The UFC is in Prague, Czech Republic for UFC on ESPN+ 3 where Thiago Santos has chance to leapfrog into the light heavyweight division rankings with a win over Jan Blachowicz.
A few fighters missed weight, but the card continues without any cancellations.
Kenai Andrews checks in with his thoughts on the main card.
MAIN CARD (2PM ET/11AM PT)
MAGOMED ANKALAEV (10-1-0) VS. KLIDSON DE ABREU (14-2-0)
Andrews: Ankalaev should be able to keep the fight on the ground and collect the decision.
Andrews Prediction: Magomed Ankalaev via UD
#9 JOHN DODSON (21-10-0) VS. #14 PETYR YAN (10-1-0)
Andrews: After his last performance, I’m going with Yan over the older Dodson.
Andrews Prediction: Petyr Yan via UD
#6 LIZ CARMOUCHE (11-6-0) VS. #14 LUCIE PUDILOVA (8-2-0)
Andrews: I think this bout is a grinder. Carmouche uses that grappling and pressure to take the narrow decision.
Andrews Prediction: Liz Carmouche via UD
GIAN VILLANTE (17-10-0) VS. MICHAEL OLEKSIEJCZUK
Andrews: Tough to gauge Oleksiejczuk as he is coming back from suspension. Villante has struggled through his last couple of bouts but I have to go with “Lord” with the upset.
Andrews Prediction: Michael Oleksiejczuk via TKO
STEFAN STRUVE (28-11-0) VS. MARCOS ROGERIO DE LIMA (16-5-1)
Andrews: If Struve and avoid the big shots, he will land some of his own and get the tap of the ground.
Andrews Prediction: Stefan Struve via submission
JAN BLACHOWICZ (23-7-0) VS. THIAGO SANTOS (20-6-0)
Andrews: Santos is either going to KO Blachowicz or gas trying and lose the decision. I think he gets him late.
Andrews Prediction: Thiago Santos via TKO