UFC 240 Predictions

It's been a long week and this card isn't the greatest PPV of all time so I'm just going to give my quick thoughts on the main card!

Marc-Andre Barriault vs Krzysztof Jotko

Jotko is 1-3 in his last 4 while fighting stiff competition. Barriault is 0-1 in the UFC. I don't know a ton about either competitor so I'll just go with Jotko by submission and move on to the fights that deserve a main card spot.

Olivier Aubin-Mercier vs Arman Tsarukyan

Aubin-Mercier is a fan favorite...when they go to Canada. Outside of Canadian opinion this guy 4-3 in his last 7 and 7-4 in the UFC and all these fights were against journeyman or below. I don't even dislike the guy but he just seems to be treading water. Tsarukyan on the other hand is 22 and looked great while going the distance with Islam Makhachev who is 6-1 in the UFC. Olivier is certainly the most experienced fighter and he might try and grind out Armen and get him to make a mistake while grappling but don't count this kid out. Armen by TKO.

Geoff Neal vs Niko Price

I love this matchup. Both of these guys know how to put on a show and I suspect that this is a fight of the night contender. Niko comes in as a +280 underdog but he's the type of guy who can and will surprise people. I would be shocked if this fight went the distance. As to who wins? I'm going to say Niko for two reasons; Because he is better on the ground and because he follows me on Twitter.

Cris Cyborg vs Felicia Spencer

Felicia Spencer is definitely interesting but I'm just not sure how interesting. She's 7-0 but she only has one UFC fight that didn't even make it out of the first round. Four of her seven wins come by rear-naked choke and two more by decision. Does she really have what it takes to beat Cyborg? Probably not. Until Amanda Nunes came around Cris hadn't lost in like 12 years and unless she's on her way of the sport I can't see a way she loses to Spencer.

Max Holloway vs Frankie Edgar

It's easy to trick myself into thinking Frankie can win this because it's also easy to remember that Holloway is coming off a loss to Dustin Poirer. I also think that because of how stacked 155 is (Khabib, Tony Ferg, ...Conor etc..) that a loss to Poirer looks worse than it should. Frankie is 37 and Max is still in his prime. Besting the GOAT 145er in Jose Aldo, twice, than beating the supposed future of the division in Brian Ortega, Holloway is just getting started. I am curious to see what happens if Edgar can get Max to the ground and I think that's the only question of the fight. Max is too long and fluid to get out boxed by Frankie so I think this fight comes down to whether or not Edgar can get his hands around Max, take him down and keep him there. Prediction is Max by decision.

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