145 lbs: Arnold Allen vs. Makwan Amirkhan
Londoners are in for a great night at UFC Fight Night 107 with a pretty nice line up in most categories. The 145 pound bout features Arnold Allen (11-1) vs. Makwan Amirkhan (13-2). The young pair is likely to fight a close match since both of them are talented and are expected to knock off many of their opponents in the coming years.
Allen’s debut in debut in 2015 was notable. After submitting Alan Omer he took on Yaotzin Meza six months later and won a cracker of a fight. Allen has managed to evolve into a well rounded fighter with tenacity although he may seem to drift at times. Amirkhan on the other hand is an aggressive opponent with the unique ability to go for broke no matter what his position. This game-plan could work and we may seem Amirkhan getting the better of Allen by submission.
155 lbs.: Joe Duffy vs. Reza Madadi
Joe Duffy (15-2) faces off Reza Madadi in the 155lbs category at UFC Fight Night 107 in London. As we recall, Duffy started his UFC career with two amazing wins that did not last 5 minutes in total against Jake Lindsey and Ivan Jorge. His next bout was well fought as well where he dropped a decision to Dustin Poirier. He then dropped and submitted Mitch Clarke six months later. With 10 submission and 4 knockouts in the early round it won’t seem likely that many will bet against Duffy.
Reza Madadi returned to the cage after 18 months following brushes with the law. He dropped a decision to Norman Parke and then scored a knock out against Yan Cabral in their Rotterdam fight. He has submitted eight opponents and has a top game that is seemingly effecting. His wrestling prowess is better than most in the lightweight category. However, lack of speed and striking attack could be Madadi’s downfall. It would make sense to put a few bucks on Duffy who should get through with a unanimous decision.
Author : Rory McGregor