UFC Glendale: Very Fun Fights on Free TV headlined by a Gaethje Fight (That means Must Watch)


UFC on FOX 29 takes place in the wonderful city of Glendale, Arizona at the home of the Coyotes, Gila River Arena. On Free TV, We have our most stacked Fox Card in recent memory. It has everything, a fun Prospect to watch, an intriguing women’s fight, the Natural-Born-Killer and a massive Lightweight showdown between two of the best Brawlers in the world. Now, let’s get into these fights.

Women’s Strawweight: Michelle Waterson (+102) Vs. Cortney Casey (-122)

Cortney Casey recently got her reputation tarnished by a faulty positive drug test. Her business took a massive hit because people didn’t want their kids being taught in Martial Arts by a PED user. Even though she was exonerated, she will still be seen as a cheater because in the eyes of the public it’s Guilty until proven Innocent. Because of the hit to her bank account, she will be looking to get a massive win in Glendale. Michelle Waterson is quite possibly the second best Atomweight in the world, and that would be great if she was fighting at atomweight. But she isn’t. The odds, in this case, are favoring Casey, but that is because Waterson has lost her last two fights. The problem about those odds is that those two losses were to top-level competition in Tecia Torres and Current Champion Rose Namajunas. I believe that Cortney Casey needs the cash, but the cards will not be in her hands on Saturday and Waterson will win. Michelle Waterson Def. Cortney Casey.

Middleweight: Israel Adesanya (-255) Vs. Marvin Vettori (+215)

“Stylebender” Israel Adesanya is one of the most exciting prospects to come through the UFC in recent memory. This kid has 12 KO’s in 12 MMA Fights and just destroyed sacrificial lamb Rob Wilkinson at UFC 221. Marvin Vettori is a much bigger step up in competition from Wilkinson, and I believe that he will give “Stylebender” a better fight than his Wilkinson one. I believe that “Stylebender” Still wins, but Vettori lasts until the final bell and it will be the first time “Stylebender” goes the distance. Israel Adesanya Def. Marvin Vettori

Welterweight: Alex Oliveira (-210) Vs. Carlos Condit (+180)

Alex Oliveira is, in my opinion, an extremely exciting and underrated Welterweight, his last fight with Yancy Medeiros ended in a loss, but it was in my opinion the Fight of the Year for 2017. Before that fight, Oliveira defeated Ryan LaFlare, Tim Means, Will Brooks and James Moontasri.  Carlos Condit’s best days are behind him. Is he still an exciting fighter? Yes. Can he still compete in the UFC? Yes. Will he beat Alex Oliveira? No. I love Carlos Condit, I think that his fight against Robbie Lawler will one day go into the Hall of Fame, I just think that he doesn’t have the same love of the game that he once did. Alex Oliveira Def. Carlos Condit

Lightweight: Justin Gaethje Vs. Dustin Poirier

I’ve predicted both of Justin Gaethje’s fights in the UFC incorrectly. I said that he would lose to Michael Johnson and I said he would defeat Eddie Alvarez. Both of those fights were incredible. When I say “Justin Gaethje is fighting” I expect people to say “Where? On what channel? against who? Can I watch it?” Because his fights are just that incredible. Justin Gaethje always brings it and Dustin Poirier will bring it just as hard. Dustin Poirier is coming off of a massive victory in a main event over Anthony Pettis, but Anthony Pettis’ best days are behind him and he tapped out due to broken ribs. I think that Poirier is one of the best in the division, but I don’t foresee him ever challenging for the title. Gaethje I see winning this fight, winning another one and then fighting for a title. Justin Gaethje Def. Dustin Poirier

Other Selections

Middleweight: Antonio Carlos Junior (-250) Def. Tim Boetsch (+210)

Welterweight: Muslim Salikhov (-183) Def. Ricky Rainey (+153)

Flyweight: Wilson Reis (-125) Def. John Moraga (+105)

Middleweight: Brad Tavares (-130) Def. Krzysztof Jotko (+110)

Lightweight: Gilbert Burns (+600) Def. Dan Moret (-450)

Women’s Flyweight: Shana Dobson (-110) Def. Lauren Mueller (-110)

Welterweight: Dhiego Lima (-113) Def. Yushin Okami (-107)

Heavyweight: Adam Wieczorek (+295) Def. Arjun Bhullar (-360)

Bantamweight: Matthew Lopez (-132) Def. Alejandro Perez (+112)

Bantamweight: Luke Sanders (-450) Def. Patrick Williams (+350)

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