UFC 216 – Preliminary Card Predictions

UFC 216 – Lando Vannata Vs. Bobby Green

Lando Vannata turned a lot of heads and raised a lot of eyebrows with an impressive UFC debut wherein he nearly got the better of Tony Ferguson.He promised of potential, and even knocked out John Makdessi with a wheelkick that was nothing short of spectacular. However, he was humbled at UFC 209 at the hands of David Teymur.

Vannata’s loss only goes to prove that there is always room for improvement. He gets to be in the spotlight again come UFC 216 on October 7th when he faces off against the more experienced Bobby Green. Vannata has been training hard from what we know, and this will be the perfect opportunity for him to showcase his newly acquired skills.

UFC 216 – Pearl Gonzalez Vs. Poliano Botelho

Pearl Gonzalez really messed up her UFC debut, it was pretty diabolical as everything went horribly wrong for her. Sadly, the UFC cuts her no slack and has put her up against Poliano Botelho who is strong favorite going into this match up.

Things don’t look positive for Gonzalez at this point. She is going to have a hard time, and we doubt she is ready for a challenge this tough, this early.

UFC 216 – Walt Harris Vs. Mark Godbeer

There is always one fight in every UFC fight night which features two massive men that can both pack a punch. While it might not be the most agile or technical fight of the night. There is certainly going to be a display of brute force in this match up. The two middle heavyweights should make for an interesting fight. This one is really hard to predict, can go either way.

UFC 216 – Matt Schnell Vs. Marco Beltran

This fight is pretty much going to help the UFC decide who is going to be cut. Firstly, the weight division itself is losing popularity and the UFC themselves don’t seem to bother much for this weight class. Furthermore, both fighters have suffered back to back losses and whoever is on the losing side here will certainly be going home for good.

UFC 216 – Tom Duquesnoy Vs. Cody Stamann

This fight is basically the UFC giving Duquesnoy a stage and an opponent which is ideal for him to show off what he can do. The ex BAMMA champion did impress in his debut and the UFC seem keen to see what else he can do at the expense of Cody Stamann.

Stamann might be able to prove the UFC wrong and actually cause an upset here, but it is going to be an uphill task to say the least.

Author : Rory McGregor

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