Oritz, Miletich, Varner, Boon and more Predict Jones vs Gustafsson
Shayna Baszler (15-8, FCF Women’s Bantamweight Grand Prix Champion) - “Gustafsson is a badass but I’m taking Jones.”
Bas Boon (Head of Business Development at Glory Sports, Manager Golden Glory) - “My opinion is that if Jon Jones can be in the same shape as he has been before that nasty toe injury in his last fight (I hope it has healed well), I do not see any problems for Jon ‘Bones’ Jones to win by another devastating KO, I personally think he is the most exiting fighter out there!”
Jamie Varner (21-8-1-2, former WEC Lightweight Champion) - “Jon Jones wins this fight by whatever way he wants.”
Overall it was 15-2 for Jones or 16-1 if you take Wes Sims pick as a pick for Jones.
UFC 165 Weigh In Results
MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)
Champ Jon Jones (204.5) vs. Alexander Gustafsson (204.5)
Champ Renan Barao (135) vs. Eddie Wineland (135)
Matt Mitrione (260.5) vs. Brendan Schaub (237)
Francis Carmont (186) vs. Constantinos Philippou (186)
Pat Healy (155.75) vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov (156)
PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1, 8 p.m. ET)
Myles Jury (156) vs. Mike Ricci (155.5)
Ivan Menjivar (136)* vs. Wilson Reis (135)
Chris Clements (169.5) vs. Stephen Thompson (170.5)
Mitch Gagnon (136) vs. Dustin Kimura (136)
PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook, 6 p.m. ET)
Renee Forte (155.5) vs. John Makdessi (155)
Michel Prazeres (155) vs. Jesse Ronson (155.5)
Alex Caceres (136) vs. Roland Delorme (136)
Nandor Guelmino (230) vs. Daniel Omielanczuk (245.5)
* Menjivar was 137 pounds on his first attempt, but made 136 on his second try.
Jared Rosholt signs with UFC, debuts at TUF 18 Finale in November
Another member of Team Takedown has joined the UFC's ranks.
Heavyweight Jared Rosholt (8-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC), the younger brother of UFC vet Jake Rosholt, today announced his signing with the promotion for a debut opposite Walter Harris (4-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) at The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale, which takes place Nov. 30 in Las Vegas.
Al Iaquinta replaces Paul Taylor, faces Anthony Njokuani at UFC Fight Night 30
Three times Anthony Njokuani and Paul Taylor have been scheduled to fight. Three times the fight has not happened.
UFC officials today announced that Al Iaquinta (6-2-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) will replace an injured Paul Taylor (11-6 MMA, 4-5 UFC), who was scheduled to fight Njokuani (16-7 MMA, 3-3 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 30. The new matchup stays on the same card, which takes place Oct. 26 at Manchester Arena in Manchester, England.