Welcome fight fans, to my picks and predictions for UFC 205. “Alvarez vs. McGregor” will air Saturday evening via UFC Fight Pass (early prelims), FOX Sports 1 (prelims) and Pay-Per-View (main card). The card’s action will be headlined by lightweight champ Eddie Alvarez defending his title against divisional freelancer Conor McGregor. A solid line-up calls for solid picks, right? Whether you agree or disagree, leave your thoughts by commenting.
As lead writer here, I do my best to make quality peeks into the future. That being said, anything can (and does) happen in mixed martial arts. With an overall 804-476 (63% correct) record thus far since our launch, let’s get into how I see the action inside the cage going down from Madison Square Garden in New York City.
Eddie Alvarez vs. Conor McGregor: Alvarez by decision
Tyron Woodley vs. Stephen Thompson: Thompson by decision
Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz: Jedrzejczyk by decision
Yoel Romero vs. Chris Weidman: Weidman by TKO
Raquel Pennington vs. Miesha Tate: Tate by submission
Frankie Edgar vs. Jeremy Stephens: Edgar by decision
Michael Johnson vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov: Nurmagomedov by submission
Tim Boetsch vs. Rafael Natal: Natal by decision
Vicente Luque vs. Belal Muhammad: Muhammad by decision
Thiago Alves vs. Jim Miller: Miller by submission
Liz Carmouche vs. Katlyn Chookagian: Chookagian by decision