SCHAUMBURG, IL NOVEMBER 6, 2022 JACOB DIETRICH
Just a few extra sleeps. UFC 281 headlined by kickboxing rivals Israel Adesanya and Alex Pereira combating for the center weight championship and within the co-main occasion we have now Carla Esparza trying to make her title protection in opposition to Zhang Weili. For evaluation of those fights, please check out Hunter Vester’s title struggle preview articles. We’re going to be blessed with an unimaginable occasion on the world’s most well-known enviornment, Madison Sq. Backyard in New York, NY. In case you gamble, gamble responsibly however we hope to offer a pair picks that can have your Saturday night time transferring in the fitting path.
Michael Chandler vs. Dustin Poirier
That is going to be the folks’s principal occasion. A doable struggle of the 12 months sort struggle. A doable battle that ends by KO or ends after a troublesome quarter-hour. A struggle that would simply be a principal occasion, that is going to be extremely entertaining. Profitable this struggle may produce a title shot or a #1 contender battle with both Beneil Dariush or Alexander Volkanovski. Michael Chandler final 12 months at MSG placed on the struggle of the 12 months with Justin Gaethje when he had misplaced however in truth I consider he received’t go 0-2 in New York in his UFC tenure. I feel he’ll combine in additional wrestling this struggle which may trigger points for Poirier and in the end result in a detailed struggle however a Chandler victory.
Prediction: Michael Chandler wins by Determination
Andre Petroski vs Wellington Turman
There could be a million causes this struggle is should watch however the one cause I need to deal with this struggle is due to one place. Philadelphia, PA. When you have lived beneath a rock then you definitely wouldn’t know, Philadelphia has had an important sports activities 12 months up till late when Sean Brady was the primary loss within the UFC from this group of brothers when he misplaced at UFC 280 to Belal Muhammad. The Philadelphia Union misplaced within the MLS Cup to LAFC. The Philadelphia Phillies misplaced in 6 video games of the World Sequence to the Houston Astros. Andre Petroski will help Philadelphia bounce again and be a part of the Philadelphia Eagles who’re undefeated within the NFL and present that town remains to be an elite sports activities city. Throughout the octagon isn’t any small check as he takes on veteran, Wellington Turman. Turman is on a two struggle win streak and is a confirmed winner however has been overwhelmed earlier than. This might proceed to assist Petroski rise in reputation and proceed to develop throughout the Middleweight division.
Prediction: Andre Petroski Inside Distance
Erin Blanchfield vs Molly McCann
The highly effective media firm, Barstool Sports activities, could have their palms throughout this struggle. Meatball Molly McCann and Erin Blanchfield will battle it out on this battle of flyweights. In one of many uncommon cases, it’s anticipated that MSG will probably be cheering on the scouser over the American resulting from her media reputation since signing to Dave Portnoy’s firm together with UFC fan-favorite, Paddy Pimblett (pictured to proper). Erin Blanchfield isn’t any joke and by far the hardest check that Molly has seen. Erin Blanchfield could could really feel that she is extra expert in each approach however is missing the hype that can behind her. For Molly, this will probably be a struggle on residence turf, if this struggle was in a impartial location then I’d say it is a Blanchfield win however I’m not sure how she’s going to deal with the craziness that comes with a struggle with drunk stoolies throughout. Regardless this struggle will probably be enjoyable, it will likely be talked about, and can doubtless draw followers in early on the cardboard into MSG.
Prediction: Molly McCann by Knockout