UFC 276 Predictions: Dominant KOs, submissions and more expected

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UFC 276 is set to take place this weekend from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, but what are we expecting to happen at the event itself?

There are a number of major contests set to take place on the night, with Israel Adesanya set to defend his UFC Middleweight title against Jared Cannonier and Alexander Volkanovski putting his 145-pound title on the line against Max Holloway.

Predicting what is going to happen on the night isn’t easy, as there are some bouts that could be extremely close! But we are expecting some massive KOs, slick submissions and a ton of contests going the distance this weekend.

Here are our predictions for UFC 276, including Adesanya vs Cannonier, Volkanovski vs Holloway 3, Strickland vs Pereira and more.

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UFC 276 Predictions – Early Prelims

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Israel Adesanya isn’t interested in another rematch with Robert Whittaker

Jessica-Rose Clark vs. Julija Stoliarenko – Women’s Bantamweight Bout

  • We’re predicting that Clark will win via decision

Dricus du Plessis vs. Brad Tavares – Middleweight Bout

  • We’re predicting that du Plessis will win via TKO/KO

Jessica Eye vs. Maycee Barber – Women’s Flyweight Bout

  • We’re predicting that Barber will win via decision

Uriah Hall vs. Andre Muniz – Middleweight Bout

  • We’re predicting that Muniz will win via decision 

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UFC 276 Predictions – Prelims

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Jim Miller vs Donald Cerrone – Welterweight Bout

  • We’re predicting that Miller will win via TKO/KO

Ian Garry vs Gabriel Green – Welterweight Bout

  • We’re predicting that Garry will win via decision

Robbie Lawler vs. Bryan Barberena – Welterweight Bout

  • We’re predicting that Lawler will win via decision

Jalin Turner vs. Brad Riddell – Lightweight Bout

  • We’re predicting that Turner will win via knockout, potentially in the second round

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UFC 276 Predictions – Main Card

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Sean O’Malley vs. Pedro Munhoz – Bantamweight Bout

  • We’re predicting that O’Malley will take the win via TKO/KO. O’Malley is one of the most exciting up-and-coming fighters in the Bantamweight division and 73% of the fights he has won have come via TKO/KO.

Sean Strickland vs. Alex Pereira – Middleweight Bout

  • We’re predicting that Pereira will win via TKO/KO and set up a bout with Adesanya. Pereira will be too much for Strickland in the stand up department, and we just can’t see Sean having an easy time trying to take him down.

UFC Featherweight Championship Bout: Alexander Volkanovski (c) vs. Max Holloway

  • We’re going out on a limb and predicting that Holloway will win via decision. Arguably, Holloway won the second fight between the two, and whilst this could go either way, we’re looking at ‘Blessed’ regaining his 145-pound championship.

UFC Middleweight Championship Bout: Israel Adesanya (c) vs. Jared Cannonier

  • We’re predicting that Adesanya will win via TKO/KO. Adesanya is one of the best kickboxing practitioners on the planet and it’s going to take someone with an excellent grappling game (much like Jan Blachowicz pulled off at 205-pounds) to really take it to The Last Stylebender.

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