UFC Fight Night
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We are changing things up around here. We are now going to offer coverage for every and all UFC cards from here on out, starting with this UFC Fight Night card!

UFC Fight Night card coming up headlined by a Middleweight tilt between two rising prospects: Kevin Holland and Derek Brunson. Side note: this writer hates 6 fight main cards…but we will power through for y’all. Let’s get into it, shall we?

Tai Tuivasa x Harry Hunsucker (Heavyweight)

We start off with the big bois of the Heavyweight division. Fan-favorite Tai Tuivasa makes his return to the octagon to take on Harry Hunsucker. Tuivasa has vicious power in both his hands, while Hunsucker is making his debut in the UFC from Hardock MMA where he was a champion. Newcomers don’t have the greatest track record in their debut, but it is not unheard of. I will take the veteran Tuivasa here in what might not entertain the fans. Tuivasa via unanimous decision

Song Kenan x Max Griffin (Welterweight)

UFC Fight Night rolls on with a welterweight bout between two fighters looking to crack the top 15 with Song Kenan and Max Griffin. Song, fighting out of Jackson-Wink MMA in Albuquerque, has won 4 out of his last 5 including a first-round KO in his last fight. Definitely known as a stand-up fighter, having never recording an attempted takedown. He is taking on a guy who at least doesn’t mind the ground in Max Griffin. Coming off a win in his last bout due to doctor stoppage, he will look to keep the pressure. Give me Griffin because I doubt Kenan works on his groundwork. Griffin via 3rd round submission

Adrian Yanez x Gustavo Lopez (Bantamweight)

The third fight on this marathon of a UFC Fight Night features an exciting bantamweight fight between Adrian Yanez and Gustavo Lopez. Yanez is on a 5-fight win streak coming into this fight, including a head kick KO in the first round in his last fight. Always looking to push the pace, Yanez is known for bringing the action. He will have a willing dance partner in Gustavo Lopez. Lopez, winner of his last fight via submission, pushes the pace as well but will look to take this fight to the ground if need be. I love guys on extended winning streaks, so I will take Yanez in a breakout performance to propel him into the top 15. Yanez via 2nd round TKO.

Cheyanne Buys x Montserrat Ruiz (Women’s Strawweight)

As the second-biggest favorite on this card (-375) Cheyanne Buys should make quick work of Montserrat Ruiz. Dominant in her last 4 wins, Buys will look to grind out points either against the fence or on the ground. Montserrat Ruiz is making her UFC debut coming from Invicta FC with a 9-1 record. She has one of the only scarf hold armbar submissions on record (you should YouTube it, it’s sick) so there’s that. Not much analysis here. Give me Buys as she looks to make a name in the Strawweight division. Buys via 1st round submission.

Gregor Gillespie x Brad Riddell (Lightweight)

Ladies and gentlemen, here is your Fight of the Night at this UFC Fight Night. Gregor Gillespie and Brad Riddell are two fighters who will constantly look to advance and keep up the pace. Gillespie lost his last fight in November 2019 from a devastating KO from Kevin Lee. The 34-year-old will be looking to get back on track, but he has a fright train looking him down in Brad Riddell. The City Kickboxing prospect has won his last 6 fights and looked damn good in near every fight. Gillespie is the favorite here, but these City Kickboxing Bois are legit, and Riddell fits the bill. Give me Riddell in an upset. Riddell via unanimous decision.

Main Event: Derek Brunson x Kevin Holland (Middleweight)

Derek Brunson and Kevin Holland should definitely be a barn burner. When i saw this fight get announced, I had this date circled. Derek Brunson is looking to climb back up the Middleweight ranks, currently sitting at #7. Since getting finished by current Middleweight Champion Israel Adesanya, Brunson has won his last three and looking sharp. This fight should’t see the ground thanks in part to Brunson’s 100% takedown defense. But that isn’t a concern of Holland.

Kevin Holland is a man possessed. Winning 5 fights in 2020 and being a finalist for FOTY, he has all the skills it takes to be a champion. Lord knows he also has the mouth for it to, because this man loves to talk his shit. But to his credit, he always backs it up. If you haven’t seen it, look up the finish from his last fight against Ronaldo Souza, he knocked Souza FROM BOTTOM POSITION. Unheard of.

We have a new tradition around here: “My Lady” she will be referenced as will be guest picking all main events. This week’s additional special guest is fellow Vendetta Sports Media writer Alex Chick. Here are the picks:

My Lady: Holland via split decision

Alex: Holland (because he is unrelated related to Tom Holland) via 2nd KO.

Mine? I think Holland absolutely SPARKS Brunson here. And you know what? Give him Israel next. I just want to see the shit talking that would transpire.

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