Quite a few new UFC bouts have been added to three forthcoming fight cards. Here are the bouts, together with my first thoughts on these.
Alex White vs. Dan Moret, UFC Fight Night 146
Lightweights Alex White and Dan Moret are set to clash at UFC Fight Night 146, taking place March 9 in Intrust Bank Arena in Wichita, Kansas. Nolan King broke the information. White (12-5) is 3-5 from the UFC and is coming from a submission loss to Jim Miller. Moret (13-4) was knocked out by Gilbert Burns in his UFC debut. Coin-flip fight here and I expect the line to be a Pick’em.
Grant Dawson vs. Julian Erosa, UFC Fight Night 146
Featherweights Grant Dawson and Julian Erosa will even meet at UFC Fight Night 146. MyMMANews.com broke the news. Dawson (12-1) is eventually making his UFC debut after a USADA case kept him on the sidelines. Before his suspension, he’d won about the Contender Series to find a UFC deal. Erosa (22-6) is 0-2 in the UFC and has been pumped out by Devonte Smith in his final outing. This looks like a situation to fade Erosa in and accept Dawson for the triumph.
John Makdessi vs. Nasrat Haqparast, UFC Fght Night 148
An Enjoyable struggle between lightweights John Makdessi and Nasrat Haqparast is set for UFC Fight Night 148, taking place March 23 at Bridgestone Arena at Nashville, Tennessee. Makdessi (16-6) is 9-6 in the UFC and is coming from back-to-back decision wins over Ross Pearson and Abel Trujillo. Haqparast (10-2) is 2-1 at the UFC and won”Fight of the Night” because of his decision win over Thibault Gouti. I think Makdessi is a great challenge for Haqparast at this point of his profession, but since he’s only 23 you have to favor Haqparast here.
Bobby Moffett vs. Bryce Mitchell, UFC Fight Night 148
Also, featherweights Bobby Moffett and Bryce Mitchell will battle at UFC Fight Night 148. Tom Taylor of all BJPenn.com broke the information. Moffett (14-3) defeated Chas Skelly via controversial technical submission within his UFC debut. Mitchell (10-0) defeated Tyler Diamond in his Octagon debut. This ought to be a competitive struggle, but my initial lean is Moffett.
Ross Pearson vs. Desmond Green, UFC on ESPN 2 Lightweights Ross Pearson and Desmond Green will meet at UFC on ESPN two, which takes place March 30 at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Pearson (20-15, 1 NC) is 12-12, 1 NC at the UFC and has dropped five of the last six fights overall. Green (21-8) is only 2-3 in the UFC himself. This is at least a struggle Pearson could be aggressive in, but I still have to favor Green.
Sheymon Moraes vs. Sodiq Yusuff, UFC on ESPN two As well, an interesting featherweight bout between Sheymon Moraes and Sodiq Yusuff has been added to UFC on ESPN 2. Rodney James had the information. Moraes (11-2) is currently 2-1 at the UFC and is coming off of an excellent win over Julio Arce. Yusuff (8-1) pumped out Suman Mokhtarian in his UFC debut. Moraes is a very good fighter with much more experience, but it’s difficult to bet against the superb prospect Yusuff at this point, and that I expect him to be favored.
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