UFC 207 is the final UFC event for 2016 and although a couple of fights have dropped off the card it still has the main events. The main event features the returning former Bantamweight Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey, taking on current champion Amanda Nunes. And if that wasn’t enough there’s the clash between Bantamweight Champ Dominick Cruz and undefeated Cody Garbrandt. Also Korean interest with Dong Hyun Kim (Stun Gun) in action. Here are our predictions for all of the UFC 207 fights plus previews for the main card;
UFC 207: Nunes vs Rousey
UFC 207 Preliminary Card Predictions
Alex Oliveira vs. Tim Means (Welterweight)
Oliveira by Decision
Brandon Thatch vs. Niko Price (Welterweight)
Thatch by 2nd Round TKO
Antonio Carlos Junior vs. Marvin Vettori (Middleweight)
Vettori by Decision
Mike Pyle vs. Alex Garcia (Welterweight)
Garcia by 3rd Round TKO
Johny Hendricks vs. Neil Magny (Welterweight)
Hendricks by Decision
UFC 207 Main Card Predictions & Previews
Louis Smolka vs. Ray Borg (Flyweight)
Smolka by Decision – The first fight of the main card features 2 up and coming flyweights. Both of whom are looking to bounce back from defeats. Smolka suffered a shock loss a couple of months ago and we see him winning and getting back into the title picture.
Dong Hyun Kim vs. Tarec Saffiedine (Welterweight)
Dong Hyun Kim by Decision – This is an interesting fight in the welterweight division. Kim has lost 3 times in his career against Condit, Maia and current champ Woodley, this shows his level. Saffiedine is a strong guy but Kim will have the size and speed advantage. We see the Korean Stun Gun winning this one.
T.J. Dillashaw vs. John Lineker (Featherweight)
Dillashaw by Decision – Many thought that T.J. deserved a rematch with Cruz following his split decision loss almost a year ago, but he’ll have to beat the John Lineker First. The former flyweight has looks really good since moving up-to Bantamweight, and at only 26 he’s still got years of fighting left in him. However Dillashaw is bigger, quicker and should out point the Brazilian.
Dominick Cruz (c) vs. Cody Garbrandt (Bantamweight Championship)
Cruz by 2nd Round TKO – Dominick Cruz has only lost once before and that was years ago against the California Kid Uriah Faber. Faber however is the key man training the undefeated Cody Garbrandt. Garbrandt has 10 wins 9 by TKO or KO, so experience and conditioning maybe a factor against the evergreen Cruz. We see Cruz winning, sadly this fight is maybe a year too soon for Cody.
Amanda Nunes vs. Ronda Rousey (Women’s Bantamweight Championship)
Ronda Rousey by 1st Round Armbar Submission. She’s back, the Queen of MMA and one of the most popular athletes in the World Ronda Rousey. She’ll take on current champion Brazilian Amanda Nunes. Nunes submitted Misha Tate for the title 5 months ago following some excellent standup. However Rousey has only lost once and only looked human once, she can’t afford to lose again and we see her coming into this fight focused and back to her old self. An Armbar finish is logical, however she might have something new.
UFC 207 Weigh-In Highlights
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