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Everything about the UFC Fight Night 179

Everything about the UFC Fight Night 179
Here you'll find the best information and everything about UFC Fight Night.
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This Saturday, October 10th, promises to be another great day for MMA fans and here you’ll findeverything about UFC Fight Night 179. The fights will happen in the Flash Forum (Fight Island), in the United Arab Emirates. With great fights, it will start at 10:00 pm, with the main card fights starting at 1:00 am (UK time).

Preliminary Card Fights

Youssef Zalal x Ilia Topuria – Featherweight
KB Bhullar x Tom Breese – Middleweight
Rodrigo Zé Colmeia x Chris Daukaus – Heavyweight
Impa Kasanganay x Joaquin Buckley – Middleweight
Ali Alqaisi x Tony Kelley – Bantaweight
Giga Chikadze x Omar Morales – Featherweight
Tracy Cortez x Stephanie Egger – Bantaweight
Tagir Ulanbekov x Bruno Bulldoguinho – Flyweight

Main Card Fights

Marlon Moraes vs. Cory Sandhagen - Bantaweight

Marlon Moraes is a 32 year old Brazilian fighter, with black belt in muay thai and jiu-jitsu. In the MMA since 2007, he has 30 duels in his cartel, having emerged victorious in 23 of them. Of his victories, 10 were by knockout, 6 by submission and 7 by points. In June last year he was defeated by the fighter Henry Cejudo, by technical knockout in the third round, a fact that cost him the bantamweight belt, in UFC 238. He won 5 of his last 6 fights, and in his most recent fight he beat the also Brazilian José Aldo, by decision of the judges.

Cory Sandhagen is a 28 year old American fighter and is a brown belt in jiu-jitsu. In the MMA since 2015, he has 14 fights in his curriculum, having won 12 of them, being 4 by knockouts, 3 by submission and 5 by points. He has a very consistent track record and good regularity. He had a great sequence of 7 consecutive victories when he was defeated, in his most recent match, by Aljamain Sterling, being finished in the first round.

The big showdown of the night promises strong emotions, with great fighters on both sides. However, Cory Sandhagen is the favorite for the triumph and Bet365 has an odd worth @ 1.72 for the American's victory.

Edson Barboza x Makwan Amirkhani – Featherweight

Edson Barboza is a Brazilian fighter who is 34 years old, black belt in muay thai, taekwondo and brown belt in jiu-jitsu. In the MMA since 2009, Edson has 29 fights in his cartel, winning 20 of them. They were 12 victories by knockout, 7 by points and one by submission. However, he does not have a good time in his career, since, out of his last 6 fights, he suffered 5 defeats. In his most recent fight, he was defeated by Dan Ige, in a decision of the judges.

Makwan Amirkhani is a dual nationality fighter, Finnish and Iranian, and is 31 years old. In the MMA world since 2010, he has 20 fights in his curriculum, being victorious in 16 of them. He won 11 fights by submission, 4 by points and 1 by knockout. His last fight was on July 12, in the Fight Island, when he beat Dany Henry by submission in the first round.

In this fight, both enter confident in the octagon, coming from good results and with total focus on another victory. However, the Brazilian Edson Barboza counts the favoritism in his favor, and in Betfair it is possible to find the odd of @ 1.40 for the triumph of the Brazilian.

Ben Rothwell-Marcin Tybura - Heavyweight

Ben Rothwell is an American fighter and is 38 years old. Rothwell is a purple jiu-jitsu belt and has a large MMA resume, having fought 50 times. He has 38 victories, 28 of them by knockout, 2 by finishing and 6 by decision of the judges. He comes confident for another fight, after beating Ovince Saint Preux by decision of the jury, in his most recent fight, disputed in May of this year.

Marcin Tybura is a 34 year old Polish fighter, black belt in jiu-jitsu, and in the MMA since 2011. With 25 fights in his resume, he won 19 of them, being 7 by knockout, 6 by submission and 6 by decision of the judges. He will be confident for this fight, because in July of this year, in his most recent fight, he overcame Maxim Grishin by unanimous decision of the jury.

Markus Maluko x Dricus du Plessis – Middleweight

Markus Perez Maluko is a 30 year old Brazilian fighter, brown belt in jiu-jitsu and black belt in muay thai. In the MMA since 2013, he has 15 fights in his curriculum, having won 12 of them. He won 3 knockout victories, 6 finals and 3 points. This is not a good result, as in his most recent fight he was defeated by Wellington Turman, by unanimous decision of the judges, in November 2019.

Dricus du Plessis is a 26-year-old South African fighter who has fought in the welterweight and has been in the MMA since 2013. He has 16 fights in his cartel, coming out victorious of 14 of them, being 5 by knockouts and 9 submissions. Besides having a great record, having suffered only 2 losses, he comes from an important victory over Brendan Lesar, in December last year.

Tom Aspinall vs. Alan Baudot - Heavyweight

Tom Aspinall is a 27-year-old English fighter who has been fighting professionally in the MMA since 2014. With 10 fights in his curriculum, the fighter has 8 victories, 7 of them by knockout and one by submission. He is a talented fighter who’s going through a good time in his career. In his most recent fight, disputed in July this year, he beat Jake Collier by knockout in the first 45 seconds of the fight.

Alan Baudot is a 32 years old French fighter and has been in the MMA since 2013. He has in his curriculum only 9 fights, having won 8 of them, being 7 by knockouts and one by disqualification. His most recent fight took place in April 2019, when his opponent, Todd Stoute, was disqualified.

Thomas Almeida vs. Alejandro Pérez - Heavyweight

Thomas Almeida is a 29 year old Brazilian fighter, black belt in muay thai and brown belt in jiu-jitsu. He has a great record and a victorious career so far, with 24 fights in his resume, having emerged victorious in 21 of them. He won 17 knockout victories, 3 submissions and one point. However, he is going through a bad time in his career, having been defeated in 3 of his last 4 fights. His most recent fight was in January of this year, when he was defeated by Rob Fronto, by technical knockout.

Alejandro Pérez is a 31-year-old Mexican fighter who has been in the MMA since 2005. He has 27 fights in his cartel, winning 20 of them, being 9 by knockouts, 5 by submissions and 6 for points. This is not a good result either, since in July 2019, in his most recent fight, he was knocked out by Song Yadong in the first round.

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