At UFC Fight Night 67 this Saturday night, we will see the return of Carlos Condit, a rematch between Nik Lentz and Charles Oliveira, along with two fights with heavy handed strikers (Noons vs Oliveira & Barroso vs. Jimmo). After such as exciting event last weekend with UFC 187, the UFC will look to keep the momentum going with this event in Brazil. As in the past, the UFC has put many up and coming Brazilian stars on this card and they will look to impress on a global scale, so we can expect a lot of excitement on this card.

 

Fight of the Night Bonus

In June 2011, Lentz was defeated by submission in the second round by Charles Oliveira, which was later changed to a No Contest because of an illegal knee that lead to the submission. Both fighters have been up and down since their 2011 meeting with many of their fights going to decision, but I believe that their fight this weekend will be a quick pace chess match taking place mainly on the ground. When the fight is on the feet, Lentz will have the advantage and Oliveira will try to bring him to the mat and work Lentz over. This will be a fight with conflicting styles and as they say styles make fights.

 

Performance of the Night Bonuses

After being on the shelf for 14 months tending to his torn ACL, Carlos Condit will once again be entering the Octagon when he faces Thiago Alves. Carlos is going to have a slow start to the fight and work off his ring rust, but as Alves slows down round after round, Condit will get his timing and start working him over with strikes. This fight will end when and where Condit wants it to and I believe that will be a TKO victory in the third round. With this victory, Condit will quickly move back up the rankings in the UFC welterweight division.

Ryan Jimmo has proved in his previous fights that he has dynamite in his fists; Jimmo is a well-rounded striker and will have a willing dance partner Saturday night when he takes on Francimar Barroso. With an early knockout and a dominant performance on the feet, Jimmo with walk out of UFC Fight Night 67 with a performance bonus from the UFC.

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Scott Bond
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Scott is a Sports Administration graduate from Laurentian University. He has been a fan of MMA for over 15 years following closely the impact it has had on Canada. The business side of MMA is Scott’s true passion, be it the economics of the sport or the worldwide acceptance it has received and increased revenues that have followed.