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UFC 277: Peña vs. Nunes 2 predictions featuring Pooky G

Women’s bantamweight champion Julianna Peña will now get her chance to solidify her legacy at UFC 277.

Both Pena (134.5) and challenger, former champion Amanda Nunes (135) made weight Friday, so now we can see who will reign supreme on Saturday in Dallas.

2022 Indigenous hip-hop music award nominee Pooky G representing Edmonton, Alberta, joins us to weigh in on the Julianna Peña vs. Amanda Nunes main event. Kenai Andrews checks in on the entire card, but first a word from Dana White.

UFC 277 FIGHT PASS PRELIMS (7PM ET/4PM PT)

ORION COSCE (7-1-0) VS. MIKE MATHETHA (3-1-0)

Andrews: Cosce missed weight, but I still expect him to prevail over the less experienced Diamond.

Andrews Prediction: Orion Cosce via UD

NICOLAE NEGUMEREANU (12-1-0) VS. IHOR POTIERIA (19-2-0)

Andrews: Nicolae îs the better fighter on paper, but Potieria is fighting for a country currently under siege. I am going for the upset.

Andrews Prediction: Ihor Potieria via TKO

JOSELYNE EDWARDS (11-4-0) VS. JI YEON KIM (9-5-2)

Andrews: Kim has been in the UFC for over five years! She has a losing record in the octagon, but has fought some good competition too and been competitive. Edwards has split her four UFC bouts but missed weight for this one. I am going with Kim to edge this one out.

Andrews Prediction: Ji Yeon Kim via UD

MICHAEL MORALES (13-0-0) VS. ADAM FUGITT (8-2-0)

Andrews: Fugitt is making his UFC debut. Advantage: Morales.

Andrews Prediction: Michael Morales via TKO

UFC 277 PRELIMS (8PM ET/5PM PT)

DRAKKAR KLOSE (12-2-1) VS. RAFA GARCIA (14-2-0)

Andrews: Garcia is on a roll, but I think Klose is the better fighter and should overcome some early trouble.

Andrews Prediction: Drakkar Klose via UD

DON’TALE MAYES (9-4-0) VS. HAMDY ABDELWAHAB (5-0-0)

Andrews: Hamdy is making his UFC debut. He is undefeated with a 100 per cent finish rate, but can he do it in the UFC against a guy four inches taller? I have to go with Lord Kong here.

Andrews Prediction: Don’Tale Mayes via TKO

DREW DOBER (24-11-0) VS. RAFAEL ALVES (20-10-0)

Andrews: Both of these guys won impressively in their last fights. I like Dober’s fearlessness, he gets it done after a wild tussle.

Andrews Prediction: Drew Dober via TKO

ALEX MORONO (21-7-0) VS. MATTHEW SEMELSBERGER (10-3-0)

Andrews: Both guys looked ready to go at the weigh-ins. It’s a close one, but I give the edge to Morono to eke out the decision.

Andrews Prediction: Alex Morono via UD

MAIN CARD (10PM ET/7PM PT)

#4 MAGOMED ANKALAEV (16-1-0) VS. #5 ANTHONY SMITH (36-16-0)

Andrews: I think Ankalaev can end it with his striking, but Smith can take it on the ground. Smith has the experience factor and I think he uses it to get the tap.

Andrews Prediction: Anthony Smith via submission

#4 ALEXANDRE PANTOJA (24-5-0) VS. #6 ALEX PEREZ (24-6-0)

Andrews: Two good fighters, but Pantoja comes out on top.

Andrews Prediction: Alexandre Pantoja via submission

#5 DERRICK LEWIS (26-9-0) VS. #11 SERGEI PAVLOVICH (15-1-0)

Andrews: Sergei hasn’t done well against heavy hitters like Lewis. And it seems Lewis is rejuvenated after a bad loss in his last fight.

Andrews Prediction: Derrick Lewis via TKO

#1 BRANDON MORENO (19-6-2) VS. #2 KAI KARA-FRANCE (24-9-0)

Andrews: Moreno had his run but in this rematch, Kara-France seizes the day.

Andrews Prediction: Kai Kara-France via TKO

MAIN EVENT

(C) JULIANNA PENA (11-4-0) VS. #1 AMANDA NUNES (21-5-0)

Pooky G: Nunes, definitely, because I feel she has this stature to her. She’s dedicated. I follow her a little bit more than Pena. Nunes all the way. And I’m always cheering on someone who made an impression on me.

Pooky G Prediction: Amanda Nunes via TKO

Andrews: This fight depends on if the vintage Amanda Nunes shows up. If she does, she wins. But the longer the fight goes, the advantage swings to Pena. And Pena is brimming with understated confidence. Pooky G is going with Nunes, I am going with Pena to shock the world once again.

Andrews Prediction: Julianna Peña via submission

Enjoy the fights!

@kenaiandrews

KenaiAndrews
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Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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