Quite a few new UFC bouts have been added to three forthcoming fight cards. Here are the bouts, together with my initial thoughts on them.
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 news. White (12-5) is 3-5 from the UFC and is coming off of a submission reduction to Jim Miller. Moret (13-4) was knocked out by Gilbert Burns in his UFC debut. Coin-flip fight here and that I expect the line to be a Select’em.
Grant Dawson vs. Julian Erosa, UFC Fight Night 146
Featherweights Grant Dawson and Julian Erosa may also meet at UFC Fight Night 146. MyMMANews.com broke the news. Dawson (12-1) is finally making his UFC debut following a USADA case kept him on the sidelines. Prior to his suspension, he had won on the Contender Series to get a UFC bargain. Erosa (22-6) is 0-2 in the UFC and was knocked out by Devonte Smith in his last outing. This looks like a scenario to fade Erosa in and accept Dawson for the triumph.
John Makdessi vs. Nasrat Haqparast, UFC Fght Night 148
An Enjoyable fight between lightweights John Makdessi and Nasrat Haqparast is set for UFC Fight Night 148, taking place March 23 in Bridgestone Arena at Nashville, Tennessee. Makdessi (16-6) is 9-6 at the UFC and is coming off of back-to-back choice wins over Ross Pearson and Abel Trujillo. Haqparast (10-2) is 2-1 in the UFC and won”Fight of the Night” for his decision win over Thibault Gouti. I believe Makdessi is a superb challenge for Haqparast at this stage of his career, but since he is only 23 you have to favor Haqparast here.
Bobby Moffett vs. Bryce Mitchell, UFC Fight Night 148
Additionally, featherweights Bobby Moffett and Bryce Mitchell will battle at UFC Fight Night 148. Tom Taylor of all BJPenn.com broke the news. Moffett (14-3) defeated Chas Skelly via controversial technical enhancement within his UFC debut. Mitchell (10-0) defeated Tyler Diamond within his own 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 2, which takes place March 30 at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Pearson (20-15, 1 NC) is currently 12-12, 1 NC at the UFC and has lost five of the last six fights overall. Green (21-8) is only 2-3 from the UFC himself. This is at least a struggle Pearson could be aggressive in, however I have to prefer 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 in the UFC and is coming off of a great win over Julio Arce. Yusuff (8-1) pumped out Suman Mokhtarian in his UFC debut. Moraes is a really good fighter with much more experience, but it is difficult to bet against the superb prospect Yusuff at this point, and that I expect him to be favored.
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