UFC Fight Night 65 || Predictions

UFC Fight Night 65 will be held on May 10, 2015 at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre in Adelaide, Australia.

The event will be the first that the promotion has held in South Australia.

The event is expected to be headlined by a heavyweight bout #4 ranked Stipe Miocic and  #5 ranked Mark Hunt.

Miocic (12-2 MMA) who was riding a three fight winning streak inside the octagon before taking on Junior dos Santos in a headlining bout at UFC on FOX 13 late last year. Miocic would lose a unanimous decision to ‘Cigano’ in a ‘Fight of the Night’ performance.  Although two judges’ scorecards reflected a dominant performance for Junior Dos Santos, the ex-champion struggled in early as Miocic took the center of the cage and threw combinations while keeping him off balance with pressure against the cage. Several times, he caught Dos Santos moving backward with right hooks and looked impressive in a major step up in competition.

Hunt (10-9-1 MMA) has won four post fight bonuses in his past five fights.  Hunt is coming into this bout off the back of an interim UFC Heavyweight Championship fight against Fabricio Werdum. Originally Werdum was supposed to fight Cain Velasquez for the UFC Havyweight championship at UFC 180 however when Velasquez got injured Hunt was called up as a late replacement. Despite having early success and dropping Werdum due to punches twice, Hunt lost the fight via TKO in the second round.

The co-main event features a middleweight contest between Brad Tavares (13-3 MMA) and Robert Whittaker (13-4 MMA). The full card can be found below along with a preview of the event.

Find below the MMA Mad staff prediction results following UFC 186 a couple of weekends ago along with the predictions for this weeks card in Adelaide.

Round 13 Results
Dale Jordan – 112
Nicholas Rizner – 105
James Carroll – 88

Round 14 Results
Dale Jordan – 113
Nicholas Rizner – 107
James Carroll – 89

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