I had a package posted, and three of the fights on my card got scrapped, so Pregame is gonna refund those of you that bought it, and I am gonna post the rest of my card here.
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Timur Valiev -165 3*
Nathan Maness +205 1*
Eric Spicely +175 2*
Frankie Saenz +215 1*
Number is just too good for me to pass up here on Saenz, who is an excellent wrestler. Martinez has shown that takedown defense has been a hole in his game for some time. Saenz is 39 though, and his last outing saw him get knocked out quickly, so there is concern that he is at the age that his chin is gone, but I think he can dictate the fight here, and he has a nice advantage in the grappling.
Kevin Holland/Trevin Giles Won’t Start Round 3 +115 1*
Trevin Giles is an all offense, no defense fighter. I expect he will come in guns blazing, and either he will land something big on Holland and finish him, or he will slip up and get submitted. Let’s just hope it happens early.
Edmen Shahbazyan/Derek Brunson Under 1.5 Rounds -115 1*
Edmen Shahbazyan By KO/TKO -120 2*
Shahbazyan is pushing to be considered a title contender, and if he impresses here, he moves into the conversation. Brunson doesn’t respond well to pressure, and Shahbazyan will bring it non-stop. I think he gets a knockout finish here, and hoping it happens early.
Chris Gutierrez/Lando Vannata/Vicente Luque +235 1*
Chances are good I will have a play on one of the replacement fights, so I will add if the numbers are good when they are posted.
Good luck, guys.