This week, UFC Fight Night 150 was formally announced and the event will occur May 4 at Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. In addition to announcing the card, a range of bouts have been revealed, and here they are below along with my first thoughts on these.
Derek Brunson vs. Elias Theodorou, UFC Fight Night 150
The most important battle declared for this card thus much is a middleweight bout between top-15 fighters Derek Brunson and Elias Theodorou. Brunson (18-7) is 9-5 from the UFC and will be coming off of back-to-back KO declines to Israel Adesanya and Ronaldo”Jacare” Souza. Theodorou (16-2) is 8-2 in the UFC and has won his last three fights such as a decision win over Eryk Anders in his last outing. Brunson has the power and wrestling but Theodorou has the cardio and chin. Difficult one to call but I’d have to prefer Theodorou at this point.
Arjan Bhullar vs. Juan Adams, UFC Fight Night 150
A pleasure heavyweight bout sees Arjan Bhullar take on Juan Adams. Bhullar (8-1) is 2-1 at the UFC and won a decision over Marcelo Golm his final fight. Adams (5-0) has won five of his pro fights by TKO such as a knockout over Chris de la Rocha in his UFC debut. Although Bhullar has solid wrestling, I think Adams is a top-level prospect and could make him a large favorite here.
Sarah Moras vs. Leah Letson, UFC Fight Night 150
Women’s bantamweight Sarah Moras will take on Leah Letson. Moras (5-4) is 2-3 from the UFC and has dropped her last two fights. Letson (5-1) is really on a five-fight win series including a success in her UFC debut. Moras is fade material and I would heavily favor Letson to get the win .
Brad Katona vs. Merab Dvalishvili, UFC Fight Night 150
Bantamweight prospect Brad Katona will find a step up when he chooses on Merab Dvalishvili. Katona (8-0) is 2-0 at the UFC and only dominated Matthew Lopez in his last fight after winning TUF. Dvalishvili (8-4) is currently 1-2 at the UFC and is coming from a decision win over Terrion Ware in his final struggle. Katona is a great prospect and Dvalishvili is an excellent test for him at this stage of his profession. It is a tough one to call here but given the reality Katona remains undefeated, and of course Canadian, I believe you need to favor him here.
Mitch Gagnon vs. Brian Kelleher, UFC Fight Night 150
Bantamweights in desperate need of wins will meet as Mitch Gagnon takes on Brian Kelleher. Gagnon (12-4) is 4-3 at the UFC and is coming from consecutive losses. Kelleher (19-10) is 3-3 at the UFC and has also lost his last two fights. Both men are fade material but awarded Gagnon’s long layoff you would have to slightly favor Kelleher within this .
Marc-Andre Barriault vs. Andrew Sanchez, UFC Fight Night 150
Former TKO middleweight champion Marc-Andre Barriault will take on Andrew Sanchez in his UFC debut. Barriault (11-1) is coming off of eight wins in a row in TKO and is among Canada’s greatest MMA prospects. Sanchez (10-4) is 3-2 in the UFC and conquered Markus Perez by decision in his last struggle. Sanchez is a good fighter but I think Barriault will be very good and I would definitely prefer him for the win here in the capital of Canada.
Aiemann Zahabi vs. Vince Morales, UFC Fight Night 150
And lastly, bantamweights Aiemann Zahabi and Vince Morales will fight. Zahabi (7-1) is 1-1 in the UFC and lost to Ricardo Ramos through KO in his last struggle. Morales (8-3) lost his UFC introduction to Yadong Song. This one could go either but I would prefer Zahabi just due to the fact he will be fighting so near home.
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