UFC Ottawa STAFF PICKS

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This weekend the UFC visit the beautiful country of Canada. They bring with them a main event that every fight fan should be excited about,  Cowboy vs Raging Al.  This main event has war written all over it, because both men are hurt machines when they step in the cage.  These match up also means a lot for the lightweight division.  Al and Cowboy are looking to be put themselves in the title contention talk.  Cowboy just showed he had plenty left when he put on a brutal beating of Alexander Hernandez after being rocked early in that fight.  Raging Al rebounded from his gutsy performance against The Eagle with a solid win over Kevin Lee.  Each man is moving up the proverbial ladder to try and get a crack at the KINGPIN himself Khabib Nurmagomedov. They both need another win or two before that could happen but any set back such as a lose this weekend would put them another year or more away from that chance.  A win however definitely puts them a step closer to getting shot at the belt.  For this fight I have a bet with our chief writer David Van Auken or Locked Inn Dave as I call him. The bet is a gentleman’s accord of $1. He is taking Raging Al in this one and I am on the gunslinger’s side with Cowboy winning by submission in the second.  Dave has been killing it lately with these picks so wish me luck hahaha.  Max Van Auken also has Al Iaquinta in this match up.

Now for the rest of the main card!

 

Derek Brunson (18-7-0) (-110) vs Alias Theodorou (17-2-0) (-110)

David Van Auken: Theodorou

Max Van Auken:  Theodorou

Jon Radford:  Theodorou

 

Cub Swanson (25-10-0) (+145) vs Shane Burgos ( 11-1-0) (-170)

David Van Auken:  Shane Burgos

Max Van Auken:   Shane Burgos

Jon Radford:   Killer Cub Swanson

 

Brad Katona (9-0-0) (+140) vs Merab Dvalishvili (8-4-0) (-160)

David Van Auken: Brad Katona 

Max Van Auken:  Brad Katona

Jon Radford: Brad Katona

 

Walt Harris ( 11-7-0) (-170) vs Serghei Spivac (9-0-0) (+145)

David Van Auken: Serghei Spivac

Max Van Auken:  Serghei Spivac

Jon Radford: Serghei Spivac

 

Not much controversy among us here at Fightbananas.com with our picks but it be like that sometimes lol.  Hope everyone enjoys the fights this weekend and remember to always check here for up to date news and unique perspectives on the combat sports world.

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