UFC Fight Night Hall vs Silva is being dubbed potentially Anderson Silva’s last fight as a professional. He takes on a fighter who has looked good in his last two outings in Uriah Hall.
The card, however, is stacked with some incredibly exciting fights all the way from the main event to the prelims. The likes of Greg Hardy, Kevin Holland, Bryce Mitchell are all sure to live up to fans’ expectations and perform under the bright lights. We take a look at the prelim fights and offer our predictions and analysis on the same.
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UFC Fight Night: Hall Vs Silva- Prelim predictions
Miles Johns vs Kevin Natividad
Miles Johns and Kevin Natividad kick off the card with a bantamweight bout. ‘Chapo’ made his UFC debut on Dana White’s Contender Series last June. Johns won his first two fights in the promotion before succumbing to a devastating KO loss against Bautista in February. ‘Quicksand’ on the other hand will be making his UFC debut this weekend. He is currently riding a five-fight win streak. Three of those wins coming by way of stoppage.
‘Quicksand’ has won 56% of his wins via T/KO. Johns on the other hand has secure 60% of his wins via decision. Given his recent run of form and the raw power he possesses in his hands, Natividad should be able to secure a UFC debut win this weekend.
Prediction: Kevin Natividad via decision
Dustin Jacoby vs Justin Ledet
Dustin Jacoby and Justin Ledet faceoff in the light heavyweight division next. Ledet made his debut with the promotion in August 2016. Since then, he’s split in wins and losses (3-3). Jacoby, on the other hand, made his debut on Dana White’s Contender Series two months ago.
Jacoby has secured 67% of his wins via T/KO. ‘El Blanco’ on the other hand is most comfortable on the ground as he has secured more than half of his wins via submission; 56% to be precise. However, Ledet is on a three-fight skid. Given recent form and performances, Jacoby should be able to secure his second win in the promotion.
Prediction: Dustin Jacoby via TKO
Cole Williams vs Jason Witt
Cole Williams takes on Jason Witt in a catchweight bout. ‘The Vanilla Gorilla’ made his UFC debut in this June. However, he was stopped by Takashi Sato in his debut fight. Witt will be looking to bounce back against a fighter in a similar position. Williams lost his debut fight against Claudio Silva last August.
Williams is split in wins via submission and T/KO; four of each. ‘The Vanilla Gorilla’ is more comfortable on the ground and has secured 41% of his wins via submission. Given his experience (17-6) Witt should be able to secure a win over Williams (11-2).
Prediction: Jason Witt via decision
Sean Strickland vs Jack Marshman
Sean Strickland and Jack Marshman fight in a catchweight bout next. ‘The Hammer’ made his UFC debut in November 2018. Since then he has three wins and four losses in the promotion. ‘Tarzan’ on the other hand has been in the UFC for six years now. He is 7-3 under the promotion.
‘The Hammer’ is a befitting name for someone who has secured 57% of his wins via T/KO. ‘Tarzan’ on the other hand has secured 45% of his wins via T/KO. Marshman’s recent fight was a loss against Edmen Shahbazyan. Meanwhile, Strickland secured an impressive KO win in his last fight. Given the recent form, ‘Tarzan’ should be able to extend his winning streak to 2-0.
Prediction: Sean Strickland via T/KO
Adrian Yanez vs Victor Rodriguez
Andrian Yanez takes on Victor Rodriguez in a bantamweight showdown. Yanez made his UFC debut on Dana White’s Contender Series in August this year with a brilliant TKO win. ‘Vicious’ on the other hand is making his UFC debut this weekend.
Yanez has secured 55% of his wins via T/KO. He is currently unbeaten in his last four fights. Three of those wins have come via T/KO. Rodriguez on the other hand is also on a four-fight win streak. All four have come via T/KO.
‘Vicious’ is relatively new to the sport (4-2); however, he has a 100% finish rate thus far. This fight will most likely not go the distance. Given recent form and experience, Yanez should be able to secure a win over the newcomer.
Prediction: Adrian Yanez via TKO
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