A brief note - This event is the UFC's first foray into their new Fight Pass system, which is good in theory, but in the reality of this card, is littered with fighters who I believe are entirely fictitious. As such, my notes on fighter styles and fight predictions will be even more slipshod than usual.
Prelims (Fight Pass)
Bantamweight - Leandro "Brodinho" Issa vs Russell Doane
- Issa's Style - Grappling
- Alternate Issa nickname - Leandro Issa "Me, Mario!"
- Doane's Style - Striking
- Prediction - Issa by decision
Bantamweight - Dustin "The Diamond" Kimura vs Jon "The Heat" Delos Reyes
- Kimura's Style - Grappling
- Reyes' Style - Freestyle
- Prediction - Kimura by submission (Not a kimura, though)
Lightweight - Mairbek "Beckan" Taisumov vs Tae Hyun "Supernatural" Bang
- Taisumov's Style - Probably sambo!
- Bang's Style - Standing
- Prediction - Taisumov by submission
- Thoughts - Though not as cool as Dagestanis, Chechens are pretty cool Russian-esque fighters. Also, I think there is an entire subgenre of romance novels about Supernatural Bangs.
Bantamweight - Royston Wee vs Dave "Scarecrow" Galera
- Wee's Style - Going home, grappling
- Fake Wee nickname - Royston "Vasey" Wee
- Galera's Style - Freestyle
- Prediction - Galera by submission
Lightweight - Quinn Mulhern vs Katsunori Kikuno
- Mulhern's Style - Sleaze-stache
- Kikuno's Style - Kick, you know?
- Prediction - Kikuno by KO
- Thoughts - I sometimes get Kikuno and Kitaoka confused, but then I remember Kikuno throws crescent KIKs so that helps.
Featherweight - Max "Blessed" Holloway vs Will "The Kill" Chope
- Holloway's Style - Kickboxing
- Chope's Style - Grappling
- Prediction - Holloway by KO
Main Card (FIGHT PASS)
Bantamweight - Kyung Ho "Mr. Perfect" Kang vs Shunichi "Rolling Star" Shimizu
- Kang's Style - Birthing McGillicutties, grappling
- Shimizu's Style - Grappling
- Prediction - Shimizu by decision
Welterweight - Kiichi "Strasser" Kunimoto vs Luiz "Besouro" Dutra, Jr
- Kunimot's Style - Grappling
- Dutra's Style - Freestyle
- Prediction - Kunimoto by submission
Featherweight - Tatsuya "Crusher" Kawajiri vs Sean Soriano
- Kawajiri's Style - Crushing
- Soriano's Style - Blogging (Oh, waith, I'm thinking of Shea Serrano, never mind)
- Prediction - Crusher gonna Crush
Welterweight - Tarec "The Sponge" Saffiedine vs Hyun Gyu "The Ace" Lim
- Saffiedine's Style - Kickboxing, grappling
- Lim's Style - Striking
- Prediction - Lim by KO