It is once again pay per view time and at this event we will be seeing one of the most anticipated matchups in quite some time. The main event features Israel Adesanya versus long time rival Alex Pereira. Then we see the return of Zhang Weili in an attempt to reclaim the strawweight belt from Carla Esparza. This event is taking place in Madison Square Garden in New York City on Saturday, November 12, 2022. The early prelims begin at 6pm eastern time, with the main card starting at 10pm eastern.
Carlos Ulberg VS Nicolae Negumereanu
The first fight of the night! Nicolae is on a heater winning four fights in a row. Nicolae has been a finishing machine in his recent fights. Nicolae is super aggressive in the cage with his fighting style. Ulberg lost his first fight in the UFC and now has won several recent fights. Nicolae will be able to exploit Ulberg's defense which is what I am liking about him. I know I am taking a huge chance on the first fight but the price tag of $7,800 on DraftKings is great for Nicolae!
Ottman Azaitar VS Matt Frevola
This will be a banger! Ottman is coming off a win but it was two years ago. Frevola is a super-aggressive fighter who will bring the heat to the cage. Ottman has power and has good striking overall. I am worried about his knockout punch against Frevola. The wrestling is good for Frevola but I don't think it will be enough. I am liking Ottman to earn a win and a sneaky option in tournaments. The price tag of $7,700 on DraftKings is appealing to me!
Dustin Poirier VS Michael Chandler
I am so hyped for this fight! This fight is drama filled and will bring the audience easily! Poirier brings a style of fighting that is way different from what Chandler has seen. Chandler has power in his hands but Poirier can bring more power with his style. If Poirier can avoid the knockout power, the volume of Poirier will reign. This will be a highly action filled fight to the last minute. I am taking a stand on Poirier right under the $9,000 DraftKings price tag at $8,900.
Israel Adesanya VS Alex Pereira
The Main Event! This is going to be a battle, war, nuclear bomb, on the feet. Pereira has beaten Israel before in 2016 and 2017. Alex knows Israel's fighting style. Pereira is patient and the striking is crazy good. Israel is going to have to avoid the precision of Alex on the feet. There is blood in this fight. I hate to say it but I like Pereira who has his number. This is coming with risk but I am liking Pereira at the discounted price tag on DraftKings of $7,600.