UFC Fight Night: Hill vs Waterson
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I think we can all agree that what happened last week's card was an absolute disaster. What was looking like a pretty promising card turned into a wasteland of late dropouts and illness prevention. However, Overeem walked home with a much-deserved W to once again remind us that he is indeed great. Tonight, history will also be made by Angela Hill, as she is the first black woman to headline a UFC card. Should be a good night.
Angela Hill vs Michelle Waterson
A watershed moment for MMA's biggest promotion is what props this tilt up. Angela Hill, who I believe won her last outing against Claudia Gadelha, is the first-ever black woman to headline a UFC card in a fight I believe she has a great chance of winning. Both women are coming off losses, however, its Hill that looks to be surging upwards.
If Waterson can put the pressure on Hill with her grappling then she can make it interesting, but I just don't think Hill is going to let this moment go by the wayside. There is a great chance that the winner of this tilt gets a crack at a top 5 opponent so there is a ton on the line for both ladies.
Prediction: Angela Hill, Decision
Ottman Azaitar vs Khama Worthy
Styles make fights, there I said it! And this is a perfect example of that. Ottman is a powerhouse who wages war every time he goes in there, Worthy is much calmer in stance and looks to pick his spots to attack. The classic puncher vs counterpuncher. It should also be said that both guys are coming into this fight red hot so expect fireworks.
I'm so torn on who to choose here. If Azaitar lands it's over, but if Worthy can get out of the 1st round then his chances of winning skyrocket! Play it safe or go balls to the wall? I'm whipping out the testies for this one!
Prediction: Ottman Azaitar, 1st RD TKO
Andrea Lee vs Roxanne Modafferi
Look, I'm probably in the minority here but I HATE watching Modafferi fight. Hate it. She has always had this weird amateurish feel about her but somehow gets W's. I guess that's all that matters but I just don't like her style. However, against Lee, she'll be able to work her up against the cage where most of the fight is likely to play out.
Prediction: Roxanne Modafferi, Decision
Ed Herman vs Mike Rodriguez
Herman is as experienced as they come at this point in his career, and he'll need to use all of it in this tilt. It's not that Rodriguez is a world beater, it's just that a lot of his skills are flat superior to Herman's at this point. So it's weird to say that I think this fight is going to go the distance, and when it does I believe Herman will be the man getting his hand raised.
Prediction: Ed Herman, Decision
Bobby Green vs Alan Patrick
If you ain't down with the King then you ain't down with me! Slick boxing, slick wrestling, Green is just straight-up fun to watch. Also, did you know that Patrick has been on the UFC's roster for almost a decade? Me neither. Green all day!
Prediction: Bobby Green, Decision
Kyle Nelson vs Billy Quarantillo
Quarantillo proved me wrong in the Carlyle fight as he managed to out-hustle the "Alpha Ginger" but as much as I believe he will do the same tonight I just cannot root against a fellow Canuck. Canada for the win!
Prediction: Kyle Nelson, Decision
Rest of the Card
Eubanks def Avila
Roberts def Croom
Turner def Weaver
Romanov def Marrinez
Barberena def Ivy
Mazo def Kish
2020 Prediction: 114 - 71 - 1