Robbie Lawler is the former Welterweight champion of the world. Although he is on the backend of his career he still has crazy knockout power. It doesn’t matter how technical you are Robbie is going to be in your face all night with full fledge pressure. Rafael is the former Lightweight champion of the world. He recently went to the Welterweight division because he feels more comfortable at that weight. He has had 2 fights at the Welterweight division and won both of them. With a decision over Tarec Saffiedine and a submission victory over Neil Magny. If he wins this fight this could definitely rise him up to the title fight against Tyron Woodley which is his intentions. He wants to be a two division champion and this fight will really tell us if he is truly a Welterweight and that he does indeed deserve a title shot. 

Undercard

Jordan Mein vs Erik Silva

Prediction: Jordan Mein

Alessio Di Chirico vs Oluwale Bamgbose

Prediction: Alessio Di Chirico

John Makdessi vs Abel Trujillo

Prediction: John Makdessi

Nordine Taleb vs Danny Roberts

Nordine Taleb is a young impressive prospect in the Welterweight division. Solid all around this could get his name out there depending on his performance.

Prediction: Nordine Taleb

Chad Laprise vs Galore Bofando

Watch out for Galore Bofando in his UFC debut he knocked his opponent out with a slam. He has high energy and a very unique fighting style this fight could bring out the highlight of the night.

Prediction: Galore Bofando

Julian Marquez vs Darren Stewart

Julian Marquez has been highly praised by the UFC they see a new face in the Middleweight division all 6 of his victories have came from Knockout. This fight could show us potentially the future of the Middleweight division.

Prediction: Julian Marquez

Main Card

Jared Cannonier vs Jan Blachowicz

Prediction: Jan Blachowicz

Glover Teixeira vs Misha Cirkunov

Misha Cirkunov might be the worst matchup stylistically for Glover. He is very solid all around and arguably has better grappling than Glover. Glover doesn’t have a significant advantage in this fight but

he is the favorite this might be the upset no one is expecting.

Prediction: Misha Cirkunov

 

Santiago Ponzinibbio vs Mike Perry – How good will Mike Perry be?

Santiago Ponzinibbio is a up and coming prospect that has shown he is an aggressive fighter with KO power. He has won his last 5 fights with 3 coming by knockout. If he wins this fight his name will definitely be on the uprise and he could be a new contender in this division. The big story here though is Mike Perry. He has been on a sudden uprise with his crazy aggressive style and his knockouts.Every single one of his Wins come from a TKO or KO. This is a strikers paradise this will tell us where Mike Perry ranks as a fighter in the Welterweight division is he a contender or is he just a top 15 guy with entertaining fights? We’ll find out Saturday night.

Prediction: Mike Perry

Ricardo Lamas vs Josh Emmett

Prediction: Josh Emmett

Robbie Lawler vs Rafael Dos Anjos

Prediction: Robbie Lawler

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Written by Ja’Quavious Smith

Basketball and MMA superfan love to share my views and knowledge of the sports and the athletes