Top MMA News Breaks Down MFC 30
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Drew Fickett vs. Brian Cobb
Drew Fickett is entering this fight riding an impressive five fight win streak. Most notably his latest win was over fellow American Matt Veach at MFC 28 back in February of this year.
Brian Cobb recently earned a decision victory in Japan over Kazunori Yokota at Sengoku 15 back in October of 2010. Cobb has achieved mixed results since vacating his PFC lightweight belt and really needs another win here in North America to get his career back on track.
Cobb and Fickett have both relied on their submission skills for most of their wins over the years. Typically when two submission fighters face off in MMA at least one man wants to keep the fight standing. I think Fickett with his Karate background will prefer if this fight turns into a stand up war but I doubt he can defend all of Cobb’s relentless takedown attempts.
I expect this will be an exciting fast pace fight with two submission specialists battling it on out both on the feet and on the ground. I think Fickett’s advantage in the striking department will make the difference in this fight edging a decision in Drew’s favour.
Prediction: Drew Fickett by Unanimous Decision
This bout between two veterans has fight of the night written all over it. Both Spratt and Davis are very well rounded experienced fighters who like to bang but have achieved mixed results in recent years. They have faced each other before in an undercard bout during UFC 69 back in April of 2007. Davis came out on top after earning a submission victory midway through the second round.
Since these fighters last met, Davis has cut down from Welterweight to fight at Lightweight permanently and was originally scheduled to fight Richie Whitson at Lightweight before Richie was forced to withdraw due to injury. I think Pete’s size advantage this time around will give him the edge he needs to set up another devastating KO victory
Prediction: Pete Spratt via 2nd Round KO
Thomas Denny vs. Sheldon Westcott
When these two fighters last met at MFC 28 the result was pure fireworks but the bout ended with a disappointing draw decision. Denny showed the composure of true veteran by weathering Sheldon’s early storm and coming on strong in the latter half of the fight. Canadian Sheldon Westcott, one of Alberta’s top prospect fighters, demonstrated tremendous natural athleticism the last time around and I think he will have learned a lot from that draw. I expect Sheldon will finish this fight if he conserves a little more energy this time around.
Prediction: Sheldon Westcott via Second Round TKO.
Dhiego Lima vs. Jamie Toney
Jamie Toney and Dhiego Lima are both entering this bout riding five fight win streaks. Jamie Toney’s streak includes an impressive win over recent TUF season 13 winner Tony Ferguson. I think Dhiego Lima will probably have better stand up and the takedown defense to keep this fight standing in the later rounds. Watch for Lima to use his excellent footwork and speed to pick apart Toney with his efficient striking.
Prediction: Dhiego Lima via Third Round TKO.
Curtis Demarce vs Robert Washington
Both of these fighters are coming off recent losses at MFC 29 over very tough competition. Robert Washington lost by KO to Hermes Franka and Curtis Demarce lost by split decision to Marcus Davis. Both men looked really good at MFC 29 despite Washington’s knockout loss. I think Washington will be fast enough to stay out of trouble for the first round but Demarce’s striking accuracy will eventually catch up to him in the third.
Prediction: Curtis Demarce via 3rd round TKO.
Andreas Spang vs Cody Krahn
Spang’s first fight in the MFC resulted in quick submission loss at the hands of Canadian Aki Mokdad. I think Spang’s weakess in the wrestling department will be exploited again by Canadian Cody Krahn. I’m expecting an early submission by Krahn from the top.
Prediction: Cody Krahn via 1st round Arm Lock.