The main card of Saturday’s FOX show has the potential to be an amazing card. The Karate Hottie, Israel Adesanya, Carlos Condit, Alex Oliveira, Dustin Poirier and Justin Gaethje all competing. To me this is one the most stacked UFC on FOX cards for a hardcore fan the UFC has put on. Here we go with the picks.
Michelle Waterson vs Courtney Casey: both fighters are coming off of losses, in Waterson’s case she has two losses in a row. The see Michelle ‘the Karate Hottie’ Waterson being far more desperate for a win. She is the superior fighter, in my opinion. I believe she gets the win here by decision using her striking and distance management.
Israel Adesanya vs Marvin Vettori: Adesanya burst onto the UFC scene with an impressive win against Rob Wilkinson. His kickboxing skill is nearly unmatched in the middleweight division, which is scary. Marvin Vettori has promised to expose Israel for what he believes is a lack of MMA skill. Unfortunately for Marvin, I don’t see that happening. Israel Adesanya will win by second round KO with a brutal head kick and follow up punches.
Carlos Condit vs Alex Oliveira: Condit was originally slated to face Matt Brown. After an injury forced Brown out, Alex Oliveira agreed to step in on a few weeks notice. Carlos Condit didn’t look like himself in his last fight, he even said so himself. His head wasn’t 100% into it. Hopefully with those doubts behind him he can resume his hall of fame career on top. Oliveira is always game, and down for a brawl. His last fight against Yancy Medeiros was a Fight Of The Year candidate, although he lost it was amazing. I see a brawl here; with that being said I have Carlos winning by TKO with knees in the third round.
Dustin Poirier vs Justin Gaethje: this fight alone would sell a PPV for me. 100% chance of violence and excitement. I can’t remember a time when either man had a boring fight. Dustin is the more well rounded fighter; whereas Justin is the more accomplished and battle tested fighter. In a technical fight I would go with Poirier every time. I doubt Gaethje let’s this be a technical fight. He is going to come forward and look to brawl. Dustin has been susceptible to the brawl in the past, I see Gaethje luring him into another one. In a brawl I have Gaethje winning all day. This fight will be the best of the night, ending in a Justin Gaethje highlight reel TKO in the fourth round.
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