UFC on Fox 15 will be held on April 18, 2015 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. The event will be the sixth event that the UFC has hosted in Newark, New Jersey and will be headlined by a huge middleweight bout between former UFC Light Heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida and former Strikeforce Middleweight champion Luke Rockhold.
Machida (22-5 MMA) rebounded nicely from a UFC middleweight title decision loss to champion Chris Weidman at UFC 175 by dominating C.B. Dolloway via TKO in a ‘Performance of the Night’ . Machida is currently 3-1 since dropping to 185lbs and has earned four post fight bonuses in the process.
Rockhold (13-2 MMA) is currently riding a three fight winning streak since losing his UFC debut to Vitor Belfort back in May 2013. Knocking out Costas Philippou was followed up with two impressive submission victories against Tim Boetsch and Michael Bisping, earning a ‘Performance of the Night’ bonus in the latter. The winner of this bout is expected to be crowned the number one contender to challenge for the 185lb title.
The co-main event was expected to feature a middleweight bout between Ronaldo Souza (21-3-1 MMA) and Yoel Romero. However last week, Romero pulled out of the bout due to a ligament and meniscus tear in his knee. Chris Camozzi (21-9 MMA) was announced as his replacement. This fight will be a rematch as Souza defeated Camozzi by technical submission (arm-triangle choke) at UFC on FX 8.
Below you can find the MMA Mad staff predictions for UFC on FOX 15 along with the latest results following UFC Fight Night 64 this past weekend
Round 11 Results
Nicholas Rizner – 94
Dale Jordan – 93
James Carroll – 78
Round 12 Results
Nicholas Rizner – 98
Dale Jordan – 98
James Carroll – 79