The MMA had some incredible moment in 2018. Amanda Nunes who knocked out Cris Cyborg during the first round. Khabib Nurmagomedov who jumped over the cage after defeating Conor McGregor. Jon Jones making a return after some serious drama. Eddie Alvarez and Demetrious Johnson joining ONE Championship. The list goes on.
Max Holloway To Win The Lightweight Championship
Whether it’s an interim belt or the undisputed title that Khabib Nurmagomedov currently holds, there’s a great chance that Holloway will claim it. Nurmagomedov will probably only fight once in 2019 and as it stands, Holloway isn’t the number 1 pick for the fight. However, Holloway is making his way to 155 pounds in this year and when he does, there is definitely going to be a title on the line. We predict that Holloway will claim it.
The UFC Will Either Get Rid Of Or Change Its Rankings
Is this a wish or bold prediction? You can be the judge of that. Either way, UFC is long overdue to clean up their rankings. They are causing way too much controversy and are essentially broken. We are not even sure if the voters are actually humans. Life would be much easier without them at Zuffa HQ. The UFC will also finally include Jens Pulver and Frank Shamrock into the Hall of Fame. How long did we have to wait for this?
Nurmagomedov To Suffer His First Loss
There’s no denying that Nurmagomedov is a beast. He managed to destroy all opponents in the octagon since he arrived onto the scene. However, his record should include a loss this year when he faces Tony Ferguson. This fight needs to occur and when it does, Ferguson is going to shock the world when his hand is raised at the end of the fight. Although he’s not considered a striker like McGregor, he does have a lot that Conor doesn’t, including a stronger wrestling background and ground game. This will be vital against Nurmagomedov who is currently the best MMA grappler.
Conor McGregor Will Be Winless in 2019
McGregor’s last victory occurred in 2016, he didn’t enter the octagon in