UFC FIGHT NIGHT: Grocke’s Preview & Predictions for Gustafsson vs. Teixeira, Oezdemir vs. Cirkunov

By Michael Grocke, MMATorch contributor

UFC Fight Night 109 is live from Ericsson Globe in Stockholm, Sweeden on Sunday. The main event features Sweeden’s own Alexander Gustafsson taking on fellow light heavyweight title contender Glover Teixeira. We stay in the Light Heavyweight Division for the co-main event as top prospect Misha Cirkunov goes up against fellow prospect Volkan Oezdemir.

The six fight main card rounds out with a trio of welterweight bouts: Ben Saunders vs. Peter Sobotta, Omari Akhmedov vs. Abdul Razak Alhassan, Oliver Enkamp vs. Nordine Taleb, and finally in the Middleweight Division Alex Nicholson takes on Jack Hermannson.

The early prelims will air on Fight Pass starting at 9:00 a.m. CT. Fox Sports 1 takes over at 10 a.m. CT for the prelims and the main card starting at 12:00 p.m. CT.

Main Card 

Alexander Gustafsson # (17-4) vs. Glover Teixeira # (26-5) – Light Heavyweight 205 lbs.

Current Odds: Gustafsson -280; Teixeira +220

Pick: Gustafsson by TKO

Volcan Oezdemir (13-1) vs. Misha Cirkunov (13-2) – Light Heavyweight 205 lbs.

Current Odds: Cirkunov -450; Oezdemir +340

Pick: Cirkunov by submission

Ben Saunders (21-7-2) vs. Peter Sobotta (16-5-1) – Welterweight 170 lbs.

Current Odds: Sobotta -120; Saunders -110

Pick: Sobotta by decision

Abdul Razak Alhassan (7-0) vs. Omari Akhmedov (16-3) – Welterweight 170 lbs.

Current Odds: Alhassan -245; Akhmedov +195

Pick: Alhassan by TKO

Oliver Enkamp ((7-0) vs. Nordine Taleb (11-4) – Welterweight 170 lbs.

Current Odds: Taleb -475; Enkamp +350

Pick: Taleb by decision

Alex Nicholson (7-3) vs. Jack Hermansson (14-3) – Middleweight 185 lbs.

Current Odds: Hermansson -165; Nicholson +135

Pick: Hermansson by decision

Prelims Quick Look

Munhoz -775 over Stasiak +535

Camozzi -175 over Smith +145

Madadi +150 over Silva -180

Musoke -140 over Velickovic +110

Till -355 over Ayari +275

Hadzovic +275 over Held -350

Enjoy the fights!

NOW CHECK OUT A MORE IN-DEPTH PREVIEW OF THIS EVENT: UFC FIGHT NIGHT PRIMER 5/28: Ecochard’s preview and predictions of Gustafsson vs. Teixeira, Cirkunov vs. Oezdemir

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