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Dshell’s MMA Main Event 12.3.2023

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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Yasmine Jauregui (Striker) vs Istela Nunes (Striker)

Nunes gasses so quickly. She will be in this fight for the first round and then Yasmine will take this one over.

Francis Marshall (Striker/Grappler) vs Marce Rojo (Striker)

This is a close one for me. I could see both of these guys winning. Rojo by being a crazy fun brawler and Marshall by turning the tables and grappling some.

Natan Levy (Well Rounded) vs Genaro Valdez (Striker)

Valdez is going to be wild in this one. He has to push the pace the entire time and be able to disrupt Levy. I think Levy can find opportunities to attack and win this one.

Levy -210

Darren Elkins (Wrestler) vs Jonathan Pearce (Striker/Wrestler)

Feels bad for Elkins. Love this man and will always remember his crazy come from behind victory versus Bektic. Don’t think we see it again here.

Michael Johnson (Striker/Wrestler) vs Marc Diakiese (Striker)

Don’t be surprised when we get Diakiese wrestling the whole time. Should be a dub for Marc.

Clay Guida (Wrestler) vs Scott Holtzman (Stiker/Grappler)

Will we finally see Clay go downhill? I think we do. Scott should be able to take care of business here.

Holtzman -175

Angela Hill (Striker) vs Emily Ducote (Striker/Wrestler)

Hill always seems to struggle versus good athletes. Emily is a good athlete. I think we get a split decision win for Emily.

Ducote -130

Niko Price (Striker) vs Phil Rowe (Striker)

Absolute banger of a fight! Should be a really fun one. Niko is a wild man and he is going to try and make it crazy in there. Phil is going to use his reach and try to keep him away. Enjoy this one.

Eryk Anders (Striker) vs Kyle Daukaus (Striker/Grappler)

Not a big fan of this one. I think both of these guys are quite average and struggle in a lot of departments. I think Daukaus pulls one out here though.

Roman Dolidze (Striker/Grappler) vs Jack Hermansson (Striker)

Big step up in competition for Roman. We know what Jack does versus guys who take a big step up. He crushes them. Give me the Joker.

Hermansson -190

Sergey Pavlovich (Striker) vs Tai Tuivasa (Striker)

You put Tai on the card and I will pick him every time. DRINK A SHOEY.

Tuivasa +190

Matt Schnell (Striker/Grappler) vs Matheus Nicolau (Striker)

Love me some Matt Schnell. Nothing better than the last fight of his. The problem is this dude he is fighting is an absolute DOG. Nicolau wins it here.

Rafael dos Anjos (Well Rounded) vs Bryan Barberena (Striker/Grappler)

This is one that I think the line should be so much closer to -200/+160. With that being said, I love me some Bryan. Play this light, but I am going to take the huge dog here.

Barberena +400

Stephen Thompson (Striker) vs Kevin Holland (Striker)

This is a fun and interesting one! I think Stephen looks good the first couple of rounds and is picking Holland apart, but Kevin is going to either take him down or do something to make this one nasty and pull out the dub.

Holland -185

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