UFC matchmakers Sean Shelby and Mick Maynard are very active less than two weeks into 2019. The UFC continued its recent run of struggle reveals over the weekend, and the brand new bouts are listed below along with my very first thoughts on them. Glover Teixeira vs. Karl Roberson, UFC on ESPN+ 1 (UFC FN 144) Due to an injury to Ion Cutelaba, Karl Roberson has agreed to move up a weight class on short notice to fight Glover Teixeira at UFC on ESPN+ 1, taking place this Saturday at Barclays Center at Brooklyn, New York. Teixeira (27-7) is 10-5 in the UFC and most recently dropped a choice to Corey Anderson. Roberson (7-1) is currently 2-1 in 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 total 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 accident to John Lineker knocked him out of his fight against Cory Sandhagen at UFC on ESPN+ 1, and novice Mario Bautista has agreed to step on short notice. Sandhagen (9-1) is currently 2-0 in the UFC. Bautista (6-0) is an undefeated prospect from the MMA Lab. Bautista is intriguing as a prospect, but Sandhagen opened as a -475 favored with all the comeback on Bautista at +325. Chance Rencountre vs. Dwight Grant, UFC on ESPN+ 1 An injury 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 choice to Belal Muhammad in his UFC debut while Grant (8-2) is 1-1 at the UFC and is coming off of a split decision loss to Zak Ottow. The oddsmakers opened Grant as a -195 favorite with all the comeback on Rencountre at +155. UPDATE: Grant is out of this struggle and has been replaced by Kyle Stewart.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 in Rod Laver Arena at Melbourne, Australia. MMA Today broke the news. Gorgees (6-1) fell a decision to Damir Ismagulov in his UFC debut, while Turner (7-4) was knocked out by Vincente Luque in 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 at UFC Fight Night 145, heading take February 23 in The O2 Arena in Prague, Czech Republic. ESPN broke the information. Dodson (20-10) is 10-5 in the UFC and is coming off of a decision loss to Jimmie Rivera. Yan (11-1) is 3-0 in the UFC and only defeated Douglas Silva de Andrade through TKO. Give me Yan in this one, and given all of the hype behind him, I expect him to become greatly favored. Daniel Teymur vs. Chris Fishgold, UFC Fight Night 145 Featherweights Daniel Teymur and Chris Fishgold are set to battle 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 flip fight, though Teymur has the sexy last name heading for him. Thomas Almeida vs. Marlon Vera, UFC 235 An intriguing bantamweight clash between Thomas Almeida and Marlon is place for UFC 235, taking place March 2 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. FloCombat broke the information. Almeida (21-3) is 5-3 in the UFC. At one time many (such as msyself) believed he was a future winner, but he’s lost three of his last four fights and his chin has not held up well. Vera (12-5-1) is 6-4 in the UFC and is coming off of a submission win over Guido Cannetti. Now you need to prefer Vera to win this fight. 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: