Robbie Lawler vs. Carlos Condit
Lawler has shown to grow less and bounds since his first appearance in the UFC. Condit is a dangerous fighter and has some abilities to hurt Lawler, but he does not have as big of knockout power, has not had the greatest streak in the last few years, and has not shown to absorb the punishment like Lawler has been able to. Plus, if Lawler really wanted to he could have dominant top game on the ground if standing is not going so good. I believe Lawler wins with a third round TKO.
Stipe Miocic vs. Andrei Arlovski
Miocic is bigger, younger and well rounded, but so was Travis Browne. I am just not going to bet against Arlovski as he is my favorite fighter, but it is pretty evident that he is going to have a hard time in this fight if he fights like he did against Frank Mir. Arlovski via second round knockout.
Albert Tumenov vs. Lorenz Larkin
Tumenov is more well rounded than Larkin. He is another tough Russian with a great Sambo background which will pay dividends in this fight if they are not going well standing up. Larkin is a great striker but has been shown to not do so well not he ground. Tumenov via decision.
Diego Brandao vs. Brian Ortega
This will be Ortega’s fourth fight in two years and as a young fighter getting the time in competition is the only thing that is going to help you grow. You an only get so good by training in the gym. Unfortunately, his use of banned substances has given him a suspension from the sport. Brandao has seen a return to form as of late with two vicious first round knockouts. He will continue that trend in this fight as he overwhelms Ortega.
Abel Trujillo vs. Tony Sims
Trujillo is a tough fighter but he fades fast and has been shown to be hurt in the standup. Sims is just as tough but little more well rounded. His recent loss came in being controlled on the ground but Trujillo is never going to go for that. Sims via decision.
Justine Kish vs. Nina Ansaroff
Anasaroff has lost four times and been outstruck in some of those fights. Wish is a professional kick boxer with twenty fights even though she has only fought four times in MMA, but she has shown submission skills in those fights. While she is coming off injury, at 27 she will rebound from injury easier than others. Kish by TKO in the second.
Dustin Poirier vs. Joseph Duffy
Poirier is more well rounded from Duffy, but the issue is will he be hurt on the feet. A couple of his losses come from being hurt in a fight. Duffy’s only loss was by submission and Poirier has a stellar ground game. If his camp is smart, they will have Poirier take it to the ground which he will do for a first round submission.