A couple of exciting welterweight bouts were shown for upcoming March struggle cards, and I will give my initial thoughts on those brand new matchups in the current MMA odds and ends.
Curtis Millender vs. Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos, UFC Fight Night 146 Surging welterweights Curtis Millender and Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos will meet UFC Fight Night 146, which takes place March 9 in Intrust Bank Arena in Wichita, Kansas. That the news was revealed by globo . This is a significant welterweight fight between two fighters on hot streaks which should bump the victor up into the top-10 on the planet at 170lbs.
Millender (17-3) is an ideal 3-0 so much in the UFC, and then he went 4-0 overall in 2018 for example his period in LFA. He began his UFC debut with a bang when he knocked out Thiago Alves, then followed it up with decision wins Max Griffin and Siyar Bahadurzada. In general, Millender has won nine straight fights and many believe he has the potential be a potential champion due to his dimension for the welterweight divison and his elite striking technique. Dos Santos (20-5) has gone 6-1 in the UFC and hasn’t lost inside the Octagon because a split decision defeat Nicholas Dalby in his debut. His last two fights were amazing as he showed off his awesome knockout power with brutal wins over Sean Strickland and Luigi Vendramini. He’s already broken to the top-15 positions and could jump into the top-10 if he defeats Millender. This is a really good, competitive battle on paper I could see either man. I honestly think that it’s about as near as much of a fight because you can get, and I’m expecting a Select’em line in the sportsbooks.
Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson vs. Anthony Pettis, UFC Fight Night Nashville
Former UFC lightweight winner Anthony Pettis has decided to make the move up to welterweight, and he’ll make his debut in his new weight class against top competition Stephen”Wonderboy” Thompson in what’s an intriguing conflict between elite strikers. The pair will match at a UFC Fight Night card that has not been announced yet on March 23 at Nashville, Tennessee, according to a report from ESPN’s Ariel Helwani. The scribe reports that the bout has been agreed to, and the UFC should formally announce it . Thompson (14-3-1) is 9-3-1 in the UFC and in his last outing lost an extremely controversial decision to Darren Till. He’s only 1-2-1 in his past four fights, but it’s hard to say he’s on a decrease when two of these non-victories came from UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley, and his win over Jorge Masvidal revealed he is still a top fighter in 170lbs. Pettis (21-8) is 8-7 overall in the UFC and in his final fight was TKOed by Tony Ferguson at a 2018″Battle of the Year” contender. All of Pettis’ previous spells came in featherweight and lightweight so that this move to welterweight is interesting. Having said that, I don’t think I could pick Pettis here just based on all of the damage he is taken as of late along with the fact Thompson is a natural welterweight. Start looking to open as a good favorite here.
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