JOSE ALDO VS. ALEXANDER VOLKANOVSKI ADDED TO UFC 237

The UFC matchmakers are busy sending out contracts. In the current MMA odds and ends I’ll present my thoughts on two new bouts for UFC 237, including a potential No. 1 competition struggle from the featherweight division, and my first reactions to 2 new bouts fights for UFC Russia. Jose Aldo vs. Alexander Volkanovski, UFC 237 Featherweight contenders Jose Aldo and Alexander Volkanovski are set to clash at UFC 237 at a possible title eliminator. The card takes place May 11 in Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and information of this bout was first shown by MMA journalist Farah Hannoun. Aldo (28-4) is 10-3 in the UFC and is coming from back-to-back knockout wins over Renato Moicano and Jeremy Stephens. Following a rough stretch that saw him get knocked out three days in four fights, Aldo appears better than ever and is creating a late-career run to the belt he held for years. Volkanovski (19-1) is 6-0 at the UFC and in his final departure brutally knocked out Chad Mendes. Many consider him a prospective featherweight champion, and this battle should tell us a lot about that. This is a tremendous fight, and not an easy one to call. Aldo will likely be favored due to his name worth and Octagon experience, but Volkanovski has appeared incredible in the UFC and should be a live puppy in this bout. Thiago Alves vs. Laureano Staropoli, UFC 237 Experienced welterweight Thiago Alves yields at UFC 237 if he takes on prospect Laureano Staropoli. MMAFighting.com broke the news. Alves (23-13) is currently 15-10 overall in the UFC and most recently won a controversial split decision over Max Griffin. Staropoli (8-1) is riding a six-fight win streak and in his UFC debut won a”Fight of the Night” bonus because of his decision win over Hector Aldana. At this point you have to fade Alves and I’d favor the 26-year-old Staropoli to win this bout. But considering he is an unknown, it is possible he will be an underdog in this bout, so keep your eye out for him. Sultan Aliev vs. Keita Nakamura, UFC Fight Night 149 Welterweights Sultan Aliev and Keita Nakamura are set to battle UFC Fight Night 149, taking place April 20 at Yubileyny Sports Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia. Nakamura replaced the wounded Emil Weber Meek on relatively short notice for this bout. Aliev (14-3) is just 1-2 in the UFC and most recently was completed by Warlley Alves. Nakamura (34-9-2, 1 NC) is 4-6 overall from the UFC, including a 4-3 mark in his next stint inside the Octagon. In his last battle, he edged a split decision over Salim Touahri. Both men are going to be on the chopping block with a loss, and this fight resembles a near one. I would favor Nakamura slightly simply because of his durability, but it could go either way. Abdul-Kerim Edilov vs. Devin Clark, UFC Fight Night 149 A light heavyweight bout between Abdul Kerim-Edilov and Devin Clark is also slated for UFC Fight Night 149. Edilov (17-4) has not fought since a September 2017 knockout win over Bojan Mihaljovic and contains only one battle since 2015. But he is just 27-years-old and is now riding an 11-fight win streak dating back to 2013. He is a small wild card at 205lbs, but overall looks like a promising prospect if he can stay healthy and keep out of trouble with USADA. Clark (9-3) is 3-3 at the UFC and is coming from a brutal TKO loss to Aleksandar Rakic. Now it’s simply very difficult to trust that the chin of Clark, and a hard-hitter such as Edilov will be favored to beat him in this battle. Disclaimer: This page contains affiliate links and MMA Odds Breaker will be paid if you make a purchase after clicking on the links.

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JOSE ALDO VS. ALEXANDER VOLKANOVSKI ADDED TO UFC 237

The UFC matchmakers are busy sending out contracts. In today’s MMA odds and ends I’ll give my thoughts on two fresh spells for UFC 237, including a potential No. 1 contender fight from the featherweight division, and my initial reactions to two new bouts fights for UFC Russia. Jose Aldo vs. Alexander Volkanovski, UFC 237 Featherweight contenders Jose Aldo and Alexander Volkanovski are set to battle at UFC 237 at a possible title eliminator. The card takes place May 11 at Jeunesse Arena at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and information of the bout was first shown by MMA journalist Farah Hannoun. Aldo (28-4) is 10-3 at the UFC and is coming off of back-to-back knockout wins over Renato Moicano and Jeremy Stephens. Following a rough stretch that saw him get pumped three times in four fights, Aldo appears better than ever and is making a late-career run for the belt he once held for several years. Volkanovski (19-1) is 6-0 at the UFC and in his last departure brutally knocked out Chad Mendes. Many believe him a future featherweight champion, and this battle should tell us a whole lot about that. This is a huge fight, rather than a simple one to call. Aldo will probably be favored because of his name worth and Octagon expertise, but Volkanovski has appeared incredible from the UFC and should be a live puppy in this bout. Thiago Alves vs. Laureano Staropoli, UFC 237 Experienced welterweight Thiago Alves yields at UFC 237 when he chooses on potential Laureano Staropoli. MMAFighting.com broke the news. Alves (23-13) is currently 15-10 complete in the UFC and most recently won a controversial split decision over Max Griffin. Staropoli (8-1) is riding a six-fight win streak and in his UFC debut won a”Battle of the Night” bonus because of his decision win over Hector Aldana. Now you have to fade Alves and I’d favor the 26-year-old Staropoli to win this bout. But considering he’s an unknown, it is possible he will be an underdog in this bout, so keep your eye out for him. Sultan Aliev vs. Keita Nakamura, UFC Fight Night 149 Welterweights Sultan Aliev and Keita Nakamura are set to battle UFC Fight Night 149, taking place April 20 at Yubileyny Sports Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia. Nakamura replaced the wounded Emil Weber Meek on relatively short notice with this bout. Aliev (14-3) is just 1-2 in the UFC and most recently was completed by Warlley Alves. Nakamura (34-9-2, 1 NC) is 4-6 overall in the UFC, including a 4-3 mark in his next stint within the Octagon. In his last fight, he edged a split decision over Salim Touahri. Both men will be on the chopping block with a loss, and this battle resembles a close one. I would favor Nakamura slightly just because of his durability, but it could go either way. Abdul-Kerim Edilov vs. Devin Clark, UFC Fight Night 149 A light heavyweight bout between Abdul Kerim-Edilov and Devin Clark can be slated for UFC Fight Night 149. Edilov (17-4) has not fought as a September 2017 knockout win over Bojan Mihaljovic and has just one battle since 2015. However, he is just 27-years-old and is now riding an 11-fight win streak dating back to 2013. He is a small wild card at 205lbs, but overall looks like a promising prospect if he can remain healthy and keep out of trouble with USADA. Clark (9-3) is 3-3 at the UFC and is coming off of a brutal TKO loss to Aleksandar Rakic. Now it’s simply very difficult to trust that the chin of Clark, and also a hard-hitter such as Edilov will surely be favored to beat him in this fight. Disclaimer: This page includes affiliate links and MMA Odds Breaker will be paid if you make a purchase after clicking on the hyperlinks.

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