UFC Vegas 80 ‘Dawson Vs. Green’ + Weekly MMA Report
There was no UFC last week, but we’ve seen an amazing Cage Warriors card. In one of the best battles in the history of the sport, Luke Riley recovered after taking a beating and defeated Alexander Loof with a third-round stoppage. In the main event of the evening, Tobias Harila lost to James Hendin due to a broken arm.
If you didn’t catch this fight last night, do yourselves a favour and go and watch it. Please. Turn it up loud.
— Marc Goddard (@marcgoddard_uk) September 30, 2023
— Cage Warriors (@CageWarriors) September 29, 2023
UFC Vegas 80 Announcement
The upcoming UFC week looks entertaining, and the promotion returns to the UFC Apex Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The main event brings the battle between control specialist Grant Dawson and a fighter with one of the most unusual stances in the history of the sport, Bobby Green.
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Grant Dawson took the back of his recent opponent and controlled him via body triangle for three rounds, which led him to a decision win. He is a ground fighter with solid striking, and he’ll try to keep the fight on the canvas.
Bobby Green is coming fresh from a submission win against Tony Ferguson, but he has always had problems with good wrestlers. If Dawson takes him down, this might be the end of the road for the dangerous entertaining striker.
Prediction: Dawson to win
The co-main looks very interesting too – dangerous wrestler Joe Pyfer meets one-punch knockout artist Abdul-Razak Alhassan. Pyfer is way better on the ground, but “Judo Thunder” is known for powerful kicks and punches. Joe has better cardio, so he should play smart to win the bout.
Prediction: the fight will not go the distance
UFC Vegas 80 Full Fight Card
Please take a look at the full fight card below. You may enjoy many high-quality battles.
Main Card (UFC On Fight Pass, ESPN+, 7 PM ET, midnight UK time)
Lightweight: Grant Dawson (20-1-1) vs. Bobby Green (30-14-1)
Middleweight: Joe Pyfer (11-2-0) vs. Abdul Razak Alhassan (12-5-0)
Welterweight: Alex Morono (23-8-0) vs. Joaquin Buckley (16-6-0)
Lightweight: Drew Dober (26-12-0) vs. Ricky Glenn (22-7-2)
Light Heavyweight: Philipe Lins (17-5-0) vs. Ion Cutelaba (17-9-1)
Featherweight: Bill Algeo (17-7-0) vs. Alexander Hernandez (14-6-0)
Preliminary Card (UFC On Fight Pass, ESPN+, 4 PM ET, 9 PM UK time)
Strawweight: Karolina Kowalkiewicz (15-7-0) vs. Diana Belbiţă (15-7-0)
Bantamweight: Chris Gutierrez (19-4-2) vs. Montel Jackson (13-2-0)
Bantamweight: Johnny Munoz Jr. (12-3-0) vs. Aoriqileng (24-11-0)
Strawweight: Kanako Murata (12-2-0) vs. Vanessa Demopoulos (9-5-0)
Flyweight: Nate Maness (14-3-0) vs. Mateus Mendonça (10-1-0)
Flyweight: Montana De La Rosa (12-8-1) vs. JJ Aldrich (12-6-0)
UFC Vegas 80 Predictions
Please take a look at my official UFC fight night predictions in the playlist below.
Bellator 300 Predictions
Well, Bellator took a short break, but it returns with one of the greatest events ever! Four title fights, clashes between legendary names. You can watch the main card on Showtime, while prelims are free on the MMAJunkie’s YouTube channel. The legendary event gets underway at 6:30 PM ET.
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Usman Nurmagomedov will try to defend his lightweight title against dangerous ground game specialist Brent Primus. Usman is a top-notch striker with great punches, kicks, and takedown defense, so he shouldn’t have a hard time defending the throne this time.
Prediction: Usman to win
The co-main brings the clash between the two former UFC stars –former champion Cris Cyborg and legendary contender Cat Zingano. Cat might have a chance if she drags the bout to the ground, but Cyborg is known for a very aggressive approach and powerful barrages of punches. The Brazilian gets the advantage here.
Prediction: Cyborg to win
There are two more eye-catching battles here – Ryan Bader will try to defend his belt against heavyweight belt against Linton Vassell, while Liz Carmouche squares off against Ilima-Lei MacFarlane in a flyweight title bout.
Bellator 300 Main Card Predictions
Please take a look at my Bellator 300 main card breakdown and tips in the video below.
This is one of the greatest weekends for the fans of MMA. The Bellator hosts the greatest event of all time, while UFC’s card could bring some high-level combats! Don’t miss the show, sit next to your watching device at 4 PM ET!
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