UFC Fight Night: Covington Vs Woodley- Prelim Predictions

Published 09/19/2020, 6:48 AM EDT

Tyron Woodley vs Colby Covington at UFC Vegas 11 promises to be an exciting main event. Furthermore, the entire card is stacked with some amazing fights good enough to be on a PPV card. The likes of Khamzat Chimaev, Johnny Walker, and Donald Cerrone will all be fighting on the main card. However, the UFC has made sure that the card is stacked all the way to the prelims with some exciting fights. 


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Jordan Espinosa Vs David Dvorak 

Following back-to-back losses, Jordan Espinosa was able to etch a victory over De La Rosa in his last outing. Espinosa (15-7) heads into the bout against an opponent who is on a 14-fight win streak. This, however, will be David Dvorak’s second fight in the UFC.


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Dvorak’s debut was in March of this year, a unanimous decision win against Bruno Silva. It is only his second fight in the UFC, but given that he is on a 14 fight win streak with 13 finishes, Dvorak should take this one. 

Prediction:- Dvorak Via TKO

Mirsad Bektic vs Damon Jackson

Following a promising 4-0 start to his UFC career, Mirsad Bektic is now 2-3 in his last five fights. He is on a two-fight losing streak. In Damon Jackson, he faces a fighter who is making his UFC debut. However, Jackson is 6-1 in his last 7 fights. He has also finished close to 80% of his opponents via submission. It should be a debut win for Jackson. 

Prediction:- Jackson via Submission

Mayra Silva vs Mara Borella

Mayra Silva made her debut in the UFC on Dana White’s Contender Series. After winning her first two fights, she slumped to a defeat against Maryna Moroz in March. Mara Borella on the other hand is 1-4 in her last four fights. She has lost three of her last fights on the trot. Though it’s only her third fight in the UFC Silva should win this fight given her recent record and the fact that she has stopped 60% of her opponents via submission.

Prediction:- Silva via submission

Jessica-Rose Clark vs Sarah Alpar 

Sarah Alpar made her debut in the UFC in August 2019 on Dana White’s Contender Series. This will be her second fight in the UFC. In Jessica Rose-Clark, she takes on a fighter who is 3-2 in her last two fights.

Though it will be just her second fight in the UFC, Alpar should take the win against someone who is 0-2 in her previous two fights. Given that over 50% of Alpar’s fights go the distance, this fight might go the distance as well. 

Prediction:- Alpar Via decision

Darrick Minner Vs T.J. Laramie

 ‘The Truth’  made his debut on Dana White’s Contender Series this August. He will take on Darrick Minner, who is 0-2 in the UFC. His last outing was a loss against Grant Dawson. Though experience is not on ‘The Truth’s’ side, he is on a four-fight win streak. However, Laramie has finished close to 60% of his opponents via KO/TKO.

Prediction:- T.J. Laramie via TKO

Journey Newson Vs Randy Costa

Randy ‘The Zohan’ Costa is 1-1 in his UFC career so far. His last outing was a stoppage win over Salmon in October of last year. Newson heads into his fight on the back of a no-contest against Pilarte in February 2020. Newson is 1-1-0 in the UFC so far. Given his recent performance and the fact that he has stopped all of his opponents via TKO/KO, Costa should take this one via stoppage.

Prediction:- Costa via TKO/KO 

Andre Ewell vs Irwin Rivera

Andre Ewell heads into the fight 2-2 in his last four UFC fights. His recent outing was a win over Martinez this February. Irwin Rivera made his debut with the promotion this May with a defeat to Giga Chikadze. He won his second fight at UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs Oleinik via split decision. Though it will be only his third fight in the UFC, Rivera has finished three of his last five opponents and he should be able to stop Ewell.

Prediction:- Rivera via TKO/KO

Tyson Nam Vs Jerome Rivera 


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Nam is 1-2 in his last three UFC fights. Most recently, he won against Zarrukh Adashev via KO in June.  The Renegade made his debut with the promotion on Dana White’s contender series last month, a unanimous decision win over Ronaldo Rodriguez.

This will be Rivera’s second fight with the promotion. Though experience is not on his side, he has better performances recently and has also submitted 70% of his opponents. 


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Prediction:- Rivera via Submission.


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