In the last card of the year, we have a few household names going to bat. No titles are on the line like last week, but it should still be a great show. For the main event we have Stephen Thompson up against Geoff Neal. This was supposed to be the cards co-main event; however, COVID-19 struck once again and removed the Leon Edwards-Khamzat Chimaev bout. We will go through the remainder of the card with my predictions so we can land another nice parlay.
For the first fight to bet on, we are going to Anthony Pettis and Alex Morono. This card is SO loaded, that ‘Showtime’ Anthony Pettis is on the undercard! That right there is insanity in itself. If we were to switch this out for the main event nobody would bat an eye because he is that much of a fan favorite. As for the fight, I am going to have to go with Pettis. Alex’s best weapon is his ground game, but Showtime isn’t someone who is going to be dominated on the ground without a fight. If you cannot beat him standing, you will not submit him. I think this one goes the distance and to Pettis with a split decision.
For the next match, we are looking at Greg Hardy vs Marcin Tybura. Now this one is one that you may not want to include in the parlay, but I will take a heavy bet on Hardy finishing this one by knockout. He has been on a nice run this year, and I see him finishing the job against the smaller fighter.
After that, we have the return of Marlon Moraes up against Rob Font. This one is tricky, but I am going with Moraes and I think he gets the finish. There is no way he will allow himself to lose back to back fights, as he is still on a title run in the prime of his career.
Last but not least, we have Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson up against Geoff Neal. This one is another fight in which I cannot see Wonderboy losing due to the fact he will not want to mess up his opportunity in the title picture at welterweight. That weight class is so packed at the top but you have to win to stay there. Both of these guys have not fought in 2020, so the rust will not be a factor in this one, which leads me to choose Wonderboy. He has too many skills in the stand-up to let this fight take place anywhere else, and with the fight being five rounds now he will have the experience factor with that. I have this going to a decision with Thompson winning a close fight all the way to the end.