UFC 192 is a PPV that is stacked with great fights.

The card is headlined by the light heavyweight title fight, which seems to be more important than ever with the idea that Jon Jones will be returning soon from his suspension after avoiding jail time. The fight is between current champion, Daniel Cormier, and the challenger, Alexander Gustafsson.

Cormier won the vacant belt over Anthony Johnson in the second round by submission. The belt was vacant because of Jones’ arrest and many were trying to figure out if the division was doomed without Jones. For a simple answer, it was not doomed, but it just was not as legitimate as it is when Jones is in it. Cormier lost his chance to win the belt against Jones and only won the belt when Jones was stripped of that title.

Another person who lost to Jones when challenging for the belt, regardless of what he says, is Gustafsson. Gustafsson lost to Jones is a five round war, which was actually a great fight, but Jones won by unanimous decision. Gustafsson is coming off of a loss to Anthony Johnson, but the UFC knew what they were doing when they matched these two up.

Regardless of who wins this fight, it still makes a great storyline and selling point for Jones’ return to the octagon. That is why this fight is even more important than it was before. More than likely, the winner will take on Jones and we will find out who the real champion of the division will be.

Other great fights on the card include the co-main event, a welterweight war between Johnny Hendricks and Tyron Woodley. These two have some Taylor Swift, “Bad Blood,” and will look to squash it inside the octagon. They wrestled against each other in college and of course there was some drama involved.

There is also a light heavyweight scrap between two of the top light heavyweights in Ryan Bader vs. Rashad Evans. Bader will look to win five fights in a row and show that if Jones does not return that he deserves a shot at the title, while Evans makes his return after his ACL injury that went wrong in surgery and added even more time.

Those are just the three top fights, but there are other notable fights on the UFC 192 card.

Shawn Jordan vs. Ruslan Magomedov

#6 Jessica Eye vs. #12 Julianna Pena

Yair Rodriguez vs. Daniel Hooker

Joseph Benavidez vs. Ali Bagautinov

#4 Rose Namajunas vs. Angela Hill

Francisco Trevino vs. Sage Northcutt

Here are my predictions for the Fight Night bonuses.

Fight of the Night:

Like I said, Hendricks and Woodley have “Bad Blood,” and this fight will show that. I predict that these two will go through an absolute war on Saturday and have fans jumping out of their seats. Look for them to put on a show and earn the Fight of the Night bonus.

Performance of the Night:

You know, why not on my first pick. Sage Northcutt has had hype and some people do not think he should be in the UFC just yet. What a better way to shut people up and show you belong than earning a Performance of the Night bonus by earning a big KO victory in his UFC debut.

My next pick is a bold one, but I just have a hunch it will happen. Look for Cormier to get KO’d by Gustafsson on Saturday night. Gustafsson was the only one who was close to beating Jones and he wants the chance to fight him again.

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Jeremy Klump
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Jeremy Klump is a Sport Media major at Ithaca College and has been writing about Mixed Martial Arts for over a year now. He interned at MVC Sports Management and AMA Fight Club. While interning at MVC and AMA, Jeremy found out that he had a true passion for writing about Mixed Martial Arts. He has interviewed and wrote articles on top UFC fighters while also having knowledge of regional fighters and the top new comers. He looks to grow as a writer and expand his knowledge of Mixed Martial Arts while being a proud member of The MMA Corner team.