Hey friends, welcome back to the UPROXX Sports Staff Predictions! On today’s agenda, UFC 178, which is taking place this Saturday night, live from Las Vegas, Nevada. Fight Pass prelims start at 7:00 PM ET, Fox Sports 1 prelims at 8:00 PM ET, and the main pay-per-view card begins at 10:00 PM ET! Let’s get to pickin’, shall we?
Important Standings of Note:
Featherweight – Manvil “The Anvil” Gamburyan vs Cody “The Renegade” Gibson
Jessica: Second only to Brazilians losing and getting all MAD FACE about it is Armenian dudes losing and getting all MAD FACE about it. So I’m going with Gibson to take a second round TKO here.
Burnsy: Manvil the Anvil sounds like an Aquabats stage character, so I’ll go ahead and take him just to get these fights started with one of us being a loser.
Vince: I don’t know how many times my Armenian brother Manvil has to prove me wrong before I stop picking him. I don’t know how he beats Cole Miller then loses to Nik Lentz, he just doesn’t make any sense. Meanwhile, Cody Gibson coaches wrestling at a high school I used to play basketball/waterpolo/golf against in high school. Tough to say whether that’s a plus or minus for him, since I hated that school. See how scientifically I take these things? Anyway, Gibson’s wrestling should nullify Manvil’s judo, plus he should have a reach advantage, seems to have a solid chin, and he’s from the central valley so I have to think he’s dealt with Armenians before. Who the hell ever knows with Gamburyan though. Gibson.
Lightweight – Jon “The Super Saiyan” Tuck vs Kevin “Motown Phenom” Lee
Jessica: Motown Phenom back again, gettin’ take downs, score a win. I’ll never not use that, unless Lee fights someone I actually like. Lee wins by decision.