In about six hours, UFC Fight Night 98 will kick off and with it, one of the UFC’s better international cards. We finally get to see the UFC debut of Alexa Grasso, one of the most technically sound strikers in the strawweight division, as well as the return of “Goyito” Erik Perez. Charles Oliveira will get to test his McMettle against the “Bully” Ricardo Lamas, the winner of The Ultimate Fighter Latin America 3 will be determined and Tony Ferguson and Rafael dos Anjos will be engaged in a waltz of destruction around the Octagon—and there are still nine other fights on the card to finally get our fill of sanctioned violence after a three-week drought.
Bloody Elbow content partner, Thomas J. Toehold, Esquire has another video where he’s chosen several fighters he feels will be in the winner’s circle once the night is over and the stats are logged in the multitude of databases around the community. Here’s a quick quote to get you started:
“My next top pick is Sam Alvey. This guy has been on a tear of late, with two fights this summer—both ending in finishes. If he touches you clean, chances are it’s lights out. Alvey’s opponent is prone to taking a lot of strikes on the feet and has nowhere near the level of experience Sam does. It’s only a matter of time before Smilin’ Sam finishes this one in spectacular fashion.”