UFC 179 Predictions: Can Jose Aldo Beat Chad Mendes in Brazil Again?

Welcome back to the show that never ends, it just goes on brief hiatuses sometimes. The UFC has returned, which means so have the predictions! Just a reminder, UFC 179 begins at 7:00 PM ET on Saturday, October 25th. Feel free to submit your own predictions prior to the first Fight Pass prelim contest in the comments. Whoever gets the most right will receive the smug satisfaction that they are smart.

Important Standings of Note:

Jessica: 237-134-2 (63%)
Burnsy: 230-140-3 (61%)
Vince: 126-72-1 (63%)
Danny: 161-77-1 (67%)
Spilled: 56-34-1 (62%)
Sydnie: 16-12 (57%)
Chris: 23-7 (77%)
NY Ric: 36-26-1 (57%)
Ghost: 6-7 (46%)

Lightweight – Fabricio “Morango” Camoes vs Tony Martin

Jessica: Morango means strawberry, so I figure a fighter should be moderately tough to have that nickname. Camoes takes a decision and maybe gets a celebratory short cake.

Burnsy: Now that the UFC has allowed me ample time to recover from Gunnar Nelson’s loss, I feel confident enough to make picks again, even though I know that Jessica did some number fudging in the time off. I was way closer to 99%. Anywho, let’s get this party started with a coin flip and take Martin.

Vince: Phew, this is rough. I have to maintain this razor thin lead over Burnsy while picking these fighters I have to Google. Let’s see, both guys hoping to stop a two-fight losing streak, both submission guys… I suppose I’ll take the Brazilian in Brazil. Camoes.

Lightweight – Gilbert “Durinho” Burns vs Christos “The Spartan” Giagos

Jessica: There’s no way I’m picking against Burnsy’s Brazilian cousin. Burns wins by second round KO

Burnsy: This fight is so incredibly perfect. Not only do we have my new favorite fighter and cousin from another mousin in Burns, but he’s fighting a “Spartan,” which is my least favorite nickname in MMA. If he changes his nickname to “3rd Degree” and comes out to Nelson’s “Love and Affection,” I’ll start his campaign for a title fight on Monday.