Petr Yan (@1.3) vs Urijah Faber (@3.4)
14-12-2019

Our Prediction:

Petr Yan will win

Petr Yan – Urijah Faber Match Prediction | 14-12-2019 20:00

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Both of those women have fights lined up in July, and with Shevchenko saying after the card that she anticipates a three- or four-month layoff after this win, UFC officials dont necessarily need to rush to line up her next fight. In the latest USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie MMA womens flyweight rankings, Chookagian sits at No. 6, with Roxanne Modafferi at No. 4. 5 and former champ Nicco Montano at No.

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I admit, Im pretty irked by the latest change. Alas, reality is not kind to those who wish to think only of flaky crusts, and so Milana was replaced by a fighter with no recent footage. I figured Dudieva would submit Letourneau with relative ease, thus sparing me the need to think too hard and allowing me to go back to thinking about pie.

Andrew Ravens: While most fight fans would expect this one to be done in the first-round, I disagree. While the promotion likes to hype quick endings for heavyweight fights, I think its too early for Tai while going up against a veteran such as Ivanov, who has gone the distance in his previous three fights. Ivanov implements his game plan and scores the decision win.

So long as his recent knockout losses have not cowed him, his superior kicks and straighter punches should allow him to bust Easton up. Though Im quite certain Jabouin will find some way to put my foot in my mouth, I feel he should win a decision via long-range striking. Though Jabouin can throw away wins like nobodys business, he has very solid takedown defense and a powerful striking game.

Conclusions and capping

Eddie Wineland (23-13-1) rebounded from consecutive losses to Johnny Eduardo and Bryan Caraway with brutal knockouts of Frankie Saenz and Takeya Mizugaki, the former of which earned him Performance of the Night. He has since been out-pointed by John Dodson and narrowly edged by Alejandro Perez, though the vast majority of the mixed martial arts (MMA) media scored the latter fight in his favor.

Luckily for him, Wineland isnt much for wrestling; unluckily for Popov, his habit of throwing naked low kicks leaves him open for Winelands power punches. The 35-year-old is a potent Muay Thai striker, but his nonexistent takedown defense and terrible strength of schedule dont have me thinking hell go far in the Octagon. Popov is well, he wouldnt be my first choice when scouring the Asian circuit for fresh talent.

In the pay-per-view (PPV) main event, Flyweight king Henry Cejudo dukes it out with Marlon Moraes for the vacant Bantamweight strap, while Valentina Shevchenko makes the first defense of her Flyweight title against Jessica Eye. Earlier in the evening, Tony Ferguson returns to action against the resurgent Cowboy Cerrone and Jimmie Rivera looks to halt the rise of Bantamweight super-prospect Petr Yan.

Cejudo said he wants the biggest names available, and all three of those former champions are, indeed, bigger stars than Sterling. But he is the most relevant challenger at the moment, and if Cejudo wants to prove hes the greatest fighter of all time, beating the best fighters available could prove more valuable that taking out the athletes who boast the most popularity. Of course, Cejudo said he was more interesting in names like Dominick Cruz, Urijah Faber and Cody Garbrandt or even a move to featherweight and he still has the flyweight belt to potentially defend, as well.

This issue was even clearer when Sterling did fight an elite counterpuncher in Assuncao; not only did Assuncao counter Sterlings somewhat unconvincing efforts to set up his kicking with his hands, he also defused and countered a good deal of Sterlings linear kicks. Aljamain Sterling was one of the stronger prospects at bantamweight when he was undefeated, and many expected the flashy grappler to be a champion; however, that fizzled with his performances against Bryan Caraway and Raphael Assuncao. The Caraway fight largely came down to the grappling, as Sterling dominated the first round but got outworked in the following two, but the striking was also somewhat concerning on Sterlings end; he tried to play an outside kicking game and did somewhat well, but Caraway was also able to follow his kicks back with counters (and Caraway isnt a particularly good counterpuncher).