UFC on FOX 29: Poirier vs. Gaethje predictions
Kenai Andrews checks in with his thoughts on the main card.
MAIN CARD (8PM ET/5PM PT)
#7 MICHELLE WATERSON VS. #10 CORTNEY CASEY (7-5-0)
Andrews: Waterson is sort of a gatekeeper for the division so can Casey break through? I think she does.
Andrews Prediction: Cortney Casey via SD
ISRAEL ADESANYA (12-0-0) VS. MARVIN VETTORI (12-3-1)
Andrews: Adesanya gets a tougher challenger in Vettori. He still has the height and reach advantages though and I think after some trouble, he gets it done again.
Andrews Prediction: Israel Adesanya via TKO
#12 CARLOS CONDIT (30-11-0) VS. ALEX OLIVEIRA (17-4-1, 2NC)
Andrews: Condit was stymied by Neil Magny in his return but now he has Oliveira who is willing to engage more. But can the older Condit hurt Cowboy? I don’t know. Have to go with Oliveira.
Andrews Prediction: Alex Oliveira via TKO
#5 DUSTIN POIRIER (22-5-0) VS. #6 JUSTIN GAETHJE (18-1-0)
Andrews: A good matchup. Poirier has the skills and Gaethje can usually take his opponent’s best shot. I think Poirier will have the gameplan to outlast Justin.
Andrews Prediction: Dustin Poirier via submission