TIM MEANS VS. NIKO PRICE ADDED TO UFC WICHITA

UFC Wichita (UFC Fight Night 146) takes place Saturday, March 9 at Intrust Bank Arena in Wichita, Kansas.

The card formerly was revealed to be headlined by heavyweights Derrick Lewis and Junior dos Santos, and over the weekend a couple new preliminary bouts were added to the card, through ESPN. The new spells are recorded below, along with my first reactions to them, in the modern edition of MMA odds and ends. Tim Means vs. Niko Price, UFC Fight Night 146 An exciting welterweight matchup between Tim Means and Niko Price is place for UFC Fight Night 146. Means (28-10, 1 NC) is 10-7, 1 NC in the UFC and is coming from a TKO win over Ricky Rainey that snapped a two-fight split decision losing skid. At 34 he’s started to age but revealed from the Rainey fight his remarkable abilities are still top notch. Price (12-2, 1 NC) is 4-2, 1 NC at the UFC and is coming off of a quick TKO loss to Abdul Razak Alhassan which was a disappointing follow-up to his brutal KO win over Randy Brown on the summertime. What a great fight this is between Means and Price because it’s a battle between two men who will finish the battle on the toes and on the floor. I can see this one going either way, which may be a surprise to people who’ve been after me for many years, but I had actually slightly lean towards Cost here just because of his age benefit and the reality Means was in numerous wars. The opening line should be close, but I would probably peg Price as a slight favorite in the open. Alex Morono vs. Zak Ottow, UFC Fight Night 146 Welterweights Alex Morono and Zak Ottow may even meet with this card. Morono (15-5, 1 NC) is 4-2, 1 NC at the UFC and conquered Kenan Song at a”Fight of the Night” functionality his last time out. Ottow (17-6) is 4-3 in the UFC and is coming off of a split decision win over Dwight Grant. This is a really evenly-matched bout between two guys in the middle of the bunch at 170lbs who have been inconsistent in their UFC livelihood. I’ve been somewhat more impressed by Morono inside the Octagon so I would favor him just a tad here, but on paper it is a close matchup and that I anticipate the opening line to be close a Pick’em. Louis Smolka vs. Matt Schnell, UFC Fight Night 146 And finally, Louis Smolka and Matt Schnell will move up to bantamweight and compete with this card. Smolka (15-5) recently made his return to the UFC using a submission win over Mudaerji. All-time Smolka has a 6-5 record in the UFC and is now riding a four-fight win streak overall in MMA. Schnell (11-4) is 2-2 in the UFC and defeated Naoki Inoue and Marco Beltran in his last two outings. Though Schnell has looked better lately, Smolka is the more talented fighter and is more proven fighting 135lbs. I’d have to prefer Smolka to win this particular fight, and the fact it’s not occurring at flyweight is just another indication the branch is going to be closed down this season. Disclaimer: This page includes affiliate links and MMA Odds Breaker is going to be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on the links.

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TIM MEANS VS. NIKO PRICE ADDED TO UFC WICHITA

UFC Wichita (UFC Fight Night 146) takes place Saturday, March 9 in Intrust Bank Arena in Wichita, Kansas.

The card previously was revealed to be headlined by heavyweights Derrick Lewis and Junior dos Santos, and over the weekend a few new preliminary spells were added into the card, through ESPN. The new spells are recorded below, together with my first reactions to them, in today’s version of MMA odds and ends. Tim Means vs. Niko Price, UFC Fight Night 146 An intriguing welterweight matchup involving Tim Means and Niko Price is place for UFC Fight Night 146. Means (28-10, 1 NC) is 10-7, 1 NC from the UFC and is coming from a TKO win over Ricky Rainey that snapped a two-fight split decision losing skid. At 34 he is started to age but revealed from the Rainey fight his remarkable abilities continue to be topnotch. Cost (12-2, 1 NC) is currently 4-2, 1 NC in the UFC and is coming off of a quick TKO loss to Abdul Razak Alhassan that has been a disappointing followup to his brutal KO win over Randy Brown in the summertime. What a great battle this is involving Means and Price because it is a struggle between two men who can finish the battle on the toes and on the ground. I can see this one going either way, and this may be a surprise to those who have been following me for many years, but I had really slightly lean towards Price here simply because of his age benefit and the fact Means has been in so many wars. The opening line should be close, but I would probably peg Cost as a small favorite in the open. Alex Morono vs. Zak Ottow, UFC Fight Night 146 Welterweights Alex Morono and Zak Ottow may even meet on this card. Morono (15-5, 1 NC) is 4-2, 1 NC at the UFC and defeated Kenan Song at a”Fight of the Night” performance his out time. Ottow (17-6) is 4-3 at the UFC and is coming off of a split decision win over Dwight Grant. This is a very evenly-matched connection between two men in the middle of the pack at 170lbs who have so far been inconsistent in their UFC careers. I’ve been somewhat more impressed by Morono inside the Octagon so I would prefer him just a tad here, but on paper it is a close matchup and I anticipate the opening line to be close a Pick’em. Louis Smolka vs. Matt Schnell, UFC Fight Night 146 And lastly, Louis Smolka and Matt Schnell will move up to bantamweight and compete with this card. Smolka (15-5) lately made his return to the UFC using a submission win over Mudaerji. All-time Smolka includes a 6-5 record in the UFC and is now riding a four-fight win streak overall in MMA. Schnell (11-4) is 2-2 in the UFC and conquered Naoki Inoue and Marco Beltran in his past two outings. Though Schnell has appeared better recently, Smolka is the more talented fighter and is more proven fighting at 135lbs. I would have to favor Smolka to win this fight, and the fact it’s not taking place at flyweight is just another sign the branch will be closed down this season. Disclaimer: This page includes affiliate links and MMA Odds Breaker is going to be paid if you make a purchase after clicking on the hyperlinks.

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