Friday, August 3, 2012

UFC ON FOX 4 - THE MADMAN GUIDE: Preview, Roundtable Predictions, Betting Odds, Poll Results, Analysis for 8/4/12


The Madman Guide to UFC on FOX 4: Shogun vs Vera on Saturday, August 4, 2012, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.

Madman Roundtable:
UFC on FOX 4 poll results from MMAPlayground.

UFC ON FOX 4: SHOGUN VS VERA

1 – Light Heavyweight (205 lbs)

MAURICIO RUA
(-360) = projected 76% chance of winning = 1 unit wins 0.28 units

BRANDON VERA
(+300) = projected 24% chance of winning = 1 unit wins 3 units

MAURICIO “SHOGUN” RUA (BRAZIL)

RECORD: 20-6 (4-4 UFC)

WIN FINISH PERCENTAGE: 90%

17 wins by (T)KO | 2 wins by DEC | 1 win by SUB

2 losses by DEC | 2 losses by TKO | 2 losses by SUB

RANKED: #4 in Madman Top 25 Light Heavyweight Rankings

LAST FIGHT – LOSS to Dan Henderson by UD at UFC 139 (11/11)

STREAK = [-1]

LAST WIN – over Forrest Griffin by KO at UFC 134 (8/11)

BRANDON “THE TRUTH” VERA (USA)

RECORD: 12-5 (8-5-1 UFC)

WIN FINISH PERCENTAGE: 67%

7 wins by (T)KO | 4 wins by DEC | 1 win by SUB

3 losses by DEC | 2 losses by TKO

RANKED: #23 in Madman Top 25 Light Heavyweight Rankings

LAST FIGHT – WIN over Eliot Marshall by UD at UFC 137 (10/11)

STREAK = [+1]

LAST LOSS – to Jon Jones by TKO at UFC Live 1 (3/10)

ODDSMAKERS’ FAVORITEMauricio Rua (76%)

MMAPLAYGROUND PICKMauricio "Shogun" Rua (94%)

MADMAN PICKS AND PLAYS

PICKS:

MMAMADMAN – Brandon Vera has called this fight his "golden ticket," an opportunity to finally live up to the hype that has long since fizzled out over the course of his uneven UFC career. Since shocking the world in 2006 with a quick knockout win over former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir, Vera has been clinging onto his UFC roster spot with a 4-5-1 record inside the Octagon. Although Shogun Rua's UFC record is not that much better at 4-4, one of those victories was for the UFC light heavyweight championship. Shogun is simply on another level than Vera. Shogun Rua by TKO in Round 2

JOSHUA KING – This should be a walk for Shogun. Similar styles with a significant gap both physically, mentally, and with experience against elite opposition. Shogun, TKO 2nd

NOODLE NINJA – As much talent as Vera has, I just don't think he's going to be able to win this fight. Shogun by 1st rd KO

PLAYS:

MMAMADMAN – 18 units on Shogun Rua to win 5 units

JOSHUA KING – 7.2 units on Shogun Rua to win 2 units


2 – Light Heavyweight (205 lbs)

LYOTO MACHIDA
(-345) = projected 75% chance of winning = 1 unit wins 0.29 units

RYAN BADER
(+285) = projected 25% chance of winning = 1 unit wins 2.85 units

LYOTO “THE DRAGON” MACHIDA (BRAZIL)

RECORD: 17-3 (9-3 UFC)

WIN FINISH PERCENTAGE: 47%

9 wins by DEC | 6 wins by (T)KO | 2 wins by SUB

1 loss by SUB | 1 loss by DEC | 1 loss by KO

RANKED: #7 in Madman Top 25 Light Heavyweight Rankings

LAST FIGHT – LOSS to Jon Jones by SUB at UFC 140 (12/11)

STREAK = [-1]

LAST WIN – over Randy Couture by KO at UFC 129 (4/11)

RYAN “DARTH” BADER (USA)

RECORD: 14-2 (7-2 UFC)

WIN FINISH PERCENTAGE: 64%

6 wins by (T)KO | 5 wins by DEC | 3 wins by SUB

2 losses by SUB

RANKED: #5 in Madman Top 25 Light Heavyweight Rankings

LAST FIGHT – WIN over Quinton “Rampage” Jackson by UD at UFC 144 (2/12)

STREAK = [+2]

LAST LOSS – to Tito Ortiz by SUB at UFC 132 (7/11)

ODDSMAKERS’ FAVORITELyoto Machida (75%)

MMAPLAYGROUND PICKLyoto Machida (86%)

MADMAN PICKS AND PLAYS

PICKS:

MMAMADMAN – Once the UFC light heavyweight champion and thought to be an unsolvable puzzle, Lyoto Machida has fallen from grace with a 1-3 record over his last 4 fights. After losing the 205-pound title by knockout in a rematch against Shogun Rua, Machida inexplicably dropped a split decision to Rampage Jackson, but then rebounded with a front kick 'Knockout of the Year' win over Randy Couture that earned him a title shot against Jon Jones. Machida was choked unconscious by Jones. Ryan Bader was able to retain his consciousness when he fought Jon Jones earlier, but the result was the same – a loss by guillotine choke submission. Now, both fighters who were submitted by Jon Jones vie for another shot at the champ in this co-main event fight that has been deemed a possible title eliminator (along with the main event) by UFC President Dana White. My money is on Shogun Rua being the one to get the title rematch. And although my prediction in this fight is Machida, I'm making a small play on Bader based on the long odds. Lyoto Machida by Unanimous Decision

JOSHUA KING – Easily the most interesting bout on the card and the toughest to handicap. Machida's footwork and general ringsmanship should allow him to avoid the takedowns of Bader and work an in-and-out game on the feet. Machida, UD

NOODLE NINJA – Bader with amazing wrestling and KO power versus Machida's evasive style and BJJ. I'm taking Machida by 2nd rd RNC

PLAYS:

MMAMADMAN – 1 unit on Ryan Bader to win 2.85 units

JOSHUA KING – no play


3 – Lightweight (155 lbs)

JOE LAUZON
(-110) = projected 50% chance of winning = 1 unit wins 0.91 units

JAMIE VARNER
(-110) = projected 50% chance of winning = 1 unit wins 0.91 units

JOE “J-LAU” LAUZON (USA)

RECORD: 21-7 (8-4 UFC)

WIN FINISH PERCENTAGE: 100%

17 wins by SUB | 4 wins by (T)KO

3 losses by (T)KO | 3 losses by SUB | 1 loss by DEC

RANKED: #18 in Madman Top 25 Lightweight Rankings

LAST FIGHT – LOSS to Anthony Pettis by KO at UFC 144 (2/12)

STREAK = [-1]

LAST WIN – over Melvin Guillard by SUB at UFC 136 (10/11)

JAMIE VARNER (USA)

RECORD: 20-6 (2-1 UFC)

WIN FINISH PERCENTAGE: 90%

11 wins by SUB | 7 wins by (T)KO | 2 wins by DEC

3 losses by DEC | 3 losses by SUB

LAST FIGHT – WIN over Edson Barboza by TKO at UFC 146 (5/12)

STREAK = [+3]

LAST LOSS – to Dakota Cochrane by UD at Titan FC 20 (9/11)

ODDSMAKERS’ FAVORITETIE (50-50%)

MMAPLAYGROUND PICKJoe Lauzon (60%)

MADMAN PICKS AND PLAYS

PICKS:

MMAMADMAN – After going 0-3-1 in his last 4 WEC fights, and then dropping a decision to the infamous Dakota Cochrane at Titan FC 20, I couldn't have imagined that we'd ever be seeing Jamie Varner fighting in the UFC again, let alone on the main card of a FOX broadcast. As a late replacement, Varner took out Edson Barboza and deflated the mystique of the fast-rising Brazilian star in favor of his own resurrection. In the world of MMA, however, there is often very little distance between the highs and the lows. Joe Lauzon by Submission in Round 1

JOSHUA KING – Jamie Varner has managed to go from fighting in the XFC to the main card of a FOX card in less than six months. Pretty impressive for a guy whose mental game has been seriously questioned. After surprisingly blasting Edson Barboza, he gets another top notch challenge in the versatile Joe Lauzon. Lauzon is a special talent on the ground – where I believe this fight will end up quickly. Even if Varner keeps it on the feet, he is a straightforward enough boxer that Lauzon can potentially even win there. I think this is one of the better bets I've seen this year. Lauzon, Sub 2nd

NOODLE NINJA – Jamie Varner by 1st round TKO

PLAYS:

MMAMADMAN – no play

JOSHUA KING – 11 units on Joe Lauzon to win 10 units



4 – Welterweight (170 lbs)

MIKE SWICK
(-220) = projected 66% chance of winning = 1 unit wins 0.45 units

DaMARQUES JOHNSON
(+180) = projected 34% chance of winning = 1 unit wins 1.8 units

MIKE “QUICK” SWICK (USA)

RECORD: 14-4 (9-3 UFC)

WIN FINISH PERCENTAGE: 71%

7 wins by (T)KO | 4 wins by DEC | 3 wins by SUB

2 losses by DEC | 1 loss by SUB | 1 loss by KO

LAST FIGHT – LOSS to Paulo Thiago by SUB at UFC 109 (2/10)

STREAK = [-2]

LAST WIN – over Ben Saunders by TKO at UFC 99 (6/09)

DaMARQUES “DARKNESS” JOHNSON (USA)

RECORD: 15-10 (4-4 UFC)

WIN FINISH PERCENTAGE: 87%

7 wins by SUB | 6 wins by (T)KO | 2 wins by DEC

6 losses by SUB | 3 losses by TKO | 1 loss by DEC

LAST FIGHT – LOSS to John Maguire by SUB at UFC on FUEL TV 2 (4/12)

STREAK = [-1]

LAST WIN – over Clay Harvison by KO at UFC on FOX 1 (11/11)

ODDSMAKERS’ FAVORITEMike Swick (66%)

MMAPLAYGROUND PICKMike Swick (81%)

MADMAN PICKS AND PLAYS

PICKS:

MMAMADMAN – The Ultimate Fighter 1 alum Mike Swick has been out of action now for 2 and a half years due to multiple injuries. Dana White once joked that Swick can get injured just from getting out of bed in the morning. After winning 4 straight fights in the UFC from 2008 to 2009, Swick fought Dan Hardy in a welterweight number one contender match at UFC 105 in late 2009. Swick lost by decision and then lost again in his next fight to Paulo Thiago in early 2010. Now Swick finally makes his long-awaited UFC return, and in what should be a really fun fight against the scrappy DaMarques Johnson, also a TUF alum. Mike Swick by Submission in Round 2

JOSHUA KING – It's hard to predict what a fighter will do after two years without a fight. If Swick comes back anywhere near the level he was at before his bizarre and enduring injuries, he will be able to take this dominantly. If, more likely, he comes back with ring rust and is more limited physically, he is in for a battle. This is the probable scenario. Mike Swick takes a very hard fought decision

NOODLE NINJA – Mike Swick by 1st round Swickatine!

MADMAN PLAYS:

MMAMADMAN – no play

JOSHUA KING – no play


5 – Featherweight (145 lbs)

COLE MILLER
(-135) = projected 55% chance of winning = 1 unit wins 0.74 units

NAM PHAN
(+115) = projected 45% chance of winning = 1 unit wins 1.15 units

COLE “MAGRINHO” MILLER (USA)

RECORD: 18-6 (7-4 UFC)

WIN FINISH PERCENTAGE: 89%

13 wins by SUB | 3 wins by (T)KO | 2 wins by DEC

4 losses by DEC | 2 losses by TKO

LAST FIGHT – LOSS to Steven Siler by UD at UFC on FX 2 (3/12)

STREAK = [-1]

LAST WIN – over TJ O’Brien by SUB at UFC Live 5 (8/11)

NAM PHAN (USA)

RECORD: 17-10 (1-3 UFC)

WIN FINISH PERCENTAGE: 71%

7 wins by (T)KO | 5 wins by DEC | 5 wins by SUB

7 losses by DEC | 3 losses by TKO

LAST FIGHT – LOSS to Jimy Hettes by UD at UFC 141 (12/11)

STREAK = [-1]

LAST WIN – over Leonard Garcia by UD at UFC 136 (10/11)

ODDSMAKERS’ FAVORITECole Miller (55%)

MMAPLAYGROUND PICKCole Miller (63%)

MADMAN PICKS AND PLAYS

PICKS:

MMAMADMAN – After a lengthy and successful run at lightweight in the UFC, Cole Miller dropped down to featherweight in his last fight and embarrassing lost to TUF 14 quarterfinalist Steven Siler. Miller was a significant favorite against Siler, but this time the line is close even though he has a comparable opponent in Nam Phan. I'm chalking the Siler fight up to a fluke bad performance due to the weight cut and assuming things will go better this time with the real Cole Miller showing up. That is, if he still exists inside a 145-pound frame. Cole Miller by Unanimous Decision

JOSHUA KING – Cole Miller looked very unimpressive in his return to featherweight last time out. Nam Phan has lost 3 of 4. Who returns to victory? If the weight cut isn't too detrimental to Cole he should get the win. Miller, Sub 1st

NOODLE NINJA – Cole Miller by 1st round ground and pound

PLAYS:

MMAMADMAN – 13.5 units on Cole Miller to win 10 units

JOSHUA KING – 4.05 units on Cole Miller to win 3 units


6 – Light Heavyweight (205 lbs)

PHIL DAVIS
(-600) = projected 83% chance of winning = 1 unit wins 0.17 units

WAGNER PRADO
(+450) = projected 17% chance of winning = 1 unit wins 4.5 units

PHIL “MR. WONDERFUL” DAVIS (USA)

RECORD: 9-1 (5-1 UFC)

WIN FINISH PERCENTAGE: 56%

4 wins by DEC | 3 wins by SUB | 2 wins by TKO

1 loss by DEC

RANKED: #8 in Madman Top 25 Light Heavyweight Rankings

LAST FIGHT – LOSS to Rashad Evans by UD at UFC on FOX 2 (1/12)

STREAK = [-1]

LAST WIN – over Antonio Rogerio Nogueira by UD at UFC Fight Night 24 (3/11)

WAGNER “CALDEIRAO” PRADO (BRAZIL)

RECORD: 8-0 (UFC Debut)

Combined Record of Beaten Opponents: 18-26

WIN FINISH PERCENTAGE: 88%

7 wins by (T)KO | 1 win by DEC

UNDEFEATED

LAST FIGHT – WIN over Aldo Sultao (0-2) by KO at Max Fight 13 (3/12)

STREAK = [+8]

ODDSMAKERS’ FAVORITEPhil Davis (83%)

MMAPLAYGROUND PICKPhil Davis (94%)

MADMAN PICKS AND PLAYS

PICKS:

MMAMADMAN – Phil Davis was originally supposed to welcome former Strikeforce heavyweight Chad Griggs down to the UFC's light heavyweight division, but an injury forced Griggs out of this fight. Instead, Davis will welcome Wagner Prado to the UFC. Prado originally rose to fame in Brazil after being featured restoring his 1975 Ford Maverick on Brazil’s 'Pimp My Ride' reality show 'Caldeirão do Huck' (thus his nickname). Prado then parlayed his 15 minutes of television fame into a spot on Team Nogueira, and has since posted an undefeated MMA record. 2008 NCAA Division I wrestling champion Phil Davis, however, represents a monumental step up in competition for Prado, in what will be his first fight ever outside of his native Brazil. Phil Davis by Submission in Round 1

JOSHUA KING – Davis goes from the main event of UFC on FOX 2 to the FUEL TV undercard. Curious. Matching him up with the virtually unknown Wagner Prado is simply bizarre. (As was the original Chad Griggs matchup.) Davis, UD

NOODLE NINJA – Phil Davis by decision

PLAYS:

MMAMADMAN – no play

JOSHUA KING – no play


7 – Featherweight (145 lbs)

JOSH GRISPI
(-160) = projected 60% chance of winning = 1 unit wins 0.63 units

RANI YAHYA
(+140) = projected 40% chance of winning = 1 unit wins 1.4 units

JOSH “THE FLUKE” GRISPI (USA)

RECORD: 14-3 (0-2 UFC)

WIN FINISH PERCENTAGE: 93%

7 wins by SUB | 6 wins by (T)KO | 1 win by DEC

1 loss by KO | 1 loss by DEC | 1 loss by SUB

LAST FIGHT – LOSS to George Roop by KO at UFC TUF 13 Finale (6/11)

STREAK = [-2]

LAST WIN – over LC Davis by SUB at WEC 49 (6/10)

RANI YAHYA (BRAZIL)

RECORD: 16-7 (1-1 UFC)

WIN FINISH PERCENTAGE: 88%

14 wins by SUB | 2 wins by DEC

4 losses by DEC | 2 losses by TKO | 1 loss by SUB

LAST FIGHT – LOSS to Chad Mendes by UD at UFC 133 (8/11)

STREAK = [-1]

LAST WIN – over Mike Brown by UD at UFC Fight for the Troops 2 (1/11)

ODDSMAKERS’ FAVORITEJosh Grispi (60%)

MMAPLAYGROUND PICKJosh Grispi (60%)

MADMAN PICKS AND PLAYS

PICKS:

MMAMADMAN – Josh Grispi's UFC career quickly turned from a dream opportunity to a nightmare situation. The WEC stand-out was originally inked to fight Jose Aldo for the inaugural UFC Featherweight Championship at UFC 125, but Aldo had to withdraw from the fight due to injury. Rather than wait to fight Aldo, Grispi risked his title contender status by fighting Dustin Poirier. And lost. And then lost again in his next fight by a literal and figurative body blow knockout to George Roop. Now, more than a year removed from his troublesome UFC start, Grispi is ready to get back to his winning ways (he'd won 10 straight fights before his back-to-back UFC losses). Standing in his way will be Rani Yahya, who had flirted with a move back down to bantamweight before accepting this featherweight fight as a late replacement. The second-degree BJJ black belt Yahya represents a tall task for Grispi, but one he should be able to overcome by using his superior stand-up to outpoint Yahya on the feet, while holding his own and avoiding getting submitted when the fight hits the ground. Half of Grispi's wins have been by submission, but he's probably not going to want to play jiu jitsu for very long with a master like Yahya. Josh Grispi by Unanimous Decision

JOSHUA KING – Grispi was on the fast track to face Jose Aldo when he ran into two tough losses to Poirier and Roop. Both are great featherweights who were able to outstrike Grispi. This is something Yahya doesn't have the potential to do. Yahya is a BJJ ace who will need to get this fight on the ground ASAP. If he does, he likely gets the sub. I don't believe he will. Grispi, UD

NOODLE NINJA – Josh Grispi by 3rd round guillotine

PLAYS:

MMAMADMAN – no play

JOSHUA KING – 3.2 units on Josh Grispi to win 2 units


8 – Heavyweight (265 lbs)

PHIL DE FRIES
(-200) = projected 64% chance of winning = 1 unit wins 0.5 units

OLI THOMPSON
(+170) = projected 36% chance of winning = 1 unit wins 1.7 units

PHIL DE FRIES (UK)

RECORD: 8-1 (1-1 UFC)

WIN FINISH PERCENTAGE: 88%

7 wins by SUB | 1 win by DEC

1 loss by KO

LAST FIGHT – LOSS to Stipe Miocic by KO at UFC on FUEL TV 1 (2/12)

STREAK = [-1]

LAST WIN – over Rob Broughton by UD at UFC 138 (11/11)

OLI THOMPSON (UK)

RECORD: 9-3 (0-1 UFC)

WIN FINISH PERCENTAGE: 89%

5 wins by SUB | 3 wins by (T)KO | 1 win by DEC

2 losses by TKO | 1 loss by DEC

LAST FIGHT – LOSS to Shawn Jordan by TKO at UFC on FX 2 (3/12)

STREAK = [-1]

LAST WIN – over Mark Potter by SUB at UCMMA 21 (6/11)

ODDSMAKERS’ FAVORITEPhil De Fries (64%)

MMAPLAYGROUND PICKPhil De Fries (74%)

MADMAN PICKS AND PLAYS

PICKS:

MMAMADMAN – Either the British strongman Oli Thompson whollops his countryman Phil De Fries early, or the lanky grappler drags Thompson to the ground and taps him out. I'm going with the latter. Phil De Fries by Submission in Round 1

JOSHUA KING – De Fries, TKO 1st

NOODLE NINJA – Phil De Fries by 1st rd KO

PLAYS:

MMAMADMAN – no play

JOSHUA KING – no play


9 – Featherweight (145 lbs)

MANNY GAMBURYAN
(-165) = projected 60% chance of winning = 1 unit wins 0.61 units

MICHIHIRO OMIGAWA
(+145) = projected 40% chance of winning = 1 unit wins 1.45 units

MANNY “THE ANVIL” GAMBURYAN (ARMENIA-USA)

RECORD: 11-7 (2-5 UFC)

WIN FINISH PERCENTAGE: 73%

6 wins by SUB | 3 wins by DEC | 2 wins by KO

4 losses by DEC | 2 losses by KO | 1 loss by SUB

RANKED: #23 in Madman Top 25 Featherweight Rankings

LAST FIGHT – LOSS to Diego Nunes by UD at UFC 141 (12/11)

STREAK = [-3]

LAST WIN – over Mike Brown by KO at WEC 48 (4/10)

MICHIHIRO OMIGAWA (JAPAN)

RECORD: 13-11 (1-5 UFC)

WIN FINISH PERCENTAGE: 46%

7 wins by DEC | 4 wins by TKO | 2 wins by SUB

9 losses by DEC | 2 losses by KO

LAST FIGHT – LOSS to Yuri Alcantara by UD at UFC 142 (1/12)

STREAK = [-1]

LAST WIN – over Jason Young by UD at UFC 138 (11/11)

ODDSMAKERS’ FAVORITEManny Gamburyan (60%)

MMAPLAYGROUND PICKManny Gamburyan (70%)

MADMAN PICKS AND PLAYS

PICKS:

MMAMADMAN – Two of the best fighters in the UFC with the worst records. After losing a couple of fights during an earlier UFC run at lightweight, Michihiro Omigawa is now 1-3 in the UFC as a featherweight. His 145-pound losses have been to top-notch fighters (Yuri Alcantara, Darren Elkins and Chad Mendes), but Omigawa is in desperate need of a win here. As is Manny Gamburyan, who has lost 3 straight fights dating back to his knockout loss to Jose Aldo in a WEC featherweight title fight. Before his impressive 3-1 run in the WEC's 145-pound division, Gamburyan had lost back-to-back fights at lightweight in the UFC, so he's actually lost 4 straight fights in the Octagon. Gamburyan is the type of well-rounded fighter with a crisp stand-up game and solid takedown defense that should keep him one step ahead of Omigawa all night long, making for yet another frustrating 15 minutes for the hard-luck Japanese fighter. Manny Gamburyan by Unanimous Decision

JOSHUA KING – Omigawa has had an incredibly frustrating run in the UFC that has led to a classic loser leaves the UFC match. This is a really good matchup that can go either way. Manny has one-punch KO power and pretty strong Judo. Omigawa is also a very talented Judo player, as well as a strong boxer, albeit with less power. I think Omigawa's overall game is a bit stronger and he should get the decision in a fun, tough battle.

NOODLE NINJA – Manny Gamburyan by 2nd TKO

PLAYS:

MMAMADMAN – no play

JOSHUA KING – 2 units on Michihiro Omigawa to win 2.9 units


10 – Flyweight (125 lbs)

ULYSSES GOMEZ
(-185) = projected 63% chance of winning = 1 unit wins 0.54 units

JOHN MORAGA
(+160) = projected 37% chance of winning = 1 unit wins 1.6 units

ULYSSES “USELESS” GOMEZ (USA)

RECORD: 9-2 (UFC Debut)

Combined Record of Beaten Opponents: 48-25

WIN FINISH PERCENTAGE: 78%

7 wins by SUB | 2 wins by DEC

2 losses by DEC

LAST FIGHT – WIN over Cody Gibson (6-3) by SUB at TPF 11 (12/11)

STREAK = [+2]

LAST LOSS – to Darrell Montague by UD at Tachi Palace Fights 8 (2/11)

JOHN MORAGA (USA)

RECORD: 10-1 (UFC Debut)

Combined Record of Beaten Opponents: 15-20

WIN FINISH PERCENTAGE: 60%

5 wins by SUB | 4 wins by DEC | 1 win by TKO

1 loss by DEC

LAST FIGHT – WIN over Maurice Senters (0-3) by UD at RITC 160 (6/12)

STREAK = [+4]

ONLY LOSS – to John Dodson by UD at MMA Global Invasion (12/10)

ODDSMAKERS’ FAVORITEUlysses Gomez (63%)

MMAPLAYGROUND PICKUlysses Gomez (62%)

MADMAN PICKS AND PLAYS

PICKS:

MMAMADMAN – Ulysses Gomez got the nickname "Useless" when he was a kid and the other children mispronounced his first name. As a mixed martial artist, Gomez has been anything but useless. Now that the UFC has a flyweight division, the top 125-pound prospect will get the chance to shine on the big stage. And with the loss of the Travis Browne-Ben Rothwell main card heavyweight fight, this curtain-jerker flyweight bout moved up from streaming on Facebook to opening the television prelim broadcast on FX. Ulysses Gomez by Unanimous Decision

JOSHUA KING – Gomez, UD

NOODLE NINJA – John Moraga by decision

PLAYS:

MMAMADMAN – no play

JOSHUA KING – no play

Decision = DEC | UD = Unanimous, SD = Split, MD = Majority | SUB = Submission | (T)KO = (Technical)Knockout

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