UFC matchmakers Sean Shelby and Mick Maynard are very busy less than fourteen days into 2019. The UFC continued its recent series of struggle shows over the weekend, and also the new spells are recorded below along with my 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 agreed to move up a weight class on short notice to combat Glover Teixeira in UFC on ESPN+ 1, taking place this Saturday in Barclays Center in 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 2-1 at the UFC and is coming from a decision win over Jack Marshman. This is a fairly intriguing matchup contemplating Teixeira’s experience and Roberson as a whole wildcard at light heavyweight. The oddsmakers opened Roberson as a -115 favorite and Teixeira as a -105 underdog. Cory Sandhagen vs. Mario Bautista, UFC on ESPN+ 1 An accident to John Lineker knocked him from his struggle against Cory Sandhagen at UFC on ESPN+ 1, and newcomer Mario Bautista has agreed to step on short notice. Sandhagen (9-1) is currently 2-0 at the UFC. Bautista (6-0) is a undefeated prospect from the MMA Laboratory. Bautista is interesting as a potential, but Sandhagen started 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 because his competitor at a welterweight contest at UFC on ESPN+ 1. Rencountre (12-3) fell a decision to Belal Muhammad in his UFC debut while Grant (8-2) is 1-1 in the UFC and is coming from a split decision loss to Zak Ottow. The oddsmakers started Grant as a -195 favorite with all 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 UPDATE: Grant is out of the struggle and has been replaced by Kyle Stewart.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 meet UFC 234, taking place February 10 at Rod Laver Arena in 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 pumped out by Vincente Luque in his UFC debut. Flip a coin here between two men who probably aren’t UFC-caliber fighters. John Dodson vs. Petr Yan, UFC Fight Night 145 Bantmaweight conteners John Dodson and Petr Yan are place to go to war at 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 from a decision loss to Jimmie Rivera. Yan (11-1) is 3-0 in the UFC and only defeated Douglas Silva de Andrade via TKO. Give me Yan in this one, and given all of the hype behind him, I expect him to be heavily preferred. 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 at the UFC while Fishgold (17-2-1) is 0-1 in the Octagon. Another coin reverse struggle, 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 place for UFC 235, occurring March 2 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. FloCombat broke the news. Almeida (21-3) is currently 5-3 at the UFC. At one time many (such as msyself) believed he was a future winner, but he has missing three of his past four fights along with his chin hasn’t held up nicely. Vera (12-5-1) is 6-4 in the UFC and is coming from a submission win over Guido Cannetti. At this point you need to favor Vera to win this fight. Disclaimer: This page includes affiliate links and MMA Odds Breaker is going to be paid if you make a purchase after clicking on the hyperlinks. Read more here: