This week, UFC Fight Night 150 was officially announced and the event will occur May 4 at Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Along with declaring that the card, a range of bouts are revealed, and here they are below along with my initial thoughts on these.
Derek Brunson vs. Elias Theodorou, UFC Fight Night 150
The most crucial battle declared for this particular card thus much is a middleweight bout between top-15 fighters Derek Brunson and Elias Theodorou. Brunson (18-7) is 9-5 in the UFC and is coming from back-to-back KO losses to Israel Adesanya and Ronaldo”Jacare” Souza. Theodorou (16-2) is 8-2 at the UFC and has won his last few fights such as a determination win over Eryk Anders in his last outing. Brunson has the wrestling and power but Theodorou gets the chin and cardio. Difficult one to call but I would have to prefer Theodorou at this point.
Arjan Bhullar vs. Juan Adams, UFC Fight Night 150
A pleasure heavyweight bout sees Arjan Bhullar take on Juan Adams. Bhullar (8-1) is 2-1 in the UFC and won a decision over Marcelo Golm his last struggle. Adams (5-0) has won five of his pro fights by TKO including a knockout over Chris de la Rocha in his UFC debut. Although Bhullar has strong wrestling, I think Adams is a top-level prospect and could make him a big favorite here.
Sarah Moras vs. Leah Letson, UFC Fight Night 150
Women’s bantamweight Sarah Moras will take on Leah Letson. Moras (5-4) is 2-3 in the UFC and has lost her last two conflicts. Letson (5-1) is really on a five-fight win streak including a success in her UFC debut. Moras is fade cloth and I would heavily favor Letson to get the win .
Brad Katona vs. Merab Dvalishvili, UFC Fight Night 150
Bantamweight prospect Brad Katona will get a step up when he takes on Merab Dvalishvili. Katona (8-0) is 2-0 in the UFC and only mastered Matthew Lopez in his final fight after winning TUF. Dvalishvili (8-4) is currently 1-2 at the UFC and is coming from a decision win over Terrion Ware in his final struggle. Katona is an excellent prospect and Dvalishvili is a great test for him at this point of his profession. It’s a hard one to call here but given the fact Katona is still undefeated, not to mention Canadian, I think you have to favor him here.
Mitch Gagnon vs. Brian Kelleher, UFC Fight Night 150
Bantamweights in dire need of wins will meet as Mitch Gagnon takes on Brian Kelleher. Gagnon (12-4) is 4-3 in the UFC and is coming off of consecutive losses. Kelleher (19-10) is 3-3 at the UFC and has also lost his last two fights. Both men are fade material but given Gagnon’s long layoff you would have to slightly favor Kelleher within this .
Marc-Andre Barriault vs. Andrew Sanchez, UFC Fight Night 150
Former TKO middleweight champion Marc-Andre Barriault will take on Andrew Sanchez in his UFC debut. Barriault (11-1) is coming from eight wins in a row in TKO and is among Canada’s best MMA prospects. Sanchez (10-4) is 3-2 at the UFC and defeated Markus Perez by choice in his last fight. Sanchez is a solid fighter but I believe Barriault will be really good and I would certainly prefer him to get the win here in the capital of Canada.
Aiemann Zahabi vs. Vince Morales, UFC Fight Night 150
And lastly, bantamweights Aiemann Zahabi and Vince Morales will fight. Zahabi (7-1) is 1-1 in the UFC and lost to Ricardo Ramos through KO in his last fight. Morales (8-3) lost his UFC debut to Yadong Song. This one can go either but I’d prefer Zahabi just due to the fact he’ll be fighting so close to home.
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