TONIGHT! From the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada we have the biggest Heavyweight fight in the history of MMA. The trilogy of all trilogies, The UFC Heavyweight champion of the world Stipe Miocic vs Daniel Cormier III will determine the Greatest Heavyweight in the sport’s history. I mean it truly does not get any bigger than this.
Actual goosebumps watching that, my goodness.
I had a really tough time making a prediction for this fight. I personally dont want either of these 2 outstanding men to lose. But somebody has to. This is really a -110/-110 pick ’em fight. There are so many different factors. Stipe Miocic took Francis Ngannou down pretty much at will. Ngannou is a massive human being. Stipe doesn’t get tired, he wont. He’s going to be ready and in shape. It’s about who can impose their will on the other.
Cormier will try to wrestle and might have success with it, but i dont believe he will be able to have his way with Miocic like some. If this goes into championship rounds, I think Stipe keeps this standing I truly believe Stipe Miocic takes this and becomes the greatest heavyweight of all time. Two great champions facing off one final time. Everyone wins here, the fans win. It’s a huge fight. I can see the argument for both for sure. Miocic by TKO in the 4th Round.
I had a hard time picking this, but Im leaning Miocic. What a story it would be thought to see Daniel Cormier go out on top. Man, that is so rare in sports and specifically this sport, thats special to do. I just dont know if if its going to happen. CAN. NOT. WAIT.
If you want to re watch the first 2 fights before tonight, here you go.
Moving on, to the co main event of the evening with an awesome Bantamweight bout between #14 “Suga” Sean O’Malley vs “Chito” Marlon Vera. Oh boy.
This is an awesome co main. The ODDS tho are a little preposterous. Sean O’Malley is a straight up savage, but to be a -300 favorite against a DANGEROUS motherfucker like Chito Vera is something that puts me on upset alert here. While im not entirely confident Vera will win, the opportunity to make money on the dog here is hard to pass up. Marlon Vera is Sean O’Malley’s biggest test yet and I expect this to be a competitive affair.
That said, Vera will likely stand with O’Malley who is a superior striker in my eyes. I can see “Sugar” getting the decision but it would be some statement if he became the first to finish Vera and that’s what he seemingly plans on doing with a knockout prediction.
Now we have another BIG heavyweight fight in the middle of the card here. #5 Junior Dos Santos vs #6 Jarzinho Rozenstruik is going to be CHAOS. Both of these heavyweight contenders are coming off losses. Its hard to tell where they are at mentally, do we know how Rozenstruik will rebound from his first career loss? No we dont. Which is why im surprised at the him being We do know Junior Dos Santos is a veteran that doesnt make many mistakes. Im leaning towards the powerful and dangerous Rozenstruik, but dont be surprised if JDS pulls off the win here.
These 2 up and comers Rozenstruik and O’Malley can absolutely not underestimate their opponents. I would be cautious, but at the end of the day i believe they get it done. I more weary about Rozenstruik, i think he’s in serious danger of losing tonight.
Overall, a GREAT night of fights tonight. The Greatest Heavyweight in the history of the sport will be determine. Who you got, Stipe Miocic or Daniel Cormier?