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!
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Joselyne Edwards (Striker) vs Ramona Pascual (Striker)
The card is full of striker vs grappler fights and we get one to start the night. Edwards has horrible wrestling defense and Pascual is going to look to get her to the ground. Edwards should have the reach to keep this one at distance.
Bet: Edwards -170
Silvana Gomez Juarez (Striker) vs Na Liang (Grappler)
This fight is really fun. Na is a crazy MF. I like Na to get her to the ground and finish this early. She is just too crazy in there for Silvana.
Bet: Liang +110
Kyung Ho Kang (Striker/Grappler) vs Danaa Batgerel (Striker)
Kang has a lot more options to go to if he wants to. Danaa has some really good hands though. Kang does a good job of keeping his opponents on the ground and has never been knocked out in his career. Should be a fun fight.
Jake Matthews (Striker) vs Andre Fialho (Striker)
Fialho has been very impressive in the UFC so far. He is going to hit a brick wall here. Matthews is going to get some strikes at distance and then pop in and shoot a takedown.
Bet: Matthews +120
Steve Garcia (Striker) vs Hayisaer Maheshate (Striker)
Should be a striking battle here, but Garcia may shoot a takedown or two. Maheshate isn’t the greatest on the ground, so I wouldn’t be surprised if Garcia tries to go there.
Seung Woo Choi (Striker) vs Joshua Culibao (Grappler)
Culibao is going to have to try to grapple here to win this one. Choi is the much superior striker in this one. Culibao just has so many problems with longer fighters and that’s exactly what Choi is.
Bet: Choi -240
Brendan Allen (Well Rounded) vs Jacob Malkoun (Striker)
Tough tough fight for Malkoun. Brendan is so much better everywhere it goes. He can finish this wherever he wants. Look for him to get an early finish.
Bet: Allen -300
Jack Della Maddalena (Striker) vs Ramazan Emeev (Striker)
Nothing like a snoozefest to start the main card. I really hope Maddalena can finish him early so we don’t have to watch Emeez try to keep cage control the whole game.
Weili Zhang (Striker) vs Joanna Jedrzejczyk (Striker)
So excited we get to run this one back. Joanna probably shouldn’t brawl like she did last time, but I think that is just her style. I think we see a very similar result to last time.
Bet: Zhang -170
Valentina Shevchenko (Striker) vs Taila Santos (Striker)
Don’t think I need to say much here. No one is close to Valentina. I think Nunes is one of few that can put up a fight with her. Another dance for Valentina.
Glover Teixeira (Striker) vs Jiri Prochazka (Striker)
I really really want Glover to win this. It sucks because Glover gets hurt quite a bit, but Jiri has some different level of power. He can knock you out in so many different ways. The hope for Glover is that Jiri does too much crazy shit and Glover can grapple him. If he can do this, he has a really good chance to win this.
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