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.
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
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