UFC 204 is finally here. The weigh-ins are over and every fighter made weight. I'm looking at you, UFC Portland.
With one fighter, Ian Entwistle, pulling out due to illness, the card now features 11 fights, including the title bout between #MichaelBisping and #DanHenderson. Bisping is favored in the fight (-250 to +195), but Hendo always has the chance to land his fabled H-bomb. It really could go either way.
Who will win the main event at UFC 204?
The co-main event is also fantastic. The former UFC Light Heavyweight champion, Vitor Belfort has found success as a middleweight and currently sits in the top 5. However, he is facing a hungry and talented Gegard Mousasi, who is looking for his third-straight win. Stylistically, this fight could go either way, and will definitely be one for the fans.
Who wins the co-main event at UFC 204?
The rest of the main card is nothing to laugh at either. No. 5 Ovince Saint Preux is returning to the Octagon following his interim title fight with Jon Jones earlier this year. He will be facing No. 8 Jimi Manuwa, who is trying to rebound from a loss to title contender, Anthony Johnson. With a comeback on both of these fighters' minds, there are sure to be some fireworks in this one.
Who wins in this LHW matchup?
The tallest man in the UFC, Stefan Struve will face newly ranked Daniel Omielanczuk. Omielanczuk is on a three-fight win streak and has added some new blood to the heavyweight mix. Struve was last seen in the Octagon knocking out Antonio Silva in 16 seconds. Heavyweight fights rarely go the distance, so one of these men will likely be dropping to the canvas.
Who will win in the HW main card fight?
The final fight on the main card features an impressive featherweight. No. 15 Mirsad Bektic is undefeated in his pro-MMA career, and has three wins inside the Octagon. His opponent, Russell Doane, is on a losing streak, dropping his last three fights. However, that was all at bantamweight. A move up in weight could prove very fruitful for Doane.
Who will win the final main card fight?
The premiere FS1 prelim is between Brad Pickett and Iuri Alcantara. Pickett, a hometown favorite, will have the crowd on his side. He broke his losing streak in February with a solid win over Francisco Rivera, and will want to keep the momentum going. Alcantara is coming off a "Fight of the Night" performance against Jimmie Rivera, and can use that confident energy in this bout to get the W. It could go either way, as the odds are -100 Alcantara, +140 Pickett.
Who will win the feature FS1 prelim?
Danny "Hot Chocolate" Roberts and Mike "Platinum" Perry will be facing off in the premiere UFC Fight Pass prelim. Perry is coming off an impressive win in his UFC debut at UFC 202, but was surrounded by controversy with his cornerman's racist remarks to Hyun Gyu Lim. Roberts is also undefeated in the UFC, and his last fight was a FOTN against Dominique "Non-Stop Action Packed" Steele. A lot of great nicknames are involved in this one.
Who will win the featured UFC Fight Pass prelim?
UFC 204 will be bursting at the seams with great fights, and it will all be capped off by a scrap that's been seven years in the making. There are some real killers on this card, and any one of them could be FOTN.
Which fight are you most excited for at UFC 204?
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