Malcolm Gordon (Striker/Grappler) vs Denys Bondar (Striker/Grappler)
Bondar is a super intriguing prospect for the UFC. He has a 100% win rate and loves to grapple. It’ll be interesting to see it continue vs Gordon who is also primarily a grappler. I’ll give the edge to Bondar, but the line should be closer to -200 than -300.
Jason Witt (Striker/Wrestler) vs Phil Rowe (Striker)
Witt is going to look to try and wrestle Rowe in this one if he is going to want to succeed. The problem is Rowe has a 10 inch reach advantage….. He’ll prick apart Witt in this one.
Jailton Almeida (Grappler) vs Danilo Marques (Striker/Grappler)
Almeida is going to look to push the pace early in this fight and win early. He has never lasted longer than 7 minutes in a fight. Marques has some big cardio issues and we’ll see which one of these guys gets the job done first.
Alexis Davis (Grappler) vs Julija Stoliarenko (Grappler)
Both of these ladies will be fighting for their lives in this one. Both desperately looking for a win. I expect them to fight hard, but that doesn’t mean it will be a good fight. I think Davis ends up winning this one.
Marc-André Barriault (Striker) vs Chidi Njokuani (Striker)
Fun striking matchup here. Chidi is the better and faster striker in this one. It might be smart for Marc to try to get this one to the ground. If he isn’t able to do this, we could be looking at a dominating performance.
Hakeem Dawodu (Striker) vs Michael Trizano (Striker)
Probably, if not, my favorite fight of the night. I really enjoy watching both of these guys fight. I’m very excited to see how it plays out. I would give the edge to Hakeem if I had to choose one.
Miles Johns (Striker/Wrestler) vs John Castaneda (Striker)
This line should be much closer to even odds than it is. These men are both very similar fighters. I see a split decision victory for one of these men.
Julian Erosa (Striker) vs Steven Peterson (Striker)
Erose is the man. One of my favorite fighters. He loves an ugly war and that’s what we get every time with him. Give me the crazy man.
Bryan Battle (Striker) vs Tresean Gore (Striker)
We finally get the real TUF finale and I’m so excited for it. I am very excited to see this fight. Battle has been such an awesome surprise. Gore is a really interesting prospect. I like Battle as the underdog with the experience of being on a main card already.
Sam Alvey (Striker) vs Brendan Allen (Well Rounded)
Alvey is still fighting for the UFC? Ugh. Please make this end. I love how happy he always is, but it is about time for him to hang it up.
Shavkat Rakhmonov (Well Rounded) vs Carlston Harris (Grappler)
Rakhmonov is such a beast. He is dangerous wherever he goes. He will look to counter all of Harris’ wild attempts and finish the job quickly.
Punahele Soriano (Striker) vs Nick Maximov (Grappler)
Maximov stinks. The only reason he is in the co is because of his ties with the Diaz brothers. Soriano wins this one easily.
Jack Hermansson (Striker) vs Sean Strickland (Striker/Grappler)
Neither of these guys really have knockout power. I think that favors Strickland. Jack is going to try to get Sean to the ground and work on the ground, but he is in trouble going there. Sean is very hard to keep down and it will cause problems for Jack and wonder what he is supposed to do. This fight is going the full 5 rounds and should be kickboxing/ grappling the whole fight. Enjoy!