So far UFC 206 seems to be a cursed card with title fights scraped and as of yesterday main event fighters (Pettis) missing weight. However if you look past the negatives you have plenty of positives with the main one being the Korean Superboy Doo Ho Choi (Choi Doo-Ho) who is in action against Cub Swanson. Along with Donald Cerrone vs. Matt Brown and others is isn’t a bad card at all. Here are our predictions for all of the UFC 206 fights plus previews for the main card;
UFC 206: Toronto Holloway vs Pettis
UFC 206 Preliminary Card Predictions
Zach Makovsky vs. Dustin Ortiz (Flyweight)
Makovsky by Unanimous Decision
Rustam Khabilov vs. Jason Saggo (Lightweight)
Khabilov by Unanimous Decision
Lando Vannata vs. John Makdessi (Lightweight)
Vannata by 2nd Round TKO/KO
Mitch Gagnon vs. Matthew Lopez (Bantamweight)
Gagnon by 1st Round Submission
Valerie Letourneau vs. Viviane Pereira (Women’s Strawweight)
Pereira by Split Decision
Drew Dober vs. Olivier Aubin-Mercier (Lightweight)
Aubin-Mercier by 3rd Round Submission
Misha Cirkunov vs. Nikita Krylov (Light Heavyweight)
Krylov by 1st Round TKO/KO
UFC 206 Main Card Predictions & Previews
Firstly the Interim Title Fight is now a catchweight contest after Pettis failed to make weight. If Holloway wins he’ll become the Interim Champion, however if Pettis wins Aldo will stay the only Featherweight Champion (apart from McGregor).
Jordan Mein vs. Emil Weber Meek (Welterweight)
Emil Weber Meek by 2nd Round TKO – Jordan Mein is certainly the more experienced fighter, but he hasn’t fought in almost 2 years so the ringrust will be a big factor. Meek on the other hand might have no UFC experience but is a quick starter with heavy hands. We see the Norwegian winning in the 2nd round.
Tim Kennedy vs. Kelvin Gastelum (Middleweight)
Tim Kennedy by Unanimous Decision – This is a big fight for both fighters, firstly Tim Kennedy hasn’t fought in over 2 years and that was a controversial lost against Cuban Yoel Romero. However other than that defeat he’s won big fights including beating current champ Micheal Bisping. Kelvin Gastelum on the other hand, disappointed New York by failing to make weight for his UFC205 fight. He’s better at Welterweight and Tim Kennedy will have the edge at 185.
Cub Swanson vs. Doo Ho Choi (Featherweight)
Doo Ho Choi by 2nd Round TKO – This is a battle between a veteran in Swanson and a star of the future in Choi. Choi is 14-1 as a pro with that lose being a split decision over 6 years ago in Japan. He’s won his last 8 fights by ko or tko, he’s a very dangerous striker. Cub Swanson has fought the best of the best in the division. He doesn’t go down easily, however at 33 he’s slowing down and we see Choi getting another finish.
Donald Cerrone vs. Matt Brown (Welterweight)
Donald Cerrone by Unanimous Decision – Cerrone and Brown have over 70 combined fights so experience isn’t going to be an issue here. Matt Brown has only 1 win in 5 fights, but those fights were against some top ranked guys. Cerrone has 11 wins from his last 12 fights, with 3 wins straight at Welterweight. He always comes to fight and we see him winning against and moving closer to possible title fight late 2017.
Max Holloway vs. Anthony Pettis (Catchweight / Interim Featherweight Championship)
Max Holloway by Unanimous Decision. Interim Title Fight or Title eliminator, whatever you call it it’s a big fight in the featherweight division. Holloway has ripped though the division and his last defeat was against Conor McGregor (who he took the distance). Anthony Pettis was Lightweight Champ, and is big for the division. He missed weight and said it was due to a small illness, which might affect him over 5 rounds. If Holloway can take it into the championship rounds will win and will hopefully face Aldo next year.
UFC 206 Weigh-In Highlights
Here is the video of the UFC 206 Weigh-Ins;
UFC 206 Results
Max Holloway (ic) beat. Anthony Pettis by 3rd Round TKO
Donald Cerrone beat. Matt Brown by 3rd Round KO (head kick)
Cub Swanson beat. Doo Ho Choi by Decision
Kelvin Gastelum beat. Tim Kennedy by 3rd Round TKO
Emil Weber Meek beat. Jordan Mein by Decision
Misha Cirkunov submits Nikita Krylov in the 1st round for a shock win
Olivier Aubin-Mercier beat. Drew Dober by 2nd Round Submission
Viviane Pereira beat. Valérie Létourneau by Split Decision
Matthew Lopez beat. Mitch Gagnon by Decision
Vannata beat Makdessi via Knockout
Khabilov beat Saggo via unanimous decision
Ortiz beat Makovsky via split decision
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