UFC Fight Night 151 takes place May 18 at Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, New York, and the card lately had quite a few spells added to it. My initial thoughts on the new matchups are under. Megan Anderson vs. Felicia Spencer, UFC Fight Night 151 An intriguing women’s featherweight bout between former Invicta champions Megan Anderson and Felicia Spencer is set to take place at UFC Fight Night 151, and the winner could very well be set up to get a shot at Amanda Nunes’s 145lbs belt after she gets through her UFC 239 matchup against Holly Holm. Anderson (9-3) lost a decision to Holm in her Octagon debut this past year at UFC 225 but rebounded nicely with a first-round TKO win over Cat Zingano in UFC 232. Together with seven stoppage wins, Anderson is among the most dangerous female featherweights out there. Spencer (6-0) won the Invicta name in her final bout, a submission win over Pam Sorensen. She’s finished four of her fights because making her MMA debut in 2015, and the Montreal native appears to be a great signing by the UFC as one of the few true female featherweights in the sport. Although Spencer shouldn’t be counted from the fight, given Anderson’s past UFC experience advertising popularity, I’d expect her to be quite a sizeable favorite here. Neil Magny vs. Vicente Luque, UFC Fight Night 151 Welterweight contenders Neil Magny and Vicente Luque are place to meet, according to a report from Farah Hannoun. Magny (21-7) is 14-6 at the UFC and is coming off of a brutal KO loss to Santiago Ponziibbio last November. Luque (15-6-1) is 8-2 at the UFC with all his wins coming by stoppage, and he’s currently riding a four-fight win series that includes a knockout win over Bryan Barberena in what’s arguably so much the 2019″Fight of the Year” in MMA. Magny has long been an underrated welterweight and has known to surprise from time to time, but given Luque’s win series and his ridiculous finishing power, you need to favor him quite heavily to get the job done here. Antonio Carlos Junior vs. Ian Heinisch, UFC Fight Night 151 Middleweights Antonio Carlos Junior and Ian Heinisch are set to lock horns after Heinisch’s fight against Tom Breese in UFC London fell through at the last minute due to some Breese medical dilemma. He’ll rather get the chance to fight a higher-ranked opponent in the form of Junior, the prior TUF winner. Junior (10-2, 1 NC) is 7-2, 1 NC at the UFC and is now riding a five-fight win series that includes a submission win over Tim Boetsch in his last outing, which will be important to not took place last April. Heinisch (12-1) is just one a four-fight win streak and conquered Cezar Ferreira by decision within his UFC debut. This will be a competitive fight, but given Junior’s Octagon encounter and vaunted submission game, you have to slightly prefer him to win this bout. Davi Ramos vs. Austin Hubbard, UFC Fight Night 151 A lightweight link between Davi Ramos and Austin Hubbard is set for this particular occasion. Ramos (9-2) is 3-1 in the UFC and has won his last three battles via rear-naked choke. Hubbard (10-2) has been the LFA lightweight champ and is riding a three-fight win streak into this fight. Hubbard is a fascinating prospect but Ramos has proven he can finish opponents inside the Octagon, and he should be a strong favorite here. Danny Roberts vs. Michel Pereira, UFC Fight Night 151 Welterweights Danny Roberts and Michel Pereira are set to battle. Roberts (16-4) is currently 5-3 at the UFC and he is coming off of a controversial entry loss to Claudio Silva. Pereira (21-9, two NC) is making his UFC debut following a KO win in Road FC. Together with his UFC experience, expect Roberts to be the favored. Julio Arce vs. Julian Erosa, UFC Fight Night 151 And finally, a featherweight bout between Julio Arce and Julian Erosa is set, according to a report from Nolan King of FloCombat. Arce (15-3) is 2-1 in the UFC and recently had a seven-fight win streak snapped with a split decision loss to Sheymon Moraes his last time out. Erosa (22-7) is 0-3 at the UFC over two stints and is now riding a two-fight losing skid. This looks like a fantastic bounce-back struggle for Arce, that I expect to be a big favorite. Disclaimer: This page contains affiliate links and MMA Odds Breaker will be compensated should you make a purchase after clicking on the hyperlinks. Read more:

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