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UFC Vegas 59: Santos vs. Hill predictions

The UFC is back at The Apex for a light heavyweight main event showdown between Thiago Santos and Jamahal Hill.

One fighter, Ariane Lipski, missed weight. Kenai Andrews checks in with his thoughts on the main card.

MAIN CARD (10PM ET/7PM PT)

ARIANE LIPSKI (14-7-0) VS. PRISCILA CACHOEIRA (11-4-0) 

UFC Vegas 59

Andrews: Lipski missed weight, but I still have her pegged to get the decision over the up  and coming Cachoeira.

Andrews Prediction: Ariane Lipski via UD

AUGUSTO SAKAI (15-4-1) VS. SERGEY SPIVAK (14-3-0)

UFC Vegas 59

Andrews: Sakai needs a win badly. They say he’s made big changes but I have to see them before I would put any money down on him.

Andrews Prediction: Sergey Spivak via TKO

BROGAN WALKER-SANCHEZ (7-2-0) VS. JULIANA MILLER (2-1-0)

https://twitter.com/ufc/status/1555614997396471808?s=20&t=wUVn4nKQ7r_NO48meu9-pg

Andrews: Brogan needs to get the fight to the ground, but seems to have enough striking to get by if it doesn’t. Miller is not as experienced but she made the final so she’s not a tomato can. Have to go with Brogan to win the TUF.

Andrews Prediction: Brogan Walker-Sanchez via submission

ZAC PAUGA (5-0-0) VS. MOHAMMED USMAN (7-2-0)

https://twitter.com/ufc/status/1555615524612198400?s=20&t=wUVn4nKQ7r_NO48meu9-pg

Andrews: Should be a good battle for the heavyweight TUF. I do think Usman is going to take it.

Andrews Prediction: Mohammed Usman via TKO

#6 VICENTE LUQUE (21-8-1) VS. #13 GEOFF NEAL (14-4-0)

https://twitter.com/ufc/status/1555615904741957639?s=20&t=wUVn4nKQ7r_NO48meu9-pg

Andrews: I like Luque to overcome Neal with his striking before the fight goes to the ground.

Andrews Prediction: Vicente Luque via TKO

MAIN EVENT

#6 THIAGO SANTOS (22-10-0) VS. #10 JAMAHAL HILL (10-1-0)

https://twitter.com/ufc/status/1555616204710109185?s=20&t=wUVn4nKQ7r_NO48meu9-pg

Andrews: Santos is the better striker on paper, but he’s older and has looked old in his last couple of fights. Jamahal’s time is now.

Andrews Prediction: Jamahal Hill 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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