It has been an interesting week in the world of MMA. From Matt Mitrione making a less-than eloquent contribution to the Fallon Fox debate to Frank Mir threatening to vivisect Daniel Cormier, talking points have not been in short supply.
For now, let’s set those distractions aside and concentrate on the business of fighting. The Ultimate Fighter Season 17 finale is just around the corner and it boasts a number of intriguing contests, including Urijah Faber vs. Scott Jorgensen and Miesha Tate vs. Cat Zingano.
A team of Avengers-esque experts has been assembled to offer predictions for Saturday night’s finale. Our panel includes the ineffable Scott Harris, the masterly McKinley Noble, the sagacious Sean Smith, the prodigious Riley Kontek and yours truly, James MacDonald, in all my relative ordinariness.
Read on for our thoughts on what is likely to occur come Saturday evening.