UFC Fight Night 151 happens May 18 at Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, New York, and also the card recently had a number of spells added to it. My initial thoughts on the new matchups are below.
Megan Anderson vs. Felicia Spencer, UFC Fight Night 151
An intriguing women’s featherweight bout between former Invicta champions Megan Anderson and Felicia Spencer is set to take place at UFC Fight Night 151, and the winner could very well be set up for a shot in Amanda Nunes’s 145lbs belt after she gets through her UFC 239 matchup against Holly Holm.
Anderson (9-3) lost a decision to Holm within her Octagon debut last year in UFC 225 but rebounded nicely with a first-round TKO win over Cat Zingano at UFC 232. With seven stoppage wins, Anderson is one of the most dangerous female featherweights out there. Spencer (6-0) won the Invicta title in her final bout, a submission win over Pam Sorensen. She’s finished four of her struggles since making her MMA introduction in 2015, and the Montreal native appears to be a great signing by the UFC as among the few authentic female featherweights from the sport. Although Spencer shouldn’t be counted out of the struggle, awarded Anderson’s past UFC experience advertising popularity, I would expect her to be a sizeable favorite here.
Neil Magny vs. Vicente Luque, UFC Fight Night 151
Welterweight contenders Neil Magny and Vicente Luque are place to match, according to a report from Farah Hannoun. Magny (21-7) is 14-6 in the UFC and is coming off of a brutal KO loss to Santiago Ponziibbio last November. Luque (15-6-1) is 8-2 in the UFC with all his wins coming by stoppage, and he is currently riding a four-fight win streak that includes a knockout win over Bryan Barberena in what is arguably so much the 2019″Fight of the Year” in MMA. Magny has been an underrated welterweight and has known to surprise from time to time, but given Luque’s win series and his ridiculous finishing power, you have to favor him very heavily to get the job done .
Antonio Carlos Junior vs. Ian Heinisch, UFC Fight Night 151
Middleweights Antonio Carlos Junior and Ian Heinisch are set to lock horns after Heinisch’s fight against Tom Breese at UFC London fell through at the last minute because of some Breese medical issue. He will rather get the chance to fight a higher-ranked opponent in the form of Junior, the former TUF winner.
Junior (10-2, 1 NC) is currently 7-2, 1 NC at the UFC and is currently riding a five-fight win series that includes a submission win over Tim Boetsch in his final outing, which is important to not took place last April. Heinisch (12-1) is just one a four-fight win series and defeated Cezar Ferreira by choice within his UFC debut. This will be a competitive struggle, but awarded Junior’s Octagon experience and vaunted submission game, you need to slightly favor him to win this bout.
Davi Ramos vs. Austin Hubbard, UFC Fight Night 151
A lightweight link between Davi Ramos and Austin Hubbard is place for this particular event. Ramos (9-2) is 3-1 in the UFC and has won his last few fights via rear-naked choke. Hubbard (10-2) has been the LFA lightweight champ and is riding a three-fight win streak into this battle. Hubbard is an intriguing prospect but Ramos has shown he can finish opponents within the Octagon, and he must be a strong favorite here.
Danny Roberts vs. Michel Pereira, UFC Fight Night 151
Welterweights Danny Roberts and Michel Pereira are set to battle. Roberts (16-4) is 5-3 in the UFC and he’s coming from a contentious submission reduction to Claudio Silva. Pereira (21-9, two NC) is making his UFC debut following a KO win in Road FC. With his UFC experience, expect Roberts to be the favorite.
Julio Arce vs. Julian Erosa, UFC Fight Night 151
And finally, a featherweight bout between Julio Arce and Julian Erosa is set, according to a report by Nolan King of FloCombat. Arce (15-3) is 2-1 at the UFC and recently had a seven-fight win streak snapped with a split decision loss to Sheymon Moraes his out time. Erosa (22-7) is 0-3 at the UFC over two stints and is currently riding a two-fight losing skid. This looks like a fantastic bounce-back struggle for Arce, who I anticipate to be a sizeable favorite.
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