It’s tiiiiiiiiiiiiiiime! UFC 165 kicks off in Toronto on Saturrday night with a legendary match between Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson. The first ever Swedish fighter in MMA to challenge for a title. Can Jones be stopped? How will Sweden’s biggest MMA star fair? A lot of questions indeed.
Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson
The main event. The biggest talent ever in MMA, Jon Jones will seek to defend his belt again, which I think he’ll do with ease. Gustafsson looks nervous, sloppy and unpolished in comparison. Round one TKO or round two submission for Jones. This man simply won’t be defeated in the coming five years.
Renan Barão vs Eddie Wineland
This is a fight I am very much looking forward to. I think Wineland is an exciting fighter and I love his personality. Barão on the other hand, is a beast. He is looking unstoppable right now and I think it will be a slug fest here with Wineland going down in the second round by TKO. But it will be entertaining for sure, maybe even the most entertaining fight of the card.
Brendan Schaub vs Matt Mitrione
Former TUF buddies will face each other in the octagon and these heavyweights know how to talk trash for sure. I think it’s a fun match and a very tough call. Earlier in his career Schaub looked sharper but now it seems that Mittrione is sharper. A very tough call. If Mittrione doesn’t knockout Schaub I expect a grinding decision victory, but to whom? I don’t know.
What are your thoughts on UFC 165?
The man who will remain the Light Heavyweight champion on Saturday.