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UFC Fight Night 89 predictions: ‘Ottawa’ Fight Pass ‘Prelims’ undercard preview, Pt. 1

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More fights are coming to Fight Pass, FOX Sports 2 and FOX Sports 1 this weekend (Sat., June 18, 2016) when UFC Fight Night 89: “MacDonald vs. Thompson” kicks off from TD Place Arena in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. MMAmania.com’s Patrick Stumberg kicks off the UFC Fight Night 89 “Prelims” party with the first installment of a two-part undercard preview series.

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is packing its bags for a journey to the Great White North, bringing a terrific Welterweight showdown to the TD Place Arena in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Local favorite and recent title challenger Rory MacDonald will look to begin another trek to the top at the expense of Stephen Thompson, who brings with him a six-fight win streak.

Fellow Canadian Patrick Cote faces Donald Cerrone in this Saturday night’s (June 18, 2016) co-main event, while former enforcer Steve Bosse takes on Sean O’Connell in a clash of light heavyweight knockout artists.

You can catch the eight Prelims on Fight Pass and FOX Sports 2, with four apiece scheduled for the evening of July 18, 2016. Here’s the former for those of you who have ponied up $9.99 a month:

185 lbs.: Elias Theodorou vs. Sam Alvey

The ever-stylish Elias Theodorou (11-1) tore through The Ultimate Fighter (TUF): “Nations” and brought that momentum with him into UFC itself, where he won his first three bouts with two (technical) knockout stoppages. In Dec. 2015, however, he wilted under Thiago Santos’ striking onslaught en route to a unanimous decision loss.

He’s knocked out five opponents overall.

Despite badly underperforming in his Octagon debut, Sam Alvey (26-7) quickly established himself as a force to be reckoned with three-straight first-round knockouts, one of which earned him a Performance of the Night bonus. Said streak came to a dramatic end last August when his habitual slow start allowed ….View full article

Source:: mma mania