UFC Orlando is next weekend and this card is very promising. The matchmaking here is awesome. Many fights that can go either way. But the fun fact is that we don´t expect many decisions here. Many fighters on that card are known for not letting their fight go into the hands of the judges. As always the shadowed fighter is the fighter that we predict to lose their fight.
Here are our predictions:
Josh Emmett vs Jeremy Stephens: This fight could go either way. Josh Emmett is returning to the octagon after the biggest win in his career over Ricardo Llamas where he knocked out Llamas in the first round. Jeremy Stephens has only lost to legends of the sports, like Frankie Edgar, Cub Swanson, Hax Holloway, Donald Cerrone and Anthony Pettis. He has proven that he is tough as a nail. He is on a two fights winning streak after a decision win over former UFC and Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez and 2nd round KO win over Korean Superboy Dooho Choi. Those two fights were chosen fight of the Night. So we don´t expect anything less than a Fight of the Night in this fight.
Our Prediction: Josh Emmett wins via split decision.
Jessica Andrade vs Tecia Torres: Jessica Andrade´s only loss in her last five fights was decision loss against Joanna Jedrzejczyk for the UFC Strawweight belt on UFC 211 on May 13th, 2017. She dominated Claudia Gadelha in her last fight and looked awesome there. On the other hand, we have Tecia Torres with only one loss and that loss came against current UFC Flyweight champion Rose Namajunas in a fight that could have ended either way. This fight is definitely a title shot eliminator. Tecia Torres is determined to get her title shot and it adds to it that the champion is Rose Namajunas.
Our Prediction Tecia Torres wins via decision.
Ovince Saint Preux vs Ilir Latifi: This fight is very interesting the fighter who wins this fight is very close to a title shot. OSP riding a three fights winning streak and has shown that he is capable of teasing the very best in the Light Heavyweight division. Ilir Latifi seems to lose the fights that count the most for his career. We are afraid that this will be the results of this fight as well.
Our Prediction: Ovince Saint Preux wins via 2nd round Von Flue choke (Saint Preux choke)
Mike Perry vs Max Griffin: We think that this is a rebound fight for Mike Perry after his decision loss to Santiago Ponzinibbio in December. Mike Perry is a rising star in the UFC, he has a great knock out power and is very wild in his fights. Max Griffin is 1-2 in the UFC and after this fight, he will be 1-3.
Our Prediction: Mike Perry wins via 1st round KO.
Renan Barao vs Brian Kelleher – Brian Kelleher wins via decision
Sara McMann vs Marion Reneau – Marion Reneau wins via decision
Maryna Moroz vs Angela Hill – Maryna Moroz wins via decision
Ben Saunders vs Alan Jouban – Alan Jouban wins via 2nd round TKO
Sam Alvey vs Marcin Prachnio – Sam Alvey wins via 3rd round KO
Rani Yahya vs Russell Doane – Rani Yahya wins via 1st round submission
Eric Shelton vs Alex Perez – Alex Perez wins via decision
Albert Morales vs Manny Bermudez – Manny Bermudez wins via 1st round submission