After the crap showing we got out of UFC 213, UFC 214 looks promising and rightfully so with one of the greatest fighters to grace the octagon in Jon “Bones” Jones.

I fully understand why fans and people in the MMA world have turned their back to Jones, and Jones is the only one to blame for continuously shooting himself in the foot, finding himself in the headlines for all the wrong reasons. UFC 200 was the closest we got to the fight, but unexpectedly it fell apart, but here we are now. Both fighters have made the championship weight, and besides the main event this card is exciting from the prelims to the main card.

From Cyborg to Donald Cerrone, and Damian Maia and his “boring MMA style” that some people complain about, but they will showcase their talents Saturday on a huge platform. Here are my main card predictions.

UFC 214

Jimi Manuwa vs. Volkan Oezdemir

Oezdemir has been on a roll in the cage earning this big fight with Manuwa that could turn out to be a slug fest, but that’s a big if. While I’m excited to see Oezdemir in a big fight he has a huge hurdle in front of him that may be too high to jump over. Manuwa has been knocking off heads for too long, and has not lost a step in his previous fights. This could be over early in Oezdemir has no game plan early on.

Manuwa, KO, Rd. 2

Robbie Lawler vs. Donald Cerrone

This is a huge fight on the card to be the second fight on here. This fight is good enough to be its own main event on a fight night event, or even on fight pass. Donald Cerrone has been one of the most exciting fighters in the division, but what worries me is that Cerrone shines to get to the top, but once he’s there he shatters faster than glass. Robbie Lawler on the other hand could possibly be on a decline. Lawler is just one of those fighters you’d hate to stand in front of and trade blows with, but he’s been in too many of these, and after that brutal knock out from Woodley you gotta wonder if he comes into the fight with a little more hesitation, instead of going straight into war.

Lawler, unanimous decision

Cyborg Justino vs. Tonya Evinger

I’ll keep this summary short. Evinger is a top five Bantamweight in the woman’s division, but let’s call it like it is. She’s being fed to a lion in Cyborg. Cyborg is just too good, and will continue to dominate the division until she gets a real challenge.

Justino, KO, Rd. 1

Tyrone Woodley vs. Demian Maia

This fight is going to be like a game of chess. Woodley is superior when it comes to striking, and Maia is a master when it comes to natural MMA and taking his opponent to the ground and choking them out. I don’t think this fight is going to provide the fireworks that fans want in excitement, but I do believe the finish will have fans on their feet cheering. Maia will play it safe avoiding going into a bomb fest with Woodley, and Woodley traditionally is very cautious when it comes to squaring off against a grappler.

Maia, submission, Rd. 4 

UFC 214

Daniel Cormier vs. Jon Jones

Although I hyped up Jones’ appearance back in the octagon it doesn’t mean that I believe he will just walk all over Cormier. Cormier has also been wanting this fight, and after losing in their first bout back in 2015, Cormier has done nothing but publicly call out Jones and make fun of his drug problems, and jail time. This rivalry is as real as it gets, and Cormier’s strength game has beefed up, but here’s the thing, Jones won’t back down from it, and Jones has beefed up since we last saw him appearing as a monster himself. Cormier has a chance to retain, but I think he will always be a step behind Bones Jones.

Jones, unanimous decision 

 

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