It’s fight day people! UFC 256 is finally here. The prelims will be starting at 7:30 p.m. ET, with the main card kicking off at 10:00 p.m. ET. Deiveson Figueiredo will defend his Flyweight Championship against Brandon Moreno just three weeks after his impressive first-round submission of Alex Perez at UFC 255. That’s right, Figueiredo is jumping back into the octagon just 21 days after defending his title for the first time. And his opponent, Moreno, also fought on the UFC 255 card, defeating Brandon Royval by TKO in the first round of their fight. This is an absolute banger of a main event!
The co-main event will see Tony Ferguson take on Charles Oliveira in a lightweight scrap that is sure to entertain. Ferguson last fought against Justin Gaethje back at UFC 249 in May of 2020, losing by TKO in the fifth round. He was on a 12-fight win streak before running into Gaethje and suffered his first loss since 2012. Oliveira last fought against Kevin Lee in March of 2020, beating him by a guillotine in the third round. He is currently on a seven-fight win streak, all finishes, with six performance of the night bonuses during that time. With the Lightweight Championship currently vacated, the result of this fight could very well decide who competes next for the title in the near future.
ONE: Big Bang II is nearly here! On December 11th, at the Singapore Indoor Stadium, ONE Championship is wrapping up their Big Bang series with a card that is sure to entertain. The card will start at 8:30 p.m. in Singapore, which is 7:30 a.m. Eastern Time in the US. This card is a pre-recorded event but is being shown for the first time. Catch it on the ONE Super App or visit the ONE website for details on specific markets.
This card is headlined by a flyweight Muay Thai scrap between Taiki Naito and Jonathan Haggerty. These are two very good Muay Thai fighters with a lot of experience under their belt. The co-main event will see a lightweight kickboxing scrap go down between Nieky Holzken and Elliot Compton. This fight could decide who fights next for the ONE Lightweight Kickboxing Title.
Bellator 254kicks off shortly! Fans are in for an exciting night of fights tonight at the Mohegan Sun Arena. You can catch the prelims over at the CBS Sports website starting at 8:00 p.m. ET. The main card will start at 10:00 p.m. ET and will be available to watch on the CBS Sports Network.
This card features many exciting prospects, with nine of the fighters coming into the card with undefeated records. All five of the prelim fights will see an undefeated fighter attempting to keep that zero in the loss column. Grant Neal is looking to keep his impressive start going with his eyes set on a light heavyweight title fight in the near future. Magomed Magomedov and Matheus Mattos only have one loss each, and both fighters will be giving it their all to ensure that the one doesn’t turn into a two. Ilima-Lei Macfarlane and Juliana Velasquez clash for the Flyweight World Title, with neither fighter having suffered a defeat before.
Fight day is here! UFC Vegas 16 is going down tonight at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. This card will feature a very exciting match-up between Jack Hermansson and Marvin Vettori. Hermansson originally was set to face Kevin Holland, until Holland had a positive COVID test, forcing the UFC to switch things up. Vettori was set to face Jacare Souza at UFC 256 but stepped up on short notice to save the main event of UFC Vegas 16.
The co-main event will see an always game Ovince Saint Preux take on an angry and motivated Jamahal Hill. The owner of four Von Flue Choke submission wins in the UFC, St Preux will be looking to add another finish to his already impressive resume. Hill is coming off of a ridiculous six-month suspension for a positive marijuana test that also resulted in his last win being overturned. Needless to say, UFC fans should be in for a great night of fights!
I went 5-5 last week, getting the main and co-main event correct. How will I fare this week? Without further ado, let’s get to the picks!
Legacy Fighting Alliance has another banger of an event for MMA fans tonight! LFA 96 will be coming to you live from the Hartman Arena in Park City, Kansas. Things will be kicking off at 9:00 p.m. ET on UFC Fight Pass.
This card will feature a highly-anticipated title fight for the vacant LFA Welterweight Championship between Maycon Mendonça and Batsumberel Dagvadorj. The co-main will see Anthony Romero vs Zach Juusola. Romero just won on Dana White’s Contender Series in August but did not get a contract. Juusola, who is filling in for Alex Trinidad on short notice, last fought for BKFC, defeating Fred Pierce. Without further ado, let’s get to the picks!
ONE: Big Bang is nearly here! On December 4th, at the Singapore Indoor Stadium, ONE Championship is kicking off three straight weekends of events with a card that is sure to be a banger. The card will start at 8:30 p.m. in Singapore, which is 7:30 a.m. Eastern Time. Catch it on the ONE Super App or visit the ONE website for details on specific markets.
The main event will feature a fight for the ONE Light Heavyweight Kickboxing Championship between Roman Kryklia and Murat Aygun. The co-main event will be a featherweight MMA scrap between Koyomi Matsushima and Garry Tonon that features two high-level mixed martial artists. Without further ado, let’s get to the picks!
Updates: Roman Kryklia vs Murat Aygunfight postponed due to one of Kyrklia’s coaches testing positive. Murat Aygun will face Anderson Silva instead. A fight between Bi Nguyen and Jihin Radzuan was added to the card. A fight between Andy Souwer and Zhang Chunyu was added to the card.
As always, these bonus predictions are purely for fun. Now let’s get crazy!
Roman Kryklia wins within two minutes of the start of the fight.
Garry Tonon wins by RNC.
Marat Grigorian gets a big KO win over Ivan Kondratev.
Rene Catalan bounces back with a unanimous decision win.
Ritu Phogat starts the night off with a big TKO.
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Drop your ONE: Big Bang predictions in the comments below and track your record along with me!
UFC Vegas 15 is going down tonight! Anthony Smith vs Devin Clark will be headlining the event after the Curtis Blaydes vs Derrick Lewis fight was scrapped due to Blaydes testing positive. Barring any other last-minute cancelations, the card is set and we have an exciting night of action ahead of us!
Starting with this card, I will be making my official predictions in article form and keeping track of how I do. Without further ado, let’s get to the picks!
In addition to picking the winner of each fight, I will also be offering up some other predictions on what I think will go down. These bonus predictions will be purely for fun and the results of these predictions won’t be officially tracked. Now that the explanation is out of the way, let’s get crazy!
Anthony Smith wins by KO in the second round.
Miguel Baeza stays undefeated with a huge KO win over Takashi Sato.
Josh Parisian edges out Parker Porter by unanimous decision and gets his first UFC win.
Spike Carlyle gets back into the win column with a submission win over Bill Algeo.
Ashlee Evans-Smith earns a close decision win over Norma Dumont.
Kai Kamaka III defeats Jonathan Pearce by unanimous decision.
Drop your predictions in the comments below and track your record along with me!