Welcome to the PayDirt MMA breakdowns
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!
Sam Hughes (Striker) vs Elise Reed (Striker)
Both of these girls should not be in the UFC, but sometimes you just need to have fights on the schedule. Hughes has some better grappling and I think she uses it in this one to get the edge.
Chase Hooper (Grappler) vs Felipe Colares (Grappler)
Chase thinks he is a striker, but he is quite bad at it. Felipe has the edge striking and it will show in this one. Felipe gets the dub.
Jonathan Martinez (Striker) vs Vince Morales (Striker)
I think this is a much closer fight than what the odds are saying. Morales has been very prone to the leg kicks in his career, but he says that he has been working on it. If he has been, I think he can pull out an upset here.
Omar Morales (Striker) vs Uros Medic (Striker/Grappler)
Medic hasn’t really proved himself yet in the UFC, while Morales has shown he can fight with the good strikers. Medic has no ground game and I think Morales will exploit that and pull out a victory.
Parker Porter (Striker) vs Jailton Junior (Grappler)
This will be a huge weight difference. Parker is a true heavyweight and Jailton is a light heavyweight. I think Jailton gets a KO finish since it will be quite hard to get Porter down.
Joseph Holmes (Striker/Grappler) vs Alen Amedovski (Striker)
Holmes sucks. Alen sucks. Who knows what will happen… LOL
Eryk Anders (Striker) vs Jun Yong Park (Striker)
I think Anders has many more options he can go to in this fight. He is better on the ground if he needs to go there, and will be the bigger fighter. I like for him to get the upset.
Polyana Viana (Grappler) vs Tabatha Ricci (Grappler)
This should be a grapple battle and Ricci is the MUCH better grappler.
Chidi Njokuani (Striker) vs Dusko Todorovic (Striker)
I really like Chidi and think he has a major edge in the striking battle here. He has so much power. He is a little wild with it, but I think he gets the victory.
Santiago Ponzinibbio (Striker/Grappler) vs Michel Pereira (Striker)
Best fight on the card and it’s not close. It’s never an easy fight when you face Pereira, but Santiago is the gatekeeper in this division and you gotta beat him to get to the top. I think Santiago knows how to win and will pull off the victory.
Holly Holm (Striker) vs Ketlen Vieira (Striker/Grappler)
Holm is better everywhere here. She is the stronger fighter and the much better striker. She will dominate to a decision wherever this fight goes.
- Hughes +130
- Colares -190
- V. Morales +200
- O. Morales -140
- Ricci -130
- Anders +170
- Santiago +125
- Holm -240