The official press conference was held for UFC 237, which takes place May 11 at Jeunesse Arena at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The main event of this card has been formally declared to be UFC women’s strawweight winner. Jessica Andrade, using a set of co-main events featuring Jared Cannonier vs. Anderson Silva at middleweight and Alexander Volkanovski vs. Jose Aldo in featherweight. (Instead, Aldo stated he may be forced to pull out with trauma, and Renato Moicano was rumored as a replacement.) A few new supporting struggles were added into the card, and my initial thoughts on them are below.
Carlos Diego Ferreira vs. Francisco Trinaldo, UFC 237
An intriguing lightweight connection between Carlos Diego Ferreira and Francisco Trinaldo was reserved for UFC 237. MMAFighting.com broke the news. Ferreira (15-2) is 6-2 overall in the UFC and is riding an impressive four-fight win series right now. This includes a choice win over Rustam Khabilov in his last fight that pushed him closer to the top-15 at 155lbs. Trinaldo (23-6) is 13-5 overall from the UFC and is coming from a barbarous TKO victory over Evan Dunham that knocked him into retirement. Though Trinaldo is 40, he’s proven time and time again he is one of the best lightweights in the world, and he’s the perfect opponent to check where Ferreira is at right now. That having been said, I think you have to favor Ferreira here given his recent win series, and also the opening line with this bout will be interesting to see.
Said Nurmagomedov vs. Raoni Barcelos, UFC 237
Bantamweights Said Nurmagomedov and Raoni Barcelos will fulfill at UFC 237. Gracie Mag broke the information. Nurmagomedov (13-1) is currently 2-0 in the UFC and is riding a seven-fight win series overall including a knockout win over Ricardo Ramos in his last bout. Barcelos (13-1) is really on a six-fight win streak and is 2-0 at the UFC as nicely with a submission win over Chris Gutierrez in his final struggle, which appears even better following his recent victory over Ryan MacDonald. Both these men are promising young fighters also this is a wonderful battle. I would expect something close to a Select ’em line here, with possibly a small lean to Barcelos due to battling in Brazil.
UFC 237 vs. Sergio Moraes, warlley Alves An intriguing welterweight bout between Warlley Alves and Sergio Moraes is also place for UFC 237. Alberto Mina was initially rumored as Alves’ competition, but Moraes finally ended up getting the battle. Alves (12-3) is 6-2 at the UFC and is coming from a surprising TKO loss to James Krause. He just has not lived up to the hype following his triumph on TUF Brazil 3 and is probably in a must-win situation here. Moraes (14-4-1) is 8-3-1 complete from the UFC and recently had a two-fight win streak snapped by a decision loss to Anthony Rocco Martin. Both Alves and Moraes are strong fighters with holes in their game, but given the childhood advantage for Alves I’d expect him to be a small favorite here.
Kurt Holobaugh vs. Thiago Moises, UFC 237
And lastly, featherweights Kurt Holobaugh and Thiago Moises will fulfill at this event. Holobaugh (17-6, 1 NC) has an overall record of 0-3 in the UFC, and is coming off of successive stoppage losses to Shane Burgos and Raoni Barcelos. Moises (11-3) was ruled at the grappling department by Beneil Dariush in his UFC debut, which snapped a two-fight win series. Both these guys are gifted yet flawed fighters, and bettors can anticipate a Select’em kind of line for this particular bout, with maybe a small edge to Moises.
Disclaimer: This page includes affiliate links and MMA Odds Breaker will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on the hyperlinks.
Read more: https://newyorknews.press/tennis-odds/