UFC 258 Forecast: Usman vs Burns Late “Prelim” Undercard Preview – MMA Sports

The first Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) title fight in 2021 will hit pay-per-view (PPV) radio this Saturday (February 13, 2021). Welterweight champion Kamaru Usman meets Gilbert Burns, who has turned from a rapidly growing teammate to a challenger in the UFC, at APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada.The· ESPN +-On the streamed PPV main card, Maycee Barber will recover from an injury to Alexa Grasso and Pedro Munhos will rematch Jimmie Rivera in a brutal bantamweight war.

Four UFC258 “Prelim” undercard matches have not yet been considered (Check out the first batch here), Let’s see …

£ 155: Bobby green versus. Jim Miller

Bobby Green (27-11-1), who won only one of the last seven battles, won three times in a row in 2020 and turned the corner with the “Battle of the Night” bonus. The “King” seemed to be 4-0 in a match against Tiago Moises in October 2020, but ended up with the wrong end of a controversial unanimous decision.

He is 5’10 and 2 inches taller than the “A-10”. “

Jim Miller (32-15) seems to have finished with a 1-5 skid, won three of the next four games and is still alive, including the very popular Roosevelt Roberts arm bar finish. Showed that remains. Vinc Pichel succeeded in making the mirror last longer at UFC 252 in August 2020, proving that it’s hard to crack.

His 22 professional suspensions include 18 submissions.

It’s easy to admit that he counted Miller many times prematurely, but he couldn’t get past the green just by performing better than expected. “Kings” is a sturdy wrestler enough to maintain a significant advantage in boxing while standing, limiting the chances of Miller crushing him under pressure or starting his deadly top game. To do.

The green has recently turned up and the mirrors are more likely to fade slowly. In essence, Miller needs an early finish to win this, and Green is notorious for being difficult for anyone but Dustin Poirier to clean up. The “King” returns to orbit with an increasingly one-sided and chaotic brawl decision.

Forecast: Green by unanimous decision

185 lbs: Rodolpho Vieira versus. Anthony Hernandez

Rodol Fobieira (7-0) — one of the most decorated Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu players to date — dominated the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation before joining the UFC in 2019. He tapped Oscar Piechota after two rounds in the Octagon. After his debut, it took less than five minutes to do the same to Saparbeg Safarov in March 2020.

He submitted six professional opponents and stopped the seventh with ground and pound.

Anthony Hernandez (7-2) was the victim of Anakonda Chalk from Markus Perez in the Octagon after seeing Jordan Wright’s brutal knockout in the Contender Series overturned by a failed drug test. At that time, things got worse. debut. “Fluffy” bounced off at the Anaconda finish in Junyoung Park six months later, but fell to Kevin Holland in just 39 seconds on the next time-out.

He faces a 2-inch reach disadvantage against the “Black Belt Hunter”.

He’s probably the hardest opponent in Vieira’s mixed martial arts (MMA) career, but I don’t think this will work for Hernandez. A very limited wrestler, Perez eventually broke his submission defense and managed to shut down most of Hernandez’s attacks before securing the finish. Physical powers like technical wizards and Vieira need to spend much easier time. Hernandez’s striking edges don’t make much sense unless you can stand up long enough to use it.

I think “fluffy” is better than what I’ve seen in the Octagon so far … at least it has a higher potential. The important thing is what you manage in the cage, and what he did suggests bad about his chances. In the end, Vieira bullied him to Matt and finished his early submission.

Prediction: Vieira from the first submission

170 lbs: Beral Muhammad versus. Diego Lima

Continuing the trend, another thing that should have happened last year collapsed after I had already written it …

Beral Muhammad (17-3) made a 1-2 octagon start and won four straight games before appearing in Geoff Neal, who surged last year. Since then, he has achieved three more consecutive victories, including Lyman Good’s decision in June 2020.

He gives up 3 inches high and gives Diego Lima (15-7) about the same reach.

Lima was able to bounce off the UFC with a 1-3 skid and return via Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 25, but lost to Yushin Okami after losing in the finale. He entered the cage with three consecutive victories this Saturday, marking his longest undefeated run since 2011.

This is his first appearance since defeating Luke Jumeau in October 2019.

I admit that his recent efforts have terribly underestimated Lima, but Muhammad seems to be all wrong with him. “Remember the Name” is more than you can hold yourself on your feet, especially because Lima’s vulnerability offsets Muhammad’s lack of stopping power, and Lima has wrestling that fits in the past. Thing.

All Lima is really doing for him here is height and reach. Both proved that Muhammad could deal with when he beat Tim Means. Whether he decides to stand and mix it or ease his life with regular takedowns, Muhammad cruises towards a comfortable victory.

Prediction: Muhammad by unanimous decision

115 lbs: Polyana Viana versus. Mallory Martin

Polyana Viana (11-4) seemed to be well prepared for the dominant submission victory over Maiakahauna Eles Stevenson at the Octagon debut, with the Brazilians only losing the next three games. She turned her back on the wall last August and grew up, catching Emily Whitmere in the arm bar to maintain her Octagon career.

All her professional victories are far away, seven of which are by submission.

Her “Contender Series” victory over Micol Di Segni did not win Mallory Martin’s (7-3) contract, but she stepped up with a sudden notice to Birnajanji Donkey. Shot the Octagon four months later. It didn’t go that smoothly as she tapped the second rear-naked choke, but with her second-year effort against Hannah Schiffers, Martin was able to win the “Performance of the Night” in her second round. I finished the finish.

She gave up the 1-inch height and 3-inch reach for the Dama de Ferro.

I’ve invested far more thought in this prediction than the benefits of the early “Prelim” opening fight, which bothers me. Both women have serious flaws in a fun and compatible way. Martin is a powerful wrestler and functional striker, but the last time-out was about to ignite Hannah Cifers. As part of her, Viana has the natural power to compete with submitting games, but continues to look for ways to disappoint.

It’s a coin toss that is likely to be summarized as who performs best.

Yeah, screw it in, I give Viana a last chance to impress me — trick me four times and be ashamed of me. She seems to be a more capable striker and is dangerous enough on the ground as it can scare Martin’s shooting, so she holds her foot before securing a club and sub in the second round. Please expect that.

Prediction: Viana by second submission

The UFC 258 features a quality main event and some potential firecrackers scattered around, creating a quality battle night. See you Saturday, Maniacs.

Don’t forget that will live stream the entire UFC258 Fight Card round-by-round, blow-by-blow. Here, From an early stage ESPN + “Prelims” plays games online. This starts at 6:30 pm Eastern Standard Time and is the remaining undercard balance for ESPN /.ESPN + 8 pm (Eastern Standard Time), before the start time of the PPV main card (10 pm Eastern Standard Time) ESPN + PPV.

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2021 Current UFC “Prelims” Forecast Record: 20-6

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