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UFC Fight Night 90 predictions: Full ‘Prelims’ undercard preview for ‘dos Anjos vs Alvarez’

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A full boat of mixed martial arts (MMA) matches matches are coming to Fight Pass this Thursday night (Sat., July 7, 2016) when UFC Fight Night 90: “dos Anjos vs. Alvarez” kicks off from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. MMAmania.com’s Patrick Stumberg kicks off the UFC Fight Night 90 predictions party with a full “Prelims” undercard preview.

It’s time to get your money’s worth.

The spotlight will shine on the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) subscription-only network, Fight Pass, this Thursday night (July 7, 2016) as the promotion kicks off its “International Fight Week” with a Lightweight title fight inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Division kingpin, Rafael dos Anjos, will saunter into “Sin City” intent on picking up his second title defense at the expense of former Bellator MMA champion Eddie Alvarez, while Roy Nelson faces Derrick Lewis in the brutal, hard-hitting Heavyweight co-main event.

Fan-favorites Alan Jouban and Joe Duffy are set to compete as well, taking on Belal Muhammad and Mitch Clarke, respectively.

Rather than choke the front page with a deluge of two-part “Prelims” undercard breakdowns, we’re just doing one each for the three back-to-back-to-back events. Without further ado, check out what’s on tap for UFC Fight Night 90:

155 lbs.: Mehdi Baghdad vs. John Makdessi

The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 22 run for Mehdi Baghdad (10-4) ended in the Round of 16 with a majority decision loss to Julian Erosa, but got the call to replace Mairbek Taisumov on short notice this past January. There, “The Sultan” fell victim to Chris Wade’s grappling prowess and ultimately tapped to a rear-naked choke late in the first round.

All 11 of his professional wins have come by stoppage, eight of them via form of knockout.

John Makdessi fought his heart out in his late-notice bout with Donald Cerrone, but eventually ….View full article

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