UFC Fight Night 33 takes place this weekend, featuring a heavyweight bout between Mark Hunt and Antonio Silva. Both are in need of a win, so it should be a compelling fight between two determined fighters. Let’s now take a look at the main card and make some predictions.
Julie Kedzie vs. Bethe Correia: Both of these bantamweights have a chance to get a huge win under their belt. Kedzie is the more experience fighter, and she will hold the grappling advantage over Bethe. She will take Bethe down and land some good ground and pound in each round to win a decision.
Final Prediction: Julie Kedzie wins via unanimous decision
James Te Huna vs. Shogun Rua: Both are seeking a win as their latest performances ended with losses. Rua lost in devastating fashion to Chael Sonnen, and he simply hasn’t looked good as of late. Te Huna lost to Glover Teixeira in his last fight, but he seems to be the hungrier fighter at this point. Te Huna will avoid any real damage standing, and he will time his shots to land vicious combinations on Rua. He will even get several takedowns when the opportunity presents itself.
Final Prediction: James Te Huna wins via unanimous decision
Mark Hunt vs. Antonio Silva: Both of these heavyweights pack a punch, but Silva seems to be the more versatile fighter as he has the better grappling. Silva will avoid any damage from Hunt while standing, and he will take this fight to the ground rather quickly. From there, he will impose his will until a submission opens up, finishing the fight.
Final Prediction: Antonio Silva wins via submission (rear-naked choke) in the second round