For each UFC event MMA Mad staff members Dale Jordan, James Carroll and Nick Rizner will pick the fighters they think will win on the main card(PPV full card predictions) and scores will be tallied up at the end of the year to see who is the victor. They will also pick how they think the fight will finish and in what round. 1 point will be scored for predicting the correct fighter, 1 point for the way the fight will be finished and an additional point if the round is correctly guessed.
Jones was initially scheduled to face Alexander Gustafsson in a rematch on September 27, 2014 at UFC 178. However, Gustafsson pulled out of the bout due to a knee injury and was replaced by Daniel Cormier.
Jon Jones (20-1 MMA) is coming into this fight on the back of his seventh light heavyweight title defence, a dominant unanimous decision victory over Glover Teixeira at UFC 172. Cormier (15-0 MMA) is 2-0 in the UFC light heavyweight division after dropping down from heavyweight. He has stopped Patrick Cummins and Dan Henderson in these two bouts on the road to the title at UFC 182.
In the co-main event two lightweights will do battle as #4 ranked Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone (25-6-1 MMA) takes on undefeated #8 ranked Myles Jury (15-0 MMA).
Below you can find the full MMA Mad UFC 182 Predictions along with the full card lineup
Following UFC 182 we now take a look at the prediction results for the first event of 2014.
Round 1 Results
Dale Jordan – 14
Nicholas Rizner – 14
James Carroll – 10