UFC 223 Prelim Predictions

UFC 223 Prelim Predictions

Zabit Magomedsharipov vs. Kyle Bochniak:

Zabit is an animal, Bochniak just isn’t as aggressive or as sharp. Zabit by 2nd round submission.

Devin Clark vs. Mike Rodriguez:

Both of these dudes love finishes, however Rodriguez has a better range of finishes. I think he gets it done in the first round by TKO.

Bec Rawlings vs. Ashlee Evans-Smith:

Both of these ladies combined have lost 5 fights in a row( 3 by Rawlings, 2 by Evans-Smith.) I expect Rawlings to come out to very aggressive, push the pace and win a decision.

Alex Caceres vs. Artem Lobov:

This fight has the potential to be exciting or boring. I don’t think it will be boring as Lobov will come forward and swing wild and I think he gets it done by 3rd round TKO.

Evan Dunham vs. Olivier Aubin-Mercier:

These two men are a combined 7-0-1 in their last 8( Dunham 4-0-1, Aubin-Mercier 3-0) both are primarily grapplers and when it hits the mat I expect an Aubin-Mercier submission win in the 3rd round.

Joe Lauzon vs. Chris Gruetzemacher:

Lauzon is a UFC veteran who piles up post-fight Bonuses like they’re candy. Like the previous matchup, both men are grapplers. In that world, I trust Joe Lauzon to get it done in a 1st round submission win.

Ray Borg vs. Brandon Moreno:

This fight to me is the most exciting fight on the prelims. Both fighters come out to fight a war. With that style I expect Moreno to catch Borg in a scramble and tap him out early in the 2nd round.

Karolina Kowalkiewicz vs. Felice Herrig:

I expect this to be a very technical fight. Felice Herrig will be the better grappler. Kowalkiewicz is by far the better striker. With that being said, I think Karolina can stop the takedown, keep the fight standing and grind out a decision win.

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