Greetings, fight fans! I hope everyone is recovering from Fight Week. There’s not much time to recuperate, though, with UFC Fight Night 91 on Wednesday. Let’s take a look at the bouts on the card and then we’ll dive into the predictions.
Prelims start at 5:30 p.m. ET on Fight Pass, then things move to Fox Sports 1 at 7 p.m. ET. There’s some good bouts here, with Cortney Casey taking on Cristina Stanciu in strawweight action. Plus, Sam Alvey faces Eric Spicely, and in the People’s Main Event, a personal favorite of mine, Katlyn Chookagian, makes her UFC debut against Lauren Murphy.
The main card is also on Fox Sports 1, starting at 9 p.m. ET with flyweight action as Louis Smolka takes on Ben Ngyuen. We’ve also got big guys in the Octagon, as Aleksei Oleinik faces Daniel Omielanczuk in heavyweight competition. The main event is a bantamweight clash as hard-hitting John Lineker takes on the very young and talented Michael McDonald.
2016 Important Results:
Jessica: 130-101-4 (56 percent)
Burnsy: 97-97-3 (50 percent)
Ryan: 5-1 (83 percent)
Jason: 38-32-1 (54 percent)
Bill: 17-7 (71 percent)
Jackman: 7-5 (58 percent)
Enrique: 7-5 (58 percent)
Jamie: 16-13-1 (55 percent)
Justin: 13-4 (76 percent)
Marty: 20-12-1 (62 percent)
Jared: 13-11 (54 percent)
Parker: 3-4 (43 percent)
Team Davis: 68-50-3 (57 percent)
Flyweight – Louis “Da Last Samurai” Smolka vs. Ben “10” Nguyen
Jessica: This should be a solid fight. Nguyen is dangerous, with a lot of finishes. He’s also been knocked out a fair number of times, which doesn’t bode well for him. Smolka is a better grappler, but he’s long and lanky for flyweight, so I think he’ll be able to land on Nguyen, despite Ben’s taekwondo background. I think Smolka will get some take downs, beat up Ben on the ground, and submit him in the third. Smolka takes this by RNC.
Jason: Smolka is just better. This is close, though, and anything can happen. This should actually be a pretty scrappy fight. Still, Smolka is just better. Smolka! (It’s fun to yell, “Smolka!” then smash a glass on the ground.)