Rob Font vs Marlon Vera is the Main Event Fight as Vera gets a well deserved Main Event spotlight after defeated the future Hall of Famer Frankie Edgar. Rob Font coming off loss to Jose Aldo before beating Cody Garbrandt.
Font vs Vera will be an interesting scrap on the feet, Looking forward to watching it.
Rest of the Card has some good talented young hungry fighters looking to rise up the rankings, Making there UFC debut and second appearance.
Andre Fili vs Joanderson Brito
Team Alpha Male product is currently on this Win and Lose streak but definitely is a scrapper, Tough fighter to go against. Fili doesn’t blow you away with athleticism but is just mentally strong, Coached by guys like Urijah Faber, Justin Buchholz.
Hopefully Fili can get a winning streak going, Athletic prime is 29- 35. Time is now to start winning and making money
Facing off one of the best prospects coming out of Brazil right now is Joanderson Brito, Every hardcore MMA fan aware of Brito from his success on the Legacy Fighting Alliance, Brazilian regional scene.
Nerves kicked in for Joanderson Brito as he lost his debut against Bill Ageo but might see his UFC win against real tough Featherweight Competition.
Joanderson Brito definitely must be confident in his skills to accept this fight against top 20-25 Featherweight. Respect the COURAGE.
However he’s a really talented fighter with that explosive power, Stocky built like Chad Mendes, Smooth boxing and striking ability. Earning himself wins like against Jose “Chepe” Mariscal that jumped him on the scene and Contender Series win.
Curious to see how Joanderson Brito does against Andre Fili, Step up to the challenge or Fili dominates Brito for three rounds?
Grant Dawson vs Jared Gordon
Grant Dawson one of the most underrated fighters on the UFC roster, Number one fighter out of the red hot gym Glory MMA & Fitness but moved to American Top Team
Red hot since signing with UFC, Featherweight wins against Julian Erosa, Mike Triziano, and Lightweight win against Leonardo Santos.
Grant Dawson is a beast, Good size to him. Looked good in his last win against Leonardo Santos, Liked how used his low leg kicks more. Dawson will always have that wrestling ability that control the fight.
To make that next jump needed to make a change, Moving to American Top Team with killers every room, Every different fighting style. No lack of talent down in South Florida.
“I knew I needed to make a change – not so much from the training, but because of my mental state,” Dawson said at Wednesday’s media day. https://ufc271time.com/grant-dawson-says-move-to-american-top-team-ultimately-will-make-him-a-champion/
Love to see Dawson open up his striking more, Take more chances and pressure his opponents.
May see Dawson take chances against the tough Jared Gordon. I can expect a fast pace war on the feet and ground. Jared Gordon is a beast too, Winning against Grant Dawson be such a huge deserving win for him.
Yohan Lainesse vs Gabe Green
Expect a three round stand up exchange or a early KO.
Yohan Lainesse making his UFC debut after signing on the Dana White Contender Series. Defeating Justin Burlinson with a first round KO.
Yohan Lainesse definitely will be an exciting UFC fighter to watch, KO explosive power.
Gabe Green whose a savage might ruin Yohan’s UFC debut, He’s a solid all-around fighter who can take a punch and give one as well.
Both fighters want that 50k bonus, Fight of the Night or Performance of the Night written all over it.
Tatsuro Taira vs Carlos Candelario
First fight on the card might be a three round flyweight fast pace scrap as well. Two flyweight prospects.
Carlos Candelario earned his UFC contract from the Dana White Contender Series, Lost but fought his ass off for three rounds, Back and forth fight at a fast pace. Fight could’ve went either way.
Candelario making his UFC debut, Looking forward to the Diaz Brothers, Tony Ferguson pressure fighting style. Bring a lot of excitement to the flyweight division.
Impressed by his cardio, Boxing ability, sprawls, striking combination, Pacing.
Coming in at the right age of 30, Bright future ahead of him.
Tatsuro Taira, Japanese flyweight prospect at the young age of twenty two years old is the #1 Japanese flyweight.
Fighting for the historical Shooto Promotion, Consistently submitting or knocking out opponents in the first round. 10-0 record and 7 of them were first round finishes.
He looks very muscular and has good size for the flyweight class. UFC career can take advantage of his strength of his smaller flyweights,
Taira has a pretty good Jiu-Jitsu game but definitely can develop it more if he wants to become a dominant submission artist.
Taira has dreams of becoming the first Japan UFC champion, Bringing back Japan to a new era of MMA just like the glory days of Japan MMA with Kazushi Sakuraba, Takanori Gomi, Hayato Sakurai.
Tatsuro Taira is a mixture of Takanori Gomi and Kyoji Horiguchi and it’s pretty crazy. Looking forward to this fight and kid’s career.