Francisco Trinaldo will be making his 11th appearance in the UFC. He comes from a kickboxing background, but also displays great work on the ground, holding five submission victories. He stands southpaw throwing very effective knees in the cinch with a very strong left hand, usually thrown as an overhand or hook.
In his most recent fight with Norman Parke he came out on top controversially; he landed some great strikes on the feet, but was taken down a few times even giving up his back late in the third. Laprise being a striker himself, Trinaldo could possibly find some success with this if he can connect with one of his power shots. I also visualize Laprise being able to control the distance with his diverse striking, avoid the takedowns, and coming out victorious.
Here is a matchup with two welterweights that need to make some noise. Even though he gave up his neck, the scrambling Cote displayed looked very impressive and much more polished from previous opponents.
If I were to find one hole in his game, it would have to be this: Cote is a powerful striker, but has showed minimal in his stand-up defense. Head-movement can easily help him find success. Josh Burkman will be entering his 41st professional fight against Cote, which shows how experienced he is.
His first UFC stinct did not go well but proved outside of the organization he deserved a second go. The striking power he holds has impressed me; his last win was a vicious first round knockout over Tyler Stinson in the World Series of Fighting. He Burkman needs to working on slowing down his pace, as he tends to be overly aggressive with his punches.
Here is my thought. I believe Cote is seasoned well enough to understand the threats Burkman possesses. His grappling should also be able to overpower that of Burkman. He extended his winning streak to seven before being out-grappled against Demian Maia. Taking this fight on two weeks notice shows he is always ready for battle. Magny must show in this fight that he can hang with the tougher competition by avoiding power shots, defending takedowns, and utilizing his reach.
Erick Silva is one of the most powerful fighters in the welterweight division, throwing every shot with one-punch knockout power. The biggest problem with Erick Silva is his cardio, where he tends to be too aggressive early for example, his bouts with Matt Brown and Dong Hyun Kim, the last two losses of his career.
Magny has great conditioning, so Silva must control the pace early unless an opportunity arises. I do not see this fight making it out of the first, and I believe Silva can finish this fight wherever it may go.
Probably the most evenly contested matchup on the entire card, where two Top 10 featherweights look to set themselves up for a future title shot. Max Holloway currently rides a six fight win streak, his last loss being to current interim featherweight champion Conor McGregor.
Holloway ended up out-striking and dominating Swanson, landing great kicks to the body and sharp combinations before finding a guillotine choke in the final round, the most impressive victory of his career. The foot movement was even more impressive, switching between orthodox and southpaw every round. The only one question I have with Holloway is his takedown defense.
Even though it was multiple fights ago, Conor McGregor known predominately for his striking was able to take him down with ease, along with his bout against Andre Fili. He is known for his tremendous submission skills, holding a black belt in jiu-jitsu under Jorge Patino. Oliveira became the first to ever submit Hatsu Hioki in , setting up an impressive anaconda choke. I have gone back-and-forth with my pick. I see this fight having three possible outcomes: There is one, however, I vision being the outcome.
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