Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The excitement leading up to UFC 178

Words can't describe how excited I am for UFC 178 this Saturday night. The entire card is completely stacked. The preliminary card includes, MMA veteran Brian Ebersole, Patrick Cote who's on three fight winning streak, former Strikeforce lightweight contender and current #14 ranked UFC lightweight fighter, Jorge Masvidal. Along with that, it's also the epic return of former UFC Bantamweight Champion, Dominick Cruz who's been out of the octagon for nearly three years. The #10 ranked bantamweight contender is scheduled to face #5 ranked Japanese fighter Takeya Mizugaki. This just the preliminary card!

Now on the main card, Cat Zingano, who is ranked #1 in the UFC women's bantamweight division, and who many believe including myself, can defeated Ronda Rousey, is expected to start the pay-per-view.  The undefeated MMA fighter will go against former Strikeforce and Invicta FC contender #8 ranked Amanda Nunes in a three rounds contest. Yoel Romero has looked phenomenal in his recent bouts. He will have his biggest challenge in the UFC this Saturday when faces Tim Kennedy. Both fighters are on a four fight winning streak. 

The last three fights of the night features a few of my favorite fighters (sorry Dustin Poirier and Chris Cariaso). Irish mixed martial artist, Conor "The Notorious" McGregor caught many UFC fans attention after his TKO win over Marcus Brimage. Connor has been hyping his upcoming fight against Dustin Poirier. I've been watching Eddie Alvarez since Bellator 33 and wrote my first post about his UFC debut here. He is going to face Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone, who is competing in his fourth UFC bout in this year. Current UFC Flyweight Champion Demetrious "Mighty Mouse" Johnson is making his fifth title defense against #8 ranked flyweight contender, Chris Cariaso. This is by far one of the most epic cards in UFC history. I'm completely stoked!

Main Card Predictions
Cat Zingano
Yoel Romero
Conor McGregor
Eddie Alvarez
Demetrious Johnson