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PFL 10 was an event to remember. Larissa Pacheco dethroned Kayla Harrison and shocked the world after five rounds of great back-and-forth war. Brendan Loughnane stopped Bubba Jenkins in the fourth round, while Ante Delija looked amazing against Mattheus Scheffel and scored another victory in the rematch to win a 1-million-dollar prize.

Julia Budd lost to Aspen Ladd via a super-controversial split decision, while Stevie Ray lost to Olivier Aubin-Mercier via a powerful hook. We have the first-ever Australian PFL champion, Rob Wilkinson, who scored a fabulous victory over Omari Akhmedov to win the title and monetary prize.

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After a one-weekend layoff, the UFC finally returns with a great, promising event in Orlando this Saturday. The clash is headlined by the bout between one of the best strikers in the history of the sport, American kickboxing expert Stephen Thompson, and the guy with the greatest number of fights in the year of CoVid, 2020, Kevin Holland.

Thompson should keep this fight standing if he wants to win, but his opponent is dangerous on the canvas. Holland knows to choke people out and his cardio is out of this world, so Wonderboy will have to play smart all the time if he plans to score a victory. This could easily go all the way.

Prediction: the fight goes the distance

The two veterans will meet in the co-main event of the evening – the former lightweight champ Rafael dos Anjos and extremely tough Bryan Barbarena. Dos Anjos’ ground and cage game are outstanding, while Barbarena can eat shot after shot. Both guys are very tough but Rafael is more well-rounded, he should get the advantage.

Prediction: dos Anjos to win

You can take a look at the whole card here, but please check this link too due to potential last-minute changes. https://www.tapology.com/fightcenter/events/91801-ufc-fight-night

Main Event (UFC on Fight Pass, ESPN+, 10 PM ET, 4 AM CET)

Welterweight (170 pounds): Stephen Thompson (16-6-1) vs. Kevin Holland (23-8-0)

Welterweight (170 pounds): Rafael dos Anjos (31-14-0) vs. Bryan Barberena (18-8-0)

Flyweight (125 pounds): Matheus Nicolau (18-2-1) vs. Matt Schnell (16-7-0)

Heavyweight (265 pounds): Tai Tuivasa (15-4-0) vs. Sergei Pavlovich (16-1-0)

Middleweight (185 pounds): Jack Hermansson (23-7-0) vs. Roman Dolidze (11-1-0)

Middleweight (185 pounds): Eryk Anders (14-7-0) vs. Kyle Daukaus (11-3-0)

Preliminary Card (UFC on Fight Pass, ESPN+, 7 PM ET, 1 PM CET)

Welterweight (170 pounds): Niko Price (15-5-0) vs. Philip Rowe (9-3-0)

Strawweight (115 pounds): Angela Hill (14-12-0) vs. Emily Ducote (12-6-0)

Lightweight (155 pounds): Clay Guida (37-22-0) vs. Scott Holtzman (14-5-0)

Lightweight (155 pounds): Michael Johnson (20-18-0) vs. Marc Diakiese (16-5-0)

Featherweight (145 pounds): Darren Elkins (27-10-0) vs. Jonathan Pearce (13-4-0)

Flyweight (125 pounds): Tracy Cortez (10-1-0) vs. Amanda Ribas (11-3-0)

Lightweight (155 pounds): Natan Levy (7-1-0) vs. Genaro Valdéz (10-1-0)

Featherweight (145 pounds): Francis Marshall (6-0-0) vs. Marcelo Rojo (16-8-0)

Strawweight (115 pounds): Yazmin Jauregui (9-0-0) vs. Istela Nunes (6-3-0)

Here are my predictions for the upcoming UFC Orlando fight card:

There will be 15 amazing bouts at UFC Orlando, please don’t miss this event. I know it might be a bad time for European fans, but this event is 100% worth your time!  

Vladimir Vladisavljevic has been training in the art of kickboxing for over seven years, holds a Taekwondo black belt, and has a master's degree in sports and physical education. He's also a huge mixed martial arts fan. He's a big deal in Bulgaria as a mixed martial arts commentator, analyst, and podcaster.
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