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Saitama, Japan-December 29, 2019: Bellator 237 spectators at Saitama Super Arena. Bellator 237 is a mutual promotion event between Bellator MMA and Rizin Fighting Federation. Valery Sharifulin / TASS (Photo by Valery Sharifulin TASS via Getty Images)

this time Last year we gave you 10 MMA predictions It has the potential to bear fruit in 2020. Now the disclaimer, some quirky, could have happened very often if COVID-19 didn’t cause havoc to the whole world. Some were partially correct, while others were miles away from the near truth. Let’s review last year’s MMA forecasts and see what went wrong.

Last year’s forecast

1 – Conor McGregor fights three times, none for the championship belt

Not three times, but he competed once, but at that time he wasn’t fit for the title. He will also fight in early 2021, so perhaps this prediction could come true in 2021 instead of 2020.

2 – Douglas Lima defeats second MVP to challenge middleweight title

so Douglas Lima Did not fight Michael Page Again, however, he moved to middleweight.Failed to accept Gegard Mousasi In the case of the belt, Lima could stick for £ 170 across 2021.

3 – Jon Jones defeats Dominick Reyes and Corey Anderson to be promoted to heavyweight

Again, this has been partially achieved. Jon Jones Defeated Dominick Reyes And he was promoted to heavyweight.He did not face Corey AndersonHowever, as it is now Jan Blawowic Anderson has put an end to all his hopes of winning the UFC title.

4 – Maycee Barber achieves title shot, but it’s too early

There is one main reason why this did not happen. Roxanne Modafferi..Modaferi defeated Maycee Barber Returned in January with a dominant unanimous decision. Yes, the barber was injured in this match and locked her out all year long, which proved she still had a lot to learn.The barber shop will resume activities at UFC 258 In February, and hopefully she will return to victory and move forward towards the title shot.

5 – Israel Adesanya faces Darren Till in Anfield

Well, this was miles away.Till showed that he still has a lot to learn about losing Robert Whittaker In his second middleweight match. Israel Adesanya It became 2-0 in 2020 and solidified its position as one of the P4P bests. The UK has been closed for months due to COVID-19 and this is unlikely to proceed in 2021 or the foreseeable future.

6 – Stipe Miocic defeats Francis Ngannou for the second time

Following the rubber match between Steepemioch And Daniel CormierLittle is said about the UFC Heavyweight Belt. Francis Ngannou In 2020 I spent only 20 seconds on an octagon. Jon Jones Get an automatic shot by title. Miocicvs. Ngannou2 is coming soon.

7-Wayley Chan defends the belt twice against two former champions

Again, this MMA prediction has been partially realized.Straw weight champion Wayley Chan Defended her title against the former champion of Joanna Jedrzejczyk.. After this year’s rivalry, Zhang held the belt.I was expecting it Rose Namajunas Faced with Zhang, it seemed that this could happen, but it didn’t happen in 2020. Dana White Namajunas I didn’t want to fight, It seems unbelievable, but it will explain why the fight still happened.

8 – Weidman and Rockhold rematch at 205, loser retires

This is far away. Luke Rockhold It will not compete in 2020 and will be suspended from July 2019. Chris Weidman Compete only once in 2020 and lost Omari Akhmedov With an unanimous unanimous decision, we will return to middleweight this time.This set up a rematch with Uriah Hall, But Weidman looks far from his best.

9 – Kayla Harrison and Cris Cyborg face off in Bellator / PFL crossover match

Again, this was far from fruitful. This could have worked, but in the COVID-19 pandemic, the crossover match never worked. Kayla Harrison Went 1-0 in 2020 while fighting for Invicta FC.. Chris Cyborg It’s been a good year, 2-0 Bellator..First she won the belt from Julia Budd Through TKO she defended the belt Arlene Brenkou During October. If things return to relatively “normal” in 2021, we can see that this works.

£ 10-165 division bears fruit in UFC

This also didn’t work in 2020. The UFC’s focus was to start the fight, tackle the “normal” event following COVID-19, and focus on safety. What was positive to see was that there were far more catchweight matches in the UFC. This was arguably the result of many matches played near the event itself, but it’s certainly fresh to see.

The £ 165 sector should continue to be the focus of the UFC, but in the early stages of 2021, safety (in terms of COVID-19) should be a priority.

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