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.
Brandao-Poirier, Leben-Hall added to UFC 168 in Las Vegas
The UFC has two more bouts to its year-end card – one that could wind up being an important featherweight battle, and one that could be a middleweight slugfest.
Diego Brandao (18-8 MMA, 4-1 UFC), the Season 14 winner of "The Ultimate Fighter," will meet Dustin Poirier (14-3 MMA, 6-2 UFC) at featherweight, while Chris Leben (22-10 MMA, 12-9 UFC) will take on Uriah Hall (7-4 MMA, 0-2 UFC) at UFC 168. UFC officials announced the new fight bookings Thursday morning.
Anthony Perosh takes on Ryan Bader at December's UFC Fight Night 33 in Australia
Australia has another one of its own on the UFC's return to the country in December.
Anthony Perosh (14-7 MMA, 4-4 UFC) will take on Ryan Bader (15-4 MMA, 8-4 UFC), the Season 8 winner of "The Ultimate Fighter," in a light heavyweight bout at UFC Fight Night 33 in Brisbane. UFC officials announced the new fight overnight.
UFC Fight Night 33 takes place Dec. 7 in the Queensland capital at Brisbane Entertainment Centre. Broadcast plans haven't been announced, but the event is expected to air on FOX Sports 1 following prelims on Facebook. Due to the time difference, the event takes place Saturday, Dec. 7, in Australia, but Friday, Dec. 6, in the U.S
Joseph Benavidez meets UFC flyweight champ Demetrious Johnson at TUF 18 Finale
Joseph Benavidez said after his most recent win that he wasn't going to bark for a title shot. He didn't, but he's getting one anyway.
Benavidez (19-3 MMA, 6-1 UFC) will challenge flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson (18-2-1 MMA, 6-1-1 UFC) in a rematch for the 125-pound belt at the TUF 18 Finale. The news was announced on Wednesday's edition of "UFC Tonight" on FOX Sports 1.