UFC on ESPN 10: Eye vs. Calvillo predictions
UFC on ESPN 10 produced some surprises when three fighters missed weight and several more withdrew.
Main event flyweight Jessica Eye (15-7-0), the No. 1 contender, weighed in at 126.25 pounds, a quarter of a pound over the non-title limit. Her opponent, Cynthia Calvillo (8-1-1), came in at 126 pounds.
The miss means Eye will be fined a portion of her purse by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC).
Co-main event middleweight Karl Roberson also missed weight, weighing 190.5 pounds for his bout with opponent Marvin Vettori, who weighed in at 186 pounds.
And bantamweight Zarrukh Adashev, who was replacing Ryan Benoit on short notice, tipped the scales at 138.5 pounds, while his opponent Tyson Nam successful made weight at 135.5. pounds.
Featherweight Darrick Minner withdrew from the event due to illness.
Finally, Ray Borg withdrew for unknown reasons and was replaced by Gustavo Lopez, who will take on Merab Dvalishvilli at a catchweight of 140 pounds.
Kenai Andrews checks in with his thoughts on the main card.
MAIN CARD (ESPN/ESPN+ 9PM ET/6PM PT)
JORDAN ESPINOSA (14-7-0, 1NC) VS. MARK DE LA ROSA (11-4-0)
Andrews: Both guys desperately need a win. They also like to look for the submission. I like De La Rosa to emerge with the decision after some early trouble.
Andrews Prediction: Mark De La Rosa via UD
ANDRE FILI (20-7-0) VS. CHARLES JOURDAIN (10-2-0)
Andrews: Jourdain is a good knockout artist but he will need to contain the versatile and elusive Fili. Fili on the other hand, has a good ground game and use it if needed. Unless Jourdain catches Fili, I think Andre should be able find a submission.
Andrews Prediction: Andre Fili via submission
CHARLES ROSA (12-4-0) VS. KEVIN AGUILAR (17-3-0)
Andrews: Both guys need a win here. Zubaira’s win over Aguilar showcased what good footwork and striking can do. Rosa is not as good as Zubaira of course, but I think he outworks Aguilar.
Andrews Prediction: Charles Rosa via UD
KARL ROBERSON (9-2-0) VS. MARVIN VETTORI (14-4-1)
Andrews: Finally, these two get to go. But Roberson’s weight-cutting issues continue as he missed weight. I expect Vettori to go after it and get the finish.
Andrews Prediction: Marvin Vettori via TKO.
JESSICA EYE (15-7-0) VS. CYNTHIA CALVILLO (8-1-1)
Andrews: Eye had the advantage till she looked weak at the weigh-ins. I think Calvillo takes advantage and takes the fight to the ground.
Andrews Prediction: Cynthia Calvillo via submission