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UFC 197 predictions, preview, and analysis

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After more than a year on the sidelines, former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight champion Jon Jones will finally return to the Octagon in the UFC 197 pay-per-view (PPV) main event, taking place this Sat. night (April 23, 2016) inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

It’s not against Daniel Cormier for the 205-pound title, but I don’t think anyone gives a shit at this point. I, like a lot of other mixed martial arts (MMA) fans, want to see the world’s baddest fighter get back inside the cage and put the hurt on somebody.

Or get put on his ass by a massive underdog.

It’s just fun to watch “Bones” compete, which is why he retains headlining duties for his interim title fight against “OSP.” But before they can mix things up in “Sin City,” flyweight kingpin Demetrious Johnson will test his might against Olympic gold medalist Henry Cejudo.

That’s not all.

In a match up that has stand-and-bang bros creaming their pants, Edson Barboza will throw leather with former lightweight champion Anthony Pettis. A win over “Showtime” would go a long way in (finally) establishing the Brazilian as a serious title contender.

Let’s see who gets it done tomorrow night in Vegas.

205 lbs.: Jon “Bones” Jones (21-1) vs. Ovince “OSP” Saint Preux (19-7)

Nostradumbass predicts: Jon Jones is, and has always been, invincible. Over the course of his remarkable UFC career, which dates back nearly eight years, “Bones” has made the competition look foolish. That includes power punchers, submission specialists, Olympic wrestlers, the works.

I know some of you are thinking, Yeah, but that Alexander Gustafsson fight…

Let’s not pretend for a second that Jones was taking that fight seriously (just look at this photo). And by his own admission, he was so high, even Cheech and Chong were like damn ….View full article

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