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Dshell’s MMA Main Event

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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Nikolas Motta (Striker) vs Cameron VanCamp (Striker/Grappler)

VanCamp is a very aggressive fighter and it’s going to make this one a fun one. Motta is the more technical guy, who is going to be patient and wait for the shot. I think Motta will find the shots and win this one.

Motta -175

Tony Gravely (Striker/Wrestler) vs Javid Basharat (Striker/Grappler)

This is going to be a tough test for Javid. I think if he is able to handle all the takedowns Tony is going to throw at him, I think Javid can win this one. 

Basharat -175

Mariya Agapova (Striker) vs Gillian Robertson (Grappler)

Tough one to call here. Gillian doesn’t know what to do when she gets hit standing and Agapova turns a little wild when she is in trouble. It depends who gets in trouble first here.

Trey Ogden (Grappler) vs Daniel Zellhuber (Striker)

Zellhuber has a ton of weaknesses….. Too bad Ogden sucks and won’t be able to expose it.

Loma Lookboonmee (Striker) vs Denise Gomes (Striker)

Gomes sucks at striking and Loma is pretty damn good at it. This might get ugly for Denise.

Lookboonmee -220

Trevin Giles (Striker) vs Louis Cosce (Striker/Grappler)

This will be an interesting one. Cosce can definitely win this fight. I worry about his gas tank though. He tires very very quickly. If Giles can get out of the first, I think it’s a dub for him.

Damon Jackson (Grappler) vs Pat Sabatini (Well Rounded)

I love Sabatini here. He is a monster on the ground and I think that’s where the majority of the fight will be. 

Sabatini -200

Anthony Hernandez (Wrestler) vs Marc-André Barriault (Striker)

Give me Fluffy here. I think Marc is going to need to make this fight nasty and I don’t know if he has that in him. Fluffy should be able to control this one.

Hernandez -220

Tanner Boser (Striker) vs Rodrigo Nascimento (Grappler)

I mean Boser looked incredible at the weigh-ins! How could I not pick him when he is looking like that. 

Boser -185

Alen Amedovski (Striker) vs Joseph Pyfer (Striker/Grappler)

Not a close one here. Alen is horrible.

Andre Fili (Striker/Wrestler) vs Bill Algeo (Striker)

Fun fight here! I know a lot of people will pick Fili here for the veteran and because of the name. I like Bill here. He has great pressure and breaks opponents from his pressure. Fili is going to try to wrestle him here and if he can, he may find the win. I just like Bill more here.

Algeo +105

Gregory Rodrigues (Grappler) vs Chidi Njokuani (Striker)

I literally have no idea who is going to win this, but it’s going to be an awesome fight. I do know the winning DFS lineup will have the winner of this fight.

Cory Sandhagen (Striker) vs Yadong Song (Stiker)

This fight is so good and so interesting for the bantamweight division! Song reminds me a lot of Yan and what Yan does in the Octagon. Could we see him do similar things to Cory that we saw Yan do? The problem with that is Cory has been looking better in his previous fights. I won’t pick this one because I’m really interested to see how it goes.

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