UFC on Fox 86 Predictions

Ben Rothwell vs. Junior dos Santos
Rothwell is trying to make a run toward the title but runs into the powerhouse former champion after finishing four fights in a row over the likes of Overeem and Josh Barnett. JDS hasn’t looked himself and was finished by Overeem in his last fight which was the first time he was truly TKOd from power. In most situations Rothwell wouldn’t have a chance, but i feel momentum is on his side while JDS infrequency has slowed him down.

Rothwell by TKO in the second.

Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Derrick Lewis
Gonzaga can finish this fight easy if he gets to the ground, but he may have trouble with Lewis power standing. Lewis has shown an improved ground game, but Gonzaga is smart enough to be able to lull Lewis into the fight he needs to happen.

Gonzaga by submission round 2.

Igor Pokrajac vs. Jan Błachowicz
Pokrajac gets a return to the big stage as the UFC heads for new territory. He left on a near five fight losing streak but rattled off three stoppage wins last year to get a return card. He faces of with Jan who had an electrifying debut win but has looked less than a fighter in his last few fights. He is younger and has the skills to beat Igor, but having home field advantage may help the Croatian.

Pokrajac by decision.

Maryna Moroz vs. Cristina Stannic
Moroz looks to recapture some momentum after she was taken out by a future title challenger in her last fight. She face s22 year old newcomer Stanciu in her new fight. She has won five straight fights and is a world champion in Wushu. Moroz is  great boxer so this will be a fun matchup for all involved.

Moroz by decision.

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