We have early UFC action this Saturday as Donald Cerrone takes his personal brand of violence to Poland to take on relative newcomer Darrin Till, while the Polich Karolina Kowalkiewicz tries to get back to her winning ways against Jodie Esquibel.
The main card starts at 3pm eastern on UFC Fight Pass, while the prelims are at 11:45am, on PPV. I kid, the prelims are also on Fight Pass.
Now let’s get down to business.
Donald Cerrone ($8,500) is facing an undefeated southpaw striker. And while southpaws have traditionally given Cowboy trouble, Darrin Till’s style is not the prototypical “beat Cowboy” kind of style.His patience will be his undoing and Cowboy will pull off a patented sub in the middle rounds.
Devin Clark ($8,400) seems to get better and better in each fight. While wrestling has always been his strength, he looks to be getting more and more comfortable in his striking as well. While Jan Blachowicz is tough, Clark should be able to impose his will.
Oskar Piechota ($8,900) has real BJJ chops, but has mad a name for himself knocking out opponents. While Wilson, his opponent, has some power of his own, Piechota is the talented striker, and he’ll be looking to stop the show in front of his countrymen.
Brian Kelleher ($8,300) has some real holes in his game, but so does his opponent, Damien Stasiak. Kelleher is the stronger boxer and wrestler, and so long he can avoid falling into a submission should be able to finish the fight on the ground.
Not only does Ramazan Emeev ($8,200) has a sweet sounding name, but his opponent, Sam Alvey is prone to long bouts of inactivity, as well has needing to cut a lot of weight with only two weeks notice. Emeev’s wrestling should dictate this fight, and the points from those takedowns are going to add up.
The fight between Lina Lansberg ($7,400) and Aspen Ladd is going to be vicious. While Lansberg’s defense leaves more than a lot to be desired, you cannot pass up on that price attached to this violence.