The Andrews Report – Jamie Moyle makes the most of her opportunity at TUF 24 Finale

Jamie Moyle was one of a handful of fighters who made Hawaii proud with her unanimous decision win over fellow native Kailin Curran at the TUF 24 Finale Saturday evening.

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TUF 24 Finale: Demetrious Johnson decisions gritty Elliott for 9th straight title defence

Demetrious Johnson successfully defended his UFC flyweight belt at the TUF 24 Finale in Las Vegas last night with a unanimous decision win over the winner of TUF 24, Tim Elliott.

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TUF 24 Finale predictions

It was a good season of TUF 24 with Tim Elliott left standing from all of the regional flyweight champions on the show.

Elliott (10-6-1) now meets the UFC flyweight champ Demetrious Johnson (24-2-1), while the coaches No.1 Joesph Benavidez (24-4-0) and No.2  Henry Cejudo (10-1-0) knuckle up in the co-main event.

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TUF 24 FINALE

JOSHUA STANSBURY (8-3-0) VS DEVIN CLARK (6-1-0)

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Andrews: We saw Stansbury defeat an injured Cory Hendricks on TUF 23, but I think he has the smarts to not trade with Clark and get the fight to the ground for a submission. Clark seems to take a lot of damage and I don’t think he can keep the fight standing.

Andrews: Prediction: Joshua Stansbury via submission

ELVIS MUTAPCIC (15-4-1) VS ANTHONY SMITH (25-12-0)

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Andrews: Elvis hasn’t been finished yet but can he deal with the length of Smith, a guy who tends to go out on his shield? I’m going with the upset here.

Andrews: Prediction:  Anthony Smith via TKO

KAILIN CURRAN (4-3-1) VS JAMIE MOYLE (3-1-0)

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Andrews: Curran has good striking  and she is welcoming Moyle to the octagon, but I’m not sure she can stop the grappling of Moyle. Assuming she can overcome the octagon jitters, Moyle should be able to grind this one out.

Andrews: Prediction: Jamie Moyle via unanimous decision

DONG HYUN KIM (13-8-3) VS BRENDAN O’REILLY (6-2-0, 1NC)

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Andrews: Both guys need a win badly. Both seem to have decent ground games, but O’Reilly has fought higher level competition and I think he can fare better on the feet.

Andrews: Prediction: Brendan O’Reilly via unanimous decision

ROB FONT (12-2-0) VS MATT SCHNELL (9-2-0) 

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Andrews: Font was bullied by John Lineker in his last bout and I think Schnell can do something similar but on the ground. Danger, danger.

Andrews: Prediction: Matt Schnell via submission

GRAY MAYNARD (12-5-1) VS RYAN HALL (5-1-0)

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Andrews: Can Hall frustrate Maynard like he did with Lobov? Maynard has wrestling in case his strikes aren’t landing, so he should be able to grind it out if he can get a hold of Hall. Graynard’s wrestling should trump Hall’s BJJ, so The Bully should get the win.

Andrews: Prediction: Gary Maynard via unanimous decision

#12 BRANDON MORENO (12-3-0) VS RYAN BENOIT (9-4-0)

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Andrews: Moreno will take down and submit Benoit before “Baby Face” can knock him out.

Andrews: Prediction: Brandon Moreno via submission

#7 SARA MCMANN (9-3-0) VS ALEXIS DAVIS (16-6-0)

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Andrews: McMann has been working on her striking, and she has Olympic level grappling should she need it, but has she improved her ground defence game? Davis is crafty so I wouldn’t be surprised if she  caught McMann with a submission, but McMann should show her improvements in this fight.

Andrews: Prediction: Sara McMann via unanimous decision

ION CUTELABA (12-2-0, 1NC) VS JARED CANNONIER (8-1-0)

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Andrews: Cutelaba is favoured, but I’m going with the underdog Jared Cannonier catch Ion with a bomb. I don’t know how is he going to do it though.

Andrews: Prediction: Jared Cannonier via TKO

#15 JAKE ELLENBERGER (31-11-0) VS JORGE MASVIDAL (30-11-0) 

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Andrews: Masvidal has the striking to make Elleberger revert back to the cautious version that lost all those bouts. On the other hand, is Masvidal is worried about the takedown, he could less effective, but I’m going with “Gamebred.”

Andrews: Prediction: Jorge Masvidal via unanimous decision

#1 JOSEPH BENAVIDEZ (24-4-0) VS #2 HENRY CEJUDO (10-1-0) 

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Andrews: Benavidez got the better of Cejudo just about everywhere on TUF 24 and he will here too. Joe-Jitsu and the experience and wrestling of Benavidez will trump the power, and Olympic wrestling of Cejudo.

Andrews Prediction: Joseph Benavidez via unanimous decision

MAIN EVENT

DEMETRIOUS JOHNSON (24-2-1) VS TIM ELLIOTT (10-6-1)

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Andrews: The great run of Tim Elliott stops here. DJ is the best and assuming he isn’t overconfident, he will coast to a submission win.

Andrews Prediction: Demetrious Johnson via submission

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Missouri Office of Athletics reinstate Tonya Evinger as Invicta FC bantamweight champion

The Missouri Office of Athletics has overturned the results of the Tonya Evinger vs Yana Kunitskana main event of Invicta FC 20.

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