UFC Fight for the Troops 3 & UFC Fight Night 32 Predictions- Kamikaze Overdrive MMA

Scott Johnson

The UFC will kick off the final two months of 2013 with an action packed sequence of events, with two nights of elite level MMA competition starting on November 6th with UFC Fight for the Troops 3 and continuing Saturday November 9th in Brazil with UFC Fight Night 32. The combined 25 fights feature multiple former champions and title challengers, TUF tournament winners, top 10 ranked fighters, and number of very exciting matchups.

Headlining the FFTT 3 event will be Army Ranger and former Strikeforce top contender Tim Kennedy as he battles late replacement, and Brazilian standout Rafael Natal. With the list of Middleweight title challengers growing, the winner of this bout will thrust themselves into the heat of the battle at 185 pounds.

Three days later, a Pride 32 rematch between former UFC Champion Vitor Belfort and former Strikeforce and multi-divisional Pride champion Dan Henderson goes down at Light Heavyweight. Henderson has dropped 2 straight fights after his shot at the LHW title was lost due to injury. Conversely, Belfort stepped up and took Hendo’s shot at the title, and while he came up short in his quest for gold, he has won back to back fights over top opponents since.

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115lbs- #1 Claudia Gadelha (13-2-0) vs #2 K. Kowalkiewicz (10-1-0)

  • Claudia Gadelha -321 (72%, 26 Votes)
  • Karolina Kowalkiewicz +295 (28%, 10 Votes)

Total Votes: 36

Number four ranked Liz Carmouche will make her 3 Octagon appearance when she battles #6 ranked Canadian submission artist Alexis Davis in the FFTT 3 co-main event. Carmouche has already fought twice for a major women’s title and nearly took the gold before having it snatched away. Davis has been working hard to secure her first opportunity, facing top level competition over the last few years and a win over Carmouche would all but secure her standing as viable title challenger for the who ever emerges from the current Rousey, Tate, Zingano triumvirate.

In the Fight Night 32 main event, TUF Brazil Season 1 Middleweight winner Cezar Ferreira faces the man he was suppose to face in the tournament finals, Daniel Sarafian. In an unprecedented move, these two top ranked Brazilian prospects will be repaired in an effort to unofficially crown the real winner of the first Brazilian season of TUF. Both men will be making their third UFC appearances. Sarafian has gone 1-1 so far, while Cezar is a perfect 2-0 including his tournament final’s win.

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170lbs- Erick Silva (19-7-0 1NC) vs Yancy Medeiros (13-4-0 1NC)

  • Erick Silva +128 (54%, 14 Votes)
  • Yancy Medeiros -135 (46%, 12 Votes)

Total Votes: 26

Finishing off the Fight for the Troops main card will be a Lightweight bout of major significance, as the Russian suplex machine Rustam Khabilov meets former Strikeforce title challenger Jorge Masvidal. The winner of this bout will move to 3-0 under the UFC’s banner and almost certainly earn themselves a crack at an establish top 10 ranked opponent next time out. Also on the card, Middleweights Ronny Markes and Yoel Romero collide and TUF champions Michael Chiesa and Colton Smith get the main card started.

The 6-fight Brazilian main card will feature former Strikeforce champion Rafael Cavalcante looking for his first UFC win when he meets Igor Pokrajac. Top prospect Brandon Thatch looks for UFC win number two when he faces fan favourite Paulo Thiago, Santiago Ponzinibbio makes his UFC debut after an injury cost him a shot at the TUF Brazil 2 title, Ryan LaFlare will attempt to ruin his debut while improving to 2-0 inside the Octagon. Kicking off the card will be a another TUF champ in action, as Rony Jason meets long time UFC vet and former Lightweight turned Featherweight Jeremy Stephens.

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135lbs- #3 Raphael Assuncao (24-5-0) vs Marlon Moraes (18-4-1)

  • Marlon Moraes -152 (57%, 21 Votes)
  • Raphael Assuncao +145 (43%, 16 Votes)

Total Votes: 37

The preliminary portion of these cards are jam packed with action, 14 fights in all, including a Lightweight clash between James Krause and Bobby Green at FFTT 3 and the always entertaining Sam Sicilia facing off with TUF Brazil finalist Godofredo Pepy. For all 25 fights, your main card predictions are available in the latest episode of Kamikaze Overdrive MMA Predictions and your preliminary breakdowns can be found at the link below.

UFC Fight for the Troops 3

MAIN CARD

Tim Kennedy vs. Rafael Natal

 Liz Carmouche vs. Alexis Davis

 Ronny Markes vs. Yoel Romero

Rustam Khabilov vs. Jorge Masvidal

 Michael Chiesa vs. Colton Smith

PRELIMINARY CARD

Bobby Green vs. James Krause

 Francisco Rivera vs. George Roop

 Dennis Bermudez vs. Steven Siler

 Amanda Nunes vs. Germaine de Randamie

 Chris Camozzi vs. Lorenz Larkin

 Yves Edwards vs. Yancy Medeiros

 Seth Baczynski vs. Neil Magny

 Derek Brunson vs. Brian Houston

UFC Fight Night 32

MAIN CARD

Vitor Belfort vs. Dan Henderson

 Cezar Ferreira vs. Daniel Sarafian

 Rafael Cavalcante vs. Igor Pokrajac

 Brandon Thatch vs. Paulo Thiago

 Ryan LaFlare vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio

 Rony Jason vs. Jeremy Stephens

PRELIMINARY CARD

Godofredo Pepey vs. Sam Sicilia

Johnny Eduardo vs. Lucas Martins

Omari Akhmedov vs. Thiago Perpetuo

Justin Salas vs. Thiago Tavares

Daron Cruickshank vs. Adriano Martins

Jose Maria vs. Dustin Ortiz

 

 

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