UFC Fight Night 151 takes place May 18 at Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, New York, and the card recently had a number of bouts added to it. My initial thoughts on the new matchups are under.
Megan Anderson vs. Felicia Spencer, UFC Fight Night 151
An intriguing women’s featherweight bout between former Invicta champions Megan Anderson and Felicia Spencer is set to take place at UFC Fight Night 151, and the winner could very well be in line to get a shot at Amanda Nunes’s 145lbs belt after she gets through her UFC 239 matchup against Holly Holm.
Anderson (9-3) lost a decision to Holm in her Octagon debut last year at UFC 225 but rebounded nicely with a first-round TKO win over Cat Zingano at UFC 232. Together with seven stoppage wins, Anderson is among the most dangerous female featherweights out there. Spencer (6-0) won the Invicta name in her last bout, a submission win over Pam Sorensen. She has finished four of her struggles because making her MMA debut in 2015, and the Montreal native appears to be a fantastic signing by the UFC as one of the few true female featherweights from the sport. Although Spencer shouldn’t be counted from this fight, awarded Anderson’s previous UFC experience ad popularity, I would expect her to be a sizeable favorite here.
Neil Magny vs. Vicente Luque, UFC Fight Night 151
Welterweight contenders Neil Magny and Vicente Luque are set to meet, according to a report from Farah Hannoun. Magny (21-7) is 14-6 in the UFC and is coming off of a brutal KO loss to Santiago Ponziibbio last November. Luque (15-6-1) is 8-2 in the UFC with all of his wins coming by stoppage, and he’s now riding a four-fight win series that includes a knockout win over Bryan Barberena in what is arguably so far the 2019″Fight of the Year“ at MMA. Magny has long been an underrated welterweight and has known to surprise from time to time, but given Luque’s win streak and his absurd completing power, you have to prefer him quite heavily to get the job done .
Antonio Carlos Junior vs. Ian Heinisch, UFC Fight Night 151
Middleweights Antonio Carlos Junior and Ian Heinisch are set to lock horns after Heinisch’s fight against Tom Breese at UFC London fell through at the last minute because of a Breese medical dilemma. He will rather get the chance to fight a higher-ranked opponent in the kind of Junior, the prior TUF winner.
Junior (10-2, 1 NC) is currently 7-2, 1 NC in the UFC and is currently riding a five-fight win series that includes a submission win over Tim Boetsch in his final outing, which will be important to not occurred last April. Heinisch (12-1) is one a four-fight win series and conquered Cezar Ferreira by choice within his UFC debut. This is going to be a competitive struggle, but given Junior’s Octagon experience and vaunted submission match, you have to slightly prefer him to win this bout.
Davi Ramos vs. Austin Hubbard, UFC Fight Night 151
A lightweight link between Davi Ramos and Austin Hubbard is place for this particular event. Ramos (9-2) is 3-1 at the UFC and has won his last three fights via rear-naked choke. Hubbard (10-2) was the LFA lightweight champ and is riding a three-fight win streak into this battle. Hubbard is an intriguing prospect but Ramos has shown he can finish opponents within the Octagon, and he must be a strong favorite here.
Danny Roberts vs. Michel Pereira, UFC Fight Night 151
Welterweights Danny Roberts and Michel Pereira are place to battle. Roberts (16-4) is currently 5-3 at the UFC and he is coming from a contentious submission loss to Claudio Silva. Pereira (21-9, two NC) is making his UFC debut after a KO win in Road FC. With his UFC experience, expect Roberts to be the favored.
Julio Arce vs. Julian Erosa, UFC Fight Night 151
And eventually, a featherweight bout between Julio Arce and Julian Erosa is set, according to a report from Nolan King of FloCombat. Arce (15-3) is 2-1 in the UFC and lately had a seven-fight win streak snapped with a split decision loss to Sheymon Moraes his out time. Erosa (22-7) is 0-3 in the UFC over two stints and is now riding a two-fight losing skid. This looks like a fantastic bounce-back fight for Arce, who I anticipate to be a sizeable favorite.
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