UFC 235 Predictions

Tonight, some of MMA’s toughest ladies will do battle as UFC 235 touches down in Las Vegas for one of this year’s most stacked cards. On the UFC Fight Pass Prelims, strawweight hopefuls collide Hannah “Shockwave” Cifers meets Brazil’s Polyana Viana. Immediately following the strawweight bout is a bantamweight tilt, between Gina “Danger” Mazany and TUF 28 featherweight winner Macy Chiasson. Finally, on the pay-per-view, Weili Zhang looks to continue her dominance when she takes on perennial contender Tecia “Tiny Tornado” Torres.

Before the cage door closes, check out the WMMA Rankings panel predictions below!

POLYANA VIANA VS. HANNAH CIFERS

TERENCE: Cifers is a tough customer, but Viana is good on the ground. Probably too good for Cifers. Viana by first -round submission.

PICK – POLYANA VIANA


NICK:
She may be coming off a loss inside the Octagon, but she is coming off a win outside of it when she thwarted an attempted mugger! I’m excited to see how Viana looks in her return. Cifers is tough and hits hard but I don’t see her posing many problems for Poly, who likely can find the sub.

PICK – POLYANA VIANA


GINA MAZANY VS. MACY CHIASSON

TERENCE: Mazany is a game fighter, but Chiasson is a solid fighter who fights tall and is good on the ground. Chiasson by decision.

PICK – MACY CHIASSON


NICK:
Gina is tough, durable, and physical but I think Macy has more advantages. I was impressed with Chiasson’s TUF 28 victory over Pannie Kianzaid. I expected Macy to look draw out at weigh ins, but she looked healthy. I see a decision or late submission even.

PICK – MACY CHIASSON


#7 TECIA TORRES VS. #15 WEILI ZHANG

TERENCE: Torres is a veteran with lots of speed, but speed won’t be enough against a proven finisher like Zhang. Zhang by decision.

PICK – WEILI ZHANG


NICK:
This is definitely one of the hardest fights to predict on the card. Zhang is an absolute beast. Ariel Hewlani described her as “violent” and as adorable as she appears outside the cage I can’t think of a better word to describe her inside of it. Tecia is a veteran who knows how to win rounds and I think she is coming into this bout with a renewed focus. I’m going to (not very confidently at all) lean on the “big fight” experience of Torres to claim a split-decision.

PICK – TECIA TORRES


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  1. tecia won’t win. with MMA you have to go all in, and she went to grad school. She can finsih school, but she cant’ finish a fight. When girls of different continents come together, often the skill difference is too high. asian girls are often undersized compared to westerners,but tecia is a peanut. a muscular lil peanut, but i bet the chinese chick will play some chinese checkers with TEcia
    Gina Danger: hired for hotness. she is hot. photogenic from every angle and situtation. but she is a part time fighter i think. I thnk she is fighting a lesbian and those girls have an extra fight factor in them.
    poly vs hanna: i don’t know much about theez b’z but they both look like the newest type of WMMA fighter: young, , beneifting from all the training and weight cutting science accumulated from the last 8 years of WMMA. They are the ones who will kill off the tara larosas, tonya evingers, the carla esparzas, and the rest of the 2010-era veterans

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