Preliminary Card on FS1
Damien Brown vs Frank Camacho
Prediction: Frank Camacho
Winner: Frank Camacho by decision
Review: Damien Brown surprised me with his grappling skill it seemed the few times it went to the ground he was the more dominant fighter, but the fight was on the feet for the most part were Frank Camacho was getting the best of the exchanges very entertaining fight.
Rashad Coulter vs Tai Tuivasa
Prediction: Tai Tuivasa
Winner: Tai Tuivasa by KO
Review: I didn’t the domination from Tai Tuivasa in his debut he looked like he been in the UFC just as long as any guy on the roster he was confident he outclassed Rashad Coulter on the feet. Coulter didn’t want any part of Tuivasa on the feet he went for clinches and takedowns all fight but Tuivasa showed he was hard to keep down he will be a heavyweight prospect to watch out for.
Nik Lentz vs Will Brooks
Prediction: Will Brooks
Winner: Nik Lentz by Submission
Review: I underestimated Nik Lentz grappling in this one I thought Will Brooks athletic ability would give him the edge and I believed he was the better fighter all around. In my opinion though this was an unnecessary lose for Will Brooks though he was dominating on the feet making it look easy but for some odd reason every once in a while he would go for takedowns and on one of those takedowns Nik Lentz caught him with a guillotine choke which is his specialty if Will Brooks just kept it on the feet this would’ve been a win in his record but nonetheless congrats to Nik Lentz.
Ryan Benoit vs Ashkan Mokhtarian
Prediction: Ryan Benoit vs Ashkan Mokhtarian
Winner: Ryan Benoit by KO
Review: Ryan Benoit is a very accurate striker and a good wrestler so out the gates Ashkan was moving around the octagon picking his shots frustrating Benoit but Benoit caught him eventually and knocked him clean out with his combinations of power and accuracy.
Alexander Volkanovski vs Shane Young
Prediction: Alexander Volkanovski
Winner: Alexander Volkanovski by decision
Review: Alexander Volkanovski straight up dominated and overwhelmed Shane Young with his pressure style he made it a tough fight all night and Shane could not overcome Alexanders wrestling don’t be surprised if Alexander startes climbing up those rankings.
Elias Theodorou vs Daniel Kelly
Prediction: Daniel Kelly
Winner: Elias Theodorou by decision
Review: Elias Theodorou was keeping his range the whole night striking from outside making Daniel Kelly come to him but I honestly believe Daniel Kelly should’ve won this fight he was pressuring the whole fight while not taking any major damage outside of leg kicks he also got more takedowns and won the grappling battles although Daniel look a bit non mobile he used his skillset as best as he could but congrats to Elias on the win.
Jake Mathews vs Bojan Velickovic
Prediction: Jake Mathews
Winner: Jake Mathews by decision
Review: Jake Mathews just kept the pressure on Bajon the whole night didn’t let him rest he won every grappling exchange and got the victory.
Belal Muhammad vs Tim Means
Prediction: Belal Muhammad
Winner: Belal Muhammad by decision
Review: It was a slug fest two guys that were just throwing everything they had out in the octagon but Belal won a lot of the exchanges giving him the victory.
Bec Rawlings vs Jessica-Rose Clark
Prediction: Jessica-Rose Clark
Winner: Jessica-Rose Clark by decision
Review: Bec Rawlings is a pressure fighter but I don’t believe she has enough skill to have success with that with higher level striking her record is now 7-7 and is now on a 3 fight losing streak. On the other hand though even with her back against the cage all night Jessica-Rose Clark won the striking matches and out grappled her yet the scores were so close which has me confused but good win getting a win with a debut on the co main event.
Fabricio Werdum vs Marcin Tybura
Prediction: Fabricio Werdum
Winner: Fabricio Werdum by decision
Review: Marcin is a definite prospect in the heavyweight division he is only 24 and he went 5 hard close rounds with Fabricio at times leaving me wondering could he actually win. He has a lot of potential and he is a tough fight for anyone being a solid all around fighter but Werdums experience and skillset gave him the win.