With the four major sports still on the shelf, we are going to look at UFC 250 scheduled to kick off at 6pm EST on Saturday evening. Besides it being the only sport currently back to normal (with the exception of no fans, and heightened health precautions) there is a lot to like in this lineup of fights. From a good amount of coin flip fights, to wild favorites, we are going to outline some of the fights you are going to want to keep an eye on.
The first fight to make sure you are settled in for is Alex Perez (23-5) vs Jussier Formiga (23-7). Alex Perez is a name you are going to be hearing a lot of in the next couple years. If the flyweight division remains relevant (and let’s hope it does) he has the potential to control the division for a very long time. He is an extremely entertaining fighter to watch and I think he will take care of business against the much older Formiga on Saturday Night.
Second up we have, from the featherweight division, Cody Stamann (18-2-1) vs Brain Kelleher (21-10). Expect Cody’s abilities as an incredible striker, to clash hard with Brian’s Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in this bout. Brian is coming off a two-fight winning streak and has all the momentum in the world. Stamann on the other hand is dealing with something much greater than the sport as he found out just last week that his younger brother has passed away. I believe that he is going to come out firing on all cylinders with a ton of emotion and I believe he gets the win in under 2.5 rounds.
Next on the must watch list is Chase Hooper (9-0-1) vs Alex Caceres (15-12). There’s a buzz around the 20-year-old Hooper as his ground technique and grappling are extremely impressive, especially given his young age. With an impressive 4-0-1 in his last 5 fights its no wonder why Hooper comes in at a -200 favorite. He has a very bright future ahead of him in the UFC there’s no denying that. Caceres has had a less stunning fight history during his time in the UFC but I believe he has some key advantages over his competition. The main one being his age. 11 years older than Hooper in my opinion will be huge for Caceres and I believe he will use both his experience and patience wisely over the youngster. If Hooper can get it to the matt it’s over but I think Caceres has a real shot in this one. Either way it will be an extremely entertaining matchup.
Last but not least we have an absolute savage in Amanda Nunes (19-4) vs Felicia Spencer (8-1). Nunes is coming in at an obsured -750. She has shown time and time again that she owns the Featherwieght division, defeating Cyborg in 51 seconds, Holly Holm in 4 minutes and most recently De Randamie. I believe she continues her streak tonight and gets it done extremely quickly. (I don’t think Spencer has a shot in hell at taking the champ down.)
It is going to be one hell of a crazy card from start to finish and I highly recommend tuning in. I mean theres literally nothing else to watch on a Saturday night nowadays any way.