UFC 207: Amanda Nunes vs. Ronda Rousey staff picks and predictions

I never thought I’d type this out, but the majority of the Bloody Elbow staff is picking Ronda Rousey to lose tomorrow night at UFC 207 vs. Amanda Nunes. You want to know how big a deal this is? Not ONE person on the BE team had picked a Ronda Rousey opponent in any of her previous UFC fights. Even dating back to Strikeforce, Dallas Winston had picked Tate over Rousey, and Tim Burke was a Canadian homer who backed Sarah Kaufman over Ronda, but that’s it.

As for the co-main event, only Nick Baldwin and Lewis McKeever are going with Cody Garbrandt to unseat Dominick Cruz at UFC men’s bantamweight champion. This is such a well-matched card as a whole that the only fight with unanimous agreement among the staff is Neil Magny over Johny Hendricks. UPDATE: Damn you, Tim Burke. Ever the contrarian and picking Hendricks.

Note: Predictions are entered throughout the week and collected the day before the event. Explanations behind each pick are not required and some writers opt not to do so for their own reasons. For example, if Phil Mackenzie entered all of his predictions on Wednesday without adding in any explanations, he has no idea if

Article source: http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2016/12/29/14120402/ufc-207-amanda-nunes-vs-ronda-rousey-staff-picks-and-predictions

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