The UFC is back in Las Vegas this weekend for a strawweight showdown between No. 8 Michelle Waterson and No. 13 Angela Hill.
Both fighters will be looking to crack the top 5 with an impressive win in the main event of tonight’s event.
Kenai Andrews checks in with his thoughts on the main card.
MAIN CARD (8PM ET/5PM PT)
BILLY QUARANTILLO (14-2-0) VS. KYLE NELSON (13-3-0)
Andrews: Nelson snapped a two fight skid with a win in his last bout, but he is in tough with Billy. This should be a good scrap, but Billy should emerge from the dust.
Andrews Prediction: Billy Quarantillo via TKO
BOBBY GREEN (26-10-1) VS. ALAN PATRICK (15-2-0)
Andrews: Green has some momentum coming into this one and I think he continues on after some initial trouble.
Andrews Prediction: Bobby Green via UD
ED HERMAN (25-14-0, 1NC) VS. MIKE RODRIGUEZ (11-4-0, 1NC)
Andrews: A good fight. Both have some good momentum coming into this. I am going with Herman to steal this one by grinding out a decision.
Andrews Prediction: Ed Herman via UD
#9 ANDREA LEE (11-4-0) VS. #11 ROXANNE MODAFFERI (24-17-0)
Andrews: Lee needs a win here over the veteran in Roxanne. If she can outstrike Roxanne and keep the fight standing, then she will be in a good position. Easier said than done, but Lee takes it.
Andrews Prediction: Andrea Lee via UD
OTTMAN AZAITAR (12-0-0) VS. KHAMA WORTHY (16-6-0)
Andrews: All but one of Azaitar’s wins have been outside of the octagon. Worthy has the physical and experience advantage and should be able to use them to grind out a decision.
Andrews Prediction: Khama Worthy via UD
#8 MICHELLE WATERSON (17-8-0) VS. #13 ANGELA HILL (12-8-0)
Andrews: A good fight and a bit of a tossup. Hill is slightly a better striker but Waterson is better on the ground. Both have proven they can compete with strikers and grappler but despite Waterson needing a win, I think Hill comes in motivated to make a statement.
Andrews Prediction: Angela Hill via UD