Predictions for 2019 MMA

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Predictions for 2019 MMA

As 2018 comes to a close in the world of mixed arts, it is time to take a look at the long list of predictions already in place for 2019.

Daniel Cormier to Retire in 2019

When it comes to retirement predicted in the new year, many believe that Daniel Cormier might retire just before his 40th birthday. According to forecasts, Cormier will retire in March after a Brock Lesnar fight, although some fans believe that DC will only retire after his fight with Jon Jones. Francis Ngannou or Stipe Miocic is expected to grab the title once DC retires.

Big Money Fight Predicted by Early 2020 for Woodley

It is believed that in the new year both Colby Covington and Kamaru Usman will fight and lose to the champion. The fights both won by September 2019, would mean Woodley gets a big-money fight by the end of the year or even early in 2020, although it all depends on how correct the predictions are, and if the UFC are to implement the 165lb weight class.

Could Zabit Magomedsharipov’s Mission for Gold Pay Off in the New Year?

One thing is for sure and that is that Zabit Magomedsharipov wants to make 2019 the year he ends as the 145lb champion. It is quite possible as Zabit do measure up extremely well with all the top 5 MMA favourites, and should he win the next fight he could finally get that shot he has been waiting for at top level.

UFC Superstar of 2019 will be Askren

This upcoming year gives everyone the opportunity to find out if Ben Askren gets to embarrass and dominate his opponents in UFC as much as he did in ONE and Bellator. It is believed that his grip is right at the top in MMA and that Khabib Nurmagomedov will be toasts once Askren gets hold of him.

UFC Champions Crowned in 2019 According to Forecasts

The strawweight champion will be Jessica Andrade, Valentina Shevchenko is believed to become the champ in women’s flyweight, Hendry Cejudo in men’s bantamweight and Khabib Nurmagomedov the Lightweight champ. The Welterweight champion in 2019, many believes will be Ben Askren, Tyron Woodley will be the middleweight champ and Jon Jones the light-heavyweight, while Cain Velazquez will be the heavyweight UFC champ at the end of the new year.

ONE and Bellator Will Attract More Stars

With the $166 million already secured to be used in acquiring new talent, the Singapore-based organization are bound to expand their star power rapidly. Both Sage Northcutt and Eddie Alvarez has been signed and it won’t stop there according to forecasts. Once ONE becomes more willing to hand out big packages, it will have no difficulty in attracting some of the most well-known talents and with Viacom offering financial backing to Bellator, some of the elite talent of the UFC might just make the move in the new year.