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UFC Vegas 58: Dos Anjos vs. Fiziev predictions

The UFC is back at the Apex in Las Vegas as lightweights Rafael dos Anjos and Rafael Fiziev throw down in the main event.

Both fighters made weight successfully, as did the entire card. This is an important contest as the winner moves on to towards the lightweight title shot conversation.

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

MAIN CARD

MICHAEL JOHNSON (20-17-0) VS. JAMIE MULLARKEY (14-5-0)

UFC Vegas 58

Andrews: Michael Johnson is back. But so is Jamie Mullarkey. Mullarkey has fought some good competition, so I feel comfortable in him outlasting Johnson, who is always tough.

Andrews Prediction: Jamie Mullarkey via UD

CYNTHIA CALVILLO (9-4-1) VS. NINA NUNES (10-7-0)

UFC Vegas 58

Andrews: Both of these fighters are stuggling. At one point, Calvillo would have won this one hands down, but has lost three straight and is now 34 years old. Nunes is 36 and is not far removed from having a child with Amanda. If Calvillo can get the takedown, she should win. But I think Nunes is ready for it.

Andrews Prediction: Nina Nunes via UD

JARED VANDERAA (12-8-0) VS. CHASE SHERMAN (15-10-0)

UFC Vegas 58

Andrews: Both fighters are really struggling here, but somebody has to win. The Vanilla Gorilla steps up.

Andrews Prediction: Chase Sherman via UD

DOUGLAS SILVA DE ANDRADE (28-4-0) VS. SAID NURMAGOMEDOV (15-2-0)]

UFC Vegas 58

Andrews: De Andrade is a good fighter, but he’s 37 years old and Said is on a tear right now.

Andrews Prediction: Said Nurmagomedov via submission

CAIO BORRALHO (11-1-0) VS. ARMEN PETROSYAN (7-1-0)

Andrews: Tough battle between two DWCS alums. Going with the Brazilian, but it should be a good fight.

Andrews Prediction: CAIO BORRALHO VIA SD 

MAIN EVENT

#7 RAFAEL DOS ANJOS (31-13-0) VS. #10 RAFAEL FIZIEV (11-1-0)

Andrews: This is a big test for Fiziev. Does he have the cardio to hang with dos Anjos, who is older, but can still go 25 minutes? I am worried about the cardio. So, I think Fiziev gets it done early.

Andrews Prediction: Rafael Fiziev via TKO

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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