It's the start of international fight week, where just counting the UFC cards, there are over 20 fights and five title matches in a three-day span. The week kicks off with the UFC Lightweight title up for grabs as Rafael Dos Anjos scraps it up with former Bellator Lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez.
UFC Lightweight Championship.
Rafael Dos Anjos(c) vs. Eddie Alvarez
Dos Anjos has had his problems in the past with fighters who are strong wrestlers (Gleison Tibau, Nurmagomedov) and Alvarez fits into that category. He's also an excellent boxer, so Alvarez is by no means a one-trick pony. With that said, the champion has had an unprecedented evolution in the last
two years and has looked like a completely different fighter than the one who got "Tibaued" and even the one who had his last bad loss against Nurmagomedov. While Dos Anjos is super aggressive in his approach, he isn't reckless, still maintaining his composure and his technical skills. Much like in his fight against Pettis, Dos Anjos will keep the same insane pace going for all 25 minutes and should get the better of the exchanges with the hittable Alvarez. Dos Anjos by unanimous decision.
Picking Dos Anjos- Gooms, Dr. Law
Picking Alvaraz- DJ Mark, Kid P
Derrick Lewis vs. Roy Nelson
Picking Lewis- Gooms, Kid P
Picking Nelson-Dr. Law, DJ Mark
Alan Jouban vs. Belal Muhammad
Picking Jouban- Dr. Law, DJ Mark, Gooms
Picking Muhammad- Kid P
Mitch Clarke vs. Joseph Duffy
|Can't unsee something like that|
Picking Duffy- All of us
It's MMAzing 2016 Standings
1. Doctor Law - (60-32) - .652
2. Lavender Gooms - (56-36) - .609
3. DJ Mark - (54-38) - ..587
3. Kid Presentable - (54-38) - .587