UFC Fight Night 151 takes place May 18 at Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, New York, and also the card recently had quite a few bouts added to it. My first thoughts on the new matchups are below.
Megan Anderson vs. Felicia Spencer, UFC Fight Night 151
A fascinating 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 set up for a shot in 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 in UFC 232. With seven stoppage wins, Anderson is among the most dangerous female featherweights on the market. Spencer (6-0) won the Invicta name in her last bout, a submission win over Pam Sorensen. She’s completed four of her fights since making her MMA debut in 2015, and the Montreal native seems to be a fantastic signing by the UFC as one of the few authentic female featherweights in the sport. Although Spencer should not be counted out of this struggle, awarded Anderson’s past UFC experience advertising popularity, I’d expect her to be quite a sizeable favorite here.
Neil Magny vs. Vicente Luque, UFC Fight Night 151
Welterweight contenders Neil Magny and Vicente Luque are place to match, according to a report from Farah Hannoun. Magny (21-7) is 14-6 at the UFC and is coming off of a brutal KO loss to Santiago Ponziibbio past November. Luque (15-6-1) is 8-2 in the UFC with all his wins coming from stoppage, and he’s currently riding a four-fight win streak that comes with a knockout win over Bryan Barberena in what is arguably so far the 2019″Fight of the Year” in MMA. Magny has been an underrated welterweight, and it has known to surprise from time to time, but given Luque’s win streak and his ridiculous finishing power, you have to prefer him quite heavily to get the business done here.
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 due to a Breese medical issue. He’ll rather get the opportunity to fight a higher-ranked opponent in the form of Junior, the former TUF winner.
Junior (10-2, 1 NC) is 7-2, 1 NC at the UFC and is currently riding a five-fight win series that includes a submission win over Tim Boetsch in his final outing, which is important to not occurred last April. Heinisch (12-1) is just one a four-fight win series and conquered Cezar Ferreira by decision within his UFC debut. This is going to be a competitive struggle, but awarded Junior’s Octagon encounter and vaunted submission match, you have to slightly favor him to win this bout.
Davi Ramos vs. Austin Hubbard, UFC Fight Night 151
A lightweight bout between Davi Ramos and Austin Hubbard is place for this occasion. Ramos (9-2) is 3-1 in the UFC and has won his last few fights via rear-naked choke. Hubbard (10-2) has been 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 should be a solid favorite here.
Danny Roberts vs. Michel Pereira, UFC Fight Night 151
Welterweights Danny Roberts and Michel Pereira are set to battle. Roberts (16-4) is 5-3 at the UFC and he is coming from a controversial entry reduction to Claudio Silva. Pereira (21-9, 2 NC) is making his UFC debut following a KO win in Road FC. Together with his UFC expertise, 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 recently had a seven-fight win streak snapped with a split decision loss to Sheymon Moraes his last time out. Erosa (22-7) is 0-3 at the UFC over two stints and is currently riding a two-fight losing skid. This looks like a fantastic bounce-back struggle for Arce, that I anticipate to be a sizeable favorite.
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