UFC 237 happens May 11 at Jeunesse Arena at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and numerous new bouts for this card have been shown in the last week. We knew the most important event is a women’s UFC strawweight title fight between champion Rose Namajunas and challenger Jessica Andrade, but today we understand a number of the undercard bouts as well. They are listed below, together with my first thoughts.
Anderson Silva vs. Jared Cannonier, UFC 237
An intriguing middleweight bout sees Anderson Silva take on Jared Cannonier. ESPN broke the news. Silva (34-9, 1 NC) is 17-5, 1 NC at the UFC and in his last battle missing a hard-fought choice to No. 1 rival Israel Adesanya. Cannonier (11-4) is 4-4 in the UFC and in his middleweight debut scored an upset KO win over David Branch. As good as Cannonier appeared at 185lbs as poor as Silva has looked in the previous five decades, I still think Silva could win this fight. I’m expecting a close fight , and if for whatever reason Silva is a underdog I’d seriously consider taking a shot .
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira vs. Ryan Spann, UFC 237
Light heavyweights Antonio Rogerio Nogueira and Ryan Spann are set to battle. Combate revealed that the news. Nogueira (23-8) is 6-5 from the UFC and in his final fight upset Sam Alvey via KO. Spann (15-5) is on a five-fight win series for example a decision win over Luis Henrique in his UFC debut. Despite Rogerio’s triumph over Alvey, I still think he has fade material due to being 42-years old, and I would have to prefer Spann to win this battle just according to him 27-years older.
Bethe Correia vs. Irene Aldana, UFC 237
A women’s bantamweight bout will see Bethe Correia take on Irene Aldana. Combate broke the information. Correia (10-3-1) is 4-3-1 in the UFC but hasn’t fought because a brutal head kick KO loss to Holly Holm at June 2017. Aldana (9-4) is currently 2-2 from the UFC and has won back-to-back decisions over Lucie Pudilova and Talita Bernardo heading into the match. Correia needs to be faded coming from a lengthy layoff, particularly against a specialized striker such as Aldana. I’m hoping for a near line here because of Correia’s fame, but I believe Aldana intentionally is the most-likely consequence of this bout.
Jessica-Rose Clark vs. Talita Bernardo, UFC 237
Women’s flyweights Jessica-Rose Clark and Talita Bernardo will meet at this function. Combate broke the information. Clark (9-5, 1 NC) is 2-1 at the UFC but dropped a decision to Jessica Eye in her final bout. Bernardo (6-3) is currently 1-2 in the UFC and is coming from a decision win over Sarah Moras. This ought to be an aggressive bout but Clark is the proven and experienced fighter and needs to be slightly favored here.
Wu Yanan vs. Luana Carolina, UFC 237
And flyweights Wu Yanan and Luana Carolina will clash. Agfight had the information. Yana (10-2) is 1-1 in the UFC for example a choice win over Lauren Mueller in her final outing. Carolina (5-1) hasn’t lost since her pro debut in 2015, and earned a UFC contract with a win over the Brazilian Contender Series. Both fighters are lacking in experience, but Carolina is your Brazilian fighting her home turf here and I would assume she’d be a decent-sized favored at open.
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