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UFC on FOX 21 predictions

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One week after UFC 202, the Ultimate Fighting Championship rolls on goes back to the UFC on FOX franchise, this time north of the border. The card features an important welterweight bout as well as a series of action fights on the main card.

What: UFC on FOX: Maia vs. Condit

Where: Rogers Arena, Vancouver, Canada

When: Saturday, the three-fight Fight Pass preliminary card starts at 4:30 p.m. ET, the four-fight Fox preliminary card starts at 6 p.m. and the four-fight Fox card kicks off at 8 p.m. ET.

Demian Maia vs. Carlos Condit

I have to guy with Maia because I picked him in the pre-fight show, but a part of me is regretting it. It’s not some inconceivable idea Maia could get a takedown, take the back and work for something. I fully expect that to happen. The question is can he do that and make something of consequence happen before Condit lands his home run shot? In a five-round fight, that is a very difficult question to answer. It seems more likely Condit is going to be put in compromising positions, but it’s also entirely plausible Maia is going to get cracked with something heavy sooner or later. Will that bomb from Condit be enough to turn the bout’s outcome? We shall see.

Pick: Maia

Anthony Pettis vs. Charles Oliveira

I really don’t know what to make of this one. Is this going to be another case of a fighter all over Pettis against the fence and finding just enough exploitative material to score a decision victory? Worse, is it really inconceivable Pettis could be submitted? Oliveira’s had some weird finishes in his career, especially by those who can strike a bit. If he can find a way to Oliveira’s chin early, he can certainly disrupt his rhythm and perhaps take advantage ….View full article

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