The Wait is Over- UFC 203

By LaDonna Williams

This Saturday is UFC 203 PPV. The one fight that everyone that is expecting to see isn’t even the main fight. Fans want to see CM Punk, former WWE star, make his UFC debut. His fans have been waiting for this fight for a long time now. Now that the fight is actually going to take place we all want to see how well he can do. Will he knock out Mickey Gall or will he get knocked out? Mickey Gall hasn’t been in the UFC that long either his professional record just being 2-0. Both men have Jiu-jitsu fighting styles.

Now on the main event of the PPV. The main fight is a heavyweight match between (C) Stipe Miocic vs (3) Alistair Overeem. Overeem has been fighting for a very long time with a professional record of 41-14-0. Some may think his career wasn’t going to go anywhere after he failed a drug test at UFC 146. Well, those who thought that were wrong, he has a hot hand, since losing to Travis Browne in 2013. He has only lost one fight  and showing the world he is back where he belongs Miocic, the champion, has a professional record of 15-2-0. He has been quietly making his way up to the top. He also has been hot during his last few fights. Especially with a big win over Fabricio Werdum to win the belt. This fight should be a great fight for heavyweight class.

Another match on the card is (1) Fabricio Werdum (20-6-1) vs (6) Travis Browne (18-4-1). This match is another heavyweight match. The last time these two had a match against each other Werdum beat Browne by unanimous decision. That fight Browne was out matched the whole fight by Werdum. Since that fight Browne record is 2-2, and for Werdum it is 2-1. This fight for Browne is all about redemption for the last fight these two had against each other.

There will also be a bantamweight fight on the card and that is between (2) Urijah Faber (33-9) vs (12) Jimmie Rivera (19-1). Faber, the 37-year old, is starting to slow down because of his age. Fans thought he was going may retire after his last loss vs Cruz that happened in June. Well, that didn’t happen. He is still here fighting. Rivera on the other hand has a good record and hasn’t been in the UFC that long with a record of 3-0. He is just an average fighter, but he is underrated. This fight might not be a great fight to watch, which is the sad part.

Last match on the main card is (6) Jessica Andrade (14-5) vs (7) Joanne Calderwood (11-1). This fight between these two women should be a great fight. Andrade, is known for her ground and pound game. She has just recently moved down to strawweight to fight, because of her size.  On the other hand, Calderwood is known for her striking and Muay Thai. This match could go either way.

My predictions for this card:

Calderwood over Andrade

Rivera defeats Faber

Werdum over Browne

Miocic over Overeem

Punk loses to Gall.

 

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