It seems weird to have a UFC card in London on St. Patrick’s Day weekend, but that’s what we’ve got here. And hey, for an afternoon card, this is a pretty lineup, so don’t get too drunk during the fights or you won’t be able to participate in the festivities on Saturday night.
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- Marc Diakiese ($7,100) is still a physical specimen who hits insanely hard. Is he the next great thing? Not at all. But his price is more reflective of his record than the possibilities in his game. Joseph Duffy is the favorite in this fight, but Diakiese has clear paths to victory, and I’m willing to roll the dice at that price.
- Gunnar Nelson ($7,900) is a hard fighter to pin down, I honestly just can’t tell exactly how good he actually is. Leon Edwards is good in his own right, but Gunnar should at least be the more precise striker. Either way it should be fun, and Gunnar’s price makes him hard to pass on.
- I get that Darren Till ($9,200) has serious KO power, but did you see his fight against Stephen Thompson? And did you see Jorge Masvidal’s fight against Thompson? Granted, the constant in those two fights was Wonderboy, but this matchup also has a real chance to be a dud. I sincerely hope that I’m wrong, but I just have a feeling that it will be two guys looking at each other for 25 minutes…
- Nicolae Negumereanu ($8,900) is making his UFC debut on late notice, and while he has an undefeated record, it is against literal nobodies. His opponent, Saparbek Safarov, is nothing special, but at least he has proven himself to be UFC capable. I’m not risking that kind of cap space on a wild card.