Why UFC 250 is Better Than You Think
This Saturday night, the UFC is putting on their ‘250’ card and I’ve seen a lot of people claim that the card is mediocre and a bit crappy however I disagree, I think it’s a good card and I’m going to explain why.
Let’s start off with the fight pass prelims. You’ve got three great fights on those prelims alone and they’re all exciting bouts. First of all, we have Hebert Burns fighting Evan Dunham, this should be a good bout and if Burns has a performance similar to his older brother then the win is almost guaranteed. This is Dunham’s first fight since 2018 so it’ll be interesting to see how he does. Up next we have undefeated, Alonzo Menifield fighting Devin Clark - Menifield has finished everybody he’s fought and he’s going to try and move to 10-0 against Clark whereas Clark is 11-4 so this should be a pretty entertaining light heavyweight bout. And finally, we have a great flyweight contest between established name Jussier Formiga and Alex Perez. This is going to be a great fight to close off the fight pass prelims.
Onto the standard prelims now and we kick off with a middleweight clash between Charles Byrd and Maki Pitolo who has tattoos on his torso, not often you see that! Charles Byrd is now 36 and hasn’t fought since his loss to Edmen Shahbazyan back at UFC 235, last March. This could be a good fight to look out for. Brian Kelleher just doesn’t stop fighting and he fights again this Saturday night as he takes on Cody Stamman - this is a featherweight bout but of course Stamman is 12th in the bantamweight rankings. Kelleher has had two impressive stoppages this year already so it’ll be extremely interesting to see if he can pull off a third. Our final prelim bout is between Alex Caceres and Chase Hooper. Caceres is very experienced and had his first MMA bout in 2008 - when Hooper was 9 years old. This is going to be such an interesting fight as this is a step up for Hooper and I’m very excited to see how this one plays out.
The main card starts with Sean O’Malley fighting Eddie Wineland - a great fight in my opinion. This will really show where O’Malley is in the UFC and if he’s the real deal or not, if he does win this expect him to fight a bigger name next like John Dodson or even Jimmie Rivera - either way I’m excited for this bout against Wineland. After that we’ve got Neil Magny fighting Anthony Rocco Martin which should actually be quite a good fight. Magny puts on good performances and Rocco Martin is a great talent who’s very underrated. Up next, we’ve got what I think will be fight of the night: Aljamain Sterling fighting Cory Sandhagen. If you combine both records, they’re 20-4 and that’s a fantastic record for two fighters who’s roughly about 30 - Sandhagen being 28. This is going to be a fantastic fight and one of the more unpredictable ones on the whole card. The co-main now and it’s Raphael Assuncao fighting Cody Garbrandt, this is where we see how Garbrandt’s developed since his last 3 fights - all resulting in TKO losses for the former bantamweight champion. Asssuncao is a good name also so it’s not an easy fight whatsoever so we’ll just need to see what happens in this fight. And finally, it’s the main event, Amanda Nunes defending her featherweight title against Felicia Spencer and I’m honestly going to say that I think Nunes is the best women’s fighter in the history of the UFC however I’m actually leaning towards Spencer in this one. Spencer has had all but one of her MMA fights at featherweight so she’s got the experience of fighting in the upper weight class and when she does win - which is all but one fight, she’s looked so incredibly dominant and I don’t think Nunes will be able to cope with Spencer’s technique in this fight. I wouldn’t be surprised if Nunes does get the win as she’s that good however I will be predicting Spencer.