UFC WICHITA, UFC NASHVILLE AND UFC PHILADELPHIA GET NEW BOUTS
A number of new UFC bouts are added to three forthcoming fight cards. Here are the bouts, together with my initial ideas on these.
Alex White vs. Dan Moret, UFC Fight Night 146
Lightweights Alex White and Dan Moret are set to clash at UFC Fight Night 146, taking place March 9 in Intrust Bank Arena in Wichita, Kansas. Nolan King broke the news. White (12-5) is 3-5 from the UFC and is coming off of a submission loss to Jim Miller. Moret (13-4) was knocked out by Gilbert Burns in his UFC debut. Coin-flip battle here and I expect the line to be a Select’em.
Grant Dawson vs. Julian Erosa, UFC Fight Night 146
Featherweights Grant Dawson and Julian Erosa will also fulfill at UFC Fight Night 146. MyMMANews.com broke the news. Dawson (12-1) is finally making his UFC debut after a USADA case kept him on the sidelines. Before his suspension, he’d won about the Contender Series to get a UFC bargain. Erosa (22-6) is 0-2 in the UFC and was pumped out by Devonte Smith in his last outing. This looks like a situation to fade Erosa in and take Dawson for the triumph.
John Makdessi vs. Nasrat Haqparast, UFC Fght Night 148
A fun fight between lightweights John Makdessi and Nasrat Haqparast is set for UFC Fight Night 148, taking place March 23 in Bridgestone Arena at Nashville, Tennessee. Makdessi (16-6) is 9-6 at the UFC and is coming off of back-to-back decision wins over Ross Pearson and Abel Trujillo. Haqparast (10-2) is 2-1 at the UFC and won»Fight of the Night» because of his decision win over Thibault Gouti. I think Makdessi is a great challenge for Haqparast at this point of his profession, but given that he is only 23 you need to prefer Haqparast here.
Bobby Moffett vs. Bryce Mitchell, UFC Fight Night 148
Additionally, featherweights Bobby Moffett and Bryce Mitchell will combat at UFC Fight Night 148. Tom Taylor of all BJPenn.com broke the information. Moffett (14-3) defeated Chas Skelly via controversial technical enhancement in his UFC debut. Mitchell (10-0) defeated Tyler Diamond within his Octagon debut. This should be a competitive fight, but my first lean is Moffett.
Ross Pearson vs. Desmond Green, UFC on ESPN two Lightweights Ross Pearson and Desmond Green will meet UFC on ESPN 2, which takes place March 30 in Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Pearson (20-15, 1 NC) is currently 12-12, 1 NC in the UFC and has lost five of his last six fights overall. Green (21-8) is just 2-3 from the UFC himself. This is at least a struggle Pearson could be competitive in, but I still have to favor Green.
Sheymon Moraes vs. Sodiq Yusuff, UFC on ESPN 2 As well, an intriguing featherweight bout between Sheymon Moraes and Sodiq Yusuff was added to UFC on ESPN 2. Rodney James had the information. Moraes (11-2) is currently 2-1 in the UFC and is coming off of an excellent win over Julio Arce. Yusuff (8-1) knocked out Suman Mokhtarian in his UFC debut. Moraes is a really good fighter with more experience, but it is difficult to bet against the super prospect Yusuff now, and I expect him to be favored.
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