ITS TIME for another UFC card. This card features Max Holloway vs Brian Ortega and a grudge match Joanna Jedrzejczy vs. Valentina Shevchenko. There are plenty of other barn burner fights on this card. Let´s have a look at a few quick picks.
Alex Oliveira vs Gunnar Nelson
Oliveira is good on the feet striking and no slouch grappling, but I doubt he wants to try and grapple much with Nelson. Gunnar Nelson is not easy to deal with, he has an unorthdox style of striking ala Mc Gregor. Even with both of these guys having enough power and sub skills to get things done quickly I think this is going over 1.5 rounds. I can see both respecting each other and being tough as hell.
Over 1.5 rounds 2.00
Max Holloway vs Brian Ortega
Both of these guys are tough as nails. Hard to say how this one will play out, but I could see this being a five round war.
over 3.5 rounds at 1.91
Claudia Gadelha vs Nina Ansaroff
Gadelha coming of a win, that should have been a loss. One of the worst judges calls of 2018, clearly cookie monster Carla Esparza beat the shit out fo Gadelha and perhaps laid down a blue print for how Ansroff can win this fight. Ansroff is going to have enough take down defense to stop Gadelha and I think the odds have some vlaue for Ansaroff at anything over 3.
Katlyn Chookagian vs Jessica Eye
I do not see Eye better in any part of this fight. I dont see how Eye takes Katlyn down, and I dont see how she gets the better of her on the feet. It might be boring, but Chookagian will use her kicks to keep Eye at a distance and pick her apart little by little. Eye is going to need to make it ugly to have a chance, not an easy thing to do vs. Chookagian.
How to watch UFC 231
You can watch the prelims on fight pass at ufc.com
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