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UFC Vegas 53: Font vs. Vera predictions

The UFC returns to the UFC Apex as the bantamweights Rob Font and Marlon Vera compete at a catchweight of 138.5 pounds in the main event.

The change is to accommodate Font’s weight miss of 138.5 pounds at the weigh-ins. The bout will continue but Font will forfeit 20 per cent of his purse to Vera.

Kenai Andrews checks in with his thoughts on the main card, but first a word from Dana White.

MAIN CARD (7PM ET/4PM PT) ESPN+

KRZYSZTOF JOTKO (23-5-0) VS. GERALD MEERSCHAERT (34-14-0)

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Andrews: I don’t think Jotko can keep it standing. Meerschaert gets the tap.

Andrews Prediction: Gerald Meerschaert via submission

DARREN ELKINS (26-10-0) VS. TRISTAN CONNELLY (14-7-0)

Andrews: Elkins is tough, but I think the Canadian Tristan shakes off the rust and gets it done!

Andrews Prediction: Tristan Connelly via TKO

JARED GORDON (18-4-0) VS. GRANT DAWSON (17-1-1)

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Andrews: Both guys haven’t fought the best of competition in the UFC, so I’ll take Dawson to get the decision.

Andrews Prediction: Grant Dawson via UD

ANDRE FILI (21-8-0, 1NC) VS. JOANDERSON BRITO (12-3-1)

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Andrews: The DWCS alum Brito needs a win, but he’s in tough against “Touchy” Fili. Have to go with the veteran.

Andrews Prediction: Andre Fili via UD

ANDREI ARLOVSKI (33-20-0, 2NC) VS. JAKE COLLIER (13-6-0)

Andrews: Arlovski continues to chug along and as long as he can avoid the big shot, he should get the decision here.

Andrews Prediction: Andrei Arlovski via UD

MAIN EVENT

#5 ROB FONT (19-5-0) VS. #8 MARLON VERA (18-7-0)

Andrews: Font missed weight and that is a concern. I think Vera is hungry enough to take it to him and get the decision.

Andrews Prediction: Marlon Vera via UD

Enjoy the fights.

@kenaiandrews

KenaiAndrews
KenaiAndrewshttps://www.mmacrossfire.com
Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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