UFC Fight Night 151 takes place May 18 at Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, New York, and also the card recently had quite a few bouts added to it. My initial thoughts on the new matchups are under.
Megan Anderson vs. Felicia Spencer, UFC Fight Night 151
A fascinating women’s featherweight bout between former Invicta champions Megan Anderson and Felicia Spencer is set to take place at UFC Fight Night 151, and the winner could very well be in line to get a shot at Amanda Nunes’s 145lbs belt after she gets through her UFC 239 matchup against Holly Holm.
Anderson (9-3) lost a decision to Holm in her Octagon debut this past year at UFC 225 but rebounded nicely with a first-round TKO win over Cat Zingano at UFC 232. Together with seven stoppage wins, Anderson is one of the most dangerous female featherweights out there. Spencer (6-0) won the Invicta name in her last bout, a submission win over Pam Sorensen. She has finished four of her struggles since making her MMA debut in 2015, and the Montreal native seems to be a fantastic signing by the UFC as one of the few true female featherweights in the sport. Although Spencer should not be counted out of this struggle, awarded Anderson’s past UFC experience ad popularity, I’d expect her to become a sizeable favorite here.
Neil Magny vs. Vicente Luque, UFC Fight Night 151
Welterweight contenders Neil Magny and Vicente Luque are place to meet, according to a report from Farah Hannoun. Magny (21-7) is 14-6 at the UFC and is coming off of a brutal KO loss to Santiago Ponziibbio past November. Luque (15-6-1) is 8-2 at the UFC with all his wins coming by stoppage, and he is now riding a four-fight win series that includes a knockout win over Bryan Barberena in what’s arguably so far the 2019″Fight of the Year » at MMA. Magny has long been an underrated welterweight, and it has proven to surprise from time to time, but awarded Luque’s win streak and his absurd finishing power, you have to prefer him quite heavily to get the job done .
Antonio Carlos Junior vs. Ian Heinisch, UFC Fight Night 151
Middleweights Antonio Carlos Junior and Ian Heinisch are set to lock horns after Heinisch’s fight against Tom Breese in UFC London fell through at the last minute because of some Breese medical dilemma. He’ll instead get the opportunity to fight a higher-ranked opponent in the form of Junior, the former TUF winner.
Junior (10-2, 1 NC) is 7-2, 1 NC in the UFC and is currently riding a five-fight win streak that includes a submission win over Tim Boetsch in his last outing, which will be important to not occurred last April. Heinisch (12-1) is just one a four-fight win streak and defeated Cezar Ferreira by decision within his UFC debut. This will be a competitive fight, but awarded Junior’s Octagon experience and vaunted submission game, you have to slightly favor him to win this bout.
Davi Ramos vs. Austin Hubbard, UFC Fight Night 151
A lightweight link between Davi Ramos and Austin Hubbard is place for this event. Ramos (9-2) is 3-1 in the UFC and has won his last three fights via rear-naked choke. Hubbard (10-2) has been the LFA lightweight champ and is riding a three-fight win streak into this battle. Hubbard is an intriguing potential but Ramos has shown he can finish opponents inside the Octagon, and he must be a strong favorite here.
Danny Roberts vs. Michel Pereira, UFC Fight Night 151
Welterweights Danny Roberts and Michel Pereira are place to fight. Roberts (16-4) is 5-3 at the UFC and he is coming off of a controversial entry loss to Claudio Silva. Pereira (21-9, 2 NC) is making his UFC debut after a KO win in Road FC. With his UFC expertise, expect Roberts to be the favored.
Julio Arce vs. Julian Erosa, UFC Fight Night 151
And finally, a featherweight bout between Julio Arce and Julian Erosa is set, according to a report from Nolan King of FloCombat. Arce (15-3) is 2-1 at the UFC and recently had a seven-fight win streak snapped with a split decision loss to Sheymon Moraes his last time out. Erosa (22-7) is 0-3 at the UFC over two stints and is now riding a two-fight losing skid. This looks like a good bounce-back fight for Arce, that I expect to be a sizeable favorite.
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