UFC 198 will be sure to deliver TONGHT (Sat., May 14, 2016) live on pay-per-view (PPV) from Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Brazil. With a slew of high-profile bouts, including one title fight and a long-awaited promotional debut, UFC 198 packs a lot of punch.
The main event will be a Heavyweight clash between current champion Fabricio Werdum and hungry contender Stipe Miocic. It is the perfect matchup of grappler vs striker, which will further feed into the unpredictability that is card possesses.
On top of the Heavyweight championship tilt, UFC 198 will feature an abundance of Brazilian superstars, including Vitor Belfort, Ronaldo Souza, Mauricio Rua, Demian Maia, and Cris Cyborg, who will be making her highly-anticipated Octagon debut against Leslie Smith at 140 pounds.
Oh yeah, did we forget to mention Matt Brown is also on the card?
As you can see, a lot can happen tonight in Brazil. With countless division hopefuls playing for keeps, the action will be hard-pressed from the jump.
In preparation for the madness, we’re making some predictions. Who will have the best fight of the night? Which fighter will secure the sickest finish?
Find out below:
Demian Maia vs Matt Brown
In one of the more intriguing matchups of the night, Brazilian grappling expert Maia looks to continue his winning ways opposite hard-nosed veteran Brown, who has only lost to current Welterweight champion Robbie Lawler and Johny Hendricks since 2011.
On the surface, Maia has the advantage. He arguably possesses the best ground game in mixed martial arts (MMA) today and has shown come capability of surviving on his feet. He has won four fights in a row en route to staying afloat in ongoing 170-pound title talks at the ripe age of 38.
But when you dig a ….View full article
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