UFC on Fox 29 Poirier vs Gaethje Preview


UFC on Fox 29 Poirier vs Gaethje

April 15, 2018 Glendale, Arizona

*odds are from 5dimes as of 1am pacific 4/12/18

Nation after last week’s debacle let’s hope for very quiet fight week and the biggest drama we have is someone not making weight. This week’s main event has two guys that are going to throw some leather at each other until someone goes to sleep. First look there are some fights we should be able to take advantage of, the casual fan might not consider. I would like to Thank you for taking the time to read this and I look forward to seeing you guys in the premium chat on Saturday for the Live stream.


Fight Pass Prelims

Luke Sanders (11-2) $9300 -430 vs Patrick Williams (8-5) $6900 +345

Luke Sanders 2-2 in the UFC. strong striker with explosive power decent grappler with subpar takedown defense questionable fight IQ

Patrick Williams 1-2 in the UFC. Strong grappler former collegiate wrestler aggressive takedowns single double leg has good power in his right hand has very suspect striking defense looks to finish fights early cause his gas tanks empties quick


Mathew Lopez (10-2) $8500 -140 vs Alejandro Perez (20-6-1) $7700 +120

Mathew Lopez 2-2 in the UFC. solid grappler with aggressive takedowns striking defense is lacking decent striking throws allot of power punches will work for submissions on the mat

Alejandro Perez 5-1-1 in the UFC. fluid movement counter puncher good leg kicks but does not throw allot of volume tends to be point fighter


Arjan Singh Bhullar (7-0) $9200 -370 vs Adam Wieczorek (9-1) $7000 +310

Arjan Singh Bhullar 1-0 in the UFC. Gold medal winner at the Common wealth games in 2012, strong grappler lives in side control with strong ground and pound

Adam Wieczorek 1-0 in the UFC. solid striker fights well from distance average striking uses his punches to set up his leg kicks. Suspect cardio with average takedown defense once taken down has a challenge working his way back up to his feet has some submission skills but mostly from top control


Dhiego Lima (14-6) $8000 -110 vs Yushin Okami (34-11) $8200 -110

Dhiego Lima 1-2 in the UFC. Second stint in the UFC has average striking and average grappling has suspect chin

Yushin Okami 11-8 in the UFC. aging fighter fighting at a normal 170lb very tough solid striking with good combinations good clinch fighter


Shana Dobson (3-1) $8100 -115 vs Lauren Mueller (4-0) $8100 -105  

Shana Dobson 1-0 in the UFC. grinding type fighter with technical strikes with a come forward movement and the ability to absorb allot of damage, has good ground and pound suspect cardio

Lauren Mueller making her UFC debut. solid punching power combinations to the body and heavy leg kicks has average grappling . Suspect cardio



Gilbert Burns (12-2) $9400 -580 vs Dan Moret (13-3) $6800 +440

Gilbert Burns 5-2 in the UFC. High level grappler with solid punching power has suspect striking defense can leave himself open to taking power shots

Dan Moret making his UFC debut. not very fluid movement good power with average grappling


#13 Krzystof Jotko (19-3) $7400 +115 vs #15 Brad Tavares (16-5) $8800 -135

Krzystof Jotko 6-3 in the UFC. an effective striker, utilizing an arsenal of rangy kicks along with solid punching combinations backed up by outstanding takedown defense.

Brad Tavares 11-4 in the UFC. Heavy handed Hawaiian has solid striking techniques throwing knees in the clinch and kicks to chop his opponent’s legs out. Has solid takedown defense will use his sprawl to defend against the takedown. Very durable fighter known to turn fights into battles.


#6 Wilson Reis (22-8) $8600 –145 vs #10 John Moraga (18-6) $7600 +125

Wilson Reis 6-4 in the UFC. good grappling skills uses strikes to set up takedowns and takedowns to set up strikes, scrambling skills are above average and has solid power. Struggles against strikers

John Moraga 7-5 in the UFC. very athletic solid grappler with good power in his left hook good leg kicks strong submission skills


Muslim Salikhov (12-2) $8900 -185 vs Ricky Rainey (13-4) $7300 +160

Muslim Salikhov 6-2 in the UFC. Flashy striker with solid power has suspect takedown defense cardio issues

Ricky Rainey 4-4 in the UFC. Solid striker with average grappling fights well in the in the clinch



Tim Boetsch (21-11) $7200 +220 vs Antonio Carlos Junior (10-2 1NC) $9000 -260

Tim Boetsch 12-10 in the UFC. gritty grappler long time veteran solid striking power decent takedown defense come forward pressure in top control has nasty ground and pound

Antonio Carlos Junior 6-2 1NC in the UFC. slick submission skills with very powerful strikes and vicious ground and pound also has heavy leg kicks.


Main Card


#7 Michelle Waterson (14-6) $7900 +110 vs #10 Courtney Casey (7-5) $8300 -130

Michelle Waterson 2-2 in the UFC. athletic striker fights well at distance uses kicks to keep distance does not have very good hand strikes, decent grappling good takedowns with below average takedown defense

Courtney Casey 3-4 in the UFC. very strong gritty high-volume striker will have a slight size advantage with decent takedown defense




Israel Adesanya (12-0) $9100 -250 vs Martin Vettori (12-3-1) $7100 +210

Israel Adesanya 1-0 in the UFC. patient technical striker very high fight IQ works well from distance

Martin Vettori 2-1-1in the UFC. grinding type fighter with solid punching power has good kicks to the body decent grappling with solid takedown defense


#12 Carlos Condit (30-11) $7500 +170 vs Alex Oliveira (17-4-1 2 NC) $8700 -200

Carlos Condit 7-7 in the UFC. very gritty striker throws heavy knees in the clinch elbows from all angles kicks to the body does have issues with takedown defense above average cardio and solid submissions

Alex Oliveira 7-3 1 NC in the UFC. aggressive move forward fighter with above average striking solid grappling four submissions victories


#5 Dustin Poirier (22-5) $8400 -145 vs #6 Justin Gaethje (18-1) $7800 +125

Dustin Poirier 14-4 1NC in the UFC. Powerful aggressive striker with crisp technical strikes and a decent submission game. Coming off a good win over Anthony Pettis which completely dominated, will need to defend the leg kicks


Justin Gaethje 1-1 in the UFC. Former WSOF champion Gritty Brawler tough fighter with KO power coming off a slugfest against Eddie Alvarez. High volume striker with nasty leg kicks will look to keep the fight standing and turn this into a slugfest has solid grappling with decent takedown defense