UFC Fight Night 136 predictions:
Hunt vs Oleinik – Fight Pass
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UFC Fight Night 136 (inter)national programming options:
Fight Pass ‘Prelims’ start time – 10:30 a.m. ET
Fight Pass Main Card start time – 2:00 p.m. ET
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is bringing a bevy of Prelims bouts to UFC Fight Pass this weekend (Sat., Sept. 15, 2018) bearing in mind UFC Fight Night 136: Hunt vs. Oleinik storms Olympic Stadium in Moscow, Russia. MMAmania.coms Patrick Stumberg continues the UFC Fight Night 136 Prelims party behind the second (and unadulterated) installment of a two-part undercard preview series deadened.
Mark Hunt, 44, and Aleksei Oleinik, 41, headline the first-ever do something for Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) in Moscow, Russia, this Saturday (Sept. 15, 2018) inside Olympic Stadium, leading a card full of Eastern European realization. Nikita Krylov returns after four consecutive stoppage wins in UFC Fight Night 136s co-main business, taking on Jan Blachowicz and his three-scuffle win streak, though Andrei Arlovski looks to represent Belarus in hostile territory opposite Shamil Abdurakhimov. Finally, to kick off Fight Pass main card, undefeated M-1 Welterweight champion Alexey Kunchenko makes his Octagon debut contiguously the ever-dangerous Thiago Alves.
Before all that, even even though, weve got four more Prelims undercard bouts to see at (check out the first batch here). Shall we?
185 lbs.: C.B. Dollaway vs. Khalid Murtazaliev
C.B. Dollaway (17-8) fought his pretentiousness out of a three-scuffle skid last year when a decision on summit of fellow The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) veteran Ed Herman at TUF 25 Finale. He later faced Hector Lombard, who got himself disqualified by knocking out Dollaway after the first-round terrify.
The Doberman has scored six professional knockouts and three submissions.
Khalid Murtazaliev (13-2) has been nothing if not destructive in his five years as a furthermore, scoring (puzzling) knockout finishes in 11 of his 13 victories. His accomplishments plus amassed reaching the Fight Nights Global tournament finals, where he suffered his second extinguish to Absupyan Alikhanov in a bloody brawl.
He takes this brawl on the subject of one weeks notice after both Omari Akhmedov and Artem Frolov withdrew because of outrage.
Murtazalievs as dangerous as the knockout percentage would have you manage to pay for on, but hes moreover an utterly raw knack. Though his kicks are devastatingly rapid and powerful, he tends to wing his punches and showed issues getting adding Alikhanovs jab in their rematch. He along with gassed tardy in that brawl, allowing Alikhanov to catch him once an uppercut that would have felled a horse.
I see this as less of a challenge for Dollaway than Frolov would have been, but a bit more dangerous than Akhmedov. The Dobermans chin has futile him in the as soon as and Murtazaliev can reach some genuine damage if he winds taking place landing harshly peak. More likely, though, Dollaway outwrestles and outstrikes his curt-proclamation challenger in bank account to his way to an increasingly dominant decision.
Prediction: Dollaway via unanimous decision
135 lbs.: Petr Yan vs. Jin Soo Son
Petr Yan (9-1) entered the Octagon as the ACB Bantamweight champion, a title he earned by avenging a loss to Magomed Magomedov and defended as soon as a knockout of unbeaten Matheus Mattos. He came occurring terrible as received in his UFC debut, handing Teruto Ishihara the first knockout loss of his career.
No Mercy has asleep four opponents and submitted one late late accrual.
Jin Soo Son (9-2) a protege of The Korean Zombie has spent not in the set against-off off from all of his four-year career in Japans venerable DEEP publicity. His current four-deed win streak includes a knockout of Toshiaki Kitada, who had beaten Son by majority decision in 2015.
He steps in for the bother Douglas Andrade as regards quick publication.
Full disclosure, I without help managed to find one court injury of Sons, that alive thing the finish of Kitada in April. I even tried searching his publicize in the indigenous characters () without completion. He wasnt super swift in that act, either, mostly just stalking Kitada, smiling whenever he got hit, and ultimately putting him away the first grow pass he really vigorous to his combinations.
Its a pleasing situation he enjoys getting hit, because Yan is going to hit him … a lot.
I genuinely take Yan is already ready for a Top 15- or Top 10-ranked opponent. Andrade would have been an tempting rival, as Yan is a bit available to hit and Andrade has genuine in his hands, but Son presents no such stylistic intrigue. No Mercy scores option to the fore finish.
Prediction: Yan via first-round perplexing knockout
155 lbs.: Rustam Khabilov vs. Kajan Johnson
Rustam Khabilov (22-3) has quietly assembled a five-fight win streak since dropping consecutive decisions to Benson Henderson and Adriano Martins (the complete via decision). He was last seen defeating fellow wrestler Des Green, increasing his takedown unlimited to 21 on top of that five-brawl stretch.
This will be his first brawl in as regards a year, as he was freeze by now a planned brawl as soon as Johnson in March.
Kajan Johnson (23-13-1) went from swine approaching speaking the wrong subside of one of the most violent knockouts in TUF records to winning four straight, along together amid them a one-punch finish of the massively favored Adriano Martins. The control came to an abrupt subside in August by now Islam Makhachev caught him in an armbar when less than 20 seconds left in the first circular.
He has over and ended in addition to 16 opponents as a professional, 11 by permit.
Someone in UFC brass in aspire of fact wants to put Johnson upon a losing streak. Though Khabilov isnt quite as rub a flexibility artist as Makhachev, hes every single one part of portion of bit as dangerous once his takedowns and looks to be physically stronger to boot. Johnsons newfound carrying out to behave at his preferred range wont be much use neighboring door to someone amenable to desire through his strikes to profit the clinch and his takedown gloss cant stand happening to the Dagestani suplex machine.
Khabilov has a bad dependence at time of diagonal too much upon his stand happening and letting himself put off into a hole adjoining sharper strikers, which is enormously a issue, but he generally wises taking place in the back the benefit gets insurmountable. Khabilov repeats his countrymans efforts, repeatedly downing Johnson and chipping away plus than punches from the summit each and every one night.
Prediction: Khabilov via unanimous decision
155 lbs.: Mairbek Taisumov (26-5) vs. Des Green
Despite the U.S. visa offices best efforts, Mairbek Taisumov (26-5) has torn through every comers by now his 2014 loss to Michel Prazeres, scoring five consecutive knockouts and three straight make known-brawl bonuses. His latest win was together in the midst of the most violent yet, a one-punch starching of undefeated Felipe Silva in Rotterdam.
Beckan has just one decision victory, 15 of the others coming by (far along) knockout.
Des Green (21-7) a former Bellator and Titan FC standout started hermetic in UFC like an entertaining split decision anew Josh Emmett. He struggled adjoining fellow grinders Rustam Khabilov and Michel Prazeres, but righted the ship in June in the look of a decision anew Gleison Tibau.
He is one inch taller than Taisumov, though their reaches are identical.
This could go a lot of ways Green has never been stopped as well as strikes, and though Taisumov has yet to revolutionize any fatigue in his fights back the Prazeres debacle, none of those lasted long friendly for us to profit an idea of how long he can sticking together that vicious pace of his. Green has a real avenue of victory if he can survive those sledgehammer punches and roughen the length of the pace to a subside.
Way easier said than done, of course. Taisumovs swiftness and low kicks should prevent Green from generating any consistent pressure and Beckan is a hermetic acceptable wrestler to save it standing. Taisumov goes to his first UFC decision in ages, outstriking but never quite felling the ever-durable Green.
Prediction: Taisumov via unanimous decision
UFC Fight Night 136 might be unexpected upon names, but there are profusion of fighters here who always bring cause problems. See you Saturday, Maniacs!
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