Who really won the first fight? Was it the right call for a majority draw? Needless to say, whoever wins this one will certainly rule the roost in the welterweight division, and there will be no more controversy.
But before we get there, let's take a look at the rest of the card...
Alistair "The Reem" Overeem (41-15-0) vs. Mark "The Super Samoan" Hunt (12-10-1)
Mark Hunt must be fuming over the embarrassment suffered at UFC 200, after the three-round domination at the hands of Brock Lesnar, a decision that was later overturned due to Lesnar's failed drug test. So Hunt will probably be looking to redeem himself here, with Overeem as his target. Overeem had a bit of a rocky start in his UFC career, but managed to bounce back with a string of victories leading up to his UFC title shot, where he was stopped by current champion Stipe Miocic. Overeem did himself no favours after that fight though in his post-match interview, where he claimed that Miocic tapped out, but the replay cleared that up in a hurry. So Overeem likely be out to erase that memory as well. This is going to be a brawl from the word go, and I think Hunt may be at the disadvantage here, since the Lesnar fight was probably damaging to his confidence, despite the overturned decision. I'm going with Overeem to get the TKO.
Lando "Groovy" Vannata (9-1-0) vs. David Teymur (5-1-0)
This should be an interesting fight, and I actually always enjoy when they put fights like this between two lesser known fighters on pay per view, because these guys always fight like their lives depend on it, since they feel like they have more to prove. These guys are both probably considered knockout artists, although I think Vannata would have a distinct advantage if this fight makes it to the ground. He's also had much bigger fights in my opinion, so I think it's his fight to lose. I'll take Vannata to win via rear naked choke.
"Suga" Rashad Evans (19-5-1) vs. Daniel Kelly (12-1-0)
Oh, how the mighty have fallen. Remember when Rashad Evans was at the top of the mountain as light heavyweight champion? He probably doesn't. But most of that is Lyoto Machida's fault. Since then, Evans hasn't really been able to scratch and claw his way back to the top of the heap. He lost his last two fights, and he cannot afford to lose this one. But Daniel Kelly is no one to be taken lightly. He's proven himself on his feet and on the ground, and he may be somebody to watch out for in the very near future with a record like that. This is definitely his biggest fight to date, and if he knocks off Rashad Evans, he'll be a household name for sure. I'm going to call the upset here, and pick Kelly to get the Unanimous Decision.
Khabib "The Eagle" Nurmagomedov (24-0-0) vs. Tony "El Cucuy" Ferguson (22-3-0)
I have waited for this fight to happen for the longest time. These guys are both killers, and it's anybody's guess who will come out of this one with the W, as they seem evenly matched. In fact, both guys recently won decisions over former lightweight champion Rafael Dos Anjos, which is impressive in itself. I have no doubt that this one will go the distance, because I can't see either of these guys being stopped at this stage of their careers. However, if either of them were to be stopped, it would likely be by their very opponent in this fight. It's a tough one to call, but I think I'll have to pick Nurmagomedov to get the Split Decision, considering that despite missing all that time, he never displayed any ring/cage rust once he returned; it was like he never left.
Tyron "The Chosen One" Woodley (16-3-1) vs. Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson (13-1-1) for the UFC Welterweight Championship
Nobody likes a tie, so naturally the world has been anticipating this rematch since that announcement was made in New York. That fight was as close as it gets, but this one may be even closer, if at all possible. Both guys will likely come into this one with something to prove, and I doubt that either of them were pleased with the final decision in New York, so I think this will likely be a fight of the year candidate, and I believe it will be going the distance. Having said that, despite Woodley having the champion's advantage like he did in their previous bout, Thompson will probably be the hungrier fighter here, since he came so close the last time around that he could taste it. I'll pick Thompson to win the title here by Unanimous Decision.
So there you have it.
ho are you picking?