Hey, fight fans! We’ve got a load of fights this week, so the predictions are getting split, the free cards on one, and a separate post for the pay-per-view. UFC Fight Night 80 kicks things off on Thursday at 6:45 p.m. ET on Fight pass.
Important Standings of Note:
Jessica: 529-366-6 (59 percent)
Burnsy: 525-336-6 (61 percent)
Vince: 234-155-2 (60 percent)
Ryan: 10-5-1 (66 percent)
Danny: 161-77-1 (67 percent)
Spilled: 86-68-2 (56 percent)
Sydnie: 16-12 (57 percent)
Chris: 46-18-2 (71 percent)
NY Ric: 36-26-1 (57 percent)
Ghost: 6-7 (46 percent)
Seth: 32-15 (68 percent)
Biss: 41-39-1 (51 percent)
Jared: 107-56-1 (66 percent)
Melanie: 44-23 (66 percent)
Fake Mike Goldberg: 21-16 (57 percent)
Strawweight – Kailin Curran vs. Emily Kagan
Jessica: I honestly don’t remember a whole heck of a lot about either fighter, though I know I’ve seen both of them in action. I’ll take Curran because she’s younger, and I guess she’ll improve more between fights. Curran takes a decision.
Burnsy: COIN FLIP! I’ll take Kagan so both fighters are equally represented.
Featherweight – Zubaira “Warrior” Tukhugov vs. Phillipe “The Filipino Assassin” Nover
Jessica: Are you kidding me? The wash-out “future Anderson Silva” versus my main man out of Chechnya? Tukhugov is going to put a whomping on Nover and get a second round KO.
Burnsy: Yeah, this shouldn’t be much of a match. Warrior should handle Nover with ease.
Welterweight – Danny “Hot Chocolate” Roberts vs. Nathan “Soulforce” Coy
Jessica: Coy didn’t really impress me on his season of TUF. I don’t know anything about Roberts, but heck yes, I’m totally going with a guy nicknamed Hot Chocolate. Roberts wins a decision.
Burnsy: Hot Chocolate does, indeed, win the nickname game over Soulforce. What is Coy, a Sega Genesis RPG?
Welterweight – Santiago “Gente Boa” Ponzinibbio vs. Andreas “Real Steel” Stahl
Jessica: Stahl’s only loss is to Gilbert Burns, and there’s no shame in that. Ponzinibbio’s had a decent UFC career so far, and I think his experience will give him the edge. Ponzinibbio takes a decision.