Two championship fights, a former welterweight kingpin trying to climb his way back to the top after being screwed out of his title, and the heavyweight division's most entertaining KO artist attempting to make a comeback? Sounds like an awesome PPV to me! Here are my predictions for UFC 185.
Caraiso vs. Cejudo: I'll go with my gut and say Cejudo via decision.
Nelson vs. Overeem: Nelson has cinder block fists and Overeem's chin is about as strong as an antique vase. This one is a no-brainer: another first round KO for "Big Country."
Hendricks vs. Brown: Matt Brown has the toughness and the heart to hang with the welterweight elite, but he simply does not have the skill. I believe that "Bigg Rigg" will achieve the impossible and finish "The Immortal" with a KO in Round 3.
Esparza vs. Jedrzejczyk: It's nice that Jedrzejczyk pulled an upset over Claudia Gadelha in her last fight. I just don't see it happening against "The Cookie Monster." Esparza will defend her title by grinding out Jedrzejczyk en route to getting the submission in Round 3.
Pettis vs. Dos Anjos: Dos Anjos may have knocked out Benson Henderson, but I believe that Pettis is way too fast and dynamic for him. Even though Pettis' last two wins were by submission, I see "Showtime" returning to his striking game and knocking out Dos Anjos by Round 2 at the latest.