UFC FIGHT NIGHT: BERMUDEZ vs KOREAN ZOMBIE
Main card breakdown:
Ovince Saint Preux vs Volkan Oezdemir
OSP (19-9) comes into this fight losing 3 of his last 4, with his last fight a brutal KO loss. He lands 43% of his strikes and blocks around 44% of strikes thrown at him, and lands 44% of his takedowns while defending 64% of takedowns. OSP is a well rounded fighter who tends to take a lot of damage to give power strikes. Volkan (12-1) is coming into his first UFC fight against a big name and can make an immediate splash in the Light heavy weight division. He is a power striker having 9 of his 12 wins by KO and 10 finishes in the first round. He has gone 2-1 in his last three fights. Volkan lands at a high rate and doesn’t seem to take a lot of punishment. His lone loss is by submission so look for OSP to take the fight to the ground. I see OSP playing is safe tonight coming off of 2 straight losses and winning by decision
Abel Trujillo vs James Vick
Trujillo(15-6) comes into this fight on a 3 fight win streak. He lands 43% of his strikes and have pretty good striking defense blocking 61% of strikes thrown at him. Abel lands 60% of attempted takedowns and defends at 40% against him. Vick (9-1) won his fist nine pro fights dropping his last fight by KO. He lands 39% of his strikes and defends 61% thrown his way. Vick is a high volume striker but also absorbs a high amount also. Vick has never attempted a take down in his UFC career. Trujillo by KO
Alexa Grasso vs Felice Herrig
Grasso (9-0) is a good striker coming into this fight that lands at a high volume. 49% of strikes landedamd defends 54% of strikes thrown her way. Alexa has never been taken down her short UFC career. Herrig (11-6) comes in going 2-1 in her last 3 is a well rounded fight that puts her strikes and takedowns well together. She lands 53% of strikes but also absorbs just over three strikes a min. Her take down success rate is 33% and defends 50% of take downs. Grasso takes this one by decision.
Dennis Bermudez (17-5) vs The Korean zombie (13-4)
Dennis won both of his fights last year by decision. The menace is a good ground fighter that will look to take this fight to the mat landing 45% of take downs averaging 4 takedowns a fight. His take down defense is outstanding at 91%. When Dennis decides to stand up he lands 45% of strikes and defends 57% thrown at him. The Korean zombie (13-4) is coming off of a 3 year hiatus fulfilling his Korean military duty. Jung lands 37% of strikes and defends 63% against. He has a tough order keeping this on the feet defending 62% of takedowns, but the zombie lands 83% of takedowns when he tries to take it to the mat. This is a tough match up for the Korean zombie after being off for 3 years but I see him pulling this off in a tough back and forth battle. Zombie by decision.