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UFC 198 predictions: ‘Werdum vs Miocic’ FOX Sports 1 ‘Prelims’ undercard preview, Pt. 2

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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 continues the UFC 198 “Prelims” party with the second (and final) installment of a two-part undercard preview series.

There’s no better place than home.

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum puts his belt on the line for the first time in his native Brazil this Saturday night (May 14, 2016), taking on surging bruiser Stipe Miocic in the pay-per-view (PPV) main event of UFC 198 inside Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Brazil.

The massive venue will also play host to a Middleweight clash between “Jacare” Souza and Vitor Belfort, not to mention Anderson Silva’s fight with Uriah Hall and the long-awaited promotional debut of “Cyborg” Justino against Leslie Smith.

We’ve still four “Prelims” undercard matches to preview and predict, all of which will air on FOX Sports 1 (check out the Fight Pass portion right here), before we turn our attention to the PPV main card. Let’s get to it:

170 lbs.: Demian Maia vs. Matt Brown

Now almost nine years into his UFC career, Demian Maia (22-6) continues to soldier on in a division full of young stars, winning four straight since his loss to Rory MacDonald. His last two bouts have seen him hand Neil Magny his only loss in his last 11 fights and dominate ADCC competitor Gunnar Nelson on the mat.

Ten of his wins have come by submission.

The unexpected rise of Matt Brown (20-13) through the Welterweight division came to an end at the hands of Robbie Lawler, who outbrawled the Muay Thai specialist over five rounds. A decision loss to Johny Hendricks followed, but “The Immortal” re-entered the win column with a guillotine ….View full article

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