Roll with Holloway in UFC Fight Night Fantasy

Holloway and Olivera’s bout will top the main event, which starts Sunday at 3 p.m. HST. Heck, it could be the worse card of 2015.


Max Holloway and Charles Oliveira are without a doubt the two biggest prospects in UFC’s featherweight division, and perhaps the entire promotional roster. Also, you have Patrick Cote, Sam Stout, Chris Beal and Nikita Krylov on this card.

Several high-profile fighters, including longtime former welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre and middleweight champion Chris Weidman, have supported the program but noted that they haven’t seen any specific measures go into effect just yet. Meanwhile, she faces a freestyle fighter in 32-year-old Valerie Letourneau.

Letourneau is now undefeated in UFC competition, last defeating TUF alumni Jessica Rakoczy at UFC 186. Maryna Moroz via Submission. It’s nearly shocking sometimes to see how much better he’s gotten from fight to fight recently, and he appears to be pretty blessed as far as natural fighting instincts go. He improves his overall record to 12-3, while Silverio drops his second-straight fight and sees his record fall to 11-2. This one will end in Round 2. He has three performance, submission, and fight of the night bonuses to his name. Meanwhile, Trinaldo is going to try to make this into a brawl. “I can always enjoy this stuff later, right now it’s go-time”. Both are riding their own prospective winning streaks into the fight, with multiple finishes for each along the way. For a fighter that made his UFC debut in 2006, the 31-year-old has taken an accumulation of punishment throughout his career.

“It was too close for my liking, but I was able to squeeze it in”, Campbell said after the win. Grappling will be the key in this battle, and with Cote being an underrated fighter in that game, Burkman will have the edge. It will be Magny’s ninth fight in 18 months, including five in 2014 between February and October.

Approximately three years ago the UFC made it a mission to inform politicians in Victoria that MMA fighting in a boxing ring was unsafe for the athletes in the UFC and, eventually, politicians started to clue in to the reality of the situation. Burkman wins by decision. I could be wrong on this one, but let’s compare Silva to Neil Magny, who became a late replacement to Damien Maia.

Holloway is an exciting striker has good knockout power and his Muay Thai skills have helped him ride his four-fight winning streak.

Robbie Lawler will defend his welterweight belt against Carlos Condit, Mark Hunt will take on Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva – a re-match of their fight in Brisbane, Australia at UFC Fight Night 33 – and Robbie Whittaker will face off with Michael Bisping. After looking at all the statistics, Magny will win this fight by using his jab.

Breakdown: A 22-day turnaround for Magny, which has to be noted but doesn’t really concern me that much here. Jolly (5-0) hasn’t competed since May 2014, where he won a unanimous decision over Josh Foster at IXFA 10.

UFC Fight Night 74 takes place this evening in Canada and we’ve got our predictions for all the fights below. The Holloways closed on the house three weeks before the fight with Oliveira, and moved in just one week later, so it has been a little bit hectic on the family. “I fought Swanson when I was injured and I shouldn’t have but I wanted to”. When one guy is taking PEDs and one guy is not, that’s an advantage.


The 25-year-old might be a ground ace through and through, but to say Oliveira’s mixed martial arts (MMA) repertoire is limited would be inaccurate.

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