UFC On ESPN 33 “Blaydes Vs Daukaus” + Weekly MMA Report

Dana White was extremely generous last weekend. UFC Fight Night 204 took place in London, the UK, the greatest promotion got back to Europe after a long time.

Nine fighters banked an extra 50k for their fabulous performances. This was the night of finishes, and UFC made history by awarding every single KO, TKO, and submission.

In the preliminary card, there were four stoppages. Mohammad Mokaev guillotine choked Cody Durden, while Paul Craig pulled out a tremendous triangle choke over Nikita Krylov.

Sergei Pavlovich grounded and pounded his way through Shamil Abdurakhimov, while Makwan Amirkhani let fans enjoy another first-round anaconda choke win. This time, Mike Grundy was his victim for a massive upset win.

The main card was fireworks too! Topuria knocked Jai Herbert out cold via a powerful right hand that followed an uppercut to the liver. Molly McCann countered Luana Carolina with a spinning back elbow for one of the most spectacular finishes in the history of the sport! The Knockout of the Year candidate!

Kazula Vargas dropped Paddy Pimblett in the first minute of round 1, but the big mouth Brit recovered and finished the bout via rear-naked choke. Arnold Allen’s blistering series of wild strikes destroyed Dan Hooker, while Tom Aspinall surprisingly submitted takedown defense specialist and Karate black belt Alexander Volkov in the main event of the evening.

The next weekend brings a very promising UFC on ESPN 33 card. It is set to take place at Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio.

UFC fight night Blaydes vs daukau

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Wrestling phenom Curtis Blaydes will try to defeat dangerous puncher and BJJ specialist Chris Daukaus in the main event of the evening.

Blaydes’ cage and top control skills rock, but Daukaus is known for fast hands and great sweeps. Daukaus’ cardio is critical, and Blaydes was mauling people on the ground for five rounds in the past. Curtis is vulnerable when he attempts to drag the bout to the ground. If Chris worked on this strike on an uppercut bag, he could hope for a potential knockout win.

Prediction: Blaydes to win (-310), or Blaydes decision win

The co-main event brings the clash between tough Mexican Alexa Grasso and the former European kickboxing champion Joanne Wood.

Wood is a better striker with crisper strikes, but Grasso’s known for top-notch cardio, chin, and durability (don’t be surprised, she can skip ropes for hour. Plus her ground skills are very good. This bout might last for 15 minutes.

Prediction: the fight goes the distance (-265), or Grasso via decision

Here is the whole fight card, but you can expect last-minute changes, so please check this link too. (https://www.tapology.com/fightcenter/events/84285-ufc-fight-night)

Main Card, 4 PM ET, 9 PM UK time

Curtis Blaydes (15-3-0)  vs. Chris Daukaus  (12-4-0)

Joanne Wood (15-7-0)  vs. Alexa Grasso  (13-3-0)

Askar Askarov (14-0-1)  vs. Kai Kara-France  (23-9-0)

Matt Brown (23-18-0)  vs. Bryan Barberena  (16-8-0)

Aleksei Oleinik (59-16-1)  vs. Ilir Latifi  (15-8-0)

Preliminary Card, 7 PM ET, midnight UK time

Jennifer Maia (19-8-1)  vs. Manon Fiorot  (8-1-0)

Neil Magny (25-8-0)  vs. Max Griffin  (18-8-0)

Marc Diakiese (14-5-0)  vs. Viacheslav Borshchev  (6-1-0)

Sara McMann (12-6-0)  vs. Karol Rosa  (15-3-0)

Batgerel Danaa (12-2-0)  vs. Chris Gutierrez  (17-3-2)

David Dvořák (20-3-0)  vs. Matheus Nicolau  (17-2-1)

Aliaskhab Khizriev (13-0-0)  vs. Denis Tiuliulin  (10-5-0)

Luis Saldaña (15-7-0)  vs. Bruno Souza  (10-2-0)

Check all my predictions in one playlist –

I hope we’ll see more great knockouts this weekend! Don’t forget, UFC 273 PPV coming up in 2 weeks. Two title fights, the belts might change their owners.

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