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Dshell’s MMA Main Event 4.29.2023

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!

All my information is from https://fightodds.io/ and https://paydirtdfs.com/mma-ranks-and-leverage-model/

Hailey Cowan (Striker) vs Jamey-Lyn Horth (Striker/Grappler)

This fight is going to suck hard… Just like this card. Expect a lot of holding and low level grappling.

Marcus McGhee (Striker) vs Journey Newson (Striker/Wrestler)

McGhee is going to want to come out in the one firing early. He needs to land early if he wants to win this one. I expect Newson to be able to take this over with his grappling.

Newson -175

Stephanie Egger (Striker) vs Irina Alekseeva (Striker/Grappler)

This one will be interesting. Both of these ladies like to grapple on the mat, but Egger has fallen to the armbar a few times now. I expect a finish, I just don’t know who.

Charles Johnson (Striker) vs Cody Durden (Striker/Wrestler)

Another Striker vs grappler matchup here. I like Johnson to keep this one from going to the ground and to use his striking to win this one.

Johnson -140

Martin Buday (Striker) vs Jake Collier (Striker)

This fight sucks lol. I like Buday because he is the bigger guy there. I think he’ll use that to his advantage.

Buday -110

Josh Quinlan (Striker) vs Trey Waters (Striker)

This line should be way bigger than it is. I think Josh destroys him here.

Quinlan -180

Waldo Cortes-Acosta (Striker)vs Marcos Rogerio de Lima (Striker)

This will be a good test for Acosta. I think he is fast and strong, but it will be interesting when he goes against a guy like Lima. I think he can pull it off though.

Cortes-Acosta +150

Julian Erosa (Striker) vs Fernando Padilla (Striker/Grappler)

I am a huge Julian fan. I will always be picking him. He is a nonstop, crazy ass demon in the octagon. Give me JULIAN.

Erosa -140

Rodolfo Vieira (Grappler) vs Cody Brundage (Wrestler)

Yeah, this is a tough fight for Cody. Vieira is going to rip a limb off before Cody gets a punch in.

Vieira -210

Caio Borralho (Striker) vs Michał Oleksiejczuk (Striker)

This fight also sucks ass and it’s the co main. Caio is going to have him against the fence and keep him on the ground to avoid the power.

Yadong Song (Striker) vs Ricky Simon (Striker/Wrestler)

BANGER. This fight is by far the best one on the card and it’s not just because it’s the two best guys. Ricky Simon BEAT Merab…. No one is doing that now…. Song is a monster on the feet, but he is going to have to worry about Ricky taking him down.. Going to be interesting to see how it plays out.

Simon -115

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