Well the main and co-main events are pretty good. But before that? There’s honestly just not a whole lot here. Maybe that’s why it’s on a Friday night (and full disclosure, I was unaware about the Friday night thing until about 3 hours ago…). Maybe that’s also why this is on ESPN2…
Even though the card is relatively weak, there are some fun fighters on here, I mean Kevin Holland is appointment viewing at this point, even if it’s not for anything that he intentionally does.
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- Chris Weidman ($7,400) is cheaper than Joe Lauzon???? Dominick Reyes is a real threat, but has also shown a susceptibility to takedowns. Weidman is the best wrestler that he’s faced, and as long as the former middleweight champ sticks to the game plan, he should be a steal at this price.
- Deron Winn ($8,200) has a showcase fight in Boston, against Darren Stewart (who, to be fair, has an amazing nickname in “The Dentist”) . Winn is the the harder hitter, and is a better wrestler by miles. He should, pun intended, winn convincingly.
- I know, it’s cool that Boston Salmon ($9,000) is fighting in Boston, but he has done nothing to merit such a high price tag. He was sparked immediately in his UFC debut, and Randy Costa, his opponent here, is the just the kind of fighter that will attempt to do spark him immediately again.
- Sean Brady ($9,000) has a well-rounded game, and takes on the solid, if unspectacular, Court McGee. Brady isn’t much of a dynamic finisher, and McGee has only been finished by the bricks for hands Santiago Ponzinibbio.