UFC PRAGUE GETS NEW FIGHTS INCLUDING VERONICA MACEDO VS. GILLIAN ROBERTSONCat:未分類
UFC Prague (UFC Fight Night 145) is set to take place February 23 in The O2 Arena at the capital city of the Czech Republic. The principal event of the card is a light heavyweight bout between Thiago Santos and Jan Blachowicz, and now the UFC is beginning to fill the card out by announcing each one of the preliminary bouts. Four new prelims have been shown for the card (along with people mention in previous posts here), and here are my thoughts on the new bouts in the current MMA odds and ends.
Veronica Macedo vs. Gillian Robertson, UFC Fight Night 145
The very first new bout of mention is that a women’s flyweight matchup involving Veronica Macedo and Gillian Robertson. Nolan King of FloCombat broke the new. Macedo (5-2-1) is 0-2 in the UFC but set up a spirited effort in a decision loss to Andrea Lee that won her a share of”Battle of the evening .” Robertson (5-3) is 2-1 in the UFC, with all of her struggles end in entry lose or win. Both women are in dire need of a success, and this fight could go either way. I’d slightly lean towards Robertson since she has fought a greater level of competition, but it is close.
Carlo Pedersoli Jr. vs. Dwight Grant, UFC Fight Night 145
Then We’ve Got a welterweight bout between Carlo Pedersoli Jr. and Dwight Grant. Sherdog broke the information. Pedersoli Jr. (11-2) started his UFC career with a split decision win over Brad Scott but suffered a fast KO loss to Alex Oliveira his last time out. Grant (8-2) is coming off of a split decision loss to Zak Ottow in his final fight. Both men have a whole lot to prove but I think Pedersoli Jr. is a better fighter according to what we’ve seen in the UFC and Cage Warriors plus I’d prefer him .
Magomed Ankalaev vs. Klidson Farias de Abreu, UFC Fight Night 145
Following a couple other competitions dropped through, Magomed Ankalaev will go back to the Octagon against UFC newcomer Klidson Farias de Abreu. Ankalaev (9-1) endured a devastating entry loss to Paul Craig in his UFC debut but bounced back nicely with a TKO win over Marcin Prachnio in his final fight. Abreu (14-2) is riding a six-fight win streak into this contest and 16 of his wins have finished inside the distance. I would not feel comfortable laying huge juice Ankalaev after what happened in the Craig fight, but on paper he should have the benefit in this one. Having said that, if Abreu is a massive underdog such as Craig was, maybe he could be worth taking a flier on.
Damir Ismagulov vs. Joel Alvarez, UFC Fight Night 145
And finally added to the card is a welterweight bout between Damir Ismagulov and Joel Alvarez. MMADNA broke the information. Ismagulov (17-2) is riding a 12-fight win streak and won a decision over Alex Gorgees in his UFC debut. Alvarez (15-1) is a veteran of the Spanish regional scene, and it has completed all 15 of his professional victories. Alvarez resembles a solid prospect but Ismagulov is on a whole other level and I would peg him as a large favorite to win this battle.
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