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UFC 198 predictions: ‘Werdum vs Miocic’ Fight Pass ‘Prelims’ undercard preview, Pt. 1

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UFC 198 predictions: Werdum vs Miocic Fight Pass Prelims undercard preview, Pt. 1

More fights are coming to Fight Pass and FOX this weekend (Sat., May 14, 2016) when UFC 198: “Werdum vs. Miocic” storms the 42,000-seat Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Brazil. MMAmania.com’s Patrick Stumberg kicks off the UFC 198 “Prelims” party with the first installment of a two-part undercard preview series.

It has been a while, eh?

This Saturday evening (May 14, 2016), Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heads down to Curitiba, Brazil for its first non-interim Heavyweight title fight since 2010 to feature neither Cain Velasquez nor Junior dos Santos. Instead, reigning division champion Fabricio Werdum and challenger Stipe Miocic will headline the UFC 198 pay-per-view (PPV) event inside Arena da Baixada.

In the co-feature, Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza looks to rebound from his narrow loss to Yoel Romero at Vitor Belfort’s expense, while Anderson Silva takes on Uriah Hall and Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino makes her Octagon debut against Leslie Smith.

The orderly among you will be delighted to learn that the eight “Prelims” undercard matches are split evenly between Fight Pass and FOX Sports 1. Check out the former line up below:

205 lbs.: Antonio Rogerio Nogueira vs. Patrick Cummins

Antonio Rogerio Nogueira’s (21-7) surprise upset of Rashad Evans gave way not to a resurgence, but to one of the most brutal knockout losses in recent memory, a 44-second mauling from Anthony Johnson. He returned to action one year later against rival Mauricio Runa, whom Nogueira rocked early before “Shogun” took control with his wrestling.

“Minotouro” has knocked out and submitted six opponents apiece.

Patrick Cummins (8-3) put his disastrous debut loss to Daniel Cormier behind him with three straight wins, including a decision over world-class Brazilian jiu-jitsu player Antonio Carlos Jr. He’s since gone 1-2, a beatdown of Rafael “Feijao” sandwiched between knockout losses to Ovince Saint Preux and Glover Teixeira.

“Durkin” scored stoppages in six of his ….View full article

Source:: mma mania