UFC 197 Predictions: Does Ovince St. Preux Stand A Chance Against Jon Jones?

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.