- UFC Fight Night will see middleweights Darren Till and Derek Brunson headline.
- 10 fights scheduled for Prelims and Main Card.
- British heavyweight Tom Aspinall will co-main vs. Sergey Spivak.
The UFC will return again this weekend where the promotion’s APEX Centre will once again play host to an exciting evening of violent entertainment.
Saturday afternoon at the APEX in Las Vegas will see middleweight contenders Darren Till and Derek Brunson collide in the main event.
Britain’s Till hasn’t fought since his narrow defeat to Robert Whittaker over 12-months ago, however, looking to cement his place among the best 185lb’ers, the talented kickboxer will be hoping to beat Brunson and claim his seventh win in the UFC.
Other notable matchups include a quartet of Brits all looking to make their mark on the US’ biggest stage.
Heavy hitter Tom Aspinall will take on Sergey Spivak in the event’s co-main, with fellow Brits Jack Shore facing off against Luidvik Sholinian, Paddy ‘The Baddy’ Pimblett making his promotional debut against Luigi Vendramini, and Molly McCann in desperate need of a win against Ji Yeon Kim.
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- Bantamweight: Jonathan Martinez (13-4) vs. Marcelo Rojo (16-8)
- Middleweight: Dalcha Lungiambula (11-2) vs. Marc-Andre Barriault (12-4)
- Catchweight: Julian Erosa (25-10) vs. Charles Jourdain (11-3)
- Bantamweight: Jack Shore (14-0) vs. Liudvik Sholinian (9-2)
- Women’s Flyweight: Molly McCann (10-4) vs. Ji Yeon Kim (9-3)
- Lightweight: Paddy Pimblett (16-3) vs. Luigi Vendramini (9-2)
- Light Heavyweight: Modestas Bukauskas (11-4) vs. Khalil Rountree (9-5)
- Welterweight: Alex Morono (19-7) vs. David Zawada (17-6)
- Heavyweight: Tom Aspinall (10-2) vs. Sergey Spivak (13-2)
- Middleweight: Darren Till (18-3) vs. Derek Brunson (22-7)
Paddy Pimblett vs. Luigi Vendramini
Undoubtedly heading for big things, Liverpool’s Pimblett will be hoping to kick start his UFC career off with a respectable win against Brazilian Vendramini.
I expect Pimblett to take his time in this one, but suspect his ground game to be the ultimate decider in what could be a bout that goes the distance.
Prediction: Paddy Pimblett to win via decision.
|Paddy Pimblett to win outright||-155|
|Luigi Vendramini to win outright||+135|
|Paddy Pimblett to win via decision||+325|
Modestas Bukauskas vs. Khalil Rountree
This should be a great fight and with both fighters currently enduring tricky spells, Saturday’s bout will have an added bit of spice.
Both men are on two-fight losing streaks and will be keen to ensure their runs do not extend to three.
I am expecting a tense and cagey affair, but think Lithuanian striker Bukauskas may just. have too much for his American opponent.
Prediction: Modestas Bukauskas to win via knockout.
|Modestas Bukauskas to win outright||-152|
|Khalil Rountree to win outright||+132|
Alex Morono vs. David Zawada
Another great match up.
Although an exceptionally close bout to try and call, I expect this one to go the distance with Morono narrowly edging it on the judge’s scorecards.
Prediction: Alex Morono to win via decision.
|Alex Morono to win outright||-130|
|David Zawada to win outright||+110|
|Fight to go the distance – YES||-150|
Tom Aspinall vs. Sergey Spivak
Britain’s Aspinall is destined to breach the division’s top 10 soon and a win this weekend against Spivak could do exactly that.
With a fighting style reminiscent of unbeaten top contender Ciryl Gane, I am expecting another big performance from Aspinall this weekend.
Prediction: Tom Aspinall to win via knockout.
|Tom Aspinall to win outright||-250|
|Sergey Spivak to win outright||+210|
|Tom Aspinall to win via KO, TKO, or DQ||+120|
Darren Till vs. Derek Brunson
Styles make fights and this one should be a great example of that.
Kickboxer by trait, Till will be hoping to keep Brunson on the feet and unleash enough damage to end the fight early.
Prediction: Darren Till to win via knockout.
|Darren Till to win outright||-163|
|Derek Brunson to win outright||+143|
|Darren Till to win via KO, TKO, or DQ||+140|
|Derek Brunson to win via decision||+325|