UFC Fight Night on Fox 28 Emmett vs Stephens

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UFC Fight Night on FOX 28 Emmett vs Stephens

Feb. 24, 2018 Orlando, Florida

*Odds are from 5dimes as of 11am Pacific 2/21/1

This is a tough card. The majority of fights are evenly matched or style matchups, Grappler vs Striker. Multiple fighters from a DFS perspective are very low output minus a handful of possible fireworks fights. One fight has already been cancelled due to the fighter deemed not healthy to cut down to fighting weight.

Early Prelims

Albert Morales (7-3-1) $7400 +150 vs Manny Bermudez (10-0) $8800 -170

Albert Morales 1-3-1 in the UFC. Come forward move forward high-volume striker.

Manny Bermudez making his UFC debut. Very aggressive grappler with slick submission skills.

 

Eric Shelton (11-4) $7500 +135 vs Alex Perez (19-4) $8700 -155

Eric Shelton 1-2 in the UFC. Very athletic with decent striking and below average takedown defense. When in top control has good ground and pound.

Alex Perez 2-0 in the UFC. Moving down from 135 lbs. Solid striker with decent power. He  fights well at distance with good grappling skills, solid takedowns and slick submission skills.

 

Rani Yahya (24-9 1NC) $9300 -255 vs Russell Doane (15-7) $6900 +215

Rani Yahya 9-3 1NC in the UFC. World class Jiu jitsu with improved striking.

Russell Doane 3-4 in the UFC. Average striker with decent power. Average grappling suspect chin.

 

Sam Alvey (31-10 1NC) $7200 +230 vs Marcin Prachnio (13-2) $9000 -270

Sam Alvey 8-5 in the UFC. Fighting at 205 lbs so might be a more natural weight class for him. Average striker looks to throw the power right for the knockout. Decent takedown defense has slight cardio issues.

Marcin Prachnio making his UFC debut. Very technical striker with a karate base. Kicks come from odd angles.

 

Gilbert Burns (12-2) $7800 +120 vs Olivier Aubin-Mercier (11-2) $8400 -140 *fight cancelled

Gilbert Burns 5-2 in the UFC. Solid grappling with slick submission skills and decent striking with some power.

Olivier Aubin-Mercier 6-2 in the UFC. Improved striking with solid grappling. Strong takedowns grinding top control with heavy ground and pound.

 

FS1 Prelims

 

Ben Saunders (21-8-2) $7100 +210 vs Alan Jouban (15-6) $9100 -250

Ben Sanders 8-5 in the UFC. Decent striker who fights well at distance. Throws nasty knees and elbows in the clinch. Below average takedown defense with solid grappling and average submission skills suspect chin.

Alan Jouban 6-4 in the UFC. Decent striker with below average takedown defense. Solid power suspect chin.

 

#14 Maryna Moroz (8-2) $8000 +130 vs Angela Hill (7-4) $8200 -150

Maryna Moroz 3-2 in the UFC. Solid striker with decent grappling who has sneaky submission skills.

Angela Hill 2-4 in the UFC. Decent striker with a Dominic Cruz like movement in and out sticking and moving decent uses leg kicks to gauge distance takedown defense.

 

#7 Sarah McMann (11-4) $8900 -220 vs #8 Marion Reneau (8-3-1) $7300 +180

Sarah McMann 5-4 in the UFC. Former Olympic silver medalist with strong grappling, average striking and nice power aggressive takedowns with subpar top control.

Marion Reneau 4-2-1 in the UFC. Solid striking come forward pressure with good submission skills. Even though she is older she has good cardio.

 

Renan Barao (36-5 1NC) $8500 -155 vs Brian Kelleher (18-8) $7700 +135

Renan Barao 9-4 in the UFC. First fight at 135 lbs in awhile. Solid leg kicks with good power and strong takedowns.

Brian Kelleher 2-1 in the UFC. Solid striker with aggressive grappling come forward pressure.

 

Main Card

 

Mike Perry (11-2) $9400 -340 vs Max Griffin (13-4) $6800 +280

Mike Perry 4-2 in the UFC. Strong power striker with insane power throws every punch with ill intentions. Tends to gas due to the power shots.

Max Griffin 1-2 in the UFC. Solid striker with good power in his right hand. Uses come forward pressure with sneaky grappling.

 

#5 Ovince Saint Preux (22-10) $8300 -130 vs #8 Ilir Latifi (14-5 1NC) $7900 +110

Ovince Saint Preux 10-5 in the UFC. Solid striker with decent grappling. Underrated submission skills with durable patient counter striker and aggressive takedowns.

Ilir Latifi 6-6 in the UFC. Built like a tank and very athletic. Strong double leg takedown with a strong over hand right, wicked punches and elbows on the break grinding type style.

 

#2 Jessica Andrade (17-6) $9200 -320 vs #5 Tecia Torres (10-1) $7000 +260

Jessica Andrade 8-4 in the UFC. Used to fight at 135 lbs. Strong explosive striker with insane power in the clinch. Next level cardio who uses body lock to grind for the takedown move forward pressure.

Tecia Torres 6-1 in the UFC. Solid technical striker with good combinations. Very fluid on the feet. Good grappler with below average takedown defense. He does show the ability to work back to the feet once taken down.

 

#4 Josh Emmett (13-1) $7600 +140 vs #7 Jeremy Stephens (26-14) $8600 -160

Josh Emmett 4-1 in the UFC. Strong explosive athletic grappler with solid knockout power. Works a lot of strikes to the body and improved cardio.

Jeremy Stephens 14-13 in the UFC. Gritty long-time veteran with solid grappling. He has explosive knockout power. Impressive to say that a 12 year veteran is improving which he has.