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UFC: Blaydes Vs Volkov

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Prelims

Austin Hubbard (11-4) Vs Max Rohskopf (5-0)

This is a banger of a fight to start the night off. Hubbard has yet to have an easy fight facing Marc O’ Madsen, Davi Ramos, and now welcoming a stand out wrestler and Jujitsu Wizard Max Rohskopf into the UFC. Hubbard definitely has the experience advantage but other than that there isn’t much to like. Something that concerns me is Max is taking this fight on 6 days notice. Outside that I fully expect Max to get a stoppage here or just control him on the ground for all 15 minutes.

Roxanne Modafferi (24-16) Vs Lauren Murphy (12-4)

This fight is hard to gauge both fighters are virtually the same person. A big difference though is Lauren Murphy has the striking advantage here. Normally I would be confident in picking Roxy because even though she’s low-key weird as hell she’s stronger than most in her division. Unfortunately, Murphy is just as strong with better hands and can defend a take down. This fight has sloppy split decision written all over it so pick your winner. I just Lean Murphy here.

Frank Camacho (22-8) Vs Matt Frevola (8-1-1)

This is one of the toughest fights I have ever had to break down. I can’t stand Matt Frevola and his fighting style. “That being said if it ain’t broke don’t fix it” Frevola has insane cardio but his striking is next to nothing. Frank Camacho on the other hand has terrible take down defense and is definitely going to want to avoid going there. If Frevola can’t get this to the ground then Camacho should win this handily. He has faced the tougher competition, has more striking output, and has the experience advantage. A lot of people like Frevola in this spot and I can definitely see why. I just personally think Camacho is better than him just about everywhere other than his wrestling.

Cortney Casey (9-7) Vs Gillian Robertson (7-4)

Cortney Casey is making a fast turn around here. She’s coming off a first round arm bar over Mara Borella. Gillian Robertson is coming off a loss to rising prospect Maycee Barber where the striking was too much for her to handle. Before, facing Maycee she won 4 out of her last 5 by stoppage. Cortney Casey will be the bigger fighter in there but her TDD is next to nothing. I fully expect Robertson to get her down and get the submission or TKO finish in the first two rounds.

Marc-Andre Barriault (11-4) Vs Oskar Piechota (11-3-1)

All right, talk about an absolute dumpster fight. Both fighters are literally the bottom of the barrel. Oskar Piechota has won 2 fight out of his 5 since joining the UFC. He has been stopped 3 fights in a row now. Luckily, for him he’s facing someone who’s 0-3 since joining the promotion. Marc-Andre is the better of the two when it comes to striking and pace and that is something Oskar can’t take is pressure. I really don’t trust either guy here, something that is alarming is Marc-Andre was taken down by his last opponent 5 times. What is alarming about that is his opponent was Jun-young Park who is not known at all for his wrestling. I got Marc right now but I will be looking at Oskar live after the first round.

Tecia Torres (10-5) Vs Brianna Van-Buren (9-2)

Tecia Torres is set to face another tough prospect in Brianna Van-Buren. “The Bull” is coming off a very impressive UFC debut where she beat former Invicta champion Livia Souza. Tecia is winless since 2017 granted she has faced the toughest competition out of her division including 3 girls who held the belt and one of the brightest prospects in Marina Rodriguez. I could totally see an upset here because of Tecia’s experience but I like Van-Buren her wrestling and striking are very clean and technical. If Van Buren gets big sister’ed here I wouldn’t be surprised. This card is full of even match ups or unproven fighters.

Bobby Green (24-10) Vs Clay Guida (35-19)

This is a very fun veteran fight honestly. That being said I really think Bobby Green should really win this one. He’s looked good recently whereas Clay Guida is like 1-5 or something. Bobby Green is going to have more output, better boxing, and can’t be kept on the mat. This should be a walk in the park for O’l Bobby.

Main Card

Roosevelt Roberts (10-1) Vs Jim Miller (31-14)

I love this fight honestly Jim Miller is one of the toughest fighters around. He is still fighting twice or more every year since 2017 even during his battle with Lyme disease. Roosevelt Roberts looked the best he has ever looked his last fight. The only thing is it was against Brok Weaver, and he is no Jim Miller. Jim Miller gave Scott Holtzman a very tough first round and even hung in there with him for all three rounds his last fight. I’m picking Roosevelt Roberts because of youth and speed but I wouldn’t be surprised if Jim Miller gave him the same vet lesson like Vinc Pichel did.

Lyman Good (21-5) Vs Belal Muhammad (16-3)

The welterweight division is on fire and isn’t burning out. We are in for a treat two of the most underrated fighters in the Welterweight division. Lyman Good has only lost to Demian Maia, Andrey Koreshkov, and Zaleski Dos Santos. Belal Muhammad has lost to Geoff Neal and Vicente Luque since 2017. I honestly have no idea who will win this fight both fighters are so talented. I will say this Lyman Good has the better boxing and striking out put. Belal Muhammad has looked like he cleaned up his take downs. I want Lyman Good to win he looked great against Chance Rencountre was able to defend his take downs with ease. Belal Muhammad isn’t going to be able to match his power and precision he will look to wrestle here.

Racquel Pennington (10-8) Vs Marion Reneau (9-5-1)

Dumpster fire fight of the night #2! Racquel “Rocky” Pennington will be taking on the 43-year-old Marion Reneau. Both girls are not really all that great. Marion hasn’t won since 2018 against Sara McMann who is always giving away fights. Racquel lost to really good fighters but still is not trustworthy at all. Pennington should get this split decision victory she’s got the better boxing, the wrestling advantage, and holds a win against Irene Aldana. What worries me is she throws once every century so it’s really a guessing game.

Josh Emmett (15-2) Vs Shane Burgos (13-1)

The real main event is here not that wrestle fucking Curtis Blaydes is about to do to Alexander Volkov. Josh Emmet & Shane Burgos are two young exciting prospects in the featherweight division. Josh Emmett has tasted defeat once since coming into the UFC and boy, was it a tough one. Since his loss though he’s racked up back to back finishes against Michael Johnson & Mirsad Bektic. Shane Burgos has also only tasted defeat since joining the UFC once. Since, his last loss he’s currently on a 3 fight winning streak. A lot of people are on Shane Burgos here. I personally think Burgos is one of the best boxers. The thing is he’s really hittable and lacks the wrestling that Josh Emmett possesses. I do favor Burgos in the volume department. That man is always throwing some punches and putting a pace on his opponent that most can’t handle. Josh Emmet has to be able to weather that early storm, mix in some take downs, and look for that kill shot. I rank both fighters top 5 featherweights, and they’re both going to make noise for a long time. I got Josh Emmett to win this one by decision or KO. The biggest key in this fight like most fights is one of these fighters is going to have to use their wrestling.

Curtis Blaydes (13-2) Vs Alexander Volkov (31-7)

Curtis Blaydes is a beast honestly he has insane wrestling, cardio for days, and hits like a truck. Every fighter he’s fought outside the freak of nature Francis Ngannou he beats handily. Alexander Volkov has won 5 out of his last 6. His only loss was a coke behind knockout punch from Derrick Lewis where Volkov just got caught lacking. Blaydes is just better than him though simple as that. Volkov might have the better striking, but he’s not going to be able to handle Curtis Blaydes take downs. I fully expect him to get those Fallacious elbows from the mount that Blaydes hit Alistair Overeem with. I got Blaydes TKO whenever he wants

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