The UFC is back tomorrow afternoon with UFC Fight Night 109, which takes place from the Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden. The headlining fight is a Light Heavy-Weight match-up between two former number 1 Light Heavy-Weight Title contenders in Alexander Gustafsson and Glover Teixeira. This main event fight between Gustafsson and Teixeira will most likely determine the next number one contender for the Light Heavy-Weight Championship, which at the moment is held by Daniel Cormier.
So which one of those two fighters will walk out of Sweden with another win on their record and a potential shot at the Light Heavy-Weight title? Will Gustafsson be able to get a win in his home country of Sweden? Will Teixeira be able to silence the Sweden crowd and steal the victory? We will just have to wait until tomorrow afternoon to find out and answer those questions. But for now, let me give you guys my predictions for all 12 fights on this card. First, lets take a look at my 2017 UFC predictions record before we begin.
My 2017 UFC Predictions Record: 72-68-2
Note: The 2nd fight on the UFC Fight Pass Preliminary Card between Darren Till and Jessin Ayari is now considered a Catch-Weight bout due to Darren coming in overweight at 176 lbs.
Preliminary Card on UFC Fight Pass
Light-Weight (155 lbs): Marcin Held vs. Damir Hadzovic: Marcin wins by 3 round Unanimous Decision.
Catch-Weight (176 lbs): Darren Till vs. Jessin Ayari: Darren wins by 3 round Majority Decision.
Preliminary Card on FOX Sports 1
Welter-Weight (170 lbs): Nico Musoke vs. Bojan Velickovic: Bojan wins by tap-out due to an arm-bar at 2:37 of round 2.
Light-Weight (155 lbs): Reza Madadi vs. Joaquim Silva: Reza wins by guillotine choke at 1:45 of round 2.
Middle-Weight (185 lbs): Trevor Smith vs. Chris Camozzi: Chris wins by TKO (punches) at 3:29 of round 1.
Bantam-Weight (135 lbs): Pedro Munhoz vs. Damian Stasiak: Pedro wins by 3 round Unanimous Decision.
Main Card on FOX Sports 1
Middle-Weight (185 lbs): Jack Hermansson vs. Alex Nicholson: Jack wins by TKO (knees ad punches) at 2:09 of round 2.
Welter-Weight (170 lbs): Oliver Enkamp vs. Nordine Taleb: Nordine wins by 3 round Unanimous Decision.
Welter-Weight (170 lbs): Abdul Razak Alhassan vs. Omari Akhmedov: Abdul wins by KO (punch) at 2:21 of round 2.
Welter-Weight (170 lbs): Peter Sobotta vs. Ben Saunders: Ben wins by TKO (knees and punches) at 0:54 of round 3.
Light Heavy-Weight (205 lbs): Volkan Oezdemir vs. Misha Cirkunov: Misha wins by tap-out due to an arm-triangle choke at 1:25 of round 3.
Light Heavy-Weight (205 lbs): Alexander Gustafsson vs. Glover Teixeira: Alexander wins by 5 round Unanimous Decision.
So there are my predictions everybody. As you can tell, I have Alexander getting the victory over Glover. And who knows, if Jon Jones can beat Cormier and win the Light Heavy-Weight Championship back at UFC 214 in late July, then maybe we can FINALLY see the rematch between Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson. It's a rematch that in my opinion is 3 years in the making. But for now, Alexander has to worry about Glover Teixeira and try to get past him to worry about a Title shot.
Enjoy the 12 fights tomorrow afternoon on FOX Sports 1 everybody.
By: Andrew Harrington