Did everyone enjoy their Zuffa-free weekend? I built a boat out of toothpicks, then scuttled it. Anyway, we’ve got mid-week UFC action with Fight Night 45! The only downside is the event is in New Jersey, which means it’s another international card. Wait, New Jersey is part of the United States? SINCE WHEN? With that shocking blow to history, let’s find out which wonderful and charming people have been tasked to predict these fights. As always, you’ve got myself, Jessica “Leg Kick TKO” Hudnall. There’s that dashing rogue, Ashley “Burnsy” Burns and that rashy doge, Vince “Film Drunk” Mancini. A man that has the unique ability to write and fight his way out of a paper bag, Danny “Boy” Downes. An absolute mess of frozen water, the internet’s very own Spilled Bag Of Ice. A super-talented artist, Chris Rini.
Important Standings of Note
Jessica: 151-82-2 (64%)
Burnsy: 148-84-3 (63%)
Vince: 75-37-1 (66%)
Danny: 106-52-1 (67%)
New York Ric: 36-26-1 (57%)
GhostFace: 6-7 (46%)
Spilled: 18-13 (58%)
Sydnie: 5-5 (50%)
Chris Rini: 9-1 (90%)
Strawweight – Claudia “Claudinha” Gadelha vs Tina “Jelly Bean” Lahademaki
Jessica: I am super excited that UFC now has strawweights! They are pretty much always exciting, and I’m kind of glad that Gadelha doesn’t speak English no good and won’t be on TUF 20. She’s going to do terrible things to this Finnish lady and get a first round submission.
Danny: Gadelha is a big Brazilian prospect and she’ll use this fight to show off her skills. Lahdemaki comes all the way from Finland, and not only does she have to stay in Atlantic City, she loses by first round TKO.
Vince: First of all, I wish Tina was bigger because I’ve always wanted to taunt someone by shouting “Tina! Come get some ham!” Anyway, the conventional wisdom has been expressed above, but they’re both undefeated against competition we mostly haven’t heard of. The only real difference here is that Gadelha trains with Nova Uniao, who I’ve actually heard of, and that’s enough for me not to bet against her. Gadelha.