Overwhelming hands steerage this Saturday night’s UFC 213 pay-per-see (PPV) occasion, which highlights two titles on hold and the potential for through and through activity from inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Amanda Nunes safeguards her ladies’ Bantamweight title in the headliner, while Robert Whittaker and Yoel Romero fight for the between time Middleweight title one battle earlier.
Likewise, Alistair Overeem confronts Fabricio Werdum for the third time and Anthony Pettis comes back to the Lightweight division to go up against Jim Miller.
FOX Sports 1 will have four of the seven UFC 213 “Prelims” undercard matches (look at the Fight Pass divide here), which we’ve supportively separated for you below:
Travis Browne (18-6-1) looked on the cusp of a title shot toward the finish of 2013, having thumped out Gabriel Gonzaga, Alistair Overeem, and Josh Barnett in merciless mold. Things quickly went downhill, be that as it may, and he enters the confine on Saturday having lost five of his last seven sessions, three of them by (specialized) knockout.
Fourteen of his 18 proficient wins have dropped by knockout, 11 of them in the first round.
Oleksiy Oliynik (51-10-1) — who turned 40 years of age under three weeks prior — come back from just about two years out of the enclosure last July and lost a choice to Daniel Omielanczuk, finishing a 11-battle win mark that gone back to 2012. He bounced back bigly in January with UFC’s first-historically speaking Ezekiel stifle against Viktor Pesta at UFC 103, which earned him his second “Execution of the Night” reward.
He will surrender five creeps of stature to Browne, however he will have an one-inch achieve advantage.
Truly, Browne looked superior to anything he had in years before eating that huge overhand from Derrick Lewis. He was moving and kicking great, and appeared to have at long last shaken off all the negative behavior patterns Edmond Tarverdyan ingrained in him.
And afterward he got pressed in any case. Go figure.
Oliynik, gifted and shrewd as he seems to be, available a significantly less complex test. Browne’s takedown safeguard is exceptional and he is very adroit at crushing adversaries who get excessively frantic taking a stab at, making it impossible to drag him down. The striking favors him hugy in both power and range, making said edginess for the takedown Oliynik’s just road of triumph. Banning an oddity left hand from Oliynik, Browne sprawls-and-fights to a knockout triumph.
Chad Laprise (11-2) followed up his The Ultimate Fighter (TUF): “Countries” competition triumph with choices over Yosdenis Cedeno and Bryan Barberena, just to hit a block divider as Francisco Trinaldo. A nearby choice misfortune to Ross Pearson took after, after which he came back to the win section with a savage knockout of Thibault Gouti in Canada.
This battle, which he went up against short notice after Alan Jouban broke his foot, will be his first appearance at Welterweight since his prevail upon Olivier Aubin-Mercier in 2014.
Brian Camozzi (7-3) returned from misfortunes in his third and fourth expert battles to complete five continuous rivals, winning the RFA Welterweight title and urging “Lookin’ for a Fight” all the while. In his Octagon make a big appearance, “The Mantis” ventured up without prior warning individual LFAF graduate Randy Brown and endured the principal stoppage loss of his vocation.
He will have four crawls of tallness and seven creeps of reach on Laprise.
This battle truly boils down to how well Camozzi can utilize that wild length advantage. He has solid kicks and a quality one-two blend, yet he’s been labeled over and again by littler contenders previously. Laprise is a proficient counter-puncher and Camozzi’s inclination to progress and withdraw in straight lines plays into that pleasantly.
Camozzi’s size and quality, legitimately connected, could convey him to his first UFC triumph. More probable, be that as it may, Laprise plays bullfighter for an unmistakable choice triumph.
Thiago Santos (14-5) battered his way into Middleweight conflict with four straight wins, including a “Knockout of the Year” contender against Steve Bosse and a vexed of TUF: “Countries” victor Elias Theodorou. A knockout misfortune to Gegard Mousasi and resulting upset accommodation misfortune to Eric Spicely hindered his roll, however he reminded fans how unsafe he can be with a wheel kick knockout of Jack Marshman in February.
Nine of his expert wins, including seven of his last eight, have dropped by knockout.
Gerald Meerschaert (26-8) put a 2014 choice misfortune to Sam Alvey behind him with five successive stoppage wins, at last acquiring the RFA Middleweight title with a 104-second complete of Chase Waldon. He’s kept up his completing routes in UFC with first-round entries of Joe Gigliotti and Ryan Janes, the previous of which earned him “Execution of the Night.”
He has submitted nineteen adversaries and thumped out another five.
On the off chance that UFC needed to develop Santos back, Meerschaert was the wrong person to set him against. Not just has Meerschaert never been thumped out in 34 proficient battles, he has a similar kind of wrestling and accommodation ability that Spicely used to extraordinary impact against “Marreta.” The potential for an all of a sudden head kick is there, obviously, yet it’s difficult to picture Meerschaert giving him room or time to toss one.
Solidness, veteran adroit and the ground amusement all in all will be all to support Meerschaert. The RFA champ gets his fifth back to back first-round accommodation.
After soundly out-striking Thiago Alves for a round, Jordan Mein (29-11) tumbled to a fierce body kick and thusly resigned from the game he’d put in about 10 years in. Very nearly two years after the fact, he chose to un-resign and go up against Nordic bruiser Emil Meek at UFC 206, where he handed over a strangely lukewarm execution on the way to a choice misfortune.
He possesses 16 proficient wins by type of knockout.
Belal Muhammad (11-2) joined UFC with the Titan FC Welterweight belt around his midriff and quickly earned Fight of the Night in an epic fight with Alan Jouban. “Keep in mind The Name” split his next two sessions against Augusto Montano and Vicente Luque before scoring a mellow vexed of Randy Brown at UFC 208.
Regardless of having 33% the same number of battles, Muhammad is really more seasoned than Mein by 15 months.
The Jordan Mein who burnt Dan Miller, gave Matt Brown a series of hellfire, and transformed Mike Pyle into a present day workmanship show shreds Muhammad. “Keep in mind the Name” is out of this world intense, however he’s tormented by protective breaches that sharp strikers can and have savagely misused.
It’s difficult to put that Meek battle out of brain, however. That was truly tragic.
All things considered, the way Muhammad gets labeled, I’m quite recently not open to picking him against a striker this savagely viable when he’s terminating on all barrels. I’m willing to chalk up Mein’s current battles to the cutback and pick him to knockout Muhammad early.