This week, UFC Fight Night 150 was officially announced and the occasion will occur May 4 at Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. In addition to announcing 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 fight announced 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 from the UFC and is coming from back-to-back KO losses to Israel Adesanya and Ronaldo”Jacare” Souza. Theodorou (16-2) is 8-2 in the UFC and has won his last few fights such as a determination win over Eryk Anders in his final outing. Brunson has the power and wrestling but Theodorou has the cardio and chin. Tough one to call but I’d have to favor Theodorou at this stage.
Arjan Bhullar vs. Juan Adams, UFC Fight Night 150
A fun 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 all five of his pro fights by TKO such as a knockout over Chris de la Rocha in his UFC debut. Although Bhullar has solid wrestling, I believe Adams is a top-level prospect and would make him a large 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 from the UFC and has dropped her last two fights. Letson (5-1) is really on a five-fight win streak including a success in her UFC debut. Moras is fade cloth and that I would greatly favor Letson to get the win here.
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 just dominated Matthew Lopez in his last 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 last struggle. Katona is a great prospect and Dvalishvili is a great test for him at the stage of his career. It’s a hard one to call but given the reality Katona is still undefeated, not to mention Canadian, I believe you need to favor him here.
Mitch Gagnon vs. Brian Kelleher, UFC Fight Night 150
Bantamweights in dire need of wins will fulfill 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 in 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 in 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 off of eight wins in a row in TKO and is one of Canada’s greatest MMA prospects. Sanchez (10-4) is 3-2 at the UFC and conquered Markus Perez by decision in his last struggle. Sanchez is a solid fighter but I think Barriault will be very good and I would definitely favor him for the win in the capital of Canada.
Aiemann Zahabi vs. Vince Morales, UFC Fight Night 150
And lastly, bantamweights Aiemann Zahabi and Vince Morales will struggle. Zahabi (7-1) is 1-1 at the UFC and dropped to Ricardo Ramos via KO in his final struggle. Morales (8-3) lost his UFC introduction to Yadong Song. This one could go either but I would prefer Zahabi just because of the fact he will be fighting so near home.
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