UFC 211 Miocic Vs Dos Santos 2 Main Card Predictions

Posted by Henry Watkins on Thursday,May 11, 2017 11:45, EDT in

We are now just a couple of days away from UFC 211 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, and the main card for this event is one that has fight fans buzzing. Every fight on this cad has the potential to be a good one, with many of the fights coming with implications for the weight class. There are 5 fights listed on the main card, so let’s take a closer look at them all, including the rematch between Miocic and Dos Santos. Find out more about the updated UFC betting odds here.

Analyzing The UFC 211 Miocic Vs Dos Santos 2 Main Card Predictions

 

 

Henry Cejudo Vs Sergio Pettis

Cejudo entered the flyweight division with a bang, winning his way to a title fight with Demetrious Johnson in April of last year. It did not end well for Cejudo, though, as Johnson once again proved that he is the class of this division. This will be another tough match-up for him, as Pettis is in great form, winning each of his last three fights. The turning point in this fight could come from Pettis’ inability to defend the takedown, which Cejudo is a master of. I’m going with Cejudo to win this one.

Frankie Edgar Vs Yair Rodriguez

It’s a battle of experience versus youth in this one, with these fighters very much at different stages in their career. Rodrigues is 11 years younger than Edgar, and is on the brink of a title fight. At 35, Edgar is in the twilight of his fighting career, but he is a wily veteran who is very tough to beat. It’s worth remembering that Edgar has never been stopped in his career, and if this one goes the distance, he may just find a way to use his experience to his advantage.

Demian Maia Vs Jorge Masvidal

You need to feel a little bit of sympathy for Maia, as he was passed up in favor of Stephen Thompson when Tyrone Woodley’s last title challenger was selected. At 39 years of age, Maia is running out of time, but is still on fire, having won 6 straight. Masvidal is moving up from the lightweight division, but has proven that he is willing to go toe to toe with the best in this sport. This promises to be a great fight, and I am giving the slight edge to Maia.

Joanna Jedrzejczyk Vs Jessica Andrade

With Ronda Rousey now seemingly out of the sport, there is a space waiting to be filled by a dominant female fighter, and that lady may well be Polish sensation Joanna Jedrzejczyk. She is unbeaten in 10 fights, and will defend her strawweight crown against Jessica Andrade, an incredibly talented fighter who comes in with a 16-5 record, with 11 of those wins coming via KO or submission. Another excellent match-up, but I like Jedrzejczyk to hold on to the title.

Stipe Miocic Vs Junior Dos Santos

These are two men who know all about power and standing toe to toe in a fight. Miocic, the current champion, is going to feel as though he has something to prove here, as Dos Santos was the last man to beat him in the octagon. Injuries and uneven performances have slowed down Dos Santos since that battle, though, and he looks to be up against it here. While Dos Santos may well rise up for this one, I believe it will be Miocic who gets the win.