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Dshell’s MMA Main Event 11.19.2022

MMA is a sport based on opportunity and split second decision making. The breakdowns that we try to focus on here will be looking at stylistic differences between fighters and how they will impact the card. Although the breakdowns won't usually be long, they'll have info on fighter strengths and weaknesses and how we expect them to be exploited. Towards the end of the article there will be the five best bets on the slate for you to tail!

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Natalia Cristina da Silva (Striker/Grappler) vs Tereza Bledá (Grappler)

I think this is a mismatch. The only thing Bleda has is size here. I think Silva picks her apart with her striking.

Silva -160

Fernando Garcia (Striker) vs Brady Hiestand (Grappler)

Classic grappler versus striker here. Going to be a close one and I could not tell you how it will end… 

Maria Oliveira (Striker) vs Vanessa Demopoulos (Grappler)

Vanessa is going to want to take this to the ground. The problem is she likes to bang it out and it doesn’t go well for her most of the time.

Ricky Turcios (Striker/Wrestler) vs Kevin Natividad (Striker/Wrestler)

LOVE me some Ricky. He reminds me of Merab a bit. His gas tank is always on full. Will always be picking Ricky.

Turcios -165

Miles Johns (Striker/Wrestler) vs Vince Morales (Striker)

Johns needs to utilize leg kicks in this one. Morales has issues with them in many of his fights. If he can use those, he will get a dub.

Jennifer Maia (Striker/Grappler) vs Maryna Moroz (Striker)

Easy one here. Maia gets it to the ground, she wins. She tries to strike, she loses. You choose Jennifer.

Zhalgas Zhumagulov (Striker) vs Charles Johnson (Striker)

Both of these guys are pretty average. I would give the edge to Zhalgas if I had to pick one or the other.

Jack Della Maddalena (Striker) vs Danny Roberts (Striker)

I love fighters who can pressure and keep up that pressure the entire fight. That is exactly what Jack does. He takes this one.

Muslim Salikhov (Striker) vs Andre Fialho (Striker)

Fialho is a bit one dimensional and he looks for those wild punches that win his fights. He is fighting the king of kung fu. He will need a lot more than one to win this fight.

Chase Sherman (Striker) vs Waldo Cortes-Acosta (Striker)

Chase Sherman fight. He should win, but he will get KOd somehow. Another disappointing fight for Sherman.

Ion Cutelaba (Sambo) vs Kennedy Nzechukwu (Striker)

Most calm Ion has ever been during a face off??? Very weird. With that being said, I love me some Kennedy. Ion won’t be ready for his power. 

Nzechukwu -170

Derrick Lewis (Striker) vs Sergey Spivak (Striker)

These are fights Derrick always seems to win. He will lose a few in a row and everyone counts him out, and then he ends his next fight with a brutal KO. That’s what is happening here. MY BALLS IS HOT.

Lewis +180

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