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UFC Fight Night Tyron Woodley vs Colby Covington : Start time. Fight card, odds

The UFC is in preparation mode for its return to Fight Island in Abu Dhabi, but one final little bit of business remains to be handled in Las Vegas. The UFC APEX plays host to a different UFC Fight Night card on Saturday, headlined by a grudge match between longtime rivals Tyron Woodley and Colby Covington.

UFC Fight Night Tyron Woodley vs Colby Covington: Start time. Fight card, odds

This card is suffering from familiar names and meaningful fights throughout. Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone is going to be in action against Niko Price within the night’s welterweight co-main event. Cerrone is on a lengthy losing skid and can be looking to urge back within the win column against the always-dangerous Price. Similarly, light heavyweight Johnny Walker will clash with Ryan Spann as Walker looks to right his ship after back-to-back losses. Read on below for a fast check out every fight on the stacked six-bout main card, with a prediction for every clash. Odds provided via William Hill Sportsbook.

Kevin Holland -260 vs. Darren Stewart +210, middleweights: Holland (18-5) is trying to find his second three-fight streak in his UFC career. Holland may be a finisher, scoring nine knockouts and 6 submissions in his 18 career victories. While he has never been knocked out, Holland has been submitted twice in his career. The potential hole in his ground game shouldn’t be a priority against Stewart (12-5), who has only one career submission finish, though that submission victory came to visit Maki Pitolo in his most up-to-date fight. Stewart started his UFC career with three consecutive losses but has since gone 5-1 within the Octagon. That recent UFC record may be a bit misleading as Stewart did lose to fellow UFC fighter Bartosz Fabinski in March during about that happened at Cage Warriors.

Prediction: Holland is that the better, more well-rounded fighter and his wins over higher-quality opposition show that. Stewart is more susceptible to stumbles, just like the loss to Fabinski earlier this year during a fight where he was favored. Stewart isn’t during a no-hope situation here and is quite capable of scoring a finish, but Holland may be a solid favorite because he’s simply the higher fighter. Pick: Holland via unanimous decision

Mackenzie Dern -170 vs. Randa Markos +145, women’s strawweight: In her most up-to-date fight, Dern (8-1) rebounded from her first career loss by submitting Hannah Cifers. The jiu-jitsu specialist has scored five career submission victories, but her loss to Amanda Ribas unveiled some big holes in her striking game as she was simply outworked over three rounds while failing to attain takedowns. Markos (10-8-1) may only have a rather above .500 record, but she has only been submitted once in her career. A loss for Markos within the fight would be the primary time in her career that she lost back-to-back fights.

Prediction: There’s high upset potential during this fight. Ribas laid out the blueprint for beating Dern by forcing her into striking exchanges in between defending takedowns. Dern does have solid power on the feet, so she isn’t out of the fight when it’s within the striking realm, but it isn’t her strength. before the fight, Markos said that she has no intention of engaging during a grappling battle with Dern. Whether she will keep the fight on the feet and out-strike Dern while not getting caught with the return power will determine if Markos can edge out the win. All that said, Markos isn’t great at consistently imposing her will on opponents, so Dern enters the fight as a favorite.

Johnny Walker -125 vs. Ryan Spann +105, light heavyweights: It’s hard to imagine anyone having a more impressive first three fights within the UFC than Walker (17-5), who scored knockouts in 1:57, 0:15, and 0:36 in those outings. Then the wheels began to fall off. First, Walker was knocked out by Corey Anderson. a choice loss to Nikita Krylov was next, which left Walker during a dangerous spot heading into Saturday. Three straight losses often put a fighter in peril of the UFC sending them packing. Spann (18-5), meanwhile, has been fairly impressive while going 4-0 within the UFC Octagon. His knockout convert Antonio Rogerio Nogueira was impressive, but his hard-fought decision convert Sam Alvey was less so.

Prediction: The key to defeating Walker is surviving his early flurries. Walker has brutal power and a willingness to throw hard and sometimes with power shots. Spann’s first plan to get into the UFC came on Dana White’s Contender Series, where he was knocked out by Karl Roberson in only 15 seconds. That’s a clear red flag, though Spann was caught by short elbows while trying to line up position for a takedown. If Spann survives the primary round, he could crank out a convert a fatigued Walker. That’s an enormous ask, however, and Walker may be too dangerous.

Khamzat Chimaev -440 vs. Gerald Meerschaert +340, middleweights: While Walker’s introduction to the UFC was impressive and violent, Chimaev’s first two trips to the Octagon are terrifying in their efficiency. During 10 days in July, Chimaev (8-0) beat John Phillips and Rhys McKee. In those victories, Chimaev landed a combined 81 strikes while his opponents combined to land only one strike reciprocally. Meerschaert (31-13) has been upset in recent weeks after UFC president Dana White said the promotion was planning for Chimaev to fight Demian Maia in his next outing, seemingly looking right past the veteran of 11 UFC fights.

Prediction: Meerschaert may be a quality fighter, and he’s right to feel disrespected by the promotion and his opponent looking ahead to what’s next. But feeling disrespected is unlikely to assist him to affect what Chimaev brings to the table. Chima scores takedowns’ dominant position and finishes the fight while doing so with ruthless efficiency. It’s hard to ascertain that changing against Meerschaert.

Niko Price -150 vs. Donald Cerrone +125, welterweights: Cerrone (36-15) enters the fight on a four-fight losing skid. He has lost eight of his 12 most up-to-date fights, suffering five TKO losses therein span. While he will likely forever be a fan-favorite, it’s felt increasingly likely that the top of Cerrone’s career isn’t far away. Price (14-4) is that the quite fighter Cerrone feasted on earlier in his career. Price has alternated wins and losses over his five most up-to-date fights and has been knocked out 3 times during that stretch, so entering because the favorite opposite Cerrone speaks to where “Cowboy” is in 2020.

UFC Fight Night viewing info

Date: Saturday, Sept. 19 | Start time: 8 p.m. ET
Location: UFC APEX — Las Vegas, Nevada

Prediction: The UFC likes to found out action fights for Cerrone, and that is what this could be. In four out of 5 UFC wins for Price, he won a Performance of the Night bonus, while Cerrone has won 18 post-fight bonuses of his own. Can Cerrone survive these sorts of all-out battles still? He did manage to travel three rounds with Anthony Pettis in his most up-to-date fight, but Price (71% of career wins by knockout) may be a different quite fighter than Pettis (48% of career wins by knockout). Cerrone said he participated in additional live sparring for this camp than he has before other recent fights, which might be a difference-maker that brings out a vintage performance.

Colby Covington -360 vs. Tyron Woodley +280, welterweights: The long-anticipated fight between Woodley (19-5-1) and Covington (15-2) has lost steam over the last two years. That’s largely a product of the once-dominant Woodley being soundly defeated by Kamaru Usman — for the welterweight title — and Gilbert Burns in his two most up-to-date fights. the entire lack of urgency shown by Woodley in those fights has led to the sense that he’s potentially an attempt fighter at 38 years old. Covington, meanwhile, has looked fantastic over the past several years, even in defeat in his title challenge against Usman. While both men have decent striking power, it’s interesting to notice that neither has scored an interruption via strikes since 2016, that’s a six-fight stretch for both men.

Prediction: Unless Woodley is serious about letting his hands enter this fight, it’s hard to imagine any outcome aside from Covington dominating five rounds of action for a good decision win. Early in his career, Woodley had a bent to not let his punches go, but after knocking out Robbie Lawler within the first round to win the welterweight championship, Woodley landed 61, 54, 57, and 57 strikes in his first four title defenses. He then only landed 34 strikes against Usman and 28 against Burns. Usman landed 141 strikes on Woodley and Burns landed 83. With a high-pace, a high-volume fighter like Covington, that’s a drag. Covington lands 4.17 strikes per minute to Woodley’s 2.38, and Woodley’s rate over the last two fights is 1.24. This seems like Covington’s fight to lose.

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