UFC On ESPN 37 + Weekly MMA Report

UFC 275 was way above the expectations. The main event was an absolute barnburner, where Jiri Prochazka surprisingly defeated Glover Teixeira via submission in the fifth round. Before that, Prochazka ate a big right hand and survived the knockout on the feet. Many fans believe this was the Fight of the Year. The two made the 205-pound division great again. Of course, Dana White awarded them with the Fight of the Night bonus. Glover tapped for the first time in his career.

In the co-main event of the evening, Valentina Shevchenko edged Taila Santos out for a split decision win.

The promotion was generous again, awarding all the finishers: Here is the list of fighters who got extra cash for their actions:

Weili Zhang for spinning backfist second-round KO of Joanna Jedrzejczyk

Jake Matthews for upset stoppage victory over Andre Fialho

Jack Della Maddalena, who successfully defended anaconda choke and destroyed Ramazan Emeev in the first fight of the main card.

Maheshate for his vicious knockout victory over Steve Garcia

Silvana Gomez Juarez for flooring Na Liang in the first

This upcoming weekend, the promotion travels to Austin, Texas. The event is going to take place in Moody Center, and it kicks off at a better time for European fans. It will be headlined by a featherweight scrap between two extremely tough names – Calvin Kattar and Josh Emmett.

UFC Fight Night Kattar vs Emmett

Image source: @ufc official Twitter

Calvin Kattar is a super-durable fighter who can take a real beating. You’ve seen what kind of shots he ate against Max Holloway and Giga Chikadze. Some also call this guy a cardio king, because he can swing for five rounds non-stop. This top-notch pressure fighter never slows down, and he loves spending time on the bike and treadmill.

Josh Emmett is known for high-level wrestling, superb ground control, and awesome transitions. He is good at the stand-up, but the ground game is his trademark. Emmett can lift opponents in the air and slam them in the style of Matt Hughes. Yeah, he has a wrestling background, but barbell and dumbbell drills are his secrets too.

The co-main event of the evening looks great too, as two vets are gonna share the Octagon – the legendary head kick knockout artist Donald “The Cowboy” Cerrone and tough submission specialist Joe Lauzon.

Here is the whole card, but last-minute changes are possible, so please check this link too.


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

Featherweight: Calvin Kattar (23-5-0) vs. Josh Emmett (17-2-0)

Lightweight: Donald Cerrone (36-16-0) vs. Joe Lauzon (28-15-0)

Welterweight: Tim Means (32-12-1) vs. Kevin Holland (22-7-0)

Middleweight: Joaquin Buckley (14-4-0) vs. Albert Duraev (15-3-0)

Lightweight: Damir Ismagulov (23-1-0) vs. Guram Kutateladze (12-2-0)

Middleweight: Julian Marquez (9-2-0) vs. Gregory Rodrigues (11-4-0)

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

Bantamweight: Adrian Yanez (15-3-0) vs. Tony Kelley (8-2-0)

Welterweight: Jeremiah Wells (10-2-1) vs. Court McGee (21-10-0)

Flyweight: Jasmine Jasudavicius (7-1-0) vs. Natália Silva (12-5-1)

Strawweight: Gloria de Paula (6-4-0) vs. Maria Oliveira (12-5-0)

Featherweight: Danny Chavez (11-4-1) vs. Ricardo Ramos (15-4-0)

Bantamweight: Cody Stamann (19-5-1) vs. Eddie Wineland (24-15-1)

Middleweight: Kyle Daukaus (11-2-0) vs. Roman Dolidze (9-1-0)

Middleweight: Phil Hawes (11-3-0) vs. Deron Winn (7-2-0)

Here are my predictions for the upcoming card:

The upcoming weekend is not a pay-per-view event, but a lot of great fights are coming up, get yourself ready for 4 PM ET on Saturday!

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