Elite  Sports MMA Gear

WhatsUpMMA!

All Things MMA!

UFC Aukland: Felder vs Hooker

Twitter : @NeedingArtwork

Prelims

Shana Dobson (3-3) vs Priscilla Cachoeira (8-3)

Two low level fighters going at it. This is one of the worst fights to start a card. Here we are though I’m honestly feeling like this is gonna be a close fight. Cachoeira has lost 3 in a row and her back is against the wall. She’s faced the tougher competition including the champion Valentina Schevchenko in her debut. Not sure who’s idea that was but nonetheless here we are. I’m gonna go with Shana Dobson though she’s got better movement and the better striking.

Loma Lookboonme (4-1) vs Angela Hill (11-7)

The female “Cowboy Cerrone” makes another fast return to the UFC octagon. Angela Hill is the definition of anytime and any where. She’s currently on a 2 fight finish streak besting Hannah Cifers and UFC debutee Ariane Carnelossi. She is now facing another upcoming fighter Loma Lookboonmee. She was a atomweight fighter before making the move to 115. In her debut she won by split decsion against Aleksandra Albu an it should have been unanimous. This is a tough fight to call. Angela Hill has looked great her last two fights but Loma has pretty good takedowns and can cut the distance and put on some damage upclose. Angela Hill is my pick just because she is the veteran here but I wouldn’t be surprised if she lost especially on 3 weeks notice. She is also arriving to New Zealand way later than her opponent.

Kai Kara-France (20-8) vs Tyson Nam (18-10-1)

I truly don’t see a single way Kai Kara-France loses this fight. I’m pretty sure the UFC put Tyson Nam in the organization as a late replacement. Kai Kara-France isn’t going to lose to someone who came from Bellator it just isn’t going to happen. KKF is coming off his first loss since 2016. Before that he was on a 5 fight winstreak. Tyson Nam has to win by Ko and that isn’t going to happen in KKF’s back yard. KKF going to walk away another decision victory. Even though he definitely lost the fight against Raulian Paiva.

Callan Potter (18-8) vs Kennan Song (15-5)

Let me start off by saying this ” KENNAN SONG SHOULD NOT LOSE THIS FIGHT”. Honestly though, Callan Potter is not a challenging opponent the nicest way to say it. Kenan Song has wins via knockout and I don’t trust Potters chin even sorta against Kenan Song. Callan Potter has been knocked out 4 times already. He’s 35 Kenan has good defense, has the ability to get up from his back, and just hits relatively hard. I just think this is a sure lock regardless of Potter beating Maki Pitolo. Kenan Song hasn’t been submitted once so Potters only chance of victory is a KO or out striking his opponent. I trust Keenan song’s output. i’m expecting a knockout. Nighty night Potter.

Jake Matthews (15-4) vs Emil Meek (9-4)

Jake Matthews is lowkey really overrated to me. Emil Meek is kind of unproven himself though, so this is a tricky fight in the welterweight division. The reason I say Emil Meek is unproven is because yes, he has lost against Kamaru Usman and Bartosz Fabinski but think about this for a second. Are you telling me Jake Matthews wouldn’t get wrestle fucked against Kamaru Usman ? Even Fabinski he has a 70% takedown accuracy. Fabinski took down Garreth McClellan 10 times, Hector Urbina 6 times. Those are bums but the reason I say this is. I think Emil Meek will be able to stand his ground against Jake Matthews who has a 36% TD accuracy. Emil Meek can win this and because I’m not high on Jake Matthews I’m going with the underdog. I’m not like super confident on it but I wanna go with my picks.

Jalin Turner (8-5) vs Joshua Culibao (8-0)

This is a fun fight if were being honest. Joshua Culibao is the number 1 ranked FEATHERWEIGHT in Austrailia. the reason I emphasize that is because this fight will be at lightweight. Jalin Turner is definitely a shaky fighter to put your money on but he’s facing the smaller guy and it’s not like hes facing Vicente Luque on short notice. I got Jalin Turner by KO but I think Culibao will be good when he fights in his natural weight class.

Main Card

Zubaira Tukhgov (18-4-1) vs Kevin Aguilar (17-2)

These fights are lowkey all so close. This is another one Zubaira Tukhgov is a take down heavy fighter with alright striking. I think Kevin Aguilar has the advantage in this one. He has the better boxing with a 86% take down defense. He honestly already faced Zuby when he fought Enrique Barzola who has a 47% takedown accuracy which is only %10 less than Zuby. Zuby tends to gas Aguilar is the more active fighter. I see it being a tough first round and then the next 2 rounds Kevin Aguilar pieces him up and gets the decision victory.

Magomed Mustafaev (14-3) vs Brad Ridell (7-1)

This has fight of the night all over it. Magomed Mustafaev returned after a really long lay off to starch Rafael Fiziev in the first round. Brad Ridell had a lowkey fight of the year against Jamie Mullarkey. This is going to be fun, I’m not sure who is going to win this one. I like Brad Riddell because it’s in his hometown and he trains at City Kickboxing. I do also think Magomed Mustafaev can win this though all of his finishes have came in the first two rounds. If Riddell can get this into the third round I’m very interested to see how this plays out. I got Magomed in 1 round or a tough decision victory for Brad Riddell maybe even controversial.

Marcos Rogerio De Lima (16-6-1) vs Ben Sosoli (7-2)

I don’t think there is a more low level fighter currently active than Ben Sosoli. He doesn’t have any takedown defense or ground game at all. Marcos Rogerio has never been knocked out has only been submitted or out struck. De Lima doesn’t have crazy output but he does have more output than his opponent. De Lima is the more seasoned veteran and was really close to putting Stefan Struve out his last fight. Because Ben Sosoli is going to just stand and trade with De lima. I got De lima by decision or knockout he’s too smart and explosive to get caught with just a over hand right. So I hope.

Karolina Kowalkiewicz (12-5) vs Xianon Yan (11-1)

Karolina Kowalkiewicz is a womens MMA legend lowkey. She’s been doing it for a while and is willing to fight anyone. Unfortunately for her she is reaching the point where shes falling off. Since she was slept by Jessica Andrade she has been gun shy and being out struck every fight I expect the same this fight. Xianon Yan lands 6 .85 strikes per minute. Which is a recipe for disaster when KK absorbs 5.5% pm damage. Yan has landed 411 strikes her last 4 fights combined so her output and pressure is going to be too much for me to trust in the veteran here. I got Xianon Yan by decision maybe even stoppage.

Jimmy Crute (10-1) vs Michal Oleksiejczuk (14-3)

The Main event and co main event are both so even its very hard to decide who I got winning. Jimmy Crute has 100% takedown average but he has only completed one his whole UFC stint. Michal OleksieJzuk is coming off a submission loss against OSP before that he was on a 12 fight win streak. I think crute is over rated. I’m going to stay with that thought and rock with “Lord Michal”. He has great striking powerful hands and doesn’t even have a bad defense. I think Crute is honestly sub or bust he’s been talking about his Black Belt in JJ on twitter this week. He might be looking to get this to mat. If he can get Mihal down and hold him their he could get the submission victory. I just think that’s easier said than done.

Paul Felder (17-4) vs Dan Hooker (19-8)

This fight is going to be balls to the walls. I really think Paul Felder wins but the majority of people I have seen, think Dan Hooker wins this. I don’t think Dan hooker will finish Paul Felder. Paul Felder has the durability to survive Edson barboza twice where we all remember what happened to Hooker. Hooker is coming off a great performance against Al Iaqunita where he was able to land almost triple the amount of strikes than his opponent. Paul felder is coming off a razor thin decision against Edson Barboza. Something that scares me is Felder couldn’t knock out James Vick where Dan Hooker did it EASILY. I got Felder but I really am not confident at all. Hooker has the tools to win, I just don’t know if he’ll use them.

As always thank you for reading my insight! let’s make some money. Let me know what I can do to make these better!

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: