Saturday morning in Australia equals Friday night here in the United States, and this weekend that equals a night full of UFC fights. The Octagon lands in Brisbane at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre for the first time. The event is UFC Fight Night 33, and the fun main card is littered with fighters from the Land Down Under.

In the main event, Mark Hunt and Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva look to rebound from losses and get back into heavyweight title contention in a match-up of former training partners. In the co-headliner, Australian James Te Huna has the biggest opportunity of his career when he faces light heavyweight legend Mauricio “Shogun” Rua.

The rest of the card features a match-up of heavyweight sluggers Pat Barry and Soa Palelei, a light heavyweight bout between Ryan Bader and Anthony Perosh, and a match-up of The Ultimate Fighter castmates Dylan Andrews and Clint Hester. A late scratch to the fight between Alex Caceres and Mitch Gagnon resulted in the move of an intriguing women’s bantamweight contest onto the main card. Women’s MMA pioneer Julie Kedzie will face undefeated Brazilian prospect Bethe Correia.

The undercard even has fights for every fan’s taste buds with a number of match-ups between Octagon newcomers and a match-up between bantamweight veterans Takeya Mizugaki and Nam Phan. Fans can catch those undercard battles on Facebook and YouTube starting at 7 p.m. ET. The rest of the prelims begin at 8 p.m. ET n Fox Sports 1, followed immediately by the main card at 10 p.m. ET.

The MMA Corner’s Trey Downey, Kyle Symes and Joe Chacon break down the action and offer their predictions for the entire card in this edition of the Round Table.

Women’s BW: Bethe Correia (6-0) vs. Julie Kedzie (16-12)

Downey: This fight features one of the biggest experience discrepancies in recent memory. Julie Kedzie is a true pioneer of women’s MMA, whereas Bethe Correia made her professional debut about a year and a half ago. Admittedly, I don’t know a whole lot about the Brazilian, but the UFC generally doesn’t bring prospects in that have no business being there. Kedzie is on a three-fight losing streak, but she doesn’t have a lot left to prove in her career. A win inside the UFC would be the last on that checklist, and I think this might be her last chance to get it. Kedzie by decision.

Chacon: Sooner or later something has to give for Kedzie. Yes, she’s lost three straight, but two of those losses came to the likes of Miesha Tate and Alexis Davis. There isn’t a whole lot to say about Correia except for the fact that she has a hard time finishing her opponents. She has a record of 6-0, but five of those outings have gone the distance and many were against very inexperienced fighters. Kedzie wins this one by TKO in the second round.

Symes: I think fans hold Kedzie in the same regard as they do fighters like Roxanne Modafferi and Marloes Coenen. Kedzie is a pioneer in women’s MMA and will be desperate for a win. Correira has struggled to put away talent on the regional circuit, and although I believe Kedzie is coming towards the end of her career, the wily old veteran pulls one out.

MW: Dylan Andrews (17-4) vs. Clint Hester (8-3)

Chacon: Dylan Andrews and Clint Hester, a pair of TUF 17 alums, come together for what should be an exciting fight between two boxers.

Andrews comes into this fight riding a wave of six consecutive wins, whereas Hester has won four straight. Andrews and Hester will no doubt keep this fight standing up, but should the fight hit the canvas the advantage would swing heavily towards Andrews. Two of Hester’s three losses have come via submission, and Andrews does have a solid wrestling skill set to compliment his boxing ability.

Although there is a wrestling variable to evaluate, it doesn’t figure to be influential to the outcome of this fight. Andrews and Hester are coming into the Octagon to throw fists. Andrews pops in and out of the pocket a bit better than Hester does, and his movement inside the cage is faster and more fluid than that of his opponent. Andrews should win this by TKO in the first round.

Downey: Hester was a top pick in the season of TUF that these two were on, but Andrews ended up being the more impressive man.

Hester has boxing experience and is an athletic guy. He scored a knockout over Bristol Marunde in his only Octagon appearance. Hester was scheduled to fight again at UFC 163 in Brazil, but he had to pull out due to an injury. His best chance in this one would be to use his boxing to keep the fight at distance on the feet. It will also be interesting to see how much Hester has improved. He lost early on in that season of TUF, so we really don’t know how much of a different fighter he has become.

I was thoroughly impressed by Andrews on The Ultimate Fighter. He was one of the last guys picked, but he won his fights and we really were able to see his growth. Andrews eventually fell in the semifinals to show favorite Uriah Hall. Since then, Andrews has bounced back. “The Villain” has scored two stoppage victories in as many Octagon appearances. I agree with Joe that Andrews is the more well-rounded fighter, and he is fully capable of taking the fight to the ground if need be. I think Andrews gets a third-round stoppage or cruises to a unanimous decision.

Symes: Looks like we can make it a clean sweep for Dylan Andrews in this one.
As Joe pointed out, Andrews has some grappling skills to fall back on while Clint Hester is more of a pure striker. Another advantage for Andrews is that he’s been more active in the cage with Hester sitting on the sidelines since his April bout. A final nod I’ll give Andrews is the fact he’s been up against stiffer competition than Hester has. Although he hasn’t always came out on top in those big name match ups, his experience will help him keep his cool with fighting in front of a crowd that will almost certainly be pro-Andrews.
Andrews by TKO.

HW: Pat Barry (8-6) vs. Soa Palelei (19-3)

Downey: This match-up of heavyweight strikers Pat Barry and Soa Palelei is sure to bring some fireworks to the middle of the card.

Barry is definitely the more well-known fighter coming into this bout. He has spent almost his entire career fighting in the UFC and has become a fan-favorite because of his dynamic striking style. For whatever reason, Barry has not been able to put it together and go on a streak that makes him a real contender. Whether it has been a lacking ground game or a tendency to engage in firefights with other knockout artists, Barry seems to go win-loss-win-loss. His last appearance was a TKO loss to Shawn Jordan. Barry should have the advantage when it comes to the technicality of his striking, and those are the fights in which he usually excels.

Palelei is on a different streak than Barry. The Australian is looking for his 10th straight victory after winning back in August in the start of his second stint in the UFC. Palelei has more than twice the amount of wins that Barry has, but the level of competition he has faced has been drastically different. Whereas Barry has spent all but the first three fights of his career under the Zuffa banner, Palelei has spent the majority of his career on the regional scene. His last two wins before getting the call from UFC matchmaker Joe Silva came against the questionable competition of Bob Sapp and Sean McCorkle. Palelei, however, definitely has a puncher’s chance in this bout. The majority of his victories are by TKO, and the crowd roaring for Palelei might get the American Barry to engage in a brawl.

Barry usually struggles with guys that can come close to matching his technical skill or have a strong ground game. I think Barry holds the advantage in almost every area here. He chops Palelei down with leg kicks and earns a first-round stoppage.

Symes: I agree with Trey that the Aussie crowd getting behind Palelei might encourage Barry to get into a slugfest, but I expect Palelei to use more of his ground game in this match-up. His skills in that area are better than Barry’s, and there’s no question Barry would rather this fight be a kickboxing match. Barry has had questions come up surrounding his chin after sustaining some nasty knockouts, but that hasn’t stopped him from trying to deliver a few of his own.

If Palelei can use his ground game to keep Barry at bay, then he can certainly get the finish by TKO or submission on the ground. The only issue with this strategy is that it takes a lot of energy to not only take someone down, but to hold them down as well. And a lack of energy is something that was clearly evident when Palelei returned to the Octagon at UFC 164. I honestly thought both Palelei and Nikita Krylov were going to collapse in the cage and we’d have a draw on our hands.

Although “The Hulk” has the ground game advantage, I’m going to ride with Barry on this one. He may struggle early with Palelei’s size, but in the end he will outlast Palelei and get a TKO finish.

Chacon: This may be my most anticipated fight of the night. Palelei and his 6-foot-4 frame crosses paths with the 5-foot-11 Barry. In addition to the height advantage, Palelei also has a seven-inch reach advantage.

Last year, Barry fought Lavar Johnson, who had almost the same height and reach as Palelei. Barry lost by TKO in the first round. It’s not all about height and reach (see Stefan Struve vs. Mark Hunt), but Barry appears to be one jab to the chin away from being knocked out. Before a chin starts to fail, most fighters are able to take a few punches without finding themselves face down on the canvas. Barry, while I wouldn’t classify him as having a “glass jaw,” is coming into a very dangerous situation against Palelei.

Both men have tremendous power, but Palelei has momentum and a home crowd on his side. As fun as Barry is to watch, it looks as if his best days are behind him. Palelei by brutal knockout early in the fight.

LHW: Ryan Bader (15-4) vs Anthony Perosh (14-7)

Chacon: It’s amazing to see Anthony Perosh fight on the main portion of a UFC card after all these years. The 41-year-old made his UFC debut back in 2006 at UFC 61. It’s been an up-and-down career for Perosh, with most of his success coming outside of the Octagon, but he has a chance to lengthen his tenure a bit if he can find a way to beat Ryan Bader.

Bader has lost four of his last seven fights, but those losses have come against Jon Jones, Tito Ortiz, Lyoto Machida and Glover Teixeira. He is more than capable of beating Perosh standing up or on the ground, but it would be a tall order to get a win over Perosh on the ground. Perosh has excellent takedown defense and has never been submitted in his career.

Bader fights a more technically sound game than Perosh does and should be able to exploit a mistake and land a sharp jab to the chin of Perosh, leading to a TKO victory early in the second round.

Symes: Perosh may be enjoying a career revival of sorts after knocking out Vinny Magalhaes, but let’s not forget what level of fighter he is. Sure, it was nice to see him bounce back after getting blasted by Ryan Jimmo, but we all know Magalhaes’ chin is questionable at best.

However, “questionable at best” is the level of confidence I would place behind Bader in a fight. His career since winning TUF has featured a mixed bag of results, but only his loss to Ortiz came against sub-par competition. The other losses have come against a recent former 205-pound champ, the current light heavyweight champ and the man who’s fighting for the belt next. With his great wrestling background and dangerous knockout power, Bader has perhaps the most potential I’ve seen out of any UFC gatekeeper. The problem with his skill set is that he has yet to find a way to utilize both elements. Either he’s charging ahead looking for a power double rather than using a clinch game or he’s looking to land one knockout punch rather than using combinations.

Neither man will advance too far in the division with a win, but I’m going to peg Bader for a knockout. He has the power to turn Perosh’s lights out, and we’ve seen that happen to the Aussie before.

Downey: This fight is do or die for both men. This is about the most important fight that a guy like Perosh could expect in his career. He is getting a guy in Bader that the UFC is trying to get back on track.

Bader has the bigger name and could clearly have a bigger future in the promotion. The interesting factor in this one is that Perosh is getting this fight in his homeland. You usually don’t see a guy get a match-up where he is a big underdog in his home country.

Perosh will have to use that motivation if he wants any chance against Bader. Bader isn’t a world-beater, but he is still in a different, higher tier within the division. Bader actually looked great against Teixeira and had the Brazilian in trouble before being knocked out. If he ever wants to realize his full potential, he has to win this fight and do it impressively. Bader by knockout.

LHW: Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (21-8) vs. James Te Huna (16-6)

Symes: I’m glad the UFC is finally putting Mauricio “Shogun” Rua in fights against similar levels of competition. Yes, Shogun is among the biggest names in terms of recognition in the UFC, but he’s struggled mightily during his UFC tenure. Whether it’s the knee surgeries, lack of cardio or any number of other excuses fans try to make, it’s pretty clear that Rua’s time at the top of the division is done. Instead of being paired up against elite opposition, the MMA legend will now get a chance to face someone a step down the ladder in James Te Huna, a guy who is the perfect match-up for the Brazilian.

Te Huna was a dark-horse candidate to challenge for the title prior to losing to Glover Teixeira at UFC 160. He’s still relevant in the division despite the loss and no doubt will look to use Rua’s name as a stepping stone to launch himself back into the top 10. His skill set needs to continue to evolve, but it was nice to see him utilize more than just his punching power and granite chin against Ryan Jimmo.

With that said, Jimmo was able to stun Te Huna in their contest, and everyone can concede that Shogun hits harder than Jimmo. Of course, Te Huna has shown the ability to take an insane amount of strikes in his other match-ups, and anyone can be rocked from taking a head kick.

The difference in this fight is Rua’s lack of cardio and Te Huna’s willingness to use his ground game. Shogun could pull off the surprise knockout in the first round, but if it goes longer than five minutes, it’s Te Huna’s fight to lose. Everyone wants to see Rua pull off the win because he’s a legend in the sport, but I find it hard to pick a guy based on his chances to land a knockout punch in the first round. Te Huna by decision.

Downey: This fight intrigues me more than any other on the card. Shogun is a true legend of the sport who seems like he is approaching the end of the road as far as title contention goes. Te Huna is a guy who has been on the fringe of the top 10 for a while, and this is the step in competition he would need to take to get there. Both guys have a lot to prove here.

Shogun has lost three of four bouts, and his lone win in those four was surprisingly competitive against Brandon Vera. His last two bouts have not been good. He was dominated in a decision loss to Alexander Gustafsson and steamrolled by Chael Sonnen in Boston. Shogun does have the edge in experience in this one, and he always seems to pull out his best stuff when it is least expected. Shogun also has the edge when it comes to finishing skill. He has more finishes than Te Huna has wins in his career. A lot of people forget that Rua is a black belt in jiu-jitsu, and using those skills could be the route he chooses to go if he wants to end this one early.

Te Huna has gone an extremely impressive 5-2 inside the Octagon, with his only two losses coming to Gustafsson and Teixeira. That looks extremely impressive at first glance, but none of his wins have come over top-flight competition. He had the biggest fight in his career against Teixeira his last time out. He did land a couple of good punches on the Brazilian, but was submitted early in the first round. If there was a lot of pressure on Te Huna in that bout, there will be even more on him in this one. He is fighting in his home country against a guy who is a likely UFC Hall of Famer. He has a great chin, power punching and a solid ground game that could very well give Rua trouble. It is just a matter of whether he puts it all together.

I disagree with Kyle’s sentiment that Te Huna has the clear advantage when it comes to cardio. Yes, Te Huna has shown the ability to come back and absorb crazy amounts of punishment, but so has Rua. The thing with Shogun’s cardio is that the guy always looks tired. He took ridiculous punishment against Dan Henderson and looked dead tired, but he was the stronger fighter towards the end of the fight.

I do, however, agree that Te Huna will improve as the fight goes on. Shogun is going to come out early and take advantage of what is a huge moment for the Australian. It is going to come down to how far Te Huna falls behind. I think this is the “Fight of the Night” and is going to come down to a split decision. Shogun will show that he still has something left and probably deserves another fight with Henderson before he retires, but Te Huna will win the final two rounds and prove he belongs as a light heavyweight contender.

Chacon: If Shogun is going to make one last Cinderella run towards the belt, it has to start against Te Huna.

Trey is right, Shogun always looks dead tired. I can picture his fatigued face now, but that’s just how the guy looks. I’m not so sure Te Huna has the better cardio, and if Shogun does, it’s not by a longshot. Either way, it’s a moot point because this fight isn’t going past the second round.

Te Huna came into his fight against Teixeira expecting a slugfest and instead he was greeted with a phenomenal ground game and was submitted in less than three minutes. Neither Te Huna nor Rua are in the submission business as of late, so we should see a pretty explosive fight.

Shogun still has some life in him, and I’d be shocked if he lost to Te Huna. Although Te Huna is a good fighter, he is nowhere near the same caliber of fighter as Rua. When Rua executes his game plan and avoids making careless mistakes, he is one of the best light heavyweights in the world. We should see a very motivated Shogun step into the cage and put on a vintage performance as he wins by knockout.

HW: Mark Hunt (9-8) vs. Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva (18-5)

Downey: There has been a lot of criticism surrounding the last couple of UFC Fight Night cards, but this card is full of fun fights from top to bottom. It all culminates in this fun main event between heavyweight finishers Mark Hunt and Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva.

Hunt might be the greatest story in MMA over the past few years. He has gone from a guy on a six-fight losing streak that the UFC wanted to pay to not fight for the organization, to a guy who is getting a huge main-event showcase in his home country. Hunt’s four-fight winning streak came to an end his last time out when he was knocked out in the third round of a title eliminator against Junior dos Santos. Even though Hunt lost, that was a great showing for him. He hung in there toe-to-toe with the guy who is universally regarded as the second-best heavyweight in the world. That fight was also one of the most intriguing of the year, as it felt like it could end at any second, and that included the possibility of Hunt scoring the knockout. Hunt has some of the best kickboxing in MMA and his ground game has only improved over the past few years. He more than held his own against solid ground fighters in dos Santos and Stefan Struve. Hunt has also trained with Silva in the past, and if he has a beat on the Brazilian’s tendencies, he could hold a huge advantage in this one.

Now before I start this paragraph, I want to make it clear that I believe Silva is a legitimate heavyweight that has punching power and a solid ground game. However, I think it is pretty much blasphemy that he is ranked in the top five at heavyweight. He was absolutely demolished in his two meetings with Cain Velasquez. His notable wins are against a sliding Fedor Emelianenko and an Alistair Overeem who played around too much. A lot of people will say his win over Travis Browne was great, but many seem to forget that Browne tore his hamstring, which led to the finish in that bout. I would rank Browne, Stipe Miocic and a multitude of others ahead of Silva, who is currently at No. 4 in the UFC’s rankings. I did start this off by saying that Silva is a legit fighter, though, and he does have a style that could give Hunt loads of trouble. If he is able to take Hunt down, he could use his heavy top game to earn a stoppage. I just don’t think he will do that.

These guys have trained together in the past, and I really think Hunt got more out of that than Silva did. Silva’s tendencies are a lot easier to peg than those of Hunt. Hunt holds a huge hand-speed advantage in this one. Combine that with the fact that Silva is a notoriously slow starter, and we arrive at my pick. Hunt gets Bigfoot in trouble early, defends some desperation takedowns, then knocks out the Brazilian in spectacular fashion.

Chacon: I’ve never quite jumped on board with the “War-Hunt” propaganda that helped the fighter become quite notorious within the MMA community. Hunt has won four of his last five fights, but if you look at the guys he beats and the guys who beat him, it becomes quite evident that Hunt doesn’t capitalize against the more talented fighters.

Silva is another talented fighter that Hunt will have a tough time knocking out. Silva can win a fight on the ground, and therein lies Hunt’s biggest disadvantage. Silva knows a fight standing against Hunt is dangerous, which is why we should see this hit the canvas rather quickly. Silva will need to be careful and avoid getting caught with an uppercut as he goes for the takedown, but he should be able to get it in the first round.

Look for Hunt to hold off the submission loss for the first five minutes, but eventually Silva will get his back and force Hunt to tap in the second frame.

Symes: This fight is either going to be filled with fireworks on the feet or turn into a one-sided grappling contest. I’m still not quite sure of which one I believe it will end up being.

On one hand, Hunt is clearly the better striker, and we’ve seen Silva struggle against good strikers like Velasquez and Overeem recently. Silva is a slow, plodding fighter, which is easily countered by someone who is more athletic and quick with their offense.

Is Hunt the same kind of athlete as Velasquez and Overeem? Absolutely not, but so long as this fight stands on the feet, he’s always one strike away from ending it.

Keeping with the thought that this fight stays on the feet, I’m very interested to see how it turns out. Obviously, anyone would pick Hunt in a striking match-up, but I want to see how much that war with dos Santos took out of him. We know Hunt has had an iron chin throughout his career, but we’ve also seen fighters quickly lose their ability to take a punch. And anyone can agree that taking shots from dos Santos for three rounds is bound to take some time off the life of that chin.

However, this is a MMA fight, and we can all agree that Silva will look to get it to the mat. Hunt’s ground game has improved, but it’s nowhere near the level needed to compete with Bigfoot on top of him. Silva is a massive individual, and if he gets the fight to the ground, look for a quick TKO or submission victory from Silva.

Hunt is the type of fighter Silva should feast on. We will see that on Saturday. Hunt will land some shots early to get the crowd behind him, but in the end Silva will only need to get to the mat once to end the fight. Silva by TKO.

Preliminary Card
WW: Alex Garcia (10-1) vs. Ben Wall (7-0-1)

Symes: Alex Garcia trains with a better camp (Tristar) than Ben Wall (Macaco Gold Team) and has never lost by submission. Garcia’s only loss was by knockout, and I don’t see Wall having the punching power to stop Garcia. Garcia by TKO.

Chacon: I agree with Kyle. Wall isn’t going to be able to knock out Garcia, and he most certainly doesn’t have the ability to submit him. Garcia should runs circles around Wall, leading to a unanimous decision victory.

Downey: I’m going to pretty much echo what my colleagues have said here. When you are looking at a fight between two prospects or newcomers, the training camp the fighters come from makes a big difference. The fact that Garcia is under the tutelage of Firas Zahabi every day will be the difference in a decision victory.

MW: Krzysztof Jotko (13-0) vs. Bruno Santos (13-0)

Chacon: We should be excited for a fight pitting two guys with 13-0 records against each other, but I think what we’re going to see is two guys fighting safe to preserve their perfection. Bruno Santos starts his fights with a very aggressive offensive attack, but ultimately he gets his opponent down and does a little lay-and-pray almost every time out. Of his 13 wins, 11 came by decision. If Krzysztof Jotko is going to win, it’s going to be a finish, but that doesn’t appear to be in the cards for this one. Santos goes the distance and wins by decision yet again.

Downey: Both of these men are Octagon newcomers and are probably in for the toughest test of their careers. Jotko is going to come out and match Santos’ intensity early in the bout, clip the Brazilian and get a first-round TKO.

Symes: It will be interesting to see if both guys bring it in their UFC debuts or, as Joe suggested, play it safe to keep their place in the UFC. In a fight where I’m not sure how both guys will fight, I’ll take the guy who usually plays it safe. Santos wins this one.

FlyW: Justin Scoggins (7-0) vs. Richie Vaculik (9-1)

Downey: This match-up of flyweight prospects Justin Scoggins and Richie Vaculik could be extremely telling. These two UFC newcomers have a combined one loss in 17 pro bouts. Scoggins is undefeated, with the majority of his wins coming by knockout or TKO. Vaculik has only lost once, and the Australian has a number of wins by submission. I’ll be a patriot and pick the American in this one. Scoggins by TKO.

Symes: If it were possible, I’m sure the UFC would love for both men to look impressive, given that flyweight isn’t the deepest division in the world. I like the fact that Vaculik stepped all the way up to lightweight while on TUF Smashes, even though he dropped both fights. Vaculik by split decision.

Chacon: We’re in for an entertaining fight here. Scoggins and Vaculik have the potential to be a couple of the more exciting flyweights. Vaculik has the advantage on the ground, and he should be able to have a controlling position for most of the fight. I agree with Kyle in thinking Vaculik wins by split decision.

MW: Caio Magalhaes (6-1) vs. Nick Ring (13-2)

Chacon: Let’s face it, Nick Ring should be riding a three-fight losing streak. His decision victory over Court McGee in 2012 was one of the biggest hack jobs by the referees I had ever seen. With that being said, this is a favorable match-up for him against Caio Magalhaes. Ring has excellent takedown defense, and the ground is precisely where Magalhaes will try to win this fight. Ring should be able to get Magalhaes in a clinch and use some knees to win this one by TKO in the first round.

Symes: I agree with Joe that Ring should be on a three-fight skid. That “win” over McGee cost Ring a ton of fans, even though it wasn’t his fault. The fact that Magalhaes struggled with the likes of Karlos Vemola and Buddy Roberts leads me to believe he’ll struggle with Ring. Ring will come on late to take a decision.

Downey: I’m also going to go with Ring in this one. I agree with Kyle’s pick a little bit more than Joe’s. The Canadian will use his technical striking and takedown defense to end his slide and get a clear, unanimous decision victory.

BW: Takeya Mizugaki (18-7-2) vs. Nam Phan (18-11)

Symes: This could challenge for “Fight of the Night” honors, given the tendency of both Takeya Mizugaki and Nam Phan to “just scrap.” I don’t see why anyone could have a lot of faith in picking Phan. He’s been out of action for nearly a year and is a meager 2-3 in his last five fights. Mizugaki by decision.

Downey: This one is a puzzling match-up. Puzzling in the sense that it wasn’t initially placed higher up on the card. Mizugaki is on a three-fight winning streak and beat big prospect Erik Perez in his last outing. As Kyle said, we haven’t seen Phan in over a year and he lost in his last outing. The momentum is clearly in Mizugaki’s favor. He gets a second-round TKO and goes on to top-contender match-ups.

Chacon: This fight qualifies as my “coin flip of the night.” As both my colleagues acknowledged, it’s hard to give Phan the nod given his recent performances and time away from the Octagon. Mizugaki should steamroll past Phan en route to a late first-round TKO.

Photo: Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva (Esther Lin/MMA Fighting)

About The Author

Trey Downey
Staff Writer

A Central Florida native, Trey Downey's interest in MMA came after a trip to Blockbuster and the rental of UFC 47 on VHS. He has been blogging about the sport since 2011 and hosted a podcast called The TD Experience focusing on football and MMA (touchdowns and takedowns). Trey studied radio and television at the University of Central Florida and will soon be attending the Connecticut School of Broadcasting. Trey enjoys watching sports, pro wrestling and is an avid runner.