Man oh man, if you’re a fan of devastating one punch knockouts, than boy do I have a treat for you come Saturday night. Two of the most feared punchers in the world will go head to head in the main event as Mark Hunt and Derrek Lewis collide in Hunt’s home country of New Zealand at UFC Fight Night 110. I went 3-1 on my predictions last weekend, so let’s see if we can keep it going.
#11 John Moraga vs Ashkan Mokhtarian.
Jeez, how the mighty have fallen, in the case of Moraga. He had a title fight vs Demetrious Johnson in 2013 and is just 3-4 since that loss, including 3 straight losses. Mokhtarian is an up and coming Iranian making his UFC debut, with an opportunity to take out a big time name. I think Mokhtarian is biting off a bit more than he can chew in this one though, and I like Moraga to use his slick ground game to control and possibly tap out Mokhtarian in this one. Moraga -175.
#8 Tim Elliot vs #12 Ben Nguyen.
Elliot was always one of those guys bouncing around the top 15 conversation.. that was until he won TUF to earn a title shot vs Demetrious Johnson, and had the champ in all sorts of trouble, giving him one of the toughest fights of his career. The 28 year old Nguyen is on the upswing with a 3-1 record under the UFC banner, with 56% of his wins coming by KO (impressive for a 125er). This is a huge fight for the division, but I like the value on Nguyen as well as his chances of catching Elliot and putting him in serious trouble. Nguyen +170.
#6 Derrick Lewis vs #7 Mark Hunt.
You’re not gonna want to blink during this one. Lewis is a 6’3, 260 lbs man with a career 89% KO rate that calls himself ‘The Black Beast’ taking on Hunt who’s a 5’10, 265 lbs fire hydrant with a career 75% KO rate that calls himself ‘The Super Samoam.” This is going to end with one man face planting into the canvas in devastating fashion. The way these guys knock people out is so brutal, it can honestly be hard to watch sometimes. And if you don’t believe me, just take a look at some of their handy work…
Fights where you have two men this big and strong are tough to call, but I’m going to go with Lewis. I’m taking him because I believe he’s currently the hardest puncher in the UFC, and because he’s only 32, compared to the 43 year old Hunt. Lewis -135.
That’ll do it for me! As always, lock those bets in and watch that bank account grow!