The youngest champion in the history of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, Jon Jones, will make his first title defense at UFC 135 against Quinton “Rampage” Jackson. UFC 135 will be held on Sept. 24 at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colo.
Here are my predictions for the UFC 135 fight card:
Jon Jones versus Quinton Jackson
Jones will be in for a tough match when he faces “Rampage” at UFC 135. Jackson has more than enough power in his right hooks to put anyone to sleep, and Jones will be smart to use his long limbs to his advantage. Jones has the potential to make us all forget about current middleweight champion Anderson Silva someday, and his reign starts against Jackson at UFC 135. Jones wins by TKO.
Matt Hughes versus Josh Koscheck
This would have been a good MMA fight a few years ago, but I don’t think Hughes has enough left in his tank. Koscheck should be able to overwhelm the former UFC welterweight champion and end the MMA fight early. Koscheck wins by KO.
Travis Browne versus Rob Broughton
Browne should be able to keep his undefeated record intact when he faces Broughton at UFC 135. Brown was particularly impressive in his last performance, knocking out Stephan Struve in the very first round. Browne wins by KO.
Nate Diaz versus Takanori Gomi
Diaz matches up well with Gomi and this should be a very entertaining MMA fight. Diaz is currently on a two fight losing streak, but he should be able to get past Gomi at UFC 135. Diaz wins by submission.
Ben Rothwell versus Mark Hunt
Things went well for Hunt in his last MMA fight, winning his first match in five years against Chris Tuchscherer at UFC 127. The fun comes to an end for Hunt at UFC 135, when he faces Rothwell inside the Octagon. Rothwell shouldn’t have any problems taking Hunt down and finishing him. Rothwell wins by TKO.
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