Justin Day (@JDayErrday) Provides His Predictions For UFC 165.

Yet another good card brought to us by the UFC by way off PPV!

Rather than picking every fight, I am only predicting the Main Card.

 

Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson  – Light Heavyweight Championship

Defending champion Jones is well on his way to being one of the very best mixed martial artists of all time.  

Gustafsson may be good, but he just is not the caliber of Jones.  

Winner: Jon Jones – 1st Round TKO

 

Renan Barao vs. Eddie Wineland

This is your typical boxer versus jiu-jitsu fight.  

Barao is a beast.  I do not think that Wineland will even be able to throw a punch, before Barao puts his back to the mat. Complete domination. 

Winner: Renan Barao – 2nd Round Submission (Guillotine Choke) 

 

Brendan Schaub vs, Matt Mitrione

Neither one of these guys are great athletes or mixed martial artists, but they are professionals who match up very well together.  This is one of the tougher fights to predict due to neither guy being great at any one particular area of fighting. 

Winner: Brendan Schaub – Split Decision

  

Costa Phillippou vs Francis Cormont

Costa is the veteran and has won bigger fights in his career, but for some reason, I really like Cormont in this fight. 

I think Cormont’s gas tank is a little more full.  Plus, I like his chance,s if the fight stays on the feet 

Winner: Francis Cormont – Unanimous Decision

 

Pat Healy vs Khabib Nurmagomedov

Nurmagomedov has the best name on the card, but can he win?

Healy is the veteran in the octagon, but Nurmagomedov is on his level.

This fight should be great!

Winner: Khabib Nurmagomedov – 3 Round Round KO

Enjoy UFC 165!