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The UFC recently announced its return to Sacramento, California, set for July 13 at Golden 1 Center. A number of fresh bouts are added into the card, and my first thoughts on them are under.
Nicco Montano vs. Sara McMann, UFC Fight Night 155
Former UFC women’s flyweight champion Nicco Montano will return to the Octagon as she moves up into the bantamweight division when she takes on Sara McMann. Montano (4-2) won TUF 26 with a choice win over Roxanne Modafferi back in December 2017 but hasn’t competed since then as a result of some USADA breach and numerous issues making weight. She ran through the contest on TUF, but so far hasn’t done anything in the UFC. Maybe moving up in weight will help her out, but it’s difficult to say at this point. McMann (11-5) 5-5 general from the UFC and hasn’t won a fight since a 2017 submission win over Gina Mazany. Since that time she has dropped back-to-back entry defeats to Ketlen Vieira and Marion Reneau and resembles a shell of her former self. This is fantastic matchmaking here and also an intriguing fashion matchup, but with bettors surely looking to fade McMann I would expect Montano to be a slight favorite in this one.
Ryan Hall vs. Darren Elkins, UFC 155
Featherweights Ryan Hall and Darren Elkins are set to battle. Hall (7-1) won TUF 22 and has since moved 3-0 at the UFC with wins over Artem Lobov, Gray Maynard, and in his last outing, a gorgeous heel hook entry win over BJ Penn.. He barely struggles, but if he does he has revealed some fantastic potential. Elkins (24-7) is 14-6 overall from the UFC but has lost back-to-back conflicts to Ricardo Lamas and Alexander Volkanovski. Still, he is one of the toughest fighters at 145lbs there is. Although Hall is a great grappler, Elkins ought to be able to neutralize himand given all of his success from the UFC he must be the favorite in this fight.
Cynthia Calvillo vs. Livia Renata Souza, UFC 155
An intriguing women’s strawweight bout between Cynthia Calvillo and Livia Renata Souza can also be set for this card. Calvillo (8-1) is 5-1 at the UFC and has won back-to-back fights over Poliana Botelho and Cortney Casey because her lone career loss to Carla Esparza. Souza (13-1) is currently riding a four-fight win series and has won both of her UFC bouts over Alex Chambers and Sarah Frota. This is a really good battle between two of the best strawweights in the world. When I had to guess, Calvillo will be a tiny favored due to having more UFC experience along with a bigger title, but Souza absolutely is a live dog to win this battle.
Benito Lopez vs. Martin Day, UFC 155 And finally, bantamweight prospects Benito Lopez and Martin Day are set to clash. Lopez (9-1) is 1-1 in the UFC with a decision win over Albert Morales and a entry loss to Manny Bermudez in his final outing, the first loss of his MMA career. However, he’s only 25 and remains a top prospect in 135lbs. Day (8-3) lost a split decision to Pingyuan Liu in his UFC debut this past year. Although Day is a good fighter, Lopez has much more upside and ought to be the favorite here.
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