Each event, there will be a “guest predictor” who will offer their insight into the event and provide their predictions for each MMA bout.
For Rumble in the Cage 60, Justin Basra has stepped in to provide his predictions and analysis for the 10 MMA bouts on the card.
Basra holds an undefeated professional record of 5-0, while also going 4-0 as an amateur. Basra’s most recent bout saw him come away with a unanimous decision victory over Joaquin Calderon at Rumble in the Cage 59. Four of five of Basra’s professional wins have been finishes, and he remains one of Canada’s top prospects with high hopes of making it to one of the big organizations in the near future.
Here are Basra’s predictions for Rumble in the Cage 60:
Spencer Rohovie (12-9) vs Jeremy Henry (5-7): Fight Preview
“Rohovie is athletic, comes from a good gym, and has several first round submission finishes. I think he’ll be too much for Henry.”
Prediction: Rohovie wins by submission in the first round.
Tim Tamaki (17-28-1) vs Delane LaMere (6-3): Fight Preview
“Tamaki is tough overall, well-rounded, and goes into a fight looking to finish guys.”
Tamaki wins by TKO in the first round.
Gerra Gossen (1-3) vs Tom Theocharis (1-2)
“I’ve seen both guys fight, and both are tough and give everything they have. But I’m going to say the hometown crowd gives Gossen that extra push to pull away.”
Prediction: Gossen wins by unanimous decision.
Travis Clarke (1-1) vs John Moore (1-1)
“Both of these guys go in there to connect, and connect hard. But I think Clarke lands the final punch.”
Prediction: Clarke wins by knockout in the second round.
Aaron Anctil (1-2) vs Jose Zavala (0-1)
“Despite Anctil’s slight edge in experience, I think Zavala will find a way to earn his first-career win.”
Prediction: Zavala wins by unanimous decision.
Logan Geldreich (0-0) vs Semir Ali (0-0)
“I don’t know much about either guy with both making their debuts, but I think Ali will do enough to get his first win.”
Prediction: Ali wins by unanimous decision.
Dan Kovalchuk (3-1) vs David Garcia (1-0)
“I think Garcia’s skills will end up being superior to Kovalchuk’s, which will lead him to the win.”
Prediction: Garcia wins by TKO in the second round.
Eric Stevens (1-2) vs Josh Hopkins (0-0)
“I train with Stevens, so I may be a little biased on this one. He is a beast and I’m excited for this fight.”
Prediction: Stevens wins by TKO in the first round.
Colten Canturk (0-0) vs Russ Long (0-0)
“With both fighters making their debuts, this one could go either way. I’d have to give the edge to Canturk based on his superior athleticism.” – MMA Empire
Prediction: Canturk wins by TKO in the second round.
Taylor Pinchak (0-0) vs Rylie Marchand (0-0)
“Both fighters are making their debuts, so it’s a tough call to make. But I’ll give it to Pinchak.”
Prediction: Pinchak wins by unanimous decision.