This is how it’s going down.. I, Big Buck Hunter, am going to predict half of UFC 214 tonight and then tomorrow, Big B, is going to do the second half. Let’s dive on in!
Kailin Curran vs. Alexandra Albu
I want to pick Kailin Curran in this fight but I just can’t.. she has had lost two bad loses in a row and is on the verge of losing her job in the UFC. On the other side of the cage is the 27 year old out of Moscow, Russia, Alexandra Albu. She has won her first two pro fight including a guillotine win in her UFC debut. Alexandra Albu -155 over Kailin Curran.
Andre Fili vs. Calvin Kattar
Fili is a big favorite in this fight and for good reason: he is an Alpha Male prodigy that has taken his lumps in the Octagon and ready to make his run to greatness just like his pal Cody Garbrant. On the other hand, Kattar is on an 8 fight winning streak buuuut this is his first fight in the UFC. I always stick by the rule of not picking fighters that are popping their UFC cherries. Andre Fili -335 over Calvin Kattar.
Renato Moicano vs. Brian Ortega
Neither of these men have lost in their pro careers, meaning something has to break on Saturday!! I am going to take Renato Moicano for a couple reasons. One, he has a strong take down defense. Ortega is going to have a difficult time getting this fight to the ground. Two, Ortega eeks out wins by being scrappy and I do not like that style against agile fighters like Moicano. Renato Moicano -140 over Brian Ortega.
Ricardo Lamos vs. Jason Knight
Jason Knight is catching the attention in the Featherweight division with his 20-2 record. He is coming off back to back finishes with both KO and submission wins. Lamos is no slouch but I like the younger Knight to show off his confident ground game in a decision victory. Jason Knight EVEN over Ricardo Lamos.
Robbie Lawler vs. Donald Cerrone
Cerrone was on a massive 4 fight win streak before getting knocked out by Jorge Masvidal in his last fight. Lawler is in the same boat with a 5 fight win streak before getting knocked out by champ Tyron Woodley. Both men will be looking to make a statement in this fight and establish themselves as a contender. If this fight stays in the clinch then Cerrone has a clear advantage, but I am expecting Lawler to keep his distance and strike with Cerrone until he kits the floor. Robbie Lawler -165 over Donald Cerrone.
Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier
Jon “Bones” Jones is the most dangerous fighter in the world. I do not care if he is on hardcore drugs, I do not care if he is drunk as hell, Jon Jones will never lose a fight in the UFC (expect to Matt Hamill but he took those elbows like a champ). Cormier is a beastly wrestler and deserves to hold his belts, but Jon is a whole nother animal. Easy pick for Big Buck Hunter.. Jon Jones -250 over Daniel Cormier.