Two or three exciting welterweight bouts were revealed for upcoming March fight cards, and I will give my first thoughts on these new matchups in the current MMA odds and ends.
UFC Fight Night 146, curtis Millender vs. Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos Surging welterweights Curtis Millender and Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos will fulfill at UFC Fight Night 146, which takes place March 9 in Intrust Bank Arena in Wichita, Kansas. Globo revealed that the news . This is an important welterweight fight between two fighters on hot streaks that should bump the victor into the top-10 on the planet at 170lbs.
Millender (17-3) is an ideal 3-0 so far in the UFC, and then he went 4-0 overall in 2018 for example his period in LFA. He started his UFC debut with a bang when he pumped out Thiago Alves, then followed it up with decision wins Max Griffin and Siyar Bahadurzada. In general, Millender has won nine consecutive fights and many believe he has the potential be a future winner as a consequence of his size for the welterweight divison and his elite striking technique. Dos Santos (20-5) has gone 6-1 at the UFC and hasn’t lost inside the Octagon because a split decision defeat Nicholas Dalby in his introduction. 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 rankings and could jump to the top-10 if he beats Millender. This is a really good, competitive fight on paper I could see either guy carrying. I honestly think it’s about as near as even of a fight as you can get, and I am expecting a Select’em line in the sportsbooks.
Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson vs. Anthony Pettis, UFC Fight Night Nashville
Former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis has decided to make the move up to welterweight, and he’ll make his debut in his new weight class against leading competition Stephen”Wonderboy” Thompson in what’s an intriguing battle between elite strikers. The pair will match at a UFC Fight Night card that has not been announced yet on March 23 in Nashville, Tennessee, according to a report from ESPN’s Ariel Helwani. The scribe reports which the bout has been verbally agreed to, and the UFC should announce it shortly. Thompson (14-3-1) is 9-3-1 at the UFC and in his last outing lost an extremely controversial decision to Darren Till. He is only 1-2-1 in his past four fights, but it’s difficult to say he is on a decline when two of these non-victories came against UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley, and his triumph over Jorge Masvidal revealed he is still a top fighter at 170lbs. Pettis (21-8) is 8-7 overall in the UFC and in his final fight was TKOed by Tony Ferguson at a 2018″Fight of the Year” contender. All of Pettis’ previous bouts came at featherweight and lightweight so that this movement to welterweight is interesting. Having said that, I don’t think I could select Pettis here only based on all of the damage he is taken as of late and also the fact Thompson is a natural welterweight. Look for Thompson to start as a favorite that is solid here.
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