The UFC is back in Las Vegas as lightweights Paul Felder and Rafael Dos Anjos meet in the main event of tonight’s UFC on ESPN+ 41 event.
We had three fighters miss weight for the card. Eryk Anders, Abdul Razak Alhassan, and Louis Smolka all tipped the scales and their bouts have turned int catchweight.
Dos Anjos was recognized by UFC senior vice president of athlete health and performance Jeff Nowitzky for testing clean 50 times.
— Jeff Novitzky (@JeffNovitzkyUFC) November 13, 2020
Kenai Andrews checks in with his thoughts on the main card.
MAIN CARD (7PM ET/4PM PT)
BRENDAN ALLEN (15-3-0) VS. SEAN STRICKLAND (21-3-0)
Andrews: I am all in on Brendan Allen to edge Strickland in good-looking fight.
Andrews Prediction: Brendan Allen via UD
ERYK ANDERS (13-5-0) VS. ANTONIO ARROYO (9-3-0)
Andrews: Anders has now become a gatekeeper of sorts for newcomers. Anders has won two of his last three contests and although he will have problems, I expect him to grind out a decision.
Andrews Prediction: Eryk Anders via SD
KAY HANSEN (7-3-0) VS. CORY MCKENNA (5-1-0)
Andrews: CW wunderkind Cory McKenna at 21 years old will do well, but I think she Hansen gets the fight to the ground for a tap.
Andrews Prediction: Kay Hansen via submission
ABDUL RAZAK ALHASSAN (10-2-0) VS. KHAOS WILLIAMS (10-1-0)
Andrews: Alhassan missed weight. Both guys like to finish, but despite missing weight, I think Alhassan gets the KO.
Andrews Prediction: Abdul Razak Alhassan via TKO
PAUL FELDER (17-5-0) VS. RAFAEL DOS ANJOS (30-13-0)
Andrews: Felder is taking the fight on short notice. RDA has the advantage especially returning to lightweight so he can use his grappling more effectively against smaller guys. Felder will need to hurt RDA to dent his cardio and needs to keep the fight standing.
Andrews Prediction: Rafael Dos Anjos via UD