. I will be watching this fight closely and I think Jake is the future of the lightweight division and moves to 10-0 and wins by second round submission.