Saturday night brings another mouth watering card for MMA fans worldwide to dig their teeth into, headlined by Tryron Woodley making his return to action against the ever improving, inside the cage and on social media, Gilbert Burns.
It’s a fight that fight fans love to see. Two guys with good power and stand up, and two elite grapplers in their own disciplines. However before the main event kicks off there are some cracking fights to get us ready, with Mr. Controversy himself, Brok Weaver, taking on Roosevelt Roberts.
Coming through the contender series is always a great way to make a name for yourself with the UFC fans early on, but so is dog fighting. Admittedly there was/is some hype about the brash talking Southerner, but he single handedly derailed that when he decided to show to his social media following brutal pictures of his dogs half bitten off ear, whilst reminding people in the video that his dog is the ‘GOAT’ still.
As much as his dog might be the ‘GOAT’, Brok Weaver is still behind his dog in those standings as he’s still a new comer to the UFC. His last fight ending in a DQ after his opponent landed one of the worst illegal knee’s I’ve ever seen, knocking Weaver unconscious and unable to continue, however its the in-octagon trash talking and a willingness to stop the fight on the feet or on the ground that makes him a worthy fighter.
Fundamentally he’s very sound. Good boxing, nice kickboxing, and good use of his elbows and knees. He’s also got 3 submissions to his name so he might be looking to get the fight to the ground and finish it there.
Florida native Roosevelt Roberts is another fighter with an interesting background. His mother left his family at a young age, and he ended up staying between friends and family members Houses, whilst getting involved with selling drugs at a young age. He spent time in a correctional facility and since the age of 19, has been turning to turn his life around, using Mixed Martial Arts as his pathway to victory.
Another Contender series start, Roberts has a good Muay-Thai style, but he likes to use his range to keep his opponents away and stab them with his jab. He will look to keep the fight standing, although is very dangerous from his guard if he ends up on his back, as he will throw just enough submissions attempts to keep his opponents busy and stop them doing any real damage. He uses his size very well, spreading his long frame and his base, so that takedowns don’t come too easy for any opponent.
Not too sure, as both guys ar every fresh without too much footage to find, however I think Roberts by decision
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