Featuring two highly anticipated rematches and an undercard of rising stars, check out our picks for UFC 227 which goes down this Saturday night.
TJ Dillashaw Vs Cody Garbrandt (BW)
Although the build up has been pretty tame this time fans are still hungry for this much anticipated rematch. In their first encounter back in November of last year, it was pretty much a case of who landed first. Two incredibly talented strikers many thought it would be the hard hitting Garbrandt who would come out on top but this ended up being far from the case. To be honest, a more couscous approach from the challenger would be the obvious tactic but one the bell goes it will no doubt be another stand up brawl. Dillashaw seems to have the better movement and definitely has Garbrandt’s number. We can’t wait for this one.
Demetrius Johnson Vs Henry Cejudo (FLY)
Judo standout Cejudo gets another crack at the champ. Unfortunately for him, the only difference will be how Johnson decides to win. We’ll go with a submission this time. Possibly unanimous decision.
Pollyana Vienna Vs JJ Aldrich (STRAW)
Can Vienna bring home her fourth submission victory in a row? She sure can!
Cub Swanson Vs Renata Moicano (FW)
We are huge Cub Swanson fans, his fights always end up being entertaining scraps but lately, he’s been the one coming up short. We expect his bout against Moicano will have the same result.
Benito Simon Vs Ricky Simon (BW)
The Contender series winner has all the tools to win here but for some reason we see Simon pulling off a submission.
Pedro Munhoz Vs Brett Johns (BW)
The Welshman’s 15 fight win streak came crashing to a halt in April of this year. How will he cope against ‘The Young Punisher’? Another one on this card that will likely go to a decision.
Bethe Correia Vs Arine Aldana (BW)
One things for sure, this fight will go the distance. We’ll go with Correia via split decision.
Matt Sayles Vs Sheymon Morales (FW)
Two very durable fighters and we aren’t sure if Sayles will add another stoppage to his record. He’ll certainly give it a go!
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Jose Torres Vs Alex Perez (FLY)
A product of Dana White’s Contender series, Alex Perez has shown that he deserves to be in the big league. Torres however is a flyweight wrecking machine, producing some devastating power for such a small dude!
Ricardo Ramos Vs Kyung Ho Kang (BW)
Both fighters are experiencing impressive win streaks but the Brazilian seems to be the hungrier fighter and should prevail on the night.
Danielle Taylor Vs Zhang Weill (STRAW)
Having made a name for herself on the domestic Asian scene Chinese star Zhang Weill comes into this bout with a lot of hype around her. Time will tell if she can handle a UFC athlete but it certainly won’t be easy against a solid opponent like Danielle Taylor.
Wuliji Buren Vs Marlon Vera (BW)
Vera will needs to get back to winnings ways or face the chop. Expect a play safe decision victory.