UFC Fight Night 67 : Condit vs. Alves - Preview and Predictions
This Saturday, May 30, 2015, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heads to the Goiania Arena in Goiania, Brazil (Sunday, 4:30 A.M, IST) with the UFC Fight Night 67 event, featuring the long awaited return of former interim welterweight champion Carlos Condit, as he takes on former No. 1 contender Thiago Alves in the main event in Goiania
While in the co-main event, Nik Lentz will take on Charles Oliveira in a rematch and will look to settle the bad blood as their last fight ended in a no-contest due to an illegal knee thrown by Oliveira. Lentz and Oliveira previously fought at UFC Live 4 in 2011.
Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass, Sun, 4:30 A.M. IST)
- Luiz Dutra Defeats Tom Breese via Decision.
- Ericka Almeida Defeats Juliana Lima via submission.
Preliminary Card (FOX Sports 1, Sun, 5:30 A.M. IST)
- Mirsad Bektic Defeats Lucas Martins via TKO.
- Nicolas Dalby Defeats Elizeu Zaleski via Decision.
- Jussier da Silva Defeats Wilson Reis via Decision.
- Rony Jason Defeats Damon Jackson via Decision.
Main Card (FOX Sports 1, Sun, 7:30 A.M. IST)
Wendell Oliveira(24-8) vs. Darren Till(12-0)
A pair of hard-hitting welterweight prospects looks to open the card. As great as this fight looks on paper, in practice, they're a lot more alike. Both are aggressive fighters and go after their opponent in search of a finish.
Till has a clean, chopping right hook and is an active kicker who might be able to successfully stay at range. While Wendell's power and speed could be able to land enough to get Till in trouble. He doesn't need to be this well rounded mastermind because he's got brute force on his side.
Till is yet another undefeated Englishman. The welterweight is 12-0 with 10 finishes over nameless competition, but Oliveira's seven career losses via finish make the Brit the obvious choice here.
Prediction: Till wins via TKO
Norman Parke (20-3) vs. Francisco Trinaldo (16-4).
I have to be honest and say this could very well be the worst fight on the main card yet it is hard to pick a clear winner here. Neither guy has an obvious advantage in the stand-up or on the ground. With no signs of real finishing ability from either man, this feels like a tossup.
Parke lost a tough fight to Tibau, but Tibau is one of the longest tenured guys on the UFC roster and represents a solid test for anyone looking to get into the top 15. He was on a four-fight winning streak, with a draw mixed in, but he hadn’t really defeated anybody of name value to earn consideration for a top-15 ranking. Parke couldn’t get the job done and obviously wasn’t ready for the next step in competition quite yet.
Trinaldo is a decent lightweight when he’s on his game. He could definitely control Parke and earn a legitimate decision win. The Brazilian faced Michael Chiesa and Tibau and was on the wrong side of the unanimous decision in both fights and I think this week won’t be any different as the Northern Ireland native is a little faster and should throw a lot more volume to get the win
Prediction: Parke wins via Decision