MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP: Michael Bisping (c) vs. Dan Henderson (#13)
Bisping's career hit a bit of a detour after he moved to Middleweight but now he looks to be back in the kind of shape that saw him go 14 fights without a loss. Henderson has said he will retire after this fight regardless of the result. I think Bisping will send the crowd home happy and avenge his loss to Henderson at UFC 100.
PREDICTION: Michael Bisping, 1st round KO. Maybe not 1st round but I see him getting the KO.
MIDDLEWEIGHT: Vitor Belfort (#5) vs. Gegard Mousasi (#9)
Belfort is a very established fighter who holds a win over the current Middleweight Champion and will want a rematch for the title. Mousasi should not be overlooked though and I think his strengths could line up well with Belfort's weaknesses.
PREDICTION: Gegard Mousasi, 2nd round KO.
LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT: Ovince Saint Preux (#5) vs. Jimi Manuwa (#8)
Manuwa's record is much better than OSP's but when it comes down to UFC bouts, where Manuwa had his first fight before Saint Preux, there's almost no contest. Despite that, I think this will be a fairly even fight.
PREDICTION: Ovince Saint Preux, 3rd round KO.
HEAVYWEIGHT: Daniel Omielanczuk (#14) vs. Stefan Struve (#12)
Struve has had some very tough fights in UFC and that makes his record look a little worse than it is but he's proved that he can get fights finished. Omielanczuk has never been finished, though there is a first time for everything. Will this fight be that time? I think so.
PREDICTION: Stefan Struve, I'll say a 3rd round submission, but this is tough to call.
FEATHERWEIGHT: Mirsad Bektic (#15) vs. Russell Doanne
Bektic was originally scheduled to fight Arnold Allen, then Jeremy Kennedy stepped up and now it looks like Russell Doanne is taking the fight. The big difference here is that Doanne has never been knocked out, but I think Bektic can be the first. Don't be surprised to see it go all the way though.
PREDICTION: Mirsad Bektic, 2nd round KO.
BANTAMWEIGHT: Luri Alcantara vs. Brad Pickett
Both of these guys are veterans with plenty of experience in all aspects of the sport. Alcantara's record is better but if this fight goes the distance, I think Pickett gets the win.
PREDICTION: Brad Pickett, decision.
BANTAMWEIGHT: Damian Stasiak vs. Davey Grant
Two submission specialists whose fights don't usually last too long. Grant has only fought once since 2013 but I think he can see off Stasiak.
PREDICTION: Davey Grant, 2nd round submission.
WELTERWEIGHT: Leon Edwards vs. Albert Tumenov (#14)
These two young fighters both have a lot of fights for their age. Tumenov is a pure knockout artist and Edwards has struggled a little since moving to UFC. This is a no brainer for me, but I hope Edwards can prove me wrong.
PREDICTION: Albert Tumenov, 1st round KO.
LIGHTWEIGHT: Lukasz Sajewski vs. Marc Diakiese
Diakiese is 9-0 in professional fights with 5 fights being stopped in the first round. Sajewski could be a bigger challenge than Madadi and it makes me think this fight might be very close. I still expect Diakiese to win though.
PREDICTION: Marc Diakiese, 2nd round KO.
EARLY PRELIMINARY CARD
WELTERWEIGHT: Danny Roberts vs. Mike Perry
Danny Roberts is a very well rounded fighter and only has one loss to his name back in 2011. Mike Perry has won all 8 of his fights by KO and has only twice been taken past the first round. I'm very torn on this, but I don't expect it to go to the judges.
PREDICTION: I'll give it to Danny Roberts on home soil, 1st round submission.
LIGHTWEIGHT: Leonardo Santos vs. Adriano Martins
Leonardo Santos is undefeated since 2009 with one draw in that in that time. He is a submission specialist but proved in his last fight that he can get the KO win. Martins' stand up game is very dangerous and if he catches Santos it could be over at any point but he can sometimes fail to get the fight finished. I would expect Santos to finish the fight but if it does go all the way, it will probably go to Martins
PREDICTION: Leonardo Santos, 2nd round submission.
Are you excited for UFC 204, who do you think will win each bout and who will walk out UFC Middleweight Champion? Leave your thoughts in the comments.