UFC Fight Night Hermannsson vs Strickland is a sneaky good fight card doesn’t have the name value Pay-Per View Cards or one of those ESPN or ABC Cards. No name value really but some VERY GOOD fighters with top ten, contender potential in the following years.
Fun fights to watch beginning to the end of the card. Start this list from Main Card to prelims.
Punahele Soriano vs Nick Maximov
Soriano vs Maximov is the Co-Main Event. Assuming UFC Marketing team looking to pump up there young talent they believe in the Middleweight Division.
Two different fighting styles as Soriano is more of a powerful finisher, striker with some first round KO wins against Todorovic, Piechota to name a few wins.
Soriano trains out of Xtreme Couture, Coached by one of the best in the game right now Erick Nicksick.
Nick Maximov coming out of the Nick Diaz Academy only 24 years old is a HIGH LEVEL Brazilian Jiu Jitsu artist winning and competing for Chael Sonnen’s Submission Underground.
Maximov smoothly transitioned to MMA with a undefeated record of 7-0. Now looking to become the first successful fighter from the Nick Diaz Academy.
Fights gonna be interesting, See if Maximov can stand and bang with the better striker Soriano or if Soriano can defend the Jiu-Jitsu or prevent takedowns.
Hakeem Dawodu vs Mike Triziano
Barn burner of a three round fight, Fight of the Night written all over it. Both fighters are super talented fighters that fly under the radar but both fighters are looking to make a BANG in this UFC Fight Night.
Dawodu before the loss to Movsar Evolev was on a five fight winning streak defeating Julio Arce and the tough Boston animal Kyle Bochniak we all remember for absorbing punches from Zabit.
Dawodu fighting style focuses on his counter punches, Kickboxing. Doesn’t really desire grappling as Mike Triziano is a gritty New Jersey guy who will use the cage for takedowns, He can stand and bang with you. Triziano is just a tough all-around fighter.
Dawodu vs Triziano is going to be a very good fight to watch beginning to end. Mostly will stay on the feet.
Malcom Gordon vs Denys Bondar
Denys Bondar is one of the best Ukrainian prospects right now winning the #1 Ukraine promotion WWFC Flyweight and Bantamweight title. Now looking to compete in the best promotion in the world.
Denys Bondar making his UFC flyweight debut against former TKO Flyweight Champion Malcom Gordon.
Bondar has the size advantage, grappling advantage moves like Dominick Cruz a little but Gordon is the quicker athletic fighter. Gordon fought tougher fighters no argument needed for that one, Experience fighting for the UFC but Bondar in my opinion is the better fighter.
However there’s only way to find out and that’s by watching this fight.