It certainly feels like we haven’t had a UFC fight since the last decade…
The UFC kicks off the new decade with a fine card, but one hell of a main event matchup. Conor McGregor is the most famous UFC fighter of all time, despite only 10 fights in 6 years. Donald Cerrone is arguably the most loved UFC fighter of all time, in part because of his willingness to fight seemingly every other month. While the matchup itself might not be the most intriguing, the two personalities involved make it must watch television.
Aside from the main card, this is not the UFC’s best offering, but there are several blue-chip prospects on the undercard worth checking out, and Anthony Pettis versus Carlos Diego Ferreira will definitely provide excitement.
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- Aleksei Oleinik ($7,800) is old and fighting a “young” heavyweight. That is the only reason I can fathom for this price tag. Oleinik is a savvy, and sneaky, vet, and Maurice Greene is exactly the kind of fighter who can get eaten up by a sneaky vet, despite the awesome nickname (“The Crochet Boss”, for anyone wondering).
- Tim Elliot ($7,500) equals activity, and his fight against Askar Askarov should provide plenty of it. Whether it be his awkward, yet somehow effective striking, or his scrambling abilities, Elliot just makes things happen, which translates well to DFS.
- Holly Holm ($8,900) is still riding her huge upset KO of Ronda Rousey, despite the fact that she really has not done anything since then. This matchup against Raquel Pennington screams boring split decision to me, and there is no justifiable reason to spend that kind of cap space on the former champ.
- Aleksa Camur ($8,800) has KO’d every opponent he has faced, but at such a low-level to make that fact basically irrelevant. He is making his UFC debut against the Justin Ledet, who is fine, and most likely fine enough to beat the rookie.