UFC 163 Lowkick Staff Predictions

UFC Featherweight Championship – Jose Aldo vs. Chan Sung-Jung:

Mike Drahota: This bout, if nothing else, promises to be an exciting one for fans, because it pits a precise, powerful striking master against a tough, aggressive opponent that never stops moving forward. While The Korean Zombie has been successful in stalking down all of his UFC opponents thus far, I don’t think that strategy’s going to work on an elite talent like Jose Aldo. I do give Jung the edge in submission skills, but then again, we’ve never really seen Aldo’s BJJ pedigree tested, and it’s supposed to be a good one. “Junior” is simply too well rounded and dynamic to drop the belt here in my eyes. Aldo via R2 TKO due to strikes.

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Rory Kernaghan: I’ve said it many times, Jose Aldo just has the advantage everywhere against The Korean Zombie. The long time 145 lb. champion is faster, has more power and more diversity than his opponent.  After KZ’s awesome UFC streak I wouldn’t doubt that he can give Aldo a good run for his money,  but I don’t think we will see a new champion. Look for Aldo to use superior footwork and boxing to end The Zombie’s night in round 4 via TKO.

Brian Cox: Jose Aldo is one of the best fighters on the planet. He is both explosive and dynamic and he can devastate an opponent with his kicks. In turn, Chan Sung Jung is a tough, come-forward fighter, with decent stand-up and a technically solid ground game. If the fight remains standing, I give the nod to Aldo. If, however, it should go to the ground, I’d give the nod to Jung. I’m going to go against the grain on this one and pick Jung in an upset. I think he will be tough enough to withstand Aldos’s attacks and bright enough not to get KO’d. I think “The Korean Zombie” will be able to get the fight to the ground and submit Aldo. Chan Sung Jung by submission, round 4 (Rear Naked Choke)

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