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UFC Fight Night 88 predictions, preview, and analysis

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is back on FOX Sports 1 this weekend with a special Sunday night (May 29, 2016) fight card inside Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

UFC Fight Night 88: “Almeida vs. Garbrandt” is headlined by the bantamweight contender showdown pitting Thomas Almeida opposite fellow undefeated 135-pound phenom Cody Garbrandt.

Somebody’s “O” has got to go.

Elsewhere on the UFC Fight Night 88 fight card, Renan Barao tires to redeem himself with a trip up to featherweight at the expense of veteran slugger Jeremy Stephens, while Rick Story and Tarec Saffiedine collide for welterweight bragging rights.

All that and so much more.

If you want a closer look at the UFC Fight Night 88 “Prelims” action on FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass, see what the lovable Patty Stumberg had to say about them here and here. Odds and betting lines for “Almeida vs. Garbrandt” can be located here.

Now that we got that out of the way, let’s get to the main card.

135 lbs.: Thomas “Thominas” Almeida (20-0) vs. Cody “No Love” Garbrandt (8-0)

Nostradumbass predicts: Thomas Almeida is the cat’s meow at 135 pounds because he’s racked up an impressive four straight wins — with three consecutive finishes — since making his Octagon debut in late 2014. That pushes his pro record to a staggering 20-0.

But all that glitters is not gold.

Compiling wins over the cream of the crap like Michel “Cage Boy” Igenho (8-16) and the red-hot Edmilson Atanasio (0-2) does nothing to counter his opponent’s recent claims that “Thominas” made a name for himself by beating up cab drivers.

Not that Cody Garbrandt has faced a murderer’s row of rough-and-tumble bantamweights.

If we give some of that statistical jetsam the old heave-ho and focus strictly on their fights under the UFC ….View full article

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