Matt Sayles (Striker/Wrestler) vs Jordan Leavitt (Grappler)
Classic striker vs grappler matchup to start the night and usually when that happens, one guy dominates the other. With that being said, I really like Leavitt. Sayles got dominated by Bryce Mitchell, who reminds me of Leavitt.
Josh Parisian (Striker) vs Dontale Mayes (Striker)
Ahh two bad heavyweights here. So we know this will go one of two ways. It is either a KO or a boring ass fight that goes to the judges. I am leaning towards the fight heading to the judges in this one.
Raquel Pennington (Striker) vs Macy Chiasson (Wrestler)
Horrible fight for DFS purposes here. I think it just is a grind you out, see who wins sort of fight. Macy missed by 2.5 pounds, but the fight was already moved up from 135 to 145. She’ll be the bigger fighter in there for this fight.
Charles Jourdain (Striker) vs Andre Ewell (Striker)
Surprised this line is as big as it is. Jourdain always seems to make his fights close. I think he wins it, but it’ll be close.
Sijara Eubanks (Striker) vs Melissa Gatto (Grappler)
Big step up in competition for Gatto. She has been able to handle the low level fighters quite easily, but Eubanks can be a big problem for her. We’ll see how it plays out.
Justin Tafa (Striker) vs Harry Hunsucker (Striker)
Bad heavyweights fight once again! Tafa is the first heavyweight fighter to ever miss weight! Such a crazy thing to me. I like the dog in this one actually…. Tafa was so damn disappointing in his last fight and it left a sour taste in my mouth.
Raoni Barcelos (Striker/Grappler) vs Victor Henry (Striker/Grappler)
Horrible matchup for Henry coming into this fight on short notice. I don’t see this going well for him at all.
Gerald Meerschaert (Striker/Grappler) vs Dustin Stoltzfus (Striker)
Dustin should be fighting for his UFC career in this one after starting 0-2 in the UFC. HE has another tough test in Meerschaert. I think Gerald will cause big problems if this fight gets to the ground.
Cub Swanson (Striker/Grappler) vs Darren Elkins (Wrestler)
This man card is super fun! It starts with a good one too. Can Darren take the punishment he is about to get from Cub and win in the late rounds? It’s going to be so fun to see. I like Cub, but Darren has a really good chance!
Carlos Diego Ferreira (Grappler) vs Mateusz Gamrot (Striker/Wrestler)
One of my favorite bets of the night. I love Gamrot here. I think Ferreira has a huge flaw and that’s his gas tank. He fades really easily and causes him to lose fights and this will be another one of those.
Raphael Assuncao (Striker/Grappler)vs Ricky Simon (Striker/Wrestler)
Too fast, too much output, and a fighter on the way out. This is ther Ricky Simon show tonight.
Amanda Lemos (Striker) vs Angela Hill (Striker)
The gatekeeper of the division meets Lemos! One badass fighter. She is a scary woman who I think can be the first one to knock out Hill.
Stephen Thompson (Striker) vs Belal Muhammad (Striker)
I just need to say I am a huge Belal fan. I really like him and thought he stood a real chance vs Leon. Man, this is such a damn tough fight for Belal though. I think Thompson is one of the best fighters in the division and it may just be a step above what Belal can handle in this one.
Derrick Lewis (Striker) vs Christopher Daukaus (Striker)
Such a tough fight to call. Lewis is always dangerous in his fights and can knock you out any second in the fight. Daukaus has quite a bit of power too though. It really is a coin flip fight and I am just excited to watch it unfold.