UFC PPV time once again and this time its the turn of the big boys to put on a show as the heavyweights take center stage. UFC 203 which takes place at the Q Arena in Cleveland on Saturday September 10th (Sunday here in Korea) will be headlined by local boy Stipe Miocic & dutch kickboxing and pride legend Alistair Overeem. Here are our predictions for all of the UFC 203 fights plus previews for the main card;
UFC 203: Stipe Miocic vs Alistair Overeem – Predictions
UFC 203 Preliminary Card Predictions
Drew Dober vs. Jason Gonzales (Lightweight)
Dober by 2nd Round Submission
CB Dollaway vs. Francimar Barroso (Light Heavyweight)
Dollaway by Decision
Yancy Medeiros vs. Sean Spencer (Welterweight)
Medeiros by 3rd Round TKO
Caio Magalhaes vs. Brad Tavares (Middleweight)
Tavares by Decision
Nik Lentz vs. Micheal McBride (Catchweight 158lbs – McBride Missed Weight)
Lentz by Decision
Jessica Eye vs. Bethe Correia (Women’s Bantamweight)
Correia by 2nd Round TKO
UFC 203 Main Card Predictions & Previews
Jessica Andrade vs. Joanna (Jojo) Calderwood (Women’s Strawweight)
Joanna Calderwood by Decision – Both fighters are big for the division but we see Jojo grinding out a win and moving towards a title shot next year.
Urijah Faber vs. Jimmie Rivera (Bantamweight)
Urijan Faber by 2nd round submission – Jimmie Rivera might be on an 18 fight winning run but he’s never fought anyone at the level of Urijah. Urijah at 37 maybe edging towards the end of his career but we don’t see him losing this one.
CM Punk vs. Mickey Gall (Welterweight)
CM Punk by Decision – CM Punk is of course best known as the former WWE Champion and has no MMA experience, he’s also a 4-1 underdog. However Mickey Gall is still inexperienced and has only 2 pro fights. We see Punk shocking many by winning this one, but it will be close.
Fabricio Werdum vs. Travis Brown (Heavyweight)
Werdum by 1st Round Submission – Former Champion Werdum is looking to bounce back and maybe earn a title fight by winning this fight. He beat Brown a couple of years ago by decision by we see this one finishing early with it starting on the feet and ending on the ground.
Stipe Miocic (C) vs. Alistair Overeem (Heavyweight Championship)
Miocic by 2nd Round TKO – This is the first title defence for Miocic and in his hometown of Cleveland. He’s shown in the past that he’s a smart fighter who known when to time his attacks. Overeem is a powerful dutch kickboxer who is dangerous early on but lacks conditioning and tries easily. We see a cagey 1st round and Miocic finishing it midway into the second.
UFC 203 Weigh-In Highlights
Here is the video of the UFC 203 Weigh-Ins;
UFC 203 will be broadcast live on SPOTV here in South Korea.