UFC 182 Collated Fight Picks

Here is a summary of how tonight’s main card is being predicted, collated from predictions made by journalists at MMA Mania, MMA Fighting, Bleacher Report, Bloody Elbow, and MMA Junkie.

  • 81% favour Jon Jones over Daniel Cormier (21-5)
  • 73% favour Donald Cerrone over Myles Jury (19-7)
  • 65% favour Brad Tavares over Nate Marquardt (17-9)
  • 100% favour Kyoji Horiguchi over Louis Gaudinot (26-0)
  • 100% favour Hector Lombard over Josh Burkman (26-0)

Great to see the top three billed fights predicted to be competitive affairs.

While 81% would normally show overwhelming confidence in a fight’s outcome, given we are talking about Jon Jones – an undefeated champion who has defeated an astounding number of world class opponents – I think Cormier has made a strong case to convince almost 20% of journalists he will win tonight.