11 Jul NEW BOUTS ADDED TO UFC LONDON INCLUDING RETURN OF JOSEPH DUFFY
On Wednesday, the UFC held a press conference for its coming UFC Fight Night 147 card, which takes place March 16 at The O2 Arena in London, England. A range of bouts have been shown with this card, including the most important event between Darren Till and Jorge Masvidal and also the co-main event between Leon Edwards and Gunnar Nelson, and at the press conference the UFC shown the newest batch of preliminary spells.
Joseph Duffy vs. Marc Diakese, UFC Fight Night 147
Lightweights Joseph Duffy and Marc Diakese match in what ought to be an exciting connection between two strikers. NewsomeMMA first reported the news that Diakese is filling in for the injured Stevie Ray. Duffy (16-3) is currently 4-2 in the UFC but has not fought as a 2017 KO loss to James Vick. He is one of the few guys to conquer Conor McGregor. Diakese (12-3) is 2-3 in the UFC but these three losses came in his last few outings. The UFC is providing Duffy a winnable fight here against a really beatable competition in Diakese, and I totally anticipate Duffy to open as a sizable favored.
Nathaniel Wood vs. Jose Quinonez, UFC Fight Night 147
Rising bantamweight star Nathaniel Wood will aim to keep his win streak when he takes on Jose Quinonez. Wood (15-3) is on a seven-fight win series complete with submission wins at the UFC over Johnny Eduardo and Andre Ewell. Quinonez (7-2) is 4-1 in the UFC and is coming off of a decision win over Teruto Ishihara. I understand Quinonez is about a nice win streak but to me this is a major mismatch and it looks like a battle that the UFC booked in order to get Wood an impressive win in the front of the English fans.
Danny Henry vs. Dan Ige, UFC Fight Night 147
Featherweights Danny Henry and Dan Ige will meet with this card. Henry (12-2) is on a five-fight win streak and is 2-0 at the UFC with a submission win over Hakeem Dawodu in his last outing. Ige (10-2) is 3-1 in the UFC and conquered Jordan Griffin via decision in his last bout. Though Ige has been solid in the UFC, I think Henry has the higher ceiling and I would tend to favor him .
Nad Narimani vs. Mike Grundy, UFC Fight Night 147
Top featherweight prospect Nad Narimani returns at this when he takes on UFC newcomer Mike Grundy. Narimani (12-2) is really on a five-fight win series and is 2-0 so far in the UFC. Grundy (11-1) is a veteran of ACB and is riding an eight-fight win streak into this occasion. Grundy has a remarkable record but given the level of competition I’d have to prefer Narimani here.
Arnold Allen vs. Jordan Rinaldi, UFC Fight Night 147
And finally, there’s an intriguing featherweight bout between Arnold Allen and Jordan Rinaldi. Allen (13-1) is currently 4-0 at the UFC and is riding a six-fight winning streak overall. However, he has been frequently injured and usually fights just annually. Rinaldi (14-6) is 2-2 in the UFC and is coming from a decision win over Jason Knight. Though Allen is coming from a very long layoff I would still have to favor him very heavily to defeat Rinaldi.
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