Our friends over at Intravid.com give us their fight picks for this weekend!
Jon Jones vs Alexander Gustafsson
Cool to see someone match him in reach and height but the wrestling is at completely different level. Jones gets takedown whenever he wants it.
Renan Barao vs Eddie Wineland
Barao is a more well rounded fighter, he is also very big for the bantamweight division which could play a factor when the two grapple. Eddie will need to land a big punch to pull of this victory, and with his power and striking skills that is definitely a possibility.
Brendan Schaub vs Matt Mitrione
Schaub will have the advantage on the ground and will be looking to take the fight there.
Constantinos Philippou vs. Francis Carmont
Both men are on a five fight winning streak in the UFC, however the level of competition for Philippou has been much higher than Carmont’s. Philippou also won decisively in those fights while Carmont squeaked out a couple of close decisions.
Pat Healy vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov
Excellent fight, probably most difficult fight to call. Whoever wins this is going to be very close to a title shot, especially Healy.
Myles Jury vs Mike Ricci
This will be Jury’s third TUF runner up in a row. Doesn’t really mean anything to the fight but it is a cool statistic. Myles should have the wrestling advantage here which should be a very important factor in this fight.