UFC Fight Night 124 Stephens vs Choi

Jan. 14th, 2018 St. Louis, Missouri

*Odds are from 5dimes as of 11am Pacific 1/10/18

Happy New Year WiseTake Nation! We have an interesting fight card to start the year. Here is the overview for this weeks card. There are some intriguing matchups that are could push for fight of the night bonuses. You can always post questions in the premium chat or hit me up on Twitter @jefpo

 

Early Prelims

 

Mads Burnell (8-1) $7500 +145 vs Mike Santiago (21-9) $8700 -165

Mads Burnell 0-1 in the UFC. Pressure fighter as soon as the bell rings. Well rounded fighter

Mike Santiago 1-1 in the UFC. Decent grappler with decent takedown defense. Has solid combinations. Does tend to get hit but will have the advantage with takedowns.

 

Danielle Taylor (9-2) $7900 +110 vs JJ Aldrich (5-2) $8300 -130

Danielle Taylor 2-1 in the UFC. Powerful athletic counter striker with very fluid movement.

JJ Aldrich 1-1 in the UFC. Pressure come forward fighter with solid striking mixes up her strikes.

 

Kyung Ho Kang (13-7 1NC) $9200 -345 vs Guido Cannetti (7-3) $7000 +285

Kyung Ho Kang 2-1-1NC in the UFC. Coming off a military service. Very solid grappler who uses his front kick to gauge distance.

Guido Cannetti 1-1 in the UFC. Coming off a USADA ban. Power striker with heavy kicks.

 

Talita Bernardo (5-2) $7200 +195 vs Irene Aldana (7-4) $9000 -235

Talita Bernardo 0-1 in the UFC. Grappler with average striking and does have slight cardio issues.

Irene Aldana 0-2 in the UFC. Solid high output striking with great takedown defense.

 

Kalindra Faria (18-6-1) $8100 +100 vs Jessica Eye (11-6 1NC) $8100 -120

Kalindra Faria 0-1 in the UFC. Average striking with non-existent takedown defense.

Jessica Eye 0-4 in the UFC. Technical striker with solid takedown defense. Has issues in letting her strikes go very tentative.

 

FS1 Prelims

 

Thiago Alves (26-11) $7400 +170 vs Zak Cummings (21-5) $8800 -200

Thiago Alves 14-8 in the UFC. Very aggressive striker. Heavy leg kicks come forward fighter with decent grappling. He’s evolved into a very patient fighter and has had cardio issues.

Zak Cummings 6-3 in the UFC. Solid grappler with good striking who has been improving over his last few fights.

 

Matt Frevola (6-0) $8900 -235 vs Marco Polo Reyes (8-4) $7300 +195

Matt Frevola 1-0 in the UFC. Had 2nd round submission victory on the Dana White’s contender series.

Marco Polo Reyes 3-1 in the UFC. High volume striker with solid power and below average takedown defense.

 

James Krause (24-8) $8400 -160 vs Alex White (12-3) $7800 +140

James Krause 5-5 in the UFC. Technical striker fights at range. Very solid grappling and does have submission victories.

Alex White 3-3 in the UFC. Aggressive striker with power.

 

#10 Darren Elkins (24-5) $7600 +135 vs #10 Michael Johnson (18-12) $8600 -155

#10 Darren Elkins 13-4 in the UFC. Very durable grappler come forward pressure fighter.

#10 Michael Johnson 9-8 in the UFC. Solid striker throws all his punches with ill intentions. Tends to fade as the fight goes on.

 

Main Card

 

#10 Kamaru Usman (11-1) $9400 -650 vs Emil Meek (9-2-1 1NC) $6800 +475

#10 Kamaru Usman 6-0 in the UFC. Strong well-rounded grappler with insane KO power. Very well planned fight plan with above average cardio.

Emil Meek 1-0 in the UFC. Pressure come forward fighter with strong leg kicks. Likes to brawl with average takedown defense.

 

Paige VanZant (7-3) $8000 +100 vs #10 Jessica Rose-Clark (8-4 1NC) $8200 -120

Paige VanZant 4-2 in the UFC. Striker with good cardio uses her leg kicks like a jab with below average grappling.

#10 Jessica Rose-Clark 1-0 in the UFC. Solid striking with decent grappling and below average takedown defense. Has the edge in submission.

 

#11 Uriah Hall (14-8) $9300 -325 vs #12 Vitor Belfort (26-13 1NC) $6900 +265

#11 Uriah Hall 6-6 in the UFC. Dangerous striker with flashy strikes tends to be a slow starter.

#12 Vitor Belfort 23-13 1NC in the UFC. Legend of the sport has not been the same pressure cage fighter. He’s got nasty elbows in the clinch heavy knees.

 

#9 Jeremy Stephens (26-14) $7700 +135 vs #13 Dooho Choi (14-2) $8500 -155

#9 Jeremy Stephens 13-13 in the UFC. Gritty grappler who’s evolved his game into a solid scrappy striker with good takedown defense.

#13 Dooho Choi 3-1 in the UFC. Powerful striker likes to fight in a phone booth. Throws all his strikes with ill intentions.