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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Joselyne Edwards (Striker) vs Lucie Pudilová (Striker)
I favor Edwards on the ground, but I am liking Lucie’s new grappling she has been doing. I think that will be a difference in this one.
Gaston Bolanos (Striker) vs Aaron Phillips (Striker)
Both of these men are strikers and are both horrible on the ground. I give the edge in striking to Bolanos. I think he can win unless Phillips ends up on top on the ground.
Bruna Emanuele Brasil (Striker) vs Denise Gomes (Striker)
Another girl fight that should be pretty close. Brasil is going to want to keep this at kickboxing range, while Gomes is scrappy and likes to be in close. I think the dog can pull one off here.
Lando Vanata (Striker) vs Daniel Zellhuber (Striker)
This one is a tough one to call. I love me some Lando, but this will be tough with the size and reach advantage of Daniel. It will be hard for Lando to get in and hit him. I’ll be interested to see how this plays out.
Gillian Robertson (Grappler)vs Piera Rodriguez (Striker/Grappler)
This fight will all depend on if Gillian can take Piera down. If she can, this should be a nice dub for Gillan.
Ed Herman (Well Rounded) vs Zak Cummings (Striker/Wrestler)
Yeah this fight sucks. Two old men who should be retired. Yawn.
Brandon Royval (Striker/Grappler) vs Matheus Nicolau (Striker)
Very interesting one here! Two top 5 Flyweights fighting on the undercard! Royval is a wildman. He wants to go all the time, while Nicolau is a pretty boring, laid back fighter who is trying to be patient and get the dub.
TJ Brown (Wrestler/Striker) vs Bill Algeo (Striker)
This one will be fun! TJ sometimes gets into bad positions that can cause him to lose. This will be one of those fights.
Clay Guida (Wrestler) vs Rafa Garcia (Striker)
No way Clay keeps winning, right?
Chris Gutierrez (Striker) vs Pedro Munhoz (Striker/Grappler)
I am a huge Chris fan. I love his leg kicks and just love his overall style. This is a nice step up for him, but I think he can keep it going.
Ion Cutelaba (Sambo) vs Tanner Boser (Striker)
Will Ion keep his cool or will he lose it when things get heated? I think he loses it…. again.
Dustin Jacoby (Striker) vs Azamat Murzakanov (Striker)
Azamat has good wrestling and that’s what he will try to do here, but Dustin has seen this before. He will stuff the takedowns and wear Azamat down.
Edson Barboza (Striker) vs Billy Quarantillo (Striker)
BANGER. Billy Q is nothing special, but he has heart and that’s what he will need versus Edson. Edson is going to attack the legs and try to chop him down, but I think Billy pushes through it.
Max Holloway (Striker) vs Arnold Allen (Striker/Wrestler)
You know how I feel about Max. Still think he is the GOAT. There is one thing here that will be the difference. It’s a five round right and Max is so used to them. He will take Arnold to war in 25 minutes. We’ll see how he holds up.