Despite the Bellator PPV breakdown, there is still much to review and it’ll still be a decent fight card to say the least. Let’s delve into it:
UFC Fight Night: Brown vs. Silva
Main Event: Matt Brown #10 Welterweight vs. Erick Silva
Prediction: Silva by submission. Result: Brown by strikes. Brown’s momentum continues with this win but expect Silva to rebound soon.
Co-main Event: Costas Philippou vs. Lorenz Larkin
Prediction: Larkin by strikes. Result: Philippou by strikes. Both men are excellent strikers and Philippou’s fist eventually found it’s mark.
Erik Koch vs. Daron Cruickshank
Prediction: Koch by submission. Result: Cruickshank by strikes. Cruickshank pulled one of many upsets on this card and used grappling.
Neil Magny vs. Tim Means
Prediction: Means by strikes. Result: Magny by decision. Magny was another man to pull an upset against an opponent who was a favorite.
Soa Palelei vs. Ruan Pottis
Prediction: Palelei by strikes. Result: Same. Palelei continues to thrive in the UFC and utilized ground and pound to get the win over Pottis.
Chris Cariaso vs. Louis Smolka
Prediction: Cariaso by decision. Result: Same. Cariaso did exactly what he was supposed to do in this incidence. Should bring opportunity.
Overall score: 2.5/6; 0.42 prediction percentage. 0.5 for Philippou’s win, 1 for Palelei’s win by strikes, and 1 for Cariaso’s win by decision.
Main Event: Daniel Weichel vs. Desmond Green
Prediction: Green by decision. Result: Weichel by submission. This is Weichel’s bread and butter and he is now season 10 champion.
Co-main Event (originally, ultimately unaired): Chris Horodecki vs. Marlon Sandro
Prediction: Sandro by decision. Result: Same. It’s unfortunate that this fight never actually saw the light of day as it was actually unaired.
Raphael Butler vs. Nick Rossborough
Prediction: Butler by strike. Result: Draw. Headbutts happen and regardless of whether it was intentional or not it resulted in a draw.
Marius Zaromskis vs. Vaughn Anderson
Prediction: Zaromskis by strikes. Result: Zaromskis by decision. Zaromskis is far from his former glory but this could be a start toward it.
John Alessio vs. Eric Wisely
Prediction: None (originally not scheduled for the televised card. Result: Alessio by decision. Bellator card reshuffling happens to be blunt.
Overall score: 1.5/4; 0.38 prediction percentage. 0.5 for Zaromskis’ decision win and 1 for Sandro’s win by decision. Bellator is confusing.
Main Event: Quinton Jackson vs. Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal
Prediction: Jackson by strikes. Jackson has been a UFC champion before and has the experience factor on his side. However, it’ll be close.
Co-main Event: Alexander Shlemenko vs. Tito Ortiz
Prediction: Shlemenko by strikes. This is a cop out fight so that both fighters have an excuse in case they loose, but Shlemenko’s a beast.
Michael Chandler vs. Will Brooks
Prediction: Chandler by submission. Chandler is on another level compared to late replacement brooks and will probably get the win.
Michael Page vs. Ricky Rainey
Prediction: Page by strikes. Page is undefeated and definitely a rising prospect. Expect to see him in a future welterweight tournament.
Blagoy Ivanov vs. Alexander Volkov
Prediction: Ivanov by submission. Ivanov’s on an undefeated role and has the ability to defeat former champ Volkov. It won’t be easy though.
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