UFC Fight Night 55 & 56 Predictions- Kamikaze Overdrive MMA

Scott Johnson

After a second uncharacteristically elongated break from action, the Octagon will be doubly busy with a pair of Fight Night events, numbers 55 and 56. UFN 55 will take place in the land down under, featuring a Middleweight clash between top contenders- Michael Bisping and former Strikeforce Champion Luke Rockhold. After a disappointing start to his UFC career, the AKA product rebounded with two impressive wins over top ranked opposition. Bisping is fresh off his own stoppage victory, vanquishing another former Strikeforce Middleweight champion in Cung Le. It was the Brit’s first win after returning from a lengthy break from action due to an eye injury, he dropped a one-sided decision to Tim Kennedy in his first fight back. Both men have title aspiration they hope to fulfil with a win, but only one can emerge victorious.

Heading across the globe, Fight Night 56 had to shuffle the deck after Jimi Manuwa was forced to withdraw from his main event bout with former Light Heavyweight champion Shogun Rua. Looking to capitalize on Manuwa’s misfortune, co-main eventer Ovince St. Preux took advantage of the opening and will now face Shogun. OSP is coming off a loss to Ryan Bader that snapped his 5 fight winning streak, he has lost just twice over his last 15 bouts. Rua has compiled a dismal 3-4 record since losing his title to the current champion and appeared to be on the verge of back to back wins until a third round knockout at the hands of Dan Henderson spoiled that. Both men are ranked in the division’s top 10, but a loss here could certainly cost them that position.

Both cards are action packed top to bottom and the latest episode of Kamikaze Overdrive MMA Predictions breaks down all nine main card fights from the two cards. The prediction panel will be providing their picks, the Kamikaze Overdrive Bet Pack will be available for purchase in the Bet Shop, and the Preliminary Predictions will also be posted at the link below. As always, enjoy the fights!

 UFN 55 MAIN CARD
Luke Rockhold vs. Michael Bisping
Al Iaquinta vs. Ross Pearson
Clint Hester vs. Robert Whittaker
Walt Harris vs. Soa Palelei
PRELIM CARD
Jake Matthews vs. Vagner Rocha
Guto Inocente vs. Anthony Perosh
Sam Alvey vs. Dylan Andrews
Louis Smolka vs. Richie Vaculik
Chris Clements vs. Vik Grujic
Daniel Kelly vs. Luke Zachrich
Marcus Brimage vs. Jumabieke Tuerxun

UFN 56 MAIN CARD

Mauricio Rua vs. Ovince Saint Preux
John Lineker vs. Ian McCall
Warlley Alves vs. Alan Jouban
Leon Edwards vs. Claudio Silva
Nina Ansaroff vs. Juliana Lima
PRELIM CARD
Diego Rivas vs. Rodolfo Rubio
Caio Magalhaes vs. Trevor Smith
Dhiego Lima vs. Pawel Pawlak
Charlie Brenneman vs. Leandro Silva
Thomas Almeida vs. Tim Gorman
Colby Covington vs. Wagner Silva

 

 

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