Welcome, fight fans! UFC 181 is coming to us live, from Las Vegas on Saturday, December 6th, starting at 7:00 PM ET with 11 fights, and most of them look pretty dang good. Today, we add new friends to the pick party, Seth Falvo of Cage Potato, and Inspire Pro Wrestling honcho, Justin Bissonnette. Let’s jump right into the predictions!
Important Standings of Note:
Jessica: 270-156-2 (63%)
Burnsy: 261-164-3 (61%)
Vince: 137-84-1 (62%)
Danny: 161-77-1 (67%)
Spilled: 66-44-1 (59%)
Sydnie: 16-12 (57%)
Chris: 25-9 (74%)
NY Ric: 36-26-1 (57%)
Ghost: 6-7 (46%)
Featherweight – Alex “The Spartan” White vs “Cassius” Clay Collard
Jessica: Once I learned about Alex’s story of gas-drinking, I became a fan. Unless he turns out to be an awful person, I’ll continue to support the dude, so I’ll say he wins by first round KO.
Seth: Serious question: Who the hell is Clay Collard? Is that his real name, or is that just his UFC persona; I’m not convinced that “Clay Collard” doesn’t play every generic mid-western undercard fighter I don’t care about. Maybe the same way bad indie wrestling promotions pad their rosters by sending wrestlers back out after competing in masks as “one of them Mexican wrasslers,” the UFC is asking some poor jobber to put gel in his hair every other week and get beat up on the undercard.
What I’m trying to say is, Alex White has this.
Justin: White via Sub round 1.
Burnsy: I’m very intimidated by newcomers so I have to really try hard this time. I typically hate the Spartan nickname, but Alex White is my boy. Also, there’s only one Cassius Clay in anything. This is a battle of bad nicknames, but I take White every time.
Bantamweight – Sergio “The Phenom” Pettis vs Matt “The Crowbar” Hobar
Jessica: I gotta go with Baby Pettis on this one. I think his kickboxing is going to be too good for Hobar. Sergio knocks out Matt in the second.
Seth: Is Sergio Pettis overrated? Of course. Is Matt Hobar going to defeat him on Saturday? Probably not.
Justin: Pettis via Sub Round 3
Burnsy: Burnsy MMA prediction rule No. 948439: Pick the rhyming nickname every time. Hobar.
Bantamweight – Raquel “Rocky” Pennington vs Ashlee Evans-Smith
Jessica: I’ve been impressed with the little bit of Ashlee I’ve seen on the regional level, so I’ll give her the nod and say she TKOs Rocky in the second round.