William Knight (Striker/Wrestler)vs Maxim Grishin (Striker)
This will probably be a very ugly fight. Knight has a ton of potential, but he doesn’t seem to be using it all. Also weighed in 12 pounds overweight….. I think Grishin uses his experience and knows how to stop Knight from doing anything too dangerous.
Jeremiah Wells (Grappler) vs Mike Mathetha (Striker/Grappler)
Excited to watch Mathetha. Izzy has been talking him up all week. It will be interesting to see what he does. With that being said, Wells looks like the bigger and stronger man and I think he’ll utilize that in this fight.
Douglas Silva de Andrade (Striker) vs Sergey Morozov (Striker/Grappler)
Don’t think Morozov is very good at all. He is very average at multiple things. Silva isn’t amazing either, but I think he physically imposes himself in this one and let’s him not get wrestled the whole fight.
Jacob Malkoun vs AJ Dobson
I think Dobson is the popular pick for this fight, which I really don’t get. I think Malkoun has looked awesome and beat an opponent just like Dobson in Alhassan his last fight. I think we have a very similar fight.
Ronnie Lawrence (Striker) vs Leomana Martinez (Striker/Wrestler)
Love these fights where the guys are both equally bad, but one is a -300 favorite. I really like the wrestler in this matchup. Lawrence hasn’t shown me anything to make me think highly of his striking at all.
Carlos Ulberg (Striker)vs Fabio Cherant (Striker/Grappler)
I am not a fan of Cherant at all. He has very low output and it’s not going to end well for him in this fight if he has that same plan. Ulberg by KO.
Kyler Phillips (Striker) vs Marce Rojo (Striker)
So Phillips SHOULD win this here, but I wouldn’t get too far ahead of yourself. He needs to pace himself or we could see Rojo get back in this later in the fight. I may fade the biggest favorite.
Roxanne Modafferi vs Casey O'Neill
So O’Neill should win this. But how can you pick against Roxy in her retirement fight! Roxy is a big step up for O’Neill and Roxy knows what she has to do to win the fight. Give me the dog!
Andrei Arlovski (Striker) vs Jared Vanderaa (Striker)
They just keep giving Arlovski guys that aren’t great at striking and Arlovski favored even though he is 100 years old. He has won 4 out of 5!!! Keep going Pitbull.
Nasrat Haqparast (Striker) vs Bobby Green (Striker/Grappler)
This fight is awesome! Nasrat came in as a huge KO artist and has only knocked out one guy in the UFC so far. We know exactly what we will get from Green. He’ll fight hard and do whatever it takes to get the dub. I think that includes some takedowns in this one.
Alexander Hernandez (Striker) vs Renato Moicano (Striker/Grappler)
This fight was the second fight of the night… Now it’s on the main card. These men both used to be very interesting prospects and they both have been disappointing recently. Flip a coin for this one. I think I’ll go Alex.
Jared Cannonier (Striker) vs Derek Brunson (Striker/Wrestler)
Brunson is going to stand with Jared for a few minutes and see how strong he hits, and then try to get him to the ground. If he isn’t able to do this, we could be seeing a rough fight for Brunson.
Derrick Lewis (Striker) vs Tai Tuivasa (Striker)
Banger of a fight. Both of these men want to knock the other one out and even both said it during the press conference. Lewis has looked good and his timing really looks good to land these bombs. These are heavyweights so either of these men may go down. I just want to see another shoey!
Israel Adesanya (Striker) vs Robert Whittaker (Striker)
It’s hard for me to say this especially after the last fight, but I think Rob wins this one. There were so many distractions in the last fight, especially with it being at his home. He seems much more relaxed and looks like the Reaper that he is. I also think Rob fought differently in his last fight trying to get an early KO. We see a different Rob here and an AND NEW.
Silva de Andrade +174