“UFC Fight Night 25” isn’t the most stacked MMA card in the world, but it does have a few promising fights that should keep fans occupied over the weekend. Here are my predictions for “UFC Fight Night 25”, scheduled for Sept. 17, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Jake Shields versus Jake Ellenberger
Shields should be able to get back to his winning ways against Ellenberger at “UFC Fight Night 25.” With 15 wins in his last 16 MMA fights, it’s only a matter of time before Shields gets another shot at the title.
Court McGee versus Dongi Yang
With a professional MMA record of 13-1, the “Ultimate Fighter” season 11 winner McGee will try to continue his rise up the UFC’s middleweight rankings against Yang. A native of South Korea, Yang has been just as impressive in his MMA career, winning 10 of his 11 professional fights. None of Yang’s wins have required the services of the judges, and McGee will have his hands full at “UFC Fight Night 25.” In the end, McGee’s experience will be the difference maker and he should be able to walk away with the victory.
Jonathan Brookins versus Erik Koch
Brookins showed a lot of heart in his last performance, defeating Michael Johnson to win the 12th season of the “Ultimate Fighter” reality TV series. Brookins will be in for another tough match when he faces Erik Koch at “UFC Fight Night 25.” I can see Brookins doing big things in the UFC, and it starts with a win over Koch.
Alan Belcher versus Jason MacDonald
This is a good matchup between two tested MMA veterans. Belcher is currently on a two fight winning streak, and he should be able to win his third straight against MacDonald at “UFC Fight Night 25.”
Cody McKenzie defeats Vagner Rocha
Evan Dunham defeats Shamar Bailey
Matt Riddle defeats Lance Benoist
Ken Stone defeats Donny Walker
Clay Harvison defeats Seth Baczynski
TJ Waldburger defeats Mike Stumpf
Robert Peralta defeats Mike Lullo
Justin Edwards defeats Jorge Lopez