ufc 199 rockhold vs bisping 2

Tomorrow night at 10 pm est. these men and the rest of the fighters on the card will be looking to settle the score. UFC 199 brings two huge fights in Rockhold vs Bisping II and Cruz vs Faber III. Rockhold was scheduled to fight Chris Weidman before Weidman got injured. Bisping will bring a tough fight to Rockhold, but Rockhold won the last fight. Faber and Cruz each have one win against each other, Faber winning by submission, Cruz winning by judges decision. This time, we will truly see who is the better fighter. I am not the only writer here who has predictions on the PPV, check out Ryan’s predictions for UFC 199 here compare our opinions and predictions.

UFC 199 Main Fight Card

Main Event – Luke Rockhold (c) vs. Michael Bisping for the UFC Middleweight Championship

Co-Main Event – Dominick Cruz (c) vs. Urijah Faber for the UFC Bantamweight Championship

Max Holloway vs. Ricardo Lamas

Dan Henderson vs. Hector Lombard

Dustin Poirier vs. Bobby Green

Preview and Predictions

ufc 199 dustin poirier vs. bobby greenDustin Poirier vs. Bobby Green

Poirier is coming into the fight 19-4 against Bobby Green with a record of 23-6. Poirier has won 10 of his fights by knockout or TKO, so he has the power to end the fight with his fists. Green can do both, he has won nine of his fights by submission and seven by KO or TKO.

One thing to watch out for here is Green’s ability to finish fights. He has went the full three rounds in his last three fights, winning two before losing his last match. At UFC 199 it will be a good first fight between these two fighters. Poirier is quick with power, but Green has these nasty elbows and an impressive ground and pound game. This fight could go the entire length or end in the first round.

Bobby Green wins by submission in the second round.

ufc 199 dan henderson vs. hector lombardDan Henderson vs. Hector Lombard

The battle of the elderly fighters. Lombard is 38 years old, with a record of 34-5-2 and he takes on the 45 year old Dan Henderson, who has a record of 31-14.

This is a battle between two heavy hitters. Both men can knock you out easily, Lombard won in just six seconds before. Lombard is great with the hammer fists and his left jab is nasty. Henderson is great with his right hook and takedowns.

Age will be a factor here and while both are older, Lombard is younger and he can go the distance unlike Henderson probably can. Also, Henderson has won only two of his last eight fights. I think father time is catching up to Henderson and once he loses, he will announce his retirement at UFC 199.

Lombard wins by knockout in the second round.

ufc 199 max holloway vs. ricardo lamasMax Holloway vs. Ricardo Lamas

This will be the best non-main event fight. Holloway comes in with a 15-3 record and Lamas has a 16-4 record.

Both fighters are quick and can end a fight in a different way. Holloway uses knees, elbows and kicks to end a fight, while Lamas can use punches and low kicks to take an advantage. An advantage for Holloway is age. He is 24 compared to Lamas who is 34. While this doesn’t mean Holloway wins easily, it means he might have more energy and quickness than Lamas. Each fighter has won majority of their fights by decision, so both are used to taking all three rounds to win it. On that note, I think Holloway will add another decision victory to his belt.

Holloway wins by decision.

ufc 199 cruzDominick Cruz vs. Urijah Faber

This is the most talked about fight on the card. Cruz vs Faber III. Faber won the first time by submission, the second time Cruz won by judges decision. Faber has a record of 33-8, while Cruz is 21-1, his only loss coming to Faber.

This third fight has four years in the making. They were scheduled to fight at UFC 148, but Cruz had his first of many ACL injuries and he was pulled from the event. These guys know each other well and know their weak points. Faber calls out Cruz for his injuries, telling him he can’t make it in the UFC. Cruz fires back with how Faber didn’t win the title in his three-year absence.

Both fighters are quick and have the ability to take down someone. Faber has quick elbows and leg kicks, Cruz can knock you out with punches. Cruz though, doesn’t seem like he can ever end a fight. He has won 13 of his 21 wins by decision. Faber on the other hand, only has six wins by decision out of his 33 wins. Faber is also known for tapping people out, getting 19 wins that way. In the end, this rivalry that has been going on for almost a decade now will end with Faber winning the belt.

Faber wins by submission in the fourth round.

ufc 199 bispingLuke Rockhold vs. Michael Bisping

Rockhold was ready for his rematch against Chris Weidman until Weidman pulled out due to an injury. In comes Michael Bisping. Bisping is coming off of his controversial win over Anderson Silva and wants to finally get his shot at the title. Rockhold comes in with a 15-2 record while Bisping has a 28-7 record.

These fighters have fought before and Rockhold got the win last time, winning by submission in the second round. Bisping will be looking to overcome Rockhold and become the new champion. It won’t be easy though. Rockhold is a black belt in Jiu-Jitsu and has won majority of his fights by submission. Rockhold knocked Weidman out and showed dominance during the fight. Bisping is only a brown belt in Jiu-Jitsu, but he brings more power to the table than Rockhold with 15 knockouts in his career. Bisping is the stronger fighter here, but Rockhold is a better overall fighter. Being able to do both submission, ground and pound, kicks and punches are what makes a fighter great. Bisping is just known for power, and he has nine wins by decision, compared to Rockholds two.

This fight has a good chance to go all five rounds and with both fighters being strong enough to take it to the last bell, it will be a good fight between these two. Two weeks to figure out who you are fighting isn’t the best news for Rockhold, but he has fought Bisping before and knows how to beat him.

Rockhold wins by knockout in the third round.

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