Abdul Razak “Judo Thunder” Alhassan (9-1) v. Niko “The Hybrid” Price (12-1)
Alhassen enters the contest with back to back wins over Sabah Homasi. He will try to extend that win streak with a win over Price, who finished his last fight in incredible fashion. Abdul is the definition of a knockout artist, finishing all nine of his wins via KO or TKO.
The Hybrid is also on a two-fight win streak, with a brutal finish with hammer fists from his back! You read that correctly, he knocked out a fighter, with punches, from his back. There will be no shortage of action when these two step inside the octagon tonight!
PREDICTION: Niko Price-TKO (RND 1)
Winner: Abdul Razak Alhassan, KO (Punches), 0.43, RND 1
Jimmie “El Terror” Rivera (21-2) v. John “The Magician” Dodson (20-9)
Rivera is a grind it out fighter, Dodson brings a well-rounded approach. Rivera will look to avenge is last loss in which he was knocked out in 0.33 seconds of the very first round. Dodson will look to string together a second win for the first time since 2015.
Of his twenty wins, The Magician has nine KOs, two submissions, and nine decisions. Rivera has four KOs, two submissions, and fifteen decisions. El Terror will have to be methodical in this fight, he will have to control where the fight takes place. I believe he will take a smarter more patient approach and grind out Dodson for a sixteenth decision.
PREDICTION: Jimmie Rivera-Decision
Winner: Jimmy Rivera, Decision
Zabit Magomedsharipov (15-1) v. Brandon “Killer B” Davis (9-4)
Zabit has the strength, speed, skill, and size to be a force in the featherweight division. Heralded by UFC commentator Joe Rogan as the “new generation” of MMA fighter, Zabit has not disappointed in his three UFC appearances. Killer B is on the prowl to derail the hype surrounding the Russian.
Davis has alternated wins and losses this year, and a win over Zabit is just what he needs to establish himself in this division and the UFC. This is the MMWM (Moose’s Must Watch Matchup) of the card!
PREDICTION: Zabit Magomedsharipov-TKO (RND 2)
Winner: Zabit Magomedsharipov, Submission (Kneebar) 3:46, RND 2
Jessica “Bate Estaca” Andrade (18-6) v. Karolina Kowalkiewicz (12-2)
With the hospitalization of Nicco Montano and the subsequent cancellation of the Flyweight title (you can read more about that here), this has become the new co-main event. This is such a great matchup and could have GIANT title implications. Karolina has fought the best women in the world and is the last woman to defeat Strawweight champion Rose Namajunas.
Since 2016, Andrade has only lost to Joanna Jedrzejczyk in a fight for the Strawweight championship. Jessica brings knockout power into the fight, finishing five fights by KO compared to Karolina’s one. She also has more submission victory wins, showing she can win the match regardless of where it could end up. If you listen to the MAIN CARD podcast hosted by My Team My Voice MMA correspondent Tha Voyce, you will know that this the TVMM (Tha Voyce’s Marquee Matchup) and for good reason!
PREDICTION: Jessica Andrade-Submission (RND 3)
Winner: Jessica Andrade, KO (Punch) 1:58, RND 1
(C) Tyron “The Chosen One” Woodley (18-3) v. Darren “The Gorilla” Till (17-0)
The champ is back! Tyron Woodley will defend his belt for the first time in over a year, and he takes on a very tough Darren Till who continues his meteoric rise in the Welterweight division. Woodley has been publically criticized by UFC president Dana White in his title defense fights for not being entertaining and active enough so we will see if that has any effect on the way the champ approaches this fight.
Till has also been the subject of much public scrutiny, stemming from his last fight in which he significantly missed weight and was rushed to the hospital when he complained about losing his vision. Many Twitter users believe it is not “fair” that he gets the opportunity, considering he missed weight and the fact that there was already an interim champion in Colby Covington, who was stripped of his interim title after only three months.
Woodley is an underappreciated fighter that has incredible knockout power and is a great wrestler. If Till pushes forward and lands strikes, look for Woodley to land an overhand counter or shoot for the takedown.
PREDICTION: Tyron Woodley- TKO (RND 4)
Winner: Tyron Woodley, Submission (D’Arce Choke), 4:19, RND 2
Daniel Guajardo predictions:
- Niko Price
- John Dodson
- Zabit Magomensharipov – KO (RND 2)
- Jessica Andrade – Decision
- Tyron Woodley – Decision