Twenty years are a long time, but Tomorrows UFC 167 in the fight capital of the world will play host the Ultimate Fighting Championships two decade anniversary show. Obviously the historic event deserves a star-studded lineup of fighters and the UFC did not disappoint.
Two of the promotions biggest and most popular fighters will step into the Octagon at UFC 167 in the night’s co-main and main event.
Coming off his big win over Shogun Rua back in August, Chael Sonnen will remain at light heavyweight for the third consecutive fight when his faces the former champion Rashad Evans. The two usually sit alongside each other for UFC broadcasts on FOX sports 1 but tomorrow night they will stand face to face inside the Octagon. Evans is looking to regain his form that earned him two title shots but will need to tend with the constant pressure that Sonnen puts on his opponents during a fight.
Headlining the card is the Welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre taking on the hard-hitting challenger Johny Hendricks. The challenger is a very huge threat to the champion and many of his peers have gone on record saying he’ll knockout St-Pierre to become the new welterweight champion. St-Pierre though has time and time again shown that he can neutralize his opponents strengths and make them fight his fight. Either outcome though will be a fitting conclusion to UFC 167.
From top to bottom UFC 167 is deep but not only that, it’s also competitive as well. Just like the main event, many of the night’s fights could easily go either way and that makes watching how it plays out that much better. Tough to prediction though…..
At last weekends UFC Fight Night 32 my predictions went just 6-5 to drop the overall totals to 228-110 (67.5%). After several solid events I was barely able to keep my head above water last week but tomorrow is a new event and below you will find my predictions.
170 lbs. Title Fight: Georges St-Pierre vs. Johny Hendricks – Georges St-Pierre
205 lbs.: Chael Sonnen vs. Rashad Evans – Rashad Evans
170 lbs.: Rory MacDonald vs. Robbie Lawler – Rory MacDonald
170 lbs.: Tyron Woodley vs. Josh Koscheck – Tyron Woodley
125 lbs.: Timothy Elliott vs. Ali Bagautinov – Timothy Elliott
155 lbs.: Evan Dunham vs. Donald Cerrone – Donald Cerrone
185 lbs.: Thales Leites vs. Ed Herman – Thales Leites
170 lbs.: Rick Story vs. Brian Ebersole – Brian Ebersole
135 lbs.: Erik Perez vs. Edwin Figueroa – Erik Perez
170 lbs.: Anthony Lapsley vs. Jason High – Jason High
135 lbs.: Sergio Pettis vs. Will Campuzano – Will Campuzano
205 lbs.: Gian Villante vs. Cody Donovan – Gian Villante
UFC 167 takes place on November 16, 2013 inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.