3 Fights To Watch 12/9/23

Song Yadong vs Chris Gutierrez

Looking to stay on track since losing to Cory Sanhagen, Song TKO’d Ricky Simon and is seeking to go a run by defeating Gutierrez. These guys win via decision half the time, I am hoping this is the fight they decide to get it together and finish. A decision in the main event won’t put the spotlight on this card for the right reasons. Winner gets 2 wins in a row and starts a streak, hopefully that momentum propels them toward some big fights.

Anthony Smith vs Khalil Rountree

I hope Khalil Roundtree wipes the mat with Smith. I try my best NOT to hide my disdain for fighters. I want it to be clear about things unlike most analysts. I don’t always like a fighter and I am unwilling to kiss ass just to get someone on a show and interview them for views.

Roundtree hasn’t had a loss in 4 fights. The last L was also a decision so that’s not as bad as a KO. Smith talks so well, so much and so tough at times that he makes it even sweeter when he loses. Maybe if he had beat Jon Jones that one time, I’d give a damn about his fights but he didn’t so this fight literally means nothing to his career.

Tim Elliott vs Su Mudaerji

Mokaev got Elliot up out of here with a submission but Tim is more than likely gonna turn things around and put a stop to Mudaerji’s momentum, handing his sixth loss. Tim Elliott is a fam favorite, certainly not one of mine but I think his experience carries him to a victory here. That is if he can avoid being the 14th KO of Su’s career which will be no easy task. Again, I believe experience and perseverance goes a long way, if Elliott survives, he SHOULD win.

Final take

The card looks fine, I’m expecting good fights with some pretty cool highlights but no fight of the year candidates. Not every card will be packed with all-stars but this is one should at least bring some much needed excitement to the brand on a Saturday night.

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