Chris Weidman vs Brad Tavares
Not having done much since 2017, Chris Weidman seeks to right some wrongs against Tavares. Brad Tavares needs a win though because he hasn’t gotten one in 2 years. Weidman is no doubt more hungry but how far can that get him at this stage in his career. If Weidman can’t clear Tavares then his comeback won’t end the way he thought it would.
Marlon Vera vs Pedro Munhoz
The last man to defeat Sean O’Malley takes on Pedro Munhoz in what will be one of the most competitive fights of the night. Munhoz needs to win in a memorable fashion, too many decisions lately. Best case scenario is Vera and O’ Malley win, setting up a future title fight with some unsettled business.
Aljamain Sterling vs Sean O’Malley
It’s stand up vs wrestling; striking vs grappling. Whomever makes the first mistake is he who shall lose. I suspect Aljo will stand and bang with O’ Malley for a bit to prove that he can do it. After a minute of stand up, Sterling will seek to take O’ Malley down and out. I don’t like either one of these people however, I can tolerate Sean O’Malley a lot more than I can Aljamain Sterling. Since Sterling is a human backpack, I believe it will be an easy victory for him. After the win Sterling has expressed interest in moving up but I think that is the worst thing he could do. Israel Adesanya moved up in weight and it’ll go the same way for Aljamain.