UFC 165: Jones vs Gustafsson Predictions- Kamikaze Overdrive MMA

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The UFC heads North of the border for a double dip of Championship gold. Headlining UFC 165 in Toronto, Jon Jones puts his title on the line in an attempt to continue his record setting run atop of the Light Heavyweight champion. Opposing the best 205er in the World, will be his biggest challenge to date, at least physically. Boasting attributes similar to the champ, Swedish superstar Alexander Gustafsson, will offer an interesting test for the champ.

To date Jones has dispatched champion after champion. With wins over Rashad Evans, Vitor Belfort, Lyoto Machida, Rampage Jackson, and Shogun Rua all under his belt. Now Gustafsson represents the next stage in Jones career, leading a dangerous list of up and coming challengers ready to take the gold from the young champion. Will Jones add the Swede to his pile of victims or will UFC gold head across the Atlantic Ocean back to Europe for the first time?

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In the co-main event, another UFC title will be on the line as Interim-Bantamweight champion Renan Barao defends his title for the second time, facing fourth ranked Eddie Wineland. With the possible return of the Bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz on the horizon, this will most likely be the final 135 pound title fight with the interim tag attached. Wineland is the former and the inaugural WEC 135 pound champ and has picked up impressive wins over Brad Pickett and Scott Jorgensen to earn this shot. Barao has taken definitive wins from two of the best in the division, Urijah Faber and Michael McDonald, on his current run and will look to add another with the dangerous Wineland standing in his way.

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Rounding out the main card will be three fights, including a heavyweight bout between former Ultimate Fighter cast mates Brendan Schaub and Matt Mitrione. In the middleweight division, number seven ranked Costa Philippou puts his top 10 ranked status on the line against Tri-Star member Francis Carmont. Starting the card, will be an Fight of the Night candidate as tenth ranked Lightweight Pat Healy meets undefeated Russia Sambo master Khabib Nurmagomedov.

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The 8 fight preliminary card is a showcase of up and coming Canadian prospects along with a couple of veterans. Mike Ricci battles Myles Jury in the headliner at 155 pounds and Ivan Menjivar meets short notice replacement and Bellator vet Wilson Reis. Chris Clements and Stephen Thompson present the potential for a striking fans dream in a Welterweight bout and Dustin Kimura meets Mitch Gagnon in the Bantamweight division. Canadians John Makdessi, Roland Delorme, and debuting Jesse Ronson will also be in action along with a pair of debuting European based Heavyweights.

UFC 165 is going to be a great card from top to bottom and Kamikazeoverdrive.net has all of your prediction needs. Make sure to tune into the latest episode of Kamikaze Overdrive MMA Prediction for the best UFC 165 main card fight picks on the web and click the link below for the preliminary prognostications.

Main Card

Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson

Renan Barao vs. Eddie Wineland

Matt Mitrione vs. Brendan Schaub

Francis Carmont vs. Constantinos Philippou

Pat Healy vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov

Preliminary Card

Myles Jury vs. Mike Ricci

Ivan Menjivar vs. Wilson Reis

Chris Clements vs. Stephen Thompson

Mitch Gagnon vs. Dustin Kimura

Renee Forte vs. John Makdessi

Michel Prazeres vs. Jesse Ronson

Alex Caceres vs. Roland Delorme

Nandor Guelmino vs. Daniel Omielanczuk

 

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