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UFC on FOX 19 predictions: ‘Tampa’ Fight Pass ‘Prelims’ undercard preview, Pt. 1

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More fights are coming to Fight Pass and FOX this weekend (Sat., April 16, 2016) when UFC on FOX 19: “Teixeira vs. Evans” kicks off from Amalie Arena in Tampa Bay, Florida. MMAmania.com’s Patrick Stumberg kicks off the UFC on FOX 19 “Prelims” party with the first installment of a two-part undercard preview series.

Still alive at 205.

This Saturday evening (April 16, 2016), UFC hits FOX once again, taking over Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla., with a Light Heavyweight scrap at the helm. Said scrap pits Rashad Evans — now more than a decade into his career with the promotion — against Glover Teixeira, who last seen blowing out Patrick Cummins in Nov. 2015.

In UFC on FOX 19’s co-main event, Lyoto Machida squares off with Dan Henderson for the second time, while Khabib Nurmagomedov makes his long-awaited return against Bellator veteran — and last-minute replacement — Darrell Horcher.

The nine “Prelims” undercard matches are split between FOX and Fight Pass. Check out what the Internet holds for the early afternoon:

135 lbs.: John Dodson vs. Manny Gamburyan

Following his close loss to Demetrius Johnson, John Dodson (17-7) battled his way back into title contention with three straight victories, setting up a rematch with “Mighty Mouse” in Sept. 2015. “The Magician” wound up struggling mightily with his ever-adaptive opponent and ultimately lost by a much wider margin than before.

He returns to Bantamweight for the first time since his 2011 knockout of T.J. Dillashaw.

The final challenger to Jose Aldo’s crown in World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC), Manny Gamburyan (15-8) has gone 4-1 (1 NC) since a winless (0-2) start to his UFC career. “The Anvil” dropped to Bantamweight two Septembers ago, where he’s beaten Cody Gibson and Scott Jorgensen.

He stands two inches taller than Dodson at 5’5.”

Dodson’s biggest problem is that he relies too heavily ….View full article

Source:: mma mania