This weekend October 25, 2014 the UFC is back in Brazil for another high profile championship bout. Jose Aldo defends his title in a much anticipated rematch with Chad Mendes, the first fight ending at the end of round one with Aldo knocking out Mendes. Mendes has a lot of motivation coming into the bout, not only is he trying to win the world championship, he is trying to avenge the only loss on his record, and he is representing his team Alpha Male – some of which have lost to Aldo and members of his camp.
The betting line is coming in fairly even, and looking at the general predictions from the online community and industry professionals the picks are split.
My UFC 179 Aldo vs Mendes 2 Predictions are as follows:
Jose Aldo vs Chad Mendes
One thing we can be certain of when these two fight – action. This is a long awaited fight and I can almost feel the anticipation now. Mendes has improved a lot since their last fight, and the general thought is that Aldo is the same. Whether Mendes has improved enough, we will find out on Saturday….
Glover Teixeira vs Phil Davis
Another competitive and interesting fight here. Teixeira is coming off an unsuccessful title challenge, Davis is always one or two fights away from a title shot. So this is a high stakes fight with a lot for each fighter to gain, or lose. It is another striker vs wrestler on its basic form, but with the jiu jitsu edge we have to wonder if Davis really wants to go to the ground. With more ways to win, a smart game plan could see Teixeira take this one.
Fabio Maldonado vs Hans Stringer
Maldonado is a well known name due to his exciting fighting style. But the reality is that his UFC record is 4-4 and he hasn’t beat any top ranked guys. That being said, there is not a lot known about his opponent Stringer, so its a pick em’.
Darren Elkins vs Lucas Martins
After going on a tear throughout 2011-2012 and going on a 5 fight winning streak Elkins ran into the headliner on this card Mendes. That started a bit of a slide, losing 2 out of his last 3. Paired up with a Brazilian fighter here in Martins he has a tough task ahead. Being the superior wrestler expect Elkins to try and control the fight on the ground. If the can enforce his game plan he can fly home with a win.
If you have any comments or thoughts regarding these UFC 179 Aldo vs Mendes 2 Predictions feel free to drop a comment, I’d love to hear your opinions.
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