The Summer of Combat sports will start this Saturday on June 9th when UFC 225 happens. Gonna be hard to Top last year’s big combat sporting events like UFC 214 Cormier vs Jones 2, Mayweather vs McGregor boxing event, and the GGG vs Canelo fight. But but this year has the potential to be the biggest summer in UFC history with this event, Miotic vs Cormier happening next month and then the Garbrant vs Dillashaw rematch in August and potentially another big card in September. Boxing yet to announce a big fight yet so all eyes are now on the UFC to deliver. But I digress. UFC 225 Whittaker vs Romero 2. I’m doing PPV card only predictions. So here we go.
CM PUNK VS MIKE JACKSON- Welterweight
So the PPV card will kick off between two amateur fighters. Former WWE Superstar CM Punk * 0-1* vs Mike “ The Truth” Jackson * 0-1*. So this fight is pretty even. I believe both fighters will do damage to each other. It will be a very boring back and forth fight. But I’m rolling with the hometown guy. CM Punk wins via Unanimous decision.
Prediction: CM Punk via Unanimous Decision
Andrei Arlovski VS Tai Tuivasa- Heavyweight
The heavyweight legend Andrei Arlovski *27-15-1* vs Undefeated rising star in the heavyweight division Tai Tuivasa *7-0*. This fight will not go to a decision I believe. Hard to bet against Tai Tuivasa here in this fight. 7 pro fights all end via KO and Arlovski whose chin is very weak. Give me Tai Tuivasa via 1st Round KO.
Prediction: Tai Tuivasa via 1st Round KO
HOLLY HOLM VS MEGAN ANDERSON- Women’s Featherweight
So for you fair weather UFC fans you definitely know who Holly Holm is as she practically ended Ronda Rousey’s MMA Career a few years ago. Now this fight here Holly Holm *11-4* vs Megan Anderson *8-2*. Megan Anderson is a former Invicta Featherweight Champion *All Female promotion* for those who don’t know. Winner of this fight should be next in line to fight Cris Cyborg for the UFC Women’s Featherweight Championship. This fight will be mostly standing up. Expect Megan to attack Holly’s legs. With that being said I believe this fight will go to a decision and I am going with Megan Anderson for the unanimous decision win here.
Prediction: Megan Anderson via Unanimous decision.
CO MAIN EVENT: Interm WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP: RAFAEL DOS ANJOS VS COLBY COVINGTON
Former UFC Lightweight Champion: Rafael Dos Anjos *28-9* vs Colby Covington *13-1* So winner of this fight is fighting Tyron Woodley next. Dos Anjos coming off an impressive win over Robbie Lawler and Covington coming off a big win over Damien Maia. This will be a slow fight. Could be most likely be on the ground 80% of the fight. As much as I like RDA. I’m rolling with Covington via Split decision.
Prediction: Colby Covington via Split decision
Main Event: UFC Middleweight Championship: Robert Whittaker *C* vs Yoel Romero
Robert Whittaker *19-4* vs Yoel Romero *13-2*. This prediction is gonna be short and sweet. Expect this fight to be like the First. A pretty boring fight with some nice moments. I expect Romero to get some takedowns in and Robert to dominate standing up. But with that being said. Robert Whittaker is my pick to win via Unanimous Decision again.
Prediction: Still Middleweight Champion: Robert Whittaker via Unanimous Decision.
I’ll be back next Sunday and we shall see what I got right and what I got wrong.