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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Modestas Bukauskas (Striker) vs Zac Pauga (Striker)
I think Pauga had his fun, but now he is going to face someone that is very tough. I think Bukauskas is much better everywhere here.
Ronnie Lawrence (Striker) vs Dan Argueta (Grappler)
Not many people are high on Lawrence after his last performance. I think he is going to get right through Argueta though. I don’t think Dan can replicate Kakhramonov’s last performance.
Tereza Bledá (Grappler) vs Gabriella Fernandes (Striker)
Bleda can be very special, but can she control her gas tank? Will be interesting to see.
Carlos Hernandez (Striker) vs Denys Bondar (Striker/Grappler)
I think I like Hernandez here. Bondar had a brutal injury in his debut, but I think Hernandez has a better all around game and he will show it.
Kyung Ho Kang (Striker/Grappler) vs Christian Quiñónez (Striker)
This one is going to be very close. I could see both of these men winning. Kang may just use his jab and keep scoring. Quinonez is very well rounded that he may not let it happen.
Alessandro Costa (Striker/Grappler) vs Jimmy Flick (Wrestler)
Don’t see Flick winning this one. Both these men are going different directions. Flick retired 2 years ago and Costa is up and coming.
Muslim Salikhov (Striker) vs Nicolas Dalby (Striker)
Salikov is nasty. Dalby is going to want to make this one ugly because you don’t want to go toe to toe with Muslim.
Nikolas Motta vs Manuel Torres
Motta is the more technical guy here and that’s what Torres struggles with. Torres will always be in consideration for FOTN, but that’s all the money he is winning.
Pat Sabatini (Well Rounded) vs Lucas Almeida (Striker)
Pat is definitely on upset alert here. A lot of people are off the Pat train, but I think he is still in line to win this one. This could go either way though.
Christian Leroy Duncan (Striker) vs Armen Petrosyan (Striker)
Another coinflip fight here. Both guys are big strikers with a ton of power. Duncan has a little more range and is more technical, so I will be going with him. Another one that can go either way.
Arman Tsarukyan (Well Rounded) vs Joaquim Silva (Striker/Grappler)
This should be a fun one. Arman wants to throw down and Silva is the same way. I think this will be a war!
Marvin Vettori (Well Rounded) vs Jared Cannonier (Striker)
Super fun one! I am not a huge fan of Jared because he doesn’t do much. He just sits there and waits. The difference with Vettori is he is always going and moving forward. I think that’s big time bad news for Jared. Give me Marvin by domination.