UFC 179 Fabio Maldonado vs Hans Stringers Prediction – This event takes place on October 25th, 2014 at the Maracanazinho Gymnasium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Ultimate Fighting Championship 179 features a main event fight between Jose Aldo vs. Chad Mendes.
UFC 179 Fabio Maldonado vs Hans Stringers Prediction
My prediction for this fight is going to be the new comer Hans Stringers. Maldonado can take a serious beating and seemed like he couldn’t lose when fighting in Brazil. That all changed when he got knocked out by Stipe Miocic during his last fight in Brazil.
I like Maldonado’s heart and grit, but his brain has to be scrambled by now. He has taken some serious beatings and that last knockout could be the beginning of the end for this warrior.
Stringers is unranked, taking on the #15 Maldonado. This will be a step-up in competition, since he has only fought once in the UFC. Traveling and fighting in Brazil shouldn’t be an issue for Stringers, as he won his debut in Brazil, against a Brazilian.
The UFC has a bad habit of shipping down less than ultra talented fighters to Brazil, so the under card fighters can smash them and build star power. I assume this is why they are bringing a such newly unranked UFC fighter to face the #15 guy in the division.
Maldonado can box his titts off, against the average fighter. When faced with skilled fighters in his division, it typically is a one-sided beating.
What do you think about this Fabio Maldonado vs Hans Stringers prediction?