It’s a big weekend for UFC coming up! As I said in my last blog, I’ll be out on Saturday night, cornering some of my Team Titan boys at BAMMA 23, but whether I get home in time to watch it live, or play catch up on Sunday, I’m not missing out on UFC 193. I thought I’d give you a little run down on my thoughts on how a few of the fights play out…
Ronda Rousey VS Holly Holm
The main event has understandably got everyone talking – someone’s 0 has gotta go! Ronda has no doubt upped her striking game, but I just can’t see it going any way but a sub in the first round and Rousey remaining champ. There’s every chance this will be another “blink and you’ll miss it” courtesy of Rousey – but fans keep on going wild for that.
Joanna Jerzejczyk VS Valerie Letourneau
The co-main features two incredibly tough women! I know Valerie well and as much as I’d love to see her win, I have a feeling it just might not go her way on Saturday. Joanna is just SO tough – but then so is Valerie, and in fact, if anything, Valerie’s toughness could be her downfall. She can take one hell of a beating, and she’s not a quitter so things could get pretty ugly. I’ve seen Joanna fighting up close and she strikes with incredible precision and amazing strength. I think she’s also going to be going home still a champ.
Mark Hunt VS Antonio Silva
I really think this one could go either way – but whichever way it goes, it’s going to be a knockout. Whoever makes a dent first will be victorious. 6/7 of Hunt’s last bouts, and 10/11 of Silva’s have ended with a KO or TKO. The only one that didn’t was when these guys last fought and it went to a decision – a draw. However, having said that, I don’t think it’s going the distance this time. If I was a betting man… well, I wouldn’t bet on this one either way!
Robert Whittaker VS Uriah Hall
This is another very evenly matched fight – Whittaker has looked great in his last couple of fights, and has won his last three in a row. Meanwhile Hall is heading into this event off the back of a huge win back in September when he won a performance of the night bonus as he defeated Mousasi via TKO. So, another that’s close to call – one of them could end it on their feet, but just as easily it could go the distance.
If you think I’m on to something and place a bet – feel free to share your winnings. If I’m wrong, then I accept no responsibility!!