Daniel Cormier (15-1) vs. Alexander Gustafsson (16-3)
Cormier vs. Gustafsson Tale of the Tape
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Cormier is riding high after his recent submission victory over Anthony “Rumble” Johnson. Meanwhile, Gustafsson nearly retired after his loss to Rumble. The Mauler can definitely control range, but DC is accustomed to being the smaller fighter. Cormier will win this in a decision or a late round submission.
Ryan Bader (20-4) vs. Rashad Evans (24-3-1)
Evans has not fought since the Jurassic Era and will likely be a bit rusty. Bader has become a more complete fighter after losing a couple thousand fights. I hope Bader gets a KO, but I will settle for a decision.
Shawn Jordan (18-6) vs. Ruslan Magomedov (13-1)
I have no idea who these guys are. ‘Murica! Jordan wins by whatever.
Joseph Benavidez (22-4) vs. Ali Bagautinov (13-3)
This should be a fast-paced fight, but I do not care who wins. I will go with Benavidez, only because I have seen him fight before.
Jessica Eye (11-3-1) vs. Julianna Pena (7-2)
Neither fighter is very flashy in their victories, with both fighters winning primarily by decision. I think Pena gets the decision in this one.
Yair Rodriguez (5-1) vs. Daniel Hooker (12-5)
I have no idea who these fighters are. When in doubt, pick a Hooker.
Alan Jouban (11-3) vs. Albert Tumenov (15-2)
One of these fighters is going to make a name for himself in this fight. I will go with Tumenov by TKO in the early rounds.
Rose Namajunas (3-2) vs. Angela Hill (2-1)
I am a big fan of Namajunas, so I predict a good victory by decision. Rose should get in a few submission attempts and a few ground-and-pound highlights.
Adriano Martins (27-7) vs. Islam Makhachev (12-0)
There seem to be a lot of Russians in this event. I will go with the Russian-like fighter by decision.
Francisco Trevino (12-1) vs. Sage Northcutt (5-0)
Northcutt is too young and too pretty. Trevino by KO.
Chris Cariaso (17-7) vs. Sergio Pettis (12-2)
Pettis wins by decision as long as he stays away from Cariaso’s grappling and wrestling.
Derrick Lewis (12-4) vs. Viktor Pesta (10-1)
No idea who these fighters are. ‘Murica!