UFC Fight Night 119 Brunson vs Machida
October 28th Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fight Pass Early Prelims
Marcelo Golm (5-0-0) $8800 -175 vs Christian Colombo (8-2-1) $7400 +135
Marcelo Golm-BJJ/Striker making his UFC debut. Young strong HW looking to carry his amateur success into the octagon. Has shown to have the power to KO his opponents but will take his opponents down and finish them with vicious ground and pound.
Christian Colombo-Muay Thai/BJJ 0-1-1 in the UFC. Looks slow and clunky and is tentative with his strikes when his opponent has good takedowns at 37 years old not sure what to expect from this guy.
Deiveson Figueiredo (12-0-0) $7300 +150 vs Jarred Brooks (13-0-0) $8900 -190
Deiveson Figueiredo- Striker/BJJ 1-0 in the UFC. Unorthodox fighter throws heavy punches and wicked elbows will stand and bang but will take his opponent and unleash ground and pound and look for submissions.
Jarred Brooks-Grappler/Striker 1-0 in the UFC. Frenetic fighter with aggressive takedowns lots of in and out movement uses his movement to set up his takedowns.
Hacran Diaz (23-5-1) $7800 +130 vs Jared Gordon (13-1-0) $8400 -170
Hacran Diaz-BJJ 3-4 in the UFC. BJJ black belt currently on a two-fight losing skid has very good takedown defense averages nearly three takedowns per fight.
Jared Gordon-Striker/Grappler 1-0 in the UFC. Former Cage Fury FW champ has BJJ brown belt currently on a four-fight win streak won his debut by KO. Averages over 6 takedowns per fight and over 7 significant strikers per minute.
Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos (17-5-0) $9000 -210 vs Max Griffin (13-3-0) $7200 +160
Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos- Striker 3-1 in the UFC. Unique striker with spinning back fists and wide variety of kicks. 2x fight of the night bonus winner
Max Griffin- Striker/Grappler 1-1 in the UFC. Fighting out of Marinoble’s fighting system very decorated amateur Reno Combat 170lb champ, West Coast Fighting Championship 170 and 185lb champion with Insane KO power very athletic will look to keep the fight standing and land a finishing strike in his career he has finished 5 of his opponents in less than a minute.
Antonio Carlos Junior (9-2-0) $9200 -320 vs Jack Marshman (22-6-0) $7000 +240
Antonio Carlos Junior- BJJ 5-2 1NC in the UFC. BJJ black belt with slick submission skills with very powerful strikes and vicious ground and pound also has heavy leg kicks.
Jack Marshman-Striker 2-1 in the UFC. Boxer by trade willing to stand and trade with decent grappling but will look to keep this fight standing since he has horrible takedown defense.
Vicente Luque (11-6-1) $8500 -170 vs Niko Price (10-0-0) $7700 +130
Vicente Luque- BJJ/Striker 4-2 in the UFC. Durable Grappler with solid striking and good takedowns average takedown defense.
Niko Price-Striker/Grappler 2-0 1 NC in the UFC. Technically riding three fight win streak if it wasn’t for a failed drug test that his KO victory over Alex Morono switched to NC. Very powerful striker with decent takedowns
John Lineker (29-8-0) $9400 -500 vs Marlon Vera (10-3-0) $6800 +400
John Lineker-Striker 10-3 in the UFC. Power punching BW will look to keep the fight standing willing to absorb punches to get in range to unleash his power strikes. will be interesting to see how his weight cut goes.
Marlon Vera- BJJ 4-2 in the UFC. BJJ brown belt very slick submission skills does have a TKO victory but it was over an aging Brad Pickett.
Thiago Santos (15-5-0) $7900 +120 vs Jack Hermansson (16-3-0) $8300 -140
Thiago Santos- Striker/BJJ 7-4 in the UFC. BJJ purple belt with Muay Thai black belt very flashy striker with spinning kicks
Jack Hermansson- Striker/Grappler 3-1 in the UFC. Aggressive takedowns which leads to vicious ground and pound. Very active striker nearly 6 significant strikes per minute and almost 2 takedowns per fight.
Francisco Trinaldo (21-5-0) $8600 -165 vs Jim Miller (28-10-0 1NC) +145 $7600
Francisco Trinaldo-Grappler/Striker 11-4 in the UFC. Decent power and average takedowns looks to smother opponents with his aggressiveness.
Jim Miller-Grappler/Striker 17-9 in the UFC. Grappler with solid takedowns has been through some wars in his career very durable with insane cardio. Over his career he has proven that he can strike and grapple with anyone.
Pedro Munoz (14-2-0 1NC) $7500 +160 vs Rob Font (14-2-0) -185 $8700
Pedro Munoz- BJJ 4-2 1NC in the UFC. BJJ black belt with very good submission skills decent power. Will look to put on a show in front of his home town crowd.
Rob Font- Striker 4-1 in the UFC. Very technical striker with solid power currently on a two-fight win streak. Well-rounded fighter with KO power will look to keep the fight standing
Demian Maia (25-7-0) $8000 +120 vs Colby Covington (12-1-0) -140 $8200
Demian Maia-BJJ 19-7 in the UFC. World class BJJ black belt serious submissions skills averages nearly three takedowns per fight. Will look to take his opponents back and look for a submission victory.
Colby Covington- Grappler 7-1 in the UFC. Wrestler with 31 takedowns in his last four fights, averages just over 2.5 significant strikes per minute. Has been working on his striking but his wrestling will be the key in this fight.
Derek Brunson (17-5-0) $8400 -170 vs Lyota Machida (22-7-0) $7800 +150
Derek Brunson- Grappler/Striker 11-4 in the UFC. Athletic wrestler with solid power and solid takedowns. Does have issues with being tentative will need to close distance and land takedowns.
Lyota Machida- Karate 14-7 in the UFC. Coming off an 18-month suspension for a positive PED test and a two-fight losing skid. Very accurate counter striker will need to see what “the dragon” looks like at weigh ins.