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 the card has been officially declared to be UFC women’s strawweight champion vs. Jessica Andrade, using a pair of co-main events featuring Jared Cannonier vs. Anderson Silva at middleweight and Alexander Volkanovski vs. Jose Aldo at featherweight. (As an aside, Aldo said he could be forced to pull out with trauma, and Renato Moicano was rumored as a replacement.) A few new supporting fights were added to the card, and my initial thoughts on them are under. Carlos Diego Ferreira vs. Francisco Trinaldo, UFC 237 An intriguing lightweight bout between Carlos Diego Ferreira and Francisco Trinaldo has been 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 right now. That includes a decision win over Rustam Khabilov in his final fight that pushed him nearer to the top-15 in 155lbs. Trinaldo (23-6) is 13-5 overall in the UFC and is coming off of a barbarous TKO victory over Evan Dunham that hauled him to retirement. Though Trinaldo is 40, he has proven time and time again he is one of the best lightweights in the world, and he is the ideal opponent to check in which Ferreira is at right now. That being said, I believe you have to prefer 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 final bout. Barcelos (13-1) is on a six-fight win series and is 2-0 at the UFC as well with a submission win over Chris Gutierrez in his last struggle, which looks even better after his latest victory on Ryan MacDonald. Both of these men are promising young fighters also this is a great battle. I would expect something close to a Pick ’em line here, with possibly a small lean to Barcelos due to battling in Brazil. UFC 237 vs. Sergio Moraes, warlley Alves An exciting welterweight bout between Warlley Alves and Sergio Moraes can also be place for UFC 237. Alberto Mina was originally rumored as Alves’ opponent, but Moraes finally ended up getting the battle. Alves (12-3) is 6-2 in the UFC and is coming from a surprising TKO loss to James Krause. He just hasn’t lived up to the hype following his triumph on TUF Brazil 3 and is likely 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. Both Alves and Moraes are strong fighters with holes in their own game, but given the youth advantage for Alves I would expect him to be a small favorite here. Kurt Holobaugh vs. Thiago Moises, UFC 237 And finally, featherweights Kurt Holobaugh and Thiago Moises will meet at this event. Holobaugh (17-6, 1 NC) has an overall record of 0-3 from the UFC, and is coming off of consecutive stoppage losses to Shane Burgos and Raoni Barcelos. Moises (11-3) was ruled at the grappling section by Beneil Dariush in his UFC debut, which snapped a two-fight win streak. Both these guys are talented yet faulty fighters, and bettors can anticipate a Select’em type of line for this bout, with maybe a small advantage to Moises. Disclaimer: This page includes affiliate links and MMA Odds Breaker is going to be compensated should you make a purchase after clicking on the hyperlinks. Read more: