UFC 207 – TJ Dillashaw vs. John Lineker

Dillashaw was eager to fight Dominick Cruz once again, but unfortunately for him, that is not going to happen. Instead he will be handed an opportunity to take out his frustration on John Lineker who has been enjoying an immaculate run in the UFC so far.

Dillashaw has been beating himself up ever since he lost to Cruz in the title fight for the bantamweight title back in January. Dillashaw has been explosive since then. He responded to the defeat strongly by clinching a victory against Raphael Assuncao in January at UFC 200.

Dillashaw really made a name for himself when he, against all odds, beat Renan Barao in UFC 173 in 2014. It was this fight that put Dillashaw on the charts as a fighter and a force to be reckoned with in the competition. He beat Barao in the fifth round via a technical knockout in a fight which till date is renowned as one of the most shocking and unexpected results in the history of the UFC.

Dillashaw will be a strong favorite when he comes up against Lineker. Lineker will be brimming with confidence given the fact that he will be going into this fight on the back of six straight victories. However, we don’t think that just confidence is enough to beat Dillashaw. Our pick for this fight? Dillashaw via submission.

Cain Velasquez vs. Fabricio Werdum

UFC 188 saw these two have a go at each other in which Werdum emerged victorious via a submission in the third round. However, this rematch has been on the cards for a while and it finally going to actually transpire.

Velasquez will be fueled by vengeance here and going by his victory against Travis Browne (whom he knocked out in round one), he is hungry and we will pick him to win via decision.

Author : Rory McGregor