Tanner Boser (16-5-1) Vs Daniel Spitz (6-2)
Tanner Boser is making his first walk to the octagon this Friday night. He was supposed to fight in July until his opponent failed the drug test. Now he’s set to face Daniel Spitz who hasn’t fought in 16 months. Spitz is coming off a KO loss to Walt Harris. Both fighters are really nothing special, and for a heavyweight fight I expect this to go to a decision. Boser likes to fight as least hard as he possibly can, and Spitz doesn’t mind that type of fight. I see this fight ending in a decision for Tanner Boser.
Kevin Holland (16-4) Vs Brendan Allen (12-3)
Kevin Holland and Brendan Allen are both Contender Series alumni. Holland dropped his first fight in the UFC to Thiago Santos on a last minute replacement. He then went on to “win” 3 in a row. Personally I think he lost his last two fights. He doesn’t seem to take his fights that serious with his lazy striking and next to nothing takedown defense. Brendan Allen is on a 4 fight win streak and has impressive submissions, and can strike with the best of them. Also, Holland is taking this fight on 3 weeks notice. I’m expecting Allen to win by decision and get his first win in the UFC.
Sean Brady (10-0) Vs Court McGee (19-8)
Sean Brady is a highly touted prospect. He has yet to taste defeat in the octagon. Brady has 5 stoppages in his last 10 fights and has looked better each time out. McGee is coming off a tough decision loss to Dhiego Lima. McGee started his UFC tenure 3-1 and since than has lost 4 of his last 6. Yes, McGee is bigger but he lacks cardio and really doesn’t have any type of advantage. I got Brady by TKO, or a one sided decision.
Randy Costa (4-1) Vs Boston Salmon (6-2)
Randy Costa is coming off a submission loss to Brandon Davis. While Boston Salmon is coming off a 1st round KO to Khalid Taha. 4 of Boston Salmon’s fights have ended in TKO. Salmon is going to show why the UFC signed him. Costa can hit hard but he’s not as technically savvy, and I feel Salmon is going to be looking to take his head off after losing his debut in less than 30 seconds.
Kyle Bochniak (8-4) Vs Sean Woodson (6-0)
This is one of the tougher fights to call for me. Kyle Bochniak is a UFC veteran with a record of 2-4 in the UFC octagon. He’s coming off back to back losses from Hakeem Dawodu, and Zabit Magomedsharipov. He’s a really tough fighter with an unbelievable chin but that’s about it. Sean Woodson is another question mark, he was getting beat badly on Contender Series until his opponent went for a takedown and got caught with a ridiculous flying knee that put him out cold. My assumption is this fight goes to decision but I don’t really know who wins. If I had to guess it’s Bochniak because of his experience, but Woodson is 6’2 and has a 9 inch reach advantage so I’m gonna just enjoy this one!
Molly McCann (9-2) Vs Diana Belbita (13-4)
Fan favorite Molly “Meatball” McCann is back in action and she’s taking on debuting fighter Diana Balbija. McCann is on a 2 fight win streak and has looked very impressive in those two fights. Personally I thought they would give her a ranked opponent. Diana Belbita is 8-2 in her last 10 fights, and one of those fights was a 17 second knockout. The only thing is Diana has next to nothing takedown defense, and very poor boxing skills even though that’s her strong suit. She’s got a very padded record if you look at it. I got McCann winning all 3 rounds, and maybe even putting on a show for us while doing so.
Manny Bermudez (14-1) Vs Charles Rosa (11-3)
We haven’t seen Charles Rosa in quite some time because of a neck injury. He’s making his return in his home state of Boston. He’s coming off a knock out loss to Shane Burgos, and before that he was 2-2 in his UFC career. Manny Bermudez was 3-0 in the UFC until he met Casey Kenney at a catch weight bout. Because of a difficult weight cut he ultimately dropped a decision. Now he’s fighting at featherweight for the first time since 2016. In the end, Charles Rosa really can only try to fight off submissions, and Bermudez missed weight so now he’s going to be the bigger fighter. He also fought way more recently, this doesn’t help Rosa’s case in winning. Unfortunately for Rosa, I think Bermudez spoils his hometown return by decision maybe even submission victory.
Deron Winn (6-0) Vs Darren Stewart (10-4)
Derron Winn is coming off a decision victory against UFC veteran Eric Spicely. Winn trains out of AKA and some people say he’s Daniel Cormiers prodigy. Darren Stewart is a UFC veteran. He’s coming off a split decision victory to Bevon Lewis. Darren Stewart is still coming into his own. If Stewart worked on his takedown defense a little more he could be a real problem. Winn has the tools to win this fight but, he has to implement more wrestling because he’s not going to be able to box with Darren Stewart, that is a recipe for disaster. I got Darren Stewart winning by KO if he can defend the takedown.
Maycee Barber (7-0) Vs Gillian Robertson (7-3)
This is a battle of two flyweight prospects with immense potential. Maycee Barber is on the quest to be the youngest UFC champion ever. She’s coming off back to back wins against Hannah Cifers and JJ Aldrich. Gillian Robertson is another young fighter and she has a little more experience under her belt she’s coming off a submission victory over Sarah Frota and Veronica Macedo. If Gillian can implement her BJJ she can win this fight. Unfortunately for her I don’t think she can against someone as talented as Maycee Barber. I got Maycee Barber by TKO.
Joe Lauzon (27-15) Vs Jonathan Pearce (9-3)
Joe Lauzon is a very seasoned veteran who has been doing the damn thing for quite some time now. Joe hasn’t won since 2017 and that was against UFC reject Marcin Held. Pearce is the young gun off the Contender Series who won by KO against fellow prospect Jacob Rosales. Pearce is most likely going to run through Lauzon and give him his fourth L in a row, he’s just got to look out for the submission attempts from the wily veteran.
Greg Hardy (5-1) Vs Ben Sosoli (7-2)
Greg Hardy, the most hated UFC fighter on the entire roster, will be taking on TUF and Contender Series alumni Ben Sosoli. Hardy is 5-1 with 5 first round knock outs. Sosoli was on the Contender Series this summer and his fight was ruled a no contest because of an eye poke, before that fight though, he won 4 in a row by KO. I know y’all don’t want to hear this but Greg Hardy is going to knock this poor guy out. He’s too athletic, too fast, and only getting more comfortable in there.
Yair Rodriguez (12-2) Vs Jeremy Stephens (28-16)
Yair Rodriguez is a surging UFC prospect who is coming off a sensational fight and knockout against The Korean Zombie. Yair is 7-1 and his only loss is to Frankie Edgar, where he got wrestle fucked and brutally beaten. Jeremy Stephens is a UFC veteran everyone knows because of his knock out power. He has wins over Josh Emmett, DooHo Choi, Gilbert Milendez, Renan Barao, and Dennis Bermudez and so much more. The thing with Yair is he’s really good but he gets hit. If Yair can keep his distance and fight Jeremy Stephens like Zabit did, then he can get the decision victory. If he fights like he did against TKZ he will get knocked out. Jeremy Stephens has too much power in his hands. My prediction is Jeremy Stephens knocks him out or Yair wins by decision.
Chris Weidman (14-4) Vs Dominick Reyes (11-0)
Honestly, this main event is fire. You got a veteran in Chris Weidman moving up in weight to test himself against the young and hungry undefeated lion in Dominick Reyes. Weidman has been brutally knocked out in 3 of his last 4 fights. Personally, I think this fight goes exactly how the Rockhold Blachowicz fight went and ends up with the old middleweight fighter taking that sweet, sweet canvas nap.