UFC Fight Night 70 on Saturday, June 27, 2015 is in Hollywood. Not Hollywood California, but instead, Hollywood, Florida.

The card that is attached to UFC Fight Night 70 is one that is filled with some very good prospects and up and comers in the sport of MMA. It features some of The Ultimate Fighter winners and also some fighters making their UFC debuts.

The main event of the night is a good one: #4 Lyoto Machida vs. #6 Yoel Romero.

Machida is as good as they get and one of the better fighters in the UFC. He is a former champion and always has his name floating around at the top. Had it not been for a loss to now title challenger Luke Rockhold, Machida himself would be fighting for a belt once again.

He is taking on Romero. Romero is on a very solid run, winning his last five fights, and is looking to prove he deserves to be in title contention. With a win over a big name like Machida, Romero will be able to show that he is legitimate in the eyes of the matchmakers.

Other notable fights:

Santiago Ponzinibbio vs. Lorenzo Larkin

Antonio Carlos Junior vs. Eddie Gordon

Thiago Santos vs. Steve Bosse

#14 Hacran Dias vs. Levan Makashvili

Alex Oliveira vs. Joe Merrritt

Here are my predictions for the “Fight Night” bonuses:

Fight of the Night:

Machida and Romero is going to be a great fight, but I do not think it will earn the Fight of the Night bonus. I think that one of the fighters will stop the other one sooner rather than later and show the world that they are for real. My pick for Fight of the Night is Santiago Ponzinibbio vs. Lorenzo Larkin. The reason I think this fight gets the Fight of the Night bonus is because Larkin has been to a lot of decisions and long fights in his career, so this fight will push the distance. Both fighters will land their shots and entertain the crowd on their way to earning the Fight of the Night bonus.

Performance of the Night:

I said I did not think the Machida vs. Romero fight would win Fight of the Night because one fighter will end the fight quickly. I think that fighter is…Lyoto Machida. Machida always has his name floating around the top and I think he will do it once again. Romero is tough as nails and has a legitimate chance of being a contender, but I just still have such a strong belief in Machida’s skillset. I think Machida dominates and easily earns himself a Performance of the Night bonus.

My other Performance of the Night bonus is going to someone that I have picked for one in the past. Leven Makashvili is a fighter that I have watched fight for the CFFC and have got to see very closely. I think Makashvili has real UFC potential and his knack for taking fights on short notice shows he thinks so too. Look for him to do some serious work on Saturday and earn himself a Performance of the Night bonus.

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Jeremy Klump
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Jeremy Klump is a Sport Media major at Ithaca College and has been writing about Mixed Martial Arts for over a year now. He interned at MVC Sports Management and AMA Fight Club. While interning at MVC and AMA, Jeremy found out that he had a true passion for writing about Mixed Martial Arts. He has interviewed and wrote articles on top UFC fighters while also having knowledge of regional fighters and the top new comers. He looks to grow as a writer and expand his knowledge of Mixed Martial Arts while being a proud member of The MMA Corner team.