Fight Night 151 kicks off in Ottawa as two fan favourites go head to head in an explosive main event! Check out our UFC Tips & Preview below.
- Iaquinta 14-4-1 (7 by KO/TKO & 1 by submission)
- Cerrone 35-11-0 1nc (10 by KO/TKO & 17 by submission)
- Iaquinta def Lee – Decision
- Cerrone def Hernandez – Rd 2 TKO
Analysis: An incredibly worthy main event serves up a fight with hefty ramifications. A win for Iaquinta would see him edge closer towards finding himself preparing for a title shot with more than just a few hours notice. On the other hand, we’re unlikely to see Cowboy fighting for the Lightweight belt although rumours about a match up against Conor McGregor we’re heating up in recent months leaving many surprised that Cowboy took this fight.
Cerrone’s last fight against Hernandez was done so in vintage Cowboy fashion. There was plenty of action early with both fighters taking damage until a well timed head kick gave Cowboy the opportunity he needed to be awarded a Rd 2 TKO. Although he has won two in a row, Iaquinta poses a far greater threat than his last two opponents. Expect Cowboy to try and utilise his reach advantage and lean heavily on his leg kicks to cause some damage early. From there, Cowboy try to pull out all his tricks in an action packed fight.
Iaquinta finds himself matched up against a fighter who is every bit his equal and although he is the $1.76 favourite, this weeks UFC Tips & Preview has Iaquinta coming away with the win.
- Brunson 18-7-0 (11 by KO/TKO & 3 by submission)
- Theodorou 16-2-0 (6 by KO/TKO & 1 by submission)
- Brunson def by Adesanya – Rd 1 TKO
- Theodorou def Anders – Decision
Analysis: With two similar fighters going head to head in the main event, the co-main has matched up two fighters who couldn’t be more different. In Brunson, we have an explosive fighter who relies heavily on aggression and power punching. On the other hand, Theodorou will be trusting his cardio to help weather the storm against an aggressive opponent.
Brunson went down to Adesanya at UFC 230 and before that had a Rd 1 KO loss to Souza meaning a third loss in a row could be incredibly damaging for his reputation within the Middleweight division. Although he doesn’t possess the KO power of Brunson, Theodorou’s effectiveness can’t be denied. With Theodorou’s notching up victories against Daniel Kelly, Trevor Smith and Eryk Anders in his last three fights, he should be able to get the job done against Brunson.