MMA Champ Predictions by 2020 Bantamweight to Lightweight

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MMA Champ Predictions by 2020 Bantamweight to Lightweight

2019 starts with a rather strange offseason that lasts for 2 weeks, which isn’t really normal and shouldn’t be expected for the future either. Not to worry though, the UFC has already lined up some amazing events, including 20 fights within the first half of the new year. And yes, it includes the Cejudo vs. Dillashaw on the 19th of January 2019.


As you can see, the fighting action is underway already and there is some amazing action to hit the rink very soon. Things are sure to get underway before we know it, which would include a lot more than just the scheduled fights. We’re also sure to see some title matchups, giving us even more action as major titles are on the line. Let’s have a look at what could happen by the end of 2019 and get an idea of how 2020 might get started in UFC.


The flyweight class has been rather uneventful for the most part, especially when it comes to title fights. It’s mostly due to the domination of Demetrious Johnson who was turned out to be a brilliant fighter and has held onto the title for very long. The next major fight between Dillashaw and Cejudo is sure to have the crowd on their feet as it’s actually the last flyweight fight, we’ll see as the UFC is eliminating the weight class.


Bantamweight


We’re confident Dillashaw will take the last title in the flyweight class, after which he will be turning his attention back to the bantamweight class and basically step straight into a fight with Marlon Moraes who is a striker from Brazil.


If Dillashaw manages to win the fight as we expect, he will take on Petr Yan from Russia later in the year. However, with our predictions and that of ESPN, look out for Dillashaw as he’ll most likely hold the title at the end of 2019.


Featherweight


In the featherweight division, we see Max Holloway with a bright future and holding onto the 145 lbs title. Now, in the 155 lbs title, he’s sure to sure to come across some interesting fights, but it all begins with a matchup against Frankie Edgar.


He would also be taking on a few other higher profile fights, but with his current standing, the UFC might not push him to defend his title, not right now anyway. However, even if they do, we’ll stand strong on our prediction alongside ESPN for Max to be the title holder by the end of 2019.


Lightweight


Khabib is sure to be the one worth keeping an eye on, even though he only fights once a year at Madison Square, well for the most part anyway. He is currently suspended by the Nevada State Athletic Commission, but we’ll know the outcome of if by the 29th of Jan 2019.


If all goes well, he might be up against some interesting fighters, which could even include Tony Ferguson, which is doubtful, but it would have been great. Those who’ve kept up with UFC might know about Conor McGregor making waves to take on Khabib, which is the more likely matchup, in which case, we think Khabib will keep his title.