UFC Fight Night 228 ‘Fiziev Vs. Gamrot’ + Weekly MMA Report

UFC Noche was one of the rare fight night events headlined by a title combat. In a rematch between Alexa Grasso and Valentina Shevchenko, there was no winner, the bout ended in a split draw. Yet, a controversial 10-8 scorecard in round 5 will be a hot topic for a long time. While Alexa Grasso scored a knockdown in the second, she didn’t do much in the fifth, so it is hard to understand the controversial scorecard.

UFC Noche Rewards

This time, there were five Performance of the Night awards, while there was no FOTN bonus. Let’s describe them all.

Raul Rosas Jr. shockingly turned the lights out on Terrence Mitchell in the first minute of round 1, while Daniel Zellhuber surprisingly finished Christos Giagos via anaconda choke.

The preliminary card was entertaining too. Loopy Godinez stopped Elise Reed via rear-naked choke in the second. Roman Kopylov destroyed Josh Fremd with a tricky punch to the body, while Charlie Campbell destroyed Alex Reyes with a massive right hand.

UFC Fight Night 228 Announcement

After a nice card in T-Mobile Arena, the promotion stays in “Sin City”, but travels to UFC Apex, where it will host another fight night headlined by the clash of Rafael Fiziev and Mateusz Gamrot.

UFC Vegas 79 Fiziev vs Gamrot

Image source: @UFCBrasil Twitter

Rafael Fiziev is a Muay Thai fighter, a striking specialist with devastating leg kicks and elbows. He likes to control the central line and take part in toe-to-toe exchanges with the greatest guys in the division. If the fight remains standing, there is a huge winning possibility for “Ataman”.

Mateusz Gamrot arrived in the UFC as a former KSW champion. His first fights were very dynamic and entertaining. He outworked Arman Tsarukyan in a five-round fight thanks to his amazing grappling knowledge. He is known for Granby roll, a move that brought him into the dominant position many times on the ground. Gamrot will be looking for a submission in this battle.

Prediction: the fight will not go the distance

The co-main event brings the fight of two very tough wrestling experts – Bryce Mitchell and Dan Ige. Both fighters took part in violent wars, and they can take a beating. Ige is a better puncher, but Bryce is better at clinching and top control. This could go all the way, both guys are very skillful in all areas of the game.

Prediction: over 2.5 rounds

UFC Fight Night 228 Full Card

Please take a look at the full fight card below.

Main Card (UFC On Fight Pass, ESPN+, 7 PM ET, midnight UK time)

Lightweight: Rafael Fiziev (12-2-0) vs. Mateusz Gamrot (22-2-0)

Featherweight: Bryce Mitchell (15-1-0) vs. Dan Ige (17-6-0)

Strawweight: Marina Rodriguez (16-3-2) vs. Michelle Waterson-Gomez (18-11-0)

Welterweight: Bryan Battle (9-2-0) vs. AJ Fletcher (10-2-0)

Featherweight: Charles Jourdain (14-6-1) vs. Ricardo Ramos (16-4-0)

Preliminary Card (UFC On Fight Pass, ESPN+, 4 PM ET, 9 PM UK time)

Featherweight: Miles Johns (13-2-0) vs. Dan Argueta (9-1-0)

Welterweight: Tim Means (32-15-1) vs. Andre Fialho (16-7-0)

Middleweight: Jacob Malkoun (7-2-0) vs. Cody Brundage (8-5-0)

Heavyweight: Jake Collier (13-9-0) vs. Mohammed Usman (9-2-0)

Strawweight: Mizuki Inoue (14-6-0) vs. Hannah Goldy (6-3-0)

Bantamweight: Montserrat Rendon (5-0-0) vs. Tamires Vidal (7-1-0)

UFC Fight Night 228 Predictions

You can check my predictions in the playlist below.

Bellator 299 Announcement

That’s not all folks. Bellator 299 takes place this weekend, and it is headlined by a title fight between the current champ Johnny Eblen, and Fabian Edwards. You can watch it on Showtime, while prelims are free to watch on YouTube. The event takes place in Dublin, Ireland. It starts pretty early, 11 PM ET.

Bellator 299 MMA event Eblen vs Edwards

Image source: @BellatorMMA Twitter

Johnny Eblen is an extremely good wrestler, while Fabian Edwards creates a lot of damage with his punches. Yet, if the fight goes to the ground, Fabian will have a hard time getting up. This should go in the favor of Johnny.

Prediction: Eblen to win

In the co-main event, a young, talented wrestler and boxer Aaron Pico meets a dangerous puncher with an excellent submission game, Pedro Carvalho. Pico will hardly finish Carvalho, the Portuguese Octagon warrior has very good grappling and excellent top-control defense. This could go all the way.

Prediction: The fight starts round 3

Bellator 299 Main Card Predictions

If you’re willing to see my main card picks, please click on the video below.

What a great day for the fans of the fastest-growing sport in the world. Sit next to your watching device and enjoy the whole day and night of fighting, you can learn many new moves!

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