The official media conference was recently held for UFC 237, which takes place May 11 at Jeunesse Arena at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The principal event of this card was officially declared to be UFC women’s strawweight winner. Jessica Andrade, with a set of co-main events including Jared Cannonier vs. Anderson Silva at middleweight and Alexander Volkanovski vs. Jose Aldo at featherweight. (Instead, Aldo said he may be forced to pull out with injury, and Renato Moicano was rumored as a replacement.) A couple new supporting struggles were added into the card, and my initial thoughts on these are under. Carlos Diego Ferreira vs. Francisco Trinaldo, UFC 237 An intriguing lightweight connection between Carlos Diego Ferreira and Francisco Trinaldo was reserved for UFC 237. broke the information. Ferreira (15-2) is 6-2 overall in the UFC and is riding an impressive four-fight win series at the moment. This includes a choice win over Rustam Khabilov in his last fight that pushed him closer to the top-15 at 155lbs. Trinaldo (23-6) is 13-5 overall from the UFC and is coming off of a vicious TKO victory over Evan Dunham that hauled him to retirement. Although Trinaldo is 40, he’s proven time and time again he is one of the best lightweights in the world, and he’s the ideal opponent to check in which Ferreira is at right now. That being said, I believe you have to favor Ferreira here given his recent win series, and also the opening line for this bout will be interesting to see. Said Nurmagomedov vs. Raoni Barcelos, UFC 237 Bantamweights Said Nurmagomedov and Raoni Barcelos will meet at UFC 237. Gracie Mag broke the news. Nurmagomedov (13-1) is currently 2-0 in the UFC and is riding a seven-fight win series overall including a knockout win over Ricardo Ramos in his last bout. Barcelos (13-1) is really on a six-fight win series and is 2-0 in the UFC as nicely with a submission win over Chris Gutierrez in his final struggle, which looks even better following his recent victory over Ryan MacDonald. Both of these men are promising young fighters and this is a wonderful battle. I would expect something close to a Select ’em line here, with possibly a small lean to Barcelos due to battling in Brazil. UFC 237 vs. Sergio Moraes, warlley Alves An intriguing welterweight bout between Warlley Alves and Sergio Moraes is also place for UFC 237. Alberto Mina was originally rumored as Alves’ opponent, but Moraes ultimately ended up getting the battle. Alves (12-3) is 6-2 in the UFC and is coming from a sudden TKO loss to James Krause. He simply hasn’t lived up to the hype after his triumph on TUF Brazil 3 and is probably in a must-win situation here. Moraes (14-4-1) is 8-3-1 overall from the UFC and recently had a two-fight win streak snapped by a decision loss to Anthony Rocco Martin. The two Alves and Moraes are strong boxers with holes in their own match, but given the childhood benefit for Alves I would expect him to be a tiny favorite here. Kurt Holobaugh vs. Thiago Moises, UFC 237 And finally, featherweights Kurt Holobaugh and Thiago Moises will fulfill at this function. Holobaugh (17-6, 1 NC) has an overall record of 0-3 from the UFC, and is coming from consecutive stoppage declines to Shane Burgos and Raoni Barcelos. Moises (11-3) was ruled in the grappling section by Beneil Dariush in his UFC debut, which snapped a two-fight win streak. Both these men are gifted yet faulty fighters, and bettors may expect a Select’em kind of line for this particular bout, with maybe a small edge to Moises. Disclaimer: This page contains affiliate links and MMA Odds Breaker will be paid if you make a purchase after clicking on the links. Read more: