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UFC Gdansk (It’s in Poland) – Cerrone Vs. Till


So I’m gonna be rather blunt here and say that this is the worst card of the year. There are only three fights of any sort of meaning and then the rest is just filler fights that are either fight debuts or fights with both competitors are coming off losing streaks.

Donald Cerrone (-153) Vs. Darren Till (+133)

I like Darren Till, I think he is an entertaining fighter and a bit of a showman. He is 3-0-1 in the UFC with wins over Bojan Velickovic, Jessin Ayari, and Wendell de Oliveira. However, I do think he is overmatched in this battle. Donald Cerrone had faced A-level fighters for the majority of his career and has plenty of impressive wins to his name. As he himself stated, “I have more post-fight bonuses than times you have fought” (Speaking of Till). While Cerrone is 0-2 in his last two fights, they were both against heavy competition in Jorge Masvidal and Robbie Lawler, I can’t hold those two losses over his head for my judgment especially since he was 4-0 at welterweight before then.

To be honest, I was considering picking till, until I looked at his Wikipedia page and found this questionable blurb “As a surprise birthday gift to his ex-girlfriend, who is the mother of his child, he got a tattoo of her face on his upper arm”. Now…. I have soooooo many questions about this. Was she his girlfriend or ex-girlfriend when he got the tattoo? How big is it? Did he ever think “what if this doesn’t work out, will I just have a tattoo of an ex-girlfriend that I will have to explain to everyone I ever meet? This guys decision-making skills are questionable therefore I am picking Cerrone. Donald Cerrone Def. Darren Till

Karolina Kowalkiewicz (-450) Vs. Jodie Esquibel (UNL)

Kowalkiewicz recently thanked Esquibel for taking the fight. She did that for three reasons 1. Easy Payday 2. strong chance to show off a finishing mentality 3. Get back on track after two losses against top level competition. Esquibel has a chance to take the victory, but not a good one. Karolina Kowalkiewicz Def. Jodie Esquibel

Andre Fili (-156) Vs. Artem Lobov (+136)

Andre Fili Vs. Artem Lobov is possibly the most exciting fight on this card. Artem Lobov is only 2-3 in the UFC but killed it during season 22 of the Ultimate Fighter with three Knockout Victories during his run on coach Conor’s team. In his last fight, Lobov got gifted a matchup against rising contender Cub Swanson in the main event of UFN Nashville and lost by total destruction. Opposite Lobov is Andre Fili, who helped coach team Faber on season 22. Fili has been an up and down fighter over his run in the UFC with a record of 4-4 going WLWLWLWL. He showed flashes of brilliance in his fights against Gabriel Benitez and Hacran Dias but was very underwhelming in his performances against Calvin Kattar and Yair Rodriguez. I believe that the trend continues for Fili and he takes the victory making it WLWLWLWLW. Andre Fili Def. Artem Lobov

Other Selections:

Jan Blachowicz (+135) Def. Devin Clark (-155)

Jonathan Wilson (+170) Def. Oskar Piechota (UNL)

Marcin Held (-400) Def. Nasrat Haqparsat (UNL)

Adam Wieczorek (UNL) Def. Anthony Hamilton (+130)

Damian Stasiak (-107) Def. Brian Kelleher (-113)

Sam Alvey (+130) Def. Ramazan Emeev (UNL)

Warlley Alves (-300) Def. Salim Touahri (UNL)

Aspen Ladd (UNL) Def. Lina Lansberg (+220)

Josh Emmett (-305) Def. Felipe Arantes (+255)

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