UFC FIGHT Night Holm vs Aldana (Recap)
UFC Holm vs Aldana has just wrapped up with our prediction failing by 1. Holms showed that age is nothing but a number out striking the younger Irene Aldana. Holms, was also more successful in her takedowns scoring 5/14 to Aldana’s 0/0
you’ll be able to take a look at my Holm vs Aldana Weblog predictions (here)
These are solely my opinions and views on UFC fights. I don’t use MMA experts commentary to base predictions or copy any of their work. I’m 100% Authentic, not an expert, well not yet anyway😎😎 Anyhow let’s get right down to business.
UFC FIGHT NIGHT Moraes vs Sandhagen Main Card Prediction.
Youssef Zalal vs Ilia Topuria
Youssef, “The Moroccan Devil” Zalal, is on a four-fight win streak but is currently 3-0 in the UFC with a pro-MMA record of 10-2-0. Youssef Zalal is an exciting fighter to watch always ready to go. His striking skillset isn’t as broad as his ground game but it’s enough for him to close the distance and do what he does best
How do you win against the Devil?
Welcome UFC prospect and debutant Ilia Topuria who will have to bring his best if he is to win this fight. The German-born fighter of Spanish/Georgian heritage is now based in Sweden making his UFC debut with an 8-0 record. An elite wrestler with more advance striking skills. Will it be enough to win, though? will the submission and boxing skills of Topuria overcome Youssef’s pace and defence?
We imagine so and even if he fails in his debut watch for him to enter the Top 10 within the next 2 years
Prediction: Ilia Topuria
Tom Aspinall vs Alan Baudot
The heavy-handed Englishman, Tom Aspinall is not the biggest among the heavyweights, however, he packs a punch. His debut lasted just one round making light work of jake collier through KO/TKO taking his record to 8-2-0. Sparring with heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury. Aspinall has developed confidence in his boxing expertise, making the hard-hitting Englishman a deadlier fighter. and if that is not sufficient, he holds a blackbelt in BJJ. Aspinall can end this battle. however, he desires.
Making his debut in UFC, Japans #6 ranked Light Heavyweight fighter French-born Alan Baudot will step up into the Heavyweight division. The Black Samourai is a dangerous matchup for Tom Aspinall; the Englishman can’t afford to lose this match even if rankings tell a different story. UFC is filled with surprises, and this may very well be one among many of them. The Frenchman is a KO artist.
Using this video you cannot make a whole evaluation of Alan Baudot however primarily based on this video If he fights like this on Fight Night it is going to be a stroll in the park for Tom Aspinall however do not be fooled by this with Baudot’s combat Record one factor stands out the Frenchman has power and he knows how to use it, Will, he have the ability to use his striking capabilities successfully has “The Black Samourai” learnt from his errors since that loss? Baudot has gone on to win his final two fights taking his record to 8-2-0. Will it be enough for Alan Baudot to get the Upset?
If Aspinall comes into this fight with an arrogant mindset he may very well be handed the biggest L of his MMA profession however I imagine he’ll respect the ability of Baudot.
Markus Perez vs Dricus Du Plessis
Markus “MALUKO” Perez well-known for his Joker impersonation at UFC FIGHT NIGHT 164 makes his way back into the octagon since his loss to Wellington Turman in 2019. The Brazilian born fighter comes into this battle with a record of 12-3-0. Using fight footage on youtube we see that he’s very assured in his striking capabilities which can be careless at times as he throws random strikes which regularly leaves him open to being knocked out.
Making his debut Driscus Du Plessis is unranked within the UFC. Nonetheless, in accordance with Tapology, he’s ranked #1 in Japan and #4 within the UK and IRELAND The South African “Stillknocks” has a kickboxing background a vicious submission skillset if the fight goes to canvas, has the ability and talent to finsih fights standing up.
This match is a tough one to predict.
Based mostly on the fight footage available I believe Stillknocks has what it takes to get the win.
Prediction: Driscus Du Plessis.
BEN ROTHWELL VS MARCIN TYBURA
Ben Rothwell’s professional MMA profession goes back to 1999 with a record of 38-12-0 aged 38 one would assume that Ben could be near retirement. However with Holms defeating Aldana at UFC ESPN simply goes to point out that age is nothing but a number.
Rothwell has a wealth of expertise coming into this fight, has competed with Top tier fighters the likes of Allistair Overeem, Brandon Vera, Matt Mitrione. Not your conventional kickboxer nevertheless it will not matter to the Wisconsin native. The BJJ blackbelt student of Rickson Gracie only needs one clean shot to the Dome and its lights out.
Marcin Tybura the Polish workhorse has had a mixture of good and bad outcomes with a record of 19-6-0. Total MMA skillset is above average sufficient enough to keep him in the ufc for now. sadly, will not get him near the Top 10 unless he can someway improve his stand up skillset.
Tybura will need to keep this on the canvas, likes to drop his head when defending strikes if he dips his head downwards like he normally does Rothwell will make him pay with that devastating right uppercut. Tybura must use the game plan of Cain Velasquez “take them down and break them” if he can, the win is his for the taking, however. Everybody loves to see Rothwell win, and so do I.
Prediction: Ben Rothwell
Edson Barboza vs Makwan Amir Khani
MMA followers get excited when 20-9-0 Edson “Junior” Barboza fights; This man is a walking highlight reel—utilizing his elite kickboxing to turn lights out Edson is on a three-fight losing streak coming into this fight however his latest loss going off the UFC fight stats it should have been a win for the Brazilian. At age 34 Barboza is in his prime and will be seeking to avenge his loss to Dan Ige.
Iraqi born Makwan Amir Khani nicknamed “Mr Finland” just isn’t a straightforward matchup for Edson he’s a 2x Greco roman wrestling champion has good striking and can submit you if given the possibility. You’ll be able to hear his credentials from 3:06 mark of the video. (Click Here)
Mr Finland might want to take the battle to the canvas if he’s to be victorious, Barboza’s losses have been too high-level fighters including Current Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. You cannot fault his resume. Makwan will want to use his Greco Roman wrestling in this fight do not give Barboza time to breathe and get set. If Makwan lets Barboza dictate the battle if he gives him time to establish his range this battle can be over fast.
Prediction: Edson Barboza
Marlon Moraes #2 vs Corey Sandhagen #4
Marlon “Magic” Moraes 2x Brazilian Thai Boxing champion is back in action after his split decision win against fellow Brazilian Jose Aldo in 2019. A student of Ricardo Almeida BJJ. Marlon Moraes is not one to rely closely on his BJJ expertise, with a record of 23-6-1 six of those wins have been by submission he is a headhunter a knockout artist with the resume to prove it. Be careful with his misleading switch kick you might get caught like Jimmy Rivera.
Proud American Cory Sandhagen is one robust son of a gun. One of the only fighters I’ve seen break his arm and walk out of the octagon with a win. Holding a professional MMA record of 12-2-0, his last fight was a loss against Aljamain Sterling who was knocked out cold and became the face of “The Dab” meme’s thanks to Marlon Moraes. It won’t be a walk in the park for “Magic”, Sandhagen is a worthy opponent a real definition of a mixed martial artist. He has the psychological toughness and grit to walk through Marlon Moraes best.
If we see the Cory Sandhagen who fought against Iuri Alcantara in this fight. Then this fight is the American’s for the taking. But if he hesitates to take opportunities, to pull the trigger, this fight will be over real quick.
Predictions: Marlon Moraes