Welcome fight fans, to my picks and predictions for UFC Fight Night 80. “VanZant vs. Namajunas” will air Thursday evening (U.S.) via UFC Fight Pass (prelims 6:45 p.m. ET, main card 10 p.m. ET). The card’s action will be headlined by two surging flyweight women looking to earn their chance to face champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk. 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 760-441 (63% correct) record thus far since our launch, let’s get into how I see the action inside the cage going down from Vegas.
Rose Namajunas (+158) vs. Paige VanZant (-180): Namajunas by submission
Michael Chiesa (-125) vs. Jim Miller (+105): Chiesa by decision
Sage Northcutt (-1250) vs. Cody Pfister (+800): Northcutt by TKO
Thiago “Marreta” Santos (+220) vs. Elias Theodorou (-260): Theodorou by TKO