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Fight: Vinc Pichel vs Austin Hubbard
Prop: Vinc Pichel by Points +175
Analysis: Pichel has six UFC wins and five of them went to the judge’s scorecards. His opponent Austin Hubbard has six UFC fights and four of them went to the judge’s scorecard. Pichel is the older fighter and mixes in his striking and takedowns. He averages 3.83 takedowns per 15 minutes which should slow this fight down and allow Pichel to win rounds. I expect to see Pichel get ahead early and cruise to a decision victory with his grappling and wrestling.
Fight: Chase Sherman vs Parker Porter
Prop: Chase Sherman by KO/TKO +140
Analysis: Both fighters are coming off decisions. There was a high volume of strikes thrown in both of their fights and the statistics back that up. They both throw upwards of six strikes per minute and are very hittable. Chase Sherman will have a four-inch height advantage and a three-inch reach advantage. He moves forward, strikes and has heavy leg kicks which can do damage. I don’t see Parker lasting three rounds, especially if Sherman keeps up the pace with his striking.
Fight: Ramiz Brahimaj vs Sasha Palatnikov
Prop: Ramiz Brahimaj by Sub +190
Analysis: I expect a return to the norm for Ramiz Brahimaj. Brahimaj has eight wins on his record, all by submission. He lost his last fight to Max Griffin and didn’t attempt a takedown. His opponent Sasha Palatnikov lost his last fight to Impa Kasanganay via a rear-naked choke. Both of Sasha’s last two opponents were able to take him down and that should be Brahimaj’s plan to secure the victory.
Fight: Bea Malecki vs Josiane Nunes
Prop: Bea Malecki by Sub +650
Analysis: Josiane Nunes is making her UFC debut. There is tape on her on YouTube in the regional scene of Brazil. In her fight against Dione Barbosa, she was taken down early in Round 1 and held there for most of the round. It was the same story during Round 2, as she ends up on the ground before she’s able to return to her feet and finish her opponent with strikes. Nunes didn’t offer much off her back and I believe Malecki has advantages in grappling. After all, Malecki is a Muay Thai World Champ and European Champ. She will have a seven-inch height advantage and a seven-inch reach advantage in this fight. She has good knees in the clinch using that Thai clinch and good front kicks. She has also opportunistically landed in top control and mounted her opponents in both of her UFC fights. She has a good body lock with her long legs and can make her opponent turn their back on the ground to slip her arm in position to secure the rear-naked choke submission. It’s why I see the edge with Malecki in her bout.