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UFC Fight Night 73: Saint Preux vs. Teixeira - Preview and Predictions

Borg will look to outclass Herrera on the ground
Modified 08 Aug 2015, 20:22 IST

 UFC NASHVILLE- On August 8, 2015 (Aug. 9 4:30 AM IST) UFC will put on a show in Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee. UFC is showcasing two Light Heavyweight fighters in the main event of a six-fight main card. Ovince Saint-Preux will face former title challenger Glover Teixeira and the winner will move one more step closer to claiming a shot on the belt. In the co-main event two top 10 Lightweight fighters Beneil Dariush and Michael Johnson will face to advance on their run towards a title shot. The card features many key fights, with a women’s showcase bout in McMann Vs Nunes which could very well put the winner in title contention.Here is our preview of the Main Card and predictions for the entire Card: - Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass, Sun, 4 A.M. IST)Scott Holtzman Defeats Anthony Christodoulou via  KO/TKO.  Marlon Vera Defeats Roman Salazar via submission.Chris Dempsey Defeats Jonathan Wilson via Decision. Preliminary Card (FOX Sports 2, Sun, 5:30 A.M. IST)Frankie Saenz Defeats Sirwan Kakai via Decision..Dustin Ortiz Defeats Willie Gates via Decision.Chris Camozzi Defeats Tom Watson via Decision.Uriah Hall  Defeats Oluwale Bamgbose via TKO. Main Card (FOX Sports 1, Sun, 7:30 A.M. IST)

#1 Ray Borg vs. Geane Herrera

Two exciting flyweights will open the main card and we could be in for a treat with this fantastic matchup. Both fighters are excellent athletes and very good grapplers as well. Borg will enjoy a wrestling edge while Herrera has better striking. Expect the fight to be very fast paced with both trying to impose their will in every aspect of the game. We are in for a war for positional dominance in which I expect Borg to come out on top. 

I fully expect Herrera to make this a fight as he is more technical on feet and better athlete, but I think Borg will take over the fight with his wrestling and grappling in later rounds. Borg, who is only 22, has won POTN bonuses in his last two fight and has the potential to submit Herrera, though I think this will end up in the hands of judges.

Prediction: Borg wins via Decision.

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Published 08 Aug 2015, 17:08 IST
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