Two or three exciting welterweight bouts were shown for upcoming March struggle cards, and I will give my first thoughts on those new matchups in today’s MMA odds and ends.
Curtis Millender vs. Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos Surging welterweights Curtis Millender and Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos will meet UFC Fight Night 146, which takes place March 9 in Intrust Bank Arena in Wichita, Kansas. The news was revealed by globo . This is a significant welterweight fight between two fighters on hot streaks that should bump the victor into the top-10 in the world at 170lbs.
Millender (17-3) is a perfect 3-0 so far in the UFC, and then he went 4-0 overall in 2018 for example his time in LFA. He began his UFC debut with a bang when he pumped out Thiago Alves, then followed it up with decision wins over Max Griffin and Siyar Bahadurzada. In general, Millender has won eight consecutive fights and many think he has the potential be a potential winner as a consequence of his dimension for the welterweight divison and his elite striking technique. Dos Santos (20-5) has gone 6-1 in the UFC and has not lost inside the Octagon because a split decision defeat Nicholas Dalby in his debut. His last two fights were amazing as he showed his awesome knockout power with brutal wins over Sean Strickland and Luigi Vendramini. He has already broken to the top-15 positions and may jump into the top-10 when he beats Millender. This is a really good, competitive fight on paper I could see either man carrying. I honestly think it’s about as close to as even of a fight because you can get, and I’m hoping a Pick’em line in the sportsbooks.
Stephen «Wonderboy» Thompson vs. Anthony Pettis, UFC Fight Night Nashville
Former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis has decided to make the move up to welterweight, and he’ll make his debut in his new weight class against leading contender Stephen»Wonderboy» Thompson in what is an intriguing battle between elite strikers. The pair will match at a UFC Fight Night card which hasn’t been declared yet on March 23 at Nashville, Tennessee, according to a report from ESPN’s Ariel Helwani. The scribe reports which the bout has been agreed to, and it should be formally announced by the UFC shortly. Thompson (14-3-1) is 9-3-1 at the UFC and in his final outing lost a very controversial decision to Darren Till. He is just 1-2-1 in his last four fights, but it is hard to say he is on a decrease when two of these non-victories came from UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley, along with his triumph over Jorge Masvidal showed he is still a top fighter at 170lbs. Pettis (21-8) is 8-7 overall at the UFC and in his final fight was TKOed by Tony Ferguson in a 2018″Battle of the Year» contender. All Pettis’ previous spells came in featherweight and lightweight so this movement to welterweight is intriguing. Having said that, I don’t believe I could select Pettis here just based on all of the damage he is accepted as of late and the reality Thompson is a natural welterweight. Start looking for Thompson to open as a solid favorite here.
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