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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Cameron Saaiman (Striker) vs Steven Koslow (Grappler)
Wasn’t a huge fan after seeing Saaiman in The Contender Series. Koslow is going to wrestle the crap out of him right away. Give me the big dog to start the night!
Erik Silva (Striker/Grappler) vs TJ Brown (Striker/Wrestler)
Silva is going to start this one quickly and it’s going to win him the fight. Brown is a slower starter and it’s going to really show here.
Billy Quarantillo (Striker) vs Alexander Hernandez (Striker)
Banger alert! This fight is so awesome. I love me some Billy Q too. Billy is going to be more active and throws the harder punches. I think Billy Q comes out with a dub here.
Chris Curtis (Striker) vs Joaquin Buckley (Striker)
You know where I’m going to go here. Give my Cincy boy and get him some Skyline after the win!
Edmen Shahbazyan (Striker/Wrestler) vs Dalcha Lungiambula (Striker/Wrestler)
Remember when Edmen was at the top of the division very quickly? Now he has crashed down to Earth. I still really like him. I think he has a good chance here too. Edmen should start this one fast and hopefully finish Dalcha early.
Christopher Daukaus (Striker) vs Jair Rozenstruik (Striker)
Daukaus has lost back to back to Lewis and Blaydes… Now he gets Jair. The same fighter as Lewis pretty much.. Give me Jair.
Jay Perrin (Striker/Grappler) vs Raul Rosas Jr. (Grappler)
Going to be fun seeing a teenager in the Octagon. Raul should be able to get the win here. Perrin isn’t easy, but I think Raul can get by him.
Bryce Mitchell (Grappler) vs Ilia Topuria (Grappler)
What a banger here! I love me some Bryce. He is really good. So is Ilia though.. Going to be a real tough test for both of these men. Sit back and enjoy this one!
Darren Till (Striker) vs Dricus Du Plessis (Striker)
Man, what happened to Till. He was so hyped and now he shows up to weigh-ins with a bandana and doesn’t even look at the guy. I gotta give this one to Dricus because these men are going on different paths.
Du Plessis -200
Alex Morono (Striker/Wrestler vs Santiago Ponzinibbio (Striker/Grappler)
Super excited for Moreno here. I think he has a good chance to win this one and if he does then he gets shot up in the rankings. Santiago is a solid fighter, but definitely on the decline in his career. Going to be interesting to see how it goes!
Paddy Pimblett (Well Rounded) vs Jared Gordon (Striker/Grappler)
Can’t believe this is the co with all of the other fun fights on this card. With that being said, it’s still Paddy SZN.
Jan Blachowicz (Striker) vs Magomed Ankalaev (Well Rounded)
I love me some Jan. I think he is a great guy and was a great champion when he was the champ. The problem here is he is facing probably the most feared dude in the UFC. I think Magomed is a damn animal and should win this one pretty easily. And New!