Well, after some drama at today's weigh-ins, we luckily will still have our two big fights on tomorrow night's UFC 210 card. It came down to the wire, with Daniel Cormier weighing in with less than 10 minutes on the clock for the weigh-ins, and he almost didn't make it. He first weighed 206.2 pounds, missing weight, but after leaving and returning a minute later, he somehow weighed 205 pounds. Then entered Rumble who weighed in smoothly at 203 pounds with no issues. Weidman and Mousasi both made weight easily and had no issues leading up to their big fight tomorrow night.
Tomorrow night's card should be a good one, featuring some potentially real good fights on the main card. First, Will Brooks and Charles Oliveira will square off in a Lightweight fight, followed by Thiago Alves and Patrick Cote facing off in a Welterweight matchup. Then the action gets real good.
Prediction: Charles Oliveira Wins Via 3rd Round TKO ; Patrick Cote Wins Via Unanimous Decision
Chris Weidman vs. Gegard Mousasi is a huge fight for the Middleweight division, with both men needing a win to push their title shot hopes forward. Weidman absolutely needs a win in this fight, more than ever before. He's been knocked out in two straight fights, and has had a serious neck injury, so a 3rd straight loss would be awful for his chances at ever getting back to the title in a division that is already stagnant and stacked. Mousasi on the other hand, has much less to lose, but I think a ton to gain. I think Mousasi is going to beat Weidman, and potentially anyone in the division. I think if things go as planned for Gegard Mousasi, he should have a title shot in his near future. He brings it all to his fights, and has a ton of career experience and is still young.
Prediction: Gegard Mousasi Wins Via 2nd Round TKO
First I wanna say, DC, I pray we get to see Anthony "Rumble" Johnson knock your fat head to the canvas tomorrow night. He basically cheated, somehow or another in today's weigh-ins, because losing 1.2 pounds in 60 seconds is virtually impossible, but that's neither here nor there because I would have been even more devastated if the fight was off. This fight is a big one, for a few reasons. First, DC has been running his mouth all month long, and has been taking shot after shot at Rumble, and Jon Jones as well, and I would love nothing more than seeing him get knocked unconscious by a Rumble uppercut. The fight is going to go one of two ways. DC claims he will stand and trade with Rumble because he's not afraid and "trusts" his striking game, but there is no way that he sticks to that. Rumble has basically two rounds to knockout DC, otherwise Cormier is going to land enough takedowns to begin to exhaust Rumble, and will get the win somehow or another, either by late round submission, or a decision victory. This rematch will hopefully be a good one, because their first fight was good, although Rumble basically died out within the opening moments of the second round. Go get that belt Rumble.
Prediction: Anthony Johnson Wins Via 2nd Round TKO
The next big storyline in this fight is that it is in Buffalo New York, which is very close to where Jon Jones' is from, so Jon Jones will in fact be in attendance tomorrow night. DC, being the "tough guy" that he is, has issued a "warning" that if Jon Jones tries to enter the Octagon after the fight, "there will be problems", but that is something I would love to see because in a street fight, Jones would destroy DC even worse than he would in the Octagon. Jon Jones will face the winner of this fight, barring any craziness, when he returns to the UFC in July, and the fight will likely be soon after his official return. Daniel Cormier loves to harp on the fact that Jon Jones was caught juicing, and while we truly may never know the truth, we will find out in the future just how good Jon Jones is, because he will certainly be caught juicing from here on out if he has been doing it his whole career (which I absolutely doubt 100%, but that's just me).