Jeremy Stephens will take on Doo Ho Choi in the main event of UFC Fight Night 214 which is now just around the corner. Come January 14th, this highly anticipated fight will unfold at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri.
Stephens has moved down one weight division by going from lightweight to featherweight in the year 2013. Stephens is 8th at the moment in the rankings for the 145 lbs division and he also has some victories to his name against some worthy opponents such as former UFC Bantamweight Renan Barao, Dennis Bermudaz and Darren Elkins. His last fight was one where he impressed with a solid victory against Gilbert Melendez during UFC fight night 215. The fight was even classified as the fight of the night.
Moving on to his opponent Doo Ho Choi, Choi last fought in December of 2016 (UFC 205). This fight did not go as planned for Choi as he was defeated by Swanson in what was his first ever MMA loss. However, up until this point, Choi was on fire to say the least and was knocking opponents out left, right and center. Choi is currently placed in 12th position in the rankings and will most certainly be looking to improve on that number when he comes up against Stephens.
In terms of predictions, Stephens has been hit or miss lately, but has always looked confident, and Choi is coming back from a substantial hiatus and maybe a bit rusty out of the box. We will have to go with Stephens to win via unanimous decision.