UFC Predictions

UFC predictions, analysis, and breakdowns for UFC main card fights and a selection of exciting preliminary bouts from the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

UFC 235 Predictions: Jon Jones vs. Anthony Smith

After a dominant showing at UFC 232 against his most challenging foe, Jon Jones looks to make a quick turnaround to fight in Las Vegas on March 2; this has come with no shortage of controversy, which is no surprise.…

UFC on ESPN 1 Predictions: The Body Lock predicts Ngannou vs. Velasquez

It’s been quite the year for firsts in the UFC. On Sunday, Feb. 18, the first UFC on ESPN event will take place at the Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona, United States. The promotion has loaded up the…

UFC Fight Night 145 Predictions: John Dodson vs. Petr Yan

Few fighters have made as much of an immediate impact as Petr Yan; the Absolute Championship Berkut import made his debut with the UFC in June 2018, and fought thrice before the year was up. For all the expectations that…

UFC Fight Night 145 Predictions: Jan Blachowicz vs. Thiago ‘Marreta’ Santos

The light heavyweight division is an absolute wasteland; granted, less than it used to be with fighters like Dominick Reyes and Magomed Ankalaev on the upswing, but 205-pounds is still pathetically shallow with a gigantic gulf between Jon Jones and…

UFC 234 Predictions: The Body Lock predicts Melbourne’s main card

You know there’s something major happening Down Under when Dana White makes an appearance. The UFC’s first pay-per-view event of 2019 will take place in Melbourne, Australia, and see middleweight champion Robert Whittaker attempt to defend his title from Kelvin Gastelum…

UFC on ESPN 1 Predictions: Francis Ngannou vs. Cain Velasquez

At the time of writing, it appears that Cain Velasquez is going to return to action. We can’t be sure, of course; Velasquez last appeared in the cage at UFC 200 about two-and-a-half years ago, and has been plagued with…

UFC on ESPN 1 Predictions: James Vick vs. Paul Felder

Nowhere else is the ruthlessness of the lightweight division better exhibited than in the case of James Vick; “the Texecutioner” has looked incredibly promising, enough to earn opportunities against top fighters, only to get memorably sparked in both of his…

UFC on ESPN 1 Predictions: Jimmie Rivera vs. Aljamain Sterling

Bantamweight has somewhat quietly developed into one of the strongest divisions in the UFC; while the champion’s stock dropped immensely with his loss to Henry Cejudo, he’s still a top pound-for-pound talent and is surrounded by a nearly unparalleled supporting…

UFC 234 Predictions: Robert Whittaker vs. Kelvin Gastelum

The UFC 234 headliner is the first middleweight title-fight under reasonably normal circumstances since UFC 194 in late 2015. At that point, the top tier of the division was well-defined as Chris Weidman, Luke Rockhold, Yoel Romero, and Ronaldo Souza;…

UFC 234 Predictions: Israel Adesanya vs. Anderson Silva

Quite frankly, this fight is thoroughly nonsensical in a competitive sense; a prospect fighting a faded legend is relatively commonplace, but a proven contender fighting a faded legend in a title eliminator is relatively rare (and a fairly transparent artifice…