15 Oct BJ PENN VS. CLAY GUIDA ADDED TO UFC 237
Among the greatest fighters in MMA history is set to return to the Octagon later this spring. Plus, the UFC’s return to Ottawa receives a few fresh matchups in the current MMA odds and ends.
BJ Penn vs. Clay Guida, UFC 237
A lightweight link between BJ Penn and Clay Guida is slated for UFC 237, which can be set for May 11 in Jeunesse Arena at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. MMAFighting.com broke the information. Penn (16-13-2) is currently 12-12-1 all time in the Octagon and will be the former UFC welterweight and lightweight winner. However, he’s really fallen on hard times as of late. Now age 40, he was just submitted by Ryan Hall through heel hook and is currently riding a six-fight win streak. He refuses to hang up the gloves, believing he could hang at the UFC, but it is clear his very best times are years . Guida (34-18) is 14-2 all time in the UFC and many recently lost by submission to Charles Oliveira. However, he beat Joe Lauzon and Erik Koch in back-to-back conflicts before that. At this point, you just can’t pick Penn to beat anyone on the UFC roster, also I would label Guida as a big favorite to win this fight despite his own struggles. .
Nordine Taleb vs. Siyar Bahadurzada, UFC Fight Night 150
An exciting welterweight bout between Nordine Taleb and Siyar Bahadurzada will take place at UFC Fight Night 150, set for May 4 in Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Taleb (14-6) is 6-4 in the UFC and is coming from consecutive stoppage losses to Sean Strickland and Claudio Silva. Bahadurzada (24-7-1) is 3-3 in the UFC and many recently dropped a choice to Curtis Millender. Both men are on the drawbacks of their careers, but I view Bahadurzada as the complete fighter and would prefer him to acquire this one.
Alexey Oleynik vs. Walt Harris, UFC Fight Night 150
Heavyweights Alexey Oleynik and Walt Harris are set to clash at UFC Fight Night 150. Ariel Helwani broke the information. Oleynik (57-11, 1 NC) is 6-2 at the UFC and is coming from a submission win over Mark Hunt. Though he’s 41, he is still battling at an elite level. Harris (12-7) is 5-6 in the UFC and just picked up the biggest win of his career, a split decision nod over Andrei Arlovski. Although Oleynik is getting up there in age, he has looked fantastic as of late and has arguably the best entry game at the heavyweight division, period. Though Harris can cause Oleynik issues if this struggle stays standing, Oleynik’s advantage on the floor should make him a large betting popular in this bout.
Kyle Nelson vs. Matt Sayles, UFC Fight Night 150
Featherweights Kyle Nelson and Matt Sayles may also meet at UFC Fight Night 150. Nelson (12-2) lost to Carlos Diego Ferreira on brief note in his UFC debut, but that fight was up a weight class and he was on a six-fight win streak on the regional scene prior to that. Sayles (7-2) chose to Sheymon Moraes in his UFC debut following a nice win on Dana White’s Contender Series earned him a UFC bargain. This resembles a total coin-flip and I expect the line to be near a Pick’em.
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