Here is the complete breakdown. Max Hollaway at was a steal. He has some of the best striking in the UFC and his takedown defense is more then sufficient to keep the fight standing. Oliveira while decent on the feet wasnt even close to the level of Hollaway. The fight ended in an injury but even if it didnt, Hollaway would have still won.
He working the body well and probably would of taken Oliveira out by the 3rd or 4th. Felipe Arantes armbarred Joubain in the first round. This pick was more of a fade on Joubain then it was a pick on Arantes. He has a good sense of distance, defends well and knows how to enter the clinch without taking damage.
Sims could change the course of the fight with a single strike, but the Quebec Kid wins by submission in the second. A technical kickboxer, the one big knock against him has been his lack of punching power. The burly Brazilian has won three straight fights and likes to keep the fight in close. Laprise is by far the more talented fighter.
If Trinaldo can land power punches on the inside, he could take the fight. Laprise might not have the power to keep Trinaldo at a distance, but his technique, movement and overall well-rounded game leads him to the decision victory. The most beloved French-Canadian fighter not named Georges St. Pierre, Patrick Cote is in his last five fights.
He focuses on using his defensive wrestling to open up his striking. This should be a fun fight between two grizzled veterans. Cote will probably try to control the clinch and keep Burkman pinned against the fence.
Burkman struggled to do that in his last fight, but Cote does not have the judo or strength of Kim. Burkman beats Cote to the punch and stays active enough to take the unanimous decision.
Even though Demian Maia snapped his seven-fight win streak about three weeks ago, Neil Magny steps back into the Octagon for an injured Rick Story. A rangy kickboxer, he keeps a steady pace throughout the entire fight. Yes, he did not have a strong showing against Demian Maia, but Maia is one of the best welterweights in the world. Tickets On Sale Now. KO of the Week: Erick Silva vs Luis Ramos.
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