The dog days of summer are upon us, or at least they're supposed to be. It was 45 degrees outside when I woke up this morning, and I live in Houston—a city not exactly known for its frigid nature.
But the heat is coming—and not just in temperature. The UFC has a loaded summer lineup, with plenty of interesting fights that will shake up almost every division in the UFC in some form or fashion. And I don't want to be the guy that jinxes a fight by talking about injuries, but if all of the following fights play out the way they're supposed to, well, we're in for a good summer.
In the following slides, I'm going to take you through 10 of the UFC's biggest planned fights for the summer. I'll give you my predictions, which will most likely turn out to be completely wrong, and then you can all laugh at me come September, because that's what usually happens.
After you've gone through my predictions, I'd like to hear your thoughts on each of these fights in the comments below. Who wins? And which fight are you most looking forward to? I want to hear from you, dear reader, because there's a strong possibility that you'll come a lot closer to predicting these than I will.