Hi fight fans, we’ve got a good looking card here in Chicago. UFC on Fox 16 starts at 4:15 PM ET with Fight Pass early prelims, then regular prelims at 6PM on Fox and the main card at 8PM ET. There’s a title fight on free TV, which is really cool, so let’s jump into the predictions!
Important Standings of Note:
Jessica: 454-299-4 (60%)
Burnsy: 459-281-5 (62%)
Vince: 213-139-2 (60%)
Ryan: 10-5-1 (66%)
Danny: 161-77-1 (67%)
Spilled: 81-60-2 (57%)
Sydnie: 16-12 (57%)
Chris: 44-15-2 (74%)
NY Ric: 36-26-1 (57%)
Ghost: 6-7 (46%)
Seth: 32-15 (68%)
Biss: 41-39-1 (51%)
Jared: 80-45-1 (64%)
Melanie: 29-11 (73%)
Welterweight – Zak Cummings vs “Nonstop Action-Packed” Dominique Steele
Jessica: The only thing I know about Dom Steele is that he once did this incredibly disgusting thing during a Bellator event. With that being said, I’m taking him to win because that’s more interesting than anything Cummings has ever done. Steele takes this by decision.
Burnsy: With all due respect to Mr. Steele, I saw this matchup and my first thought was, “Holy shit, they booked an intergender match!” And I can make that mistake and not feel bad because I am a man named Ashley. That said, when you have a nickname like “Nonstop Action-Packed” you better bring the damn thunder in your UFC debut, and I’m hesitant to believe we’ll see that with a guy who has lost 5 fights. Instead, I’m gonna give Cummings the Gunni Bump (trademark pending) and say he’s winning, because in his last fight he lost to my No. 1 guy Gunnar Nelson, and that means he has been blessed with a new understanding of fighting. Also, this is the most I’ve ever written about the first fight of an event.
Jared: I’m not incredibly familiar with Dominique Steele, but Sherdog informs me that his nickname is, no joke, “Non-Stop Action Packed.” That is not a nickname, Dominique, that is an intro paragraph. It has more syllables than your first and last names, for Christ’s sake! Do you honestly expect me to believe that anyone actually referred to you as such growing up?
“Non-Stop Action Packed, you run upstairs and brush your teeth before bed.”
“Mrs. Payne, Non-Stop Action Packed just stole my bag of milk!”
“N.S.A.P…N.S.A.P! It’s aboot time to hit the ol’ dusty trail, ya hoser!!” (not sure why he’s Canadian in this example)
So yeah, Cummings.
Bantamweight – Jessamyn “The Gun” Duke vs Elizabeth Phillips
Jessica: Oh dip, amateur night rematch! While both women are on losing skids, Duke’s had a rougher go, taking a stoppage loss her last time out, while Phillips has a pair of split decision defeats. I think Duke finally puts it together and takes out Phillips again, this time with a second round submission.