FS1 Prelims (8 PM/ET):
Devin Clark (8-2) vs. Mike Rodriguez (9-2): Mike Rodriguez wins this LHW fight in the 3rd round by KO/TKO.
#15 (14) Evan Dunham (18-6-1) vs. Olivier Aubin-Mercier (11-2): Olivier Aubin-Mercier wins this lightweight showdown by unanimous decision.
Bec Rawlings (7-7) vs. Ashlee Evans-Smith (5-3): This flyweight women’s battle I have going to Ashlee Evans-Smith picking up the win by way of unanimous decision.
#3 (4) Karolina Kowalkiewicz (11-2) vs. #6 (8) Felice Herrig (14-6): This women’s strawweight battle I have Felice Herrig winning as the underdog AGAIN via a 3rd round submission.
UFC 223 Main Card (10 PM/ET):
Joe Lauzon (27-15) vs. Chris Gruetzemacher (13-3): I have Joe Lauzon winning in round 1 by submission in this lightweight battle.
Zabit Magomedsharipov (14-1) vs. Kyle Bochniak (8-2): Zabit Magomedsharipov wins this one in round 2 by way of submission in this featherweight battle.
#12 (11) Renato Moicano (11-1-1) vs. #14 (13) Calvin Kattar (18-2): Calvin Kattar wins this featherweight fight in round 2 by KO.
Champ Rose Namajunas (8-3) vs. #1 (1) Joanna Jedrezejczyk (14-1): Rose Namajunas retains her strawweight belt in the 4th round with a submission win.
#2 (2) Khabib Nurmagomedov (25-0) vs. #11 (11) Al Iaquinta (15-3): I think it is crazy to call Al a huge underdog as Khabib hasn’t faced anyone as aggressive, powerful, and skillful as a wrestler as Al is. I do love what Al brings to this fight but I still think Khabib has the slight edge and will win the lightweight title by way of 2nd round TKO.
- Matt Koontz.