UFC matchmakers Sean Shelby and Mick Maynard are very active less than fourteen days into 2019. The UFC continued its recent run of struggle shows over the weekend, and also the new spells are recorded below along with my very first thoughts on them. Glover Teixeira vs. Karl Roberson, UFC on ESPN+ 1 (UFC FN 144) Because of an injury to Ion Cutelaba, Karl Roberson has consented to move up a weight class on short notice to combat Glover Teixeira at UFC on ESPN+ 1, taking place this Saturday in Barclays Center at Brooklyn, New York. Teixeira (27-7) is 10-5 in the UFC and most recently dropped a decision to Corey Anderson. Roberson (7-1) is 2-1 at the UFC and is coming from a decision win over Jack Marshman. This is a fairly intriguing matchup considering Teixeira’s expertise and Roberson as a whole wildcard at light heavyweight. The oddsmakers started Roberson as a -115 favored and Teixeira as a -105 underdog. Cory Sandhagen vs. Mario Bautista, UFC on ESPN+ 1 An injury to John Lineker knocked him from his fight against Cory Sandhagen at UFC on ESPN+ 1, and novice Mario Bautista has agreed to step up on short notice. Sandhagen (9-1) is 2-0 at the UFC. Bautista (6-0) is a undefeated potential out of the MMA Laboratory. Bautista is interesting as a potential, but Sandhagen started as a -475 favorite with all the comeback on Bautista in +325. Chance Rencountre vs. Dwight Grant, UFC on ESPN+ 1 An accident to Randy Brown has left Chance Rencountre with short-notice replacement Dwight Grant as his opponent in a welterweight contest at UFC on ESPN+ 1. Rencountre (12-3) dropped a decision to Belal Muhammad in his UFC debut while Grant (8-2) is 1-1 in the UFC and is coming off of a split decision loss to Zak Ottow. The oddsmakers opened Grant as a -195 favorite with the comeback on Rencountre at +155. UPDATE: Grant is out of the struggle and has been replaced by Kyle Stewart. Alex Gorgees vs. Jalin Turner, UFC 234 Lightweights Alex Gorgees and Jalin Turner will fulfill at UFC 234, taking place February 10 at Rod Laver Arena at Melbourne, Australia. MMA Today broke the news. Gorgees (6-1) fell a choice to Damir Ismagulov in his UFC debut, while Turner (7-4) was pumped out by Vincente Luque within his UFC debut. Flip a coin here between two men who probably are not UFC-caliber fighters. John Dodson vs. Petr Yan, UFC Fight Night 145 Bantmaweight conteners John Dodson and Petr Yan are set to go to war in UFC Fight Night 145, heading take February 23 at The O2 Arena in Prague, Czech Republic. ESPN broke the news. Dodson (20-10) is 10-5 at the UFC and is coming off of a decision loss to Jimmie Rivera. Yan (11-1) is 3-0 at the UFC and just defeated Douglas Silva de Andrade through TKO. Give me Yan in this one, and given all the hype behind him, I expect him to become heavily preferred. Daniel Teymur vs. Chris Fishgold, UFC Fight Night 145 Featherweights Daniel Teymur and Chris Fishgold are set to clash at UFC Fight Night 145. Teymur (6-2) is 0-2 in the UFC while Fishgold (17-2-1) is 0-1 at the Octagon. Another coin reverse fight, though Teymur gets the hot last name heading for him. Thomas Almeida vs. Marlon Vera, UFC 235 An intriguing bantamweight battle between Thomas Almeida and Marlon is set for UFC 235, occurring March 2 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. FloCombat broke the information. Almeida (21-3) is currently 5-3 in the UFC. At one time many (such as msyself) believed he was a prospective winner, but he has missing three of his last four fights and his chin has not held up nicely. Vera (12-5-1) is 6-4 at the UFC and is coming from a submission win over Guido Cannetti. At this point you need to favor Vera to win this battle. Disclaimer: This page includes affiliate links and MMA Odds Breaker is going to be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on the links. Read more here: