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UFC Denver: Korean Zombie vs. Rodriguez predictions

The UFC is in Denver this weekend as The Korean Zombie makes his return.

Since returning from his military service in 2016, Chan Sung Jung collected an impressive win over Dennis Bermudez but has been afflicted by the injury bug, along with his opponents. Frankie Edgar is out, El Pantera is in for tonight’s main event.

Kenai Andrews checks in with his thoughts on the main card.

MAIN CARD (10PM ET/7PM PT)

MICHAEL TRIZANO (8-0-0) VS. LUIS PENA (5-0-0)

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Andrews: Pena will encounter some early resistance fro Trizano, but if he can overcome that, will get the fight to the ground and get the tap.

Andrews Prediction: Luis Pena via submission

MAYCEE BARBER (4-0-0) VS. HANNAH CIFERS (8-2-0)

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Andrews: Cifers looked a little nervous at the weigh-in, understandable as it’s her octagon debut. Yet she’s older and has more fights than the 20 year old Barber. Looking for the talent of Barber to overcome her inexperience tonight.

Andrews Prediction: Maycee Barber via TKO

BENEIL DARIUSH (14-4-1) VS. THIAGO MOISES (10-2-0)

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Andrews: I remember when Dariush was the new phenom. Now he is welcoming Moises to the octagon. He needs a win and he better get it.

Andrews Prediction: Beneil Dariush via TKO

#4 RAQUEL PENNINGTON (9-7-0) VS. GERMAINE DE RANDAMIE (7-3-0)

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Andrews: De Randamie is bigger and more talented but Pennington has more dog in her. De Randamie will keep it standing and get the win.

Andrews Prediction: Germaine De Randamie via TKO

#12 DONALD CERRONE (33-11-0, 1NC) VS. MIKE PERRY (12-3-0)

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Andrews: Perry has the power and the talk but Cerrone still has the skills make everybody forget his bad year.

Andrews Prediction: Donald Cerrone via TKO

MAIN EVENT 

#10 CHAN SUNG JUNG (14-4-0) VS. #15 YAIR RODRIGUEZ (11-2-0)

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Andrews: El Pantera is flamboyant, but Jung is military tough. Korean Zombie all day.

Andrews Prediction: Chan Sung Jung via TKO

@kenaiandrews

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Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.
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