Greetings, fight friends! UFC 197 is here and with only one major shake up to the main card. We’ve still got two title fights in the co-main and main events, so that’s cool. The punches kick off at 6:30PM ET on UFC Fight Pass, so let’s take a look at the smartest, funniest, most accurate bout predictions in the entire world, it’s the Uproxx Sports Staff Predictions!
2016 Important Results:
Jessica: 67-55-2 (55 percent)
Burnsy: 63-47-1 (57 percent)
Ryan: 5-1 (83 percent)
Jason: 14-10 (58 percent)
Jackman: 7-5 (58 percent)
Enrique: 7-5 (58 percent)
Jamie: 10-8 (56 percent)
Justin: 13-4 (76 percent)
Marty: 10-11 (48 percent)
Jared: 13-11 (54 percent)
Parker: 3-4 (43 percent)
Dr. Vet: 39-21-2 (65 percent)
Lightweight – Efrain “Hecho en Mexico” Escudero vs Kevin “Mo-Town Phenom” Lee
Jessica: Lee migh have some trouble out grappling Escudero, but c’mon, it’s Efrain Escudero. Lee should finish things with a submission in the second round at the very latest.
Burnsy: Both guys have lost to Leandro Silva, but Lee got blopsed in the first round. Escudero takes Lee to a boring decision.
Marty: First, pouring out a little for the lost UFC 200 main event.*
This fight jumped off the page for me at first, but I think it was just the names. I’ll go with the up-and-comer over the guy on his third stint in the octagon. W: Lee
*I reserve the right to soak up said alcohol if the fight is reinstated.
Light Heavyweight – Marcos “Pezao” Rogerio de Lima vs Clint “Headbussa” Hester
Jessica: This stinks. I like Hester and want him to do Cool, Violent Things to people in the cage, but I think he’s bumping against his ceiling in the UFC. Lima isn’t quite at that level, but he could give Clint a tough fight. I still have Hester taking it with a second round KO.