By Eric Jacinto, Matt Koontz and Mike Whitestone
The main event is a complete failure by the matchmakers. It should be Cormier vs Stipe, I will cover that in my prediction for the fight. This fight card is fairly weak for a PPV in NYC honestly. We could have kept Valentina on the card for the title even as the co-main. We also lost Rockhold due to injury. Anyway, here we go with our calls for the fight. The way it will work is just like last time, I (Matt) will be putting my picks under Mike’s as his picks are the longer more analyzed picks. I (Eric) will only predicting the Fox Sports 1 Prelims and the Main Card. Mike and Matt will be doing the entire card.
By Eric Jacinto, Matt Koontz and Mike Whitstone
One of the biggest PPVs in UFC history is about to take place and the main event is the reason for this. Khabib and McGregor’s rivalry and hate is well known and documented. The fight is for more than just the lightweight belt. The rest of the card is absolutely stacked, and we will be treated to a great night as fight fans. Most people are getting caught up in just the McGregor and Khabib hype, but this card is no joke. Mike did a phenomenal job with his picks so I myself (Matt) will only be putting my differences in picks. If I have a different winner, I will write a small analysis on why.
I myself (Eric) will only be putting my predictions (not the early Prelims as I'm doing this little after 6:30pm ET) as Matt and Mike did an excellent job on their breakdown/analysis of all the fights on this great card. I'm so looking forward this fight and have been for for awhile. As Matt said it's not just about McGregor vs Khabib, you have another Lightweight bout that's pretty good in the Co-Main event as Tony Ferguson battles the former UFC Lightweight champion, Anthony "Showtime" Pettis.
By Matt Koontz
UFC Fight Night Boise: Dos Santos vs. Ivanov: This fight card is stacked, and it is like it was kept a secret. The UFC barely advertised this card and most fans seem to know nothing about this card. It is a shame because this card will be one of the best FS1 cards of 2018. I am excited for the entire card top to bottom.
By Matt Koontz and Eric Jacinto
UFC 226: Miocic vs. Cormier: Well this card lost what I believe was the most exciting fight on the card when Holloway had a terrible health scare and has shown some issues similar to a concussion. Ortega was offered Jeremy Stephens and I was told other fighters as well, but he turned them all down really making me lose a bit of respect for that. People can argue he had a camp for Holloway but he would be taking on a fighter without a camp at all on 3 days’ notice who would be tired from cutting the weight unexpectedly and he is supposed to be the best in the division in his own words, so he should be able to take on any opponent. The UFC then tried to schedule Edgar vs. Stephens for the interim featherweight belt. Edgar and Stephens both accepted but Edgar’s family then said there is no way he can take this fight so that fight fell through. So, moving to the co-main is Ngannou vs. Lewis and stepping up to the main card is Felder vs. Perry. Here are my predictions for this card following the weigh-in’s Friday morning.
By Eric Jacinto and Matt Koontz
UFC 225: This card is incredible but the main event is no longer a title fight because Yoel Romero is the most unprofessional middleweight left on roster after missing title weight in two consecutive fights. My picks will be just who I believe wins the fight no analysis this time because I am doing this from Yellowstone on vacation.