The two heavyweights will bring 130 fights worth of experience into the octagon. Kenai Andrews checks in with his thoughts on the main card.
KRZYSZTOF JOTKO (19-4-0) VS. ALEN AMEDOVSKI (8-0-0)
Andrews: Jotsko needs a win badly and it seems he has a winnable fight here, welcoming Amedovski to the octagon. Jotko has the experience factor but Alen has a 100% finish rate and at 31 years old, is not your average octagon rookie. Look for the upset here.
Andrews Prediction: Alen Amedovski via TKO
ROXANNE MODAFFERI (22-15-0) VS. ANTONIA SHEVCHENKO (7-0-0)
Andrews: A tatical fight, but I see “The Happy Warrior” overcoming some early trouble from Valentina’s sister.
Andrews Prediction: Roxanne Modafferi via UD
IVAN SHTYRKOV (15-0-1) VS. DEVIN CLARK (9-3-0)
Andrews: Going with the Hulk over the Bear. Hulk can get you on the ground or on the feet.
Andrews Prediction: Ivan Shtyrkov via TKO
SERGEI PAVLOVICH (12-1-0) VS. MARCELO GOLM (6-2-0)
Andrews: Tough fight to call, but I’m going with the finishing power of Pavlovich to overcome the finishing power of Golm.
Andrews Prediction: Sergei Pavlovich via TKO
ISLAM MAKHACHEV (16-1-0) VS. ARMAN TSRUKYAN (13-1-0)
Andrews: The octagon experience of Islam should help him prevail over the Russian youngster.
Andrews Prediction: Islam Makhachev via UD
#7 ALISTAIR OVEREEM (44-17-0) VS. #9 ALEXEY OLEYNIK (57-11-1)
Andrews: Overeem may have underestimated a guy like Alexey in the past, but he knows him and has trained with him so I expect him to be ready. Oleynik always has a chance and if he can hurt Overeem with some strikes can then get the fight to the ground. But I have Overeem prepared to get the cautious UD win.