This fight card was amazing, prelims to the main card. This event has made up for last week’s card Viera vs Tate where there was only one finish out of the entire card. Even though there were some decisions, those decisions were more entertaining than Viera vs Tate.
Brad Riddell vs Rafael Fiziev
These two previously trained together at Tiger Muay Thai where Rafael Fiziev took Brad Riddell’s job of coaching. These two put on an amazing back-to-back performance but Fiziev had an amazing finish with the 13th spinning wheel kick in the UFC. After winning, Rafael Fiziev is now ranked eleventh in the UFC’s Lightweight Rankings, and Brad Riddell has dropped to the 14th ranked UFC Lightweight.
Rob Font vs Jose Aldo
This was one of the best fights from this year, these two were going at it on the ground and feet. Rob Font took down Jose Aldo, Jose Aldo has one of the best takedown defenses in the UFC, even some of the best wrestlers like Chad Mendes couldn’t take him down, the Brazilian wrestling team was also not able to take Aldo down. Even though Jose Aldo was outstruck by a lot, he had two knockdowns, stunned Rob Font multiple times, and had a lot of ground control to win him the fight. These two won Performance of the Night which earned them 50,000 dollars each.
UFC 269 Card Adjusments
We are only a few days away from UFC 269 but unfortunately, Leon Edwards vs Jorge Masvidal was taken off the card due to an injury to Jorge Masvidal. This fight will probably be scrapped because there were reports of Leon Edwards finally getting his title shot in April or May after winning 10 fights in a row if you don’t count the no-contest against Belal Muhammed. Jorge Masvidal is also aiming to fight Colby Covington because it is also a grudge match. These two used to train at American Top Team together until Colby Convington didn’t pay for the training camp or his coach’s, due to that, Colby was kicked out and started talking about Dustin Poirier and Jorge Masvidal. The odds for Amanda Nunes and Julianna Pena are surprising because Nunes is only a -900 favorite and not a -1000 favorite. The odds are not favoring the Newly Crowned Lightweight Champion, Charles Oliveira. +140 for Charles Oliviera and -160 for Dustin Poirier. This fight can go either way, Charles Oliviera can submit Dustin Poirier early or Dustin Poirier can knock out Charles Oliviera in any round. I don’t think this fight will be going to decision, I predict there will be many stoppages in this fight.(very good)