You may take a look at the Saturday’s UFC on FOX 28 in Orlando and feel — just like so many enthusiasts — which the recent quality of UFC cards has been decreasing. There’s not much starpower at the evening.
However, in terms of competitive fights that’ll have real divisional effect, there is a lot to love here. Josh Emmett came from nowhere to knock out longtime top 3 featherweight Ricardo Lamas on late notice — and now he’s ranked No. 4. He will have to prove it wasn’t a fluke if he meets Jeremy Stephens, one of the very experienced dudes in the branch.
From the co-main, we have also got Jessica Andrade, the No. 2 competition at strawweight, in a decisive battle together with the 10-1 Tecia Torres. The winner of this might easily be slotted in to face the winner of the Namajunas-Jedrzejczyk name rematch in a few months.
Advertisement Who else? Knockout artist Mike Perry is looking to revive himself as a sexy divisional prospect, and he will lock horns with headhunter Max Griffin within an expected crackerjack. You also don’t need to overlook out a light heavyweight tip between No. 5 Ovince St. Preux and No. 8 Ilir Latifi — the winner would keep their name on a short list of title contenders.
So don’t write off this card especially when there’s money to be made at the sportsbooks. Let us take a look at the UFC chances at BookMaker.eu and make some picks.