The Canada vs. Australia themed Ultimate Fighter Nations will come to an end on April 16, at the Pepsi Coliseum in Quebec, Canada.
The event will be headlined by a middleweight tilt featuring Michael Bisping and Tim Kennedy, while the season’s coaches Patrick Cote and Kyle Noke will get it on in the co-main event.
Here are my Ultimate Fighter Nations Finale predictions:
Michael Bisping vs. Tim Kennedy
Kennedy is currently on a three-fight win streak, but he’ll have his hands full at the UFN finale. As impressive as his KO victory against Rafael Natal was, Bisping is the technically superior striker, meaning Kennedy’s best bet would be to grind the Brit down.
That’s a lot easier said than done, given the fact most wrestlers – Chael Sonnen included – have had a hard time getting Bisping to the ground since the Count’s 2007 fight against Rashad Evans.
That tilts the odds in Bisping’s favor.
Prediction: Bisping wins via decision.
Patrick Cote vs. Kyle Noke
Cote will look for his third consecutive victory when he squares up against Noke at the Ultimate Fighter Nations Finale. Noke is coming off an impressive KO victory against Charlie Brenneman, but trading blows with a vicious striker like the Predator might not be a good idea.
Noke will likely have the advantage if he gets Cote on the ground. Just not sure he’ll be able to consistently do that.
Prediction: Cote wins via decision.
Remaining TUF Nations finale predictions:
Elias Theodorou vs. TBD
Olivier Aubin-Mercier defeats Chad Laprise
Dustin Poirier defeats Akira Corassani
KJ Noons defeats Sam Stout
Sarah Kaufman defeats Leslie Smith
Ryan Jimmo defeats Sean O’Connell
Dustin Kimura defeats George Roop
Mitch Gagnon defeats Tim Gorman
David is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and boxing practitioner who has watched and studied MMA for the past 9 years. Send him your questions @davidkingwriter.
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