UFC Fight Night 27: Condit vs Kampmann Predictions- Kamikaze Overdrive MMA

Scott Johnson

Building on an impressive and exciting FOX Sports 1 debut, the UFC returns to the network only 10 days later for UFC Fight Night 27 on Wednesday August 28th. The event will be headlined by a rematch four years in the making as former WEC and Interim UFC Welterweight champion Carlos Condit looks to revenge his 2009 loss to perennial top contender Martin Kampmann.

Kampmann has been on the cusp of a title shot on several occasions, but has come up short, most recently getting KOed by Johnny Hendricks. Hendricks also earned a victory over Condit, which further cemented himself as an elite member of the Welterweight division. Condit is currently on a 2-fight losing streak, but considering the calibre of his opposition; Hendricks and Georges St-Pierre, not too many people should be concerned about his place in the division. Both fighters are known for their well-rounded skill sets and prolific work ethics inside the cage, so many expect that this fight, much like their first encounter, will be a fight you don’t want to miss.

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In the co-main event former WEC title challenger Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone attempts to remain in the thick of the title hunt as he faces rising Brazilian star Rafael dos Anjos. Cerrone rallied back from his devastating loss to Anthony Pettis with a decisive victory over former Strikeforce fighter KJ Noons and a second consecutive win would but him back in title contention. Dos Anjos has been on his own impressive run of late, winning 4 in a row including a close and controversial decision over Evan Dunham. If RDA can pick up a signature victory over ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone he could also enter himself into the title contention category.

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The 6 fight main card will also feature a high the Welterweight debut of Ultimate Fighter 17 winner Kelvin Gastelum as he meets short notice replacement Brian Melancon. Gastelum upended heavily favour Uriah Hall in the finals of the TUF tournament, while Melancon orchestrated his own big money upset when he stunned Seth Baczynski with a vicious first round KO.

Remaining with the Ultimate Fighter champions- TUF Smashes winner Robert Whittaker tries to earn his third straight UFC win when he faces a fellow TUF Champ in Court McGee. Whittaker is coming of a win over TUF champion Colton Smith and could really gain some notoriety if he continues to take care of his fellow tournament winners. McGee made a successful cut to 170 in his last fight dispatching the durable veteran Josh Neer.

Also on the main card Takeya Mizugaki battles Eric Perez in a Bantamweight battle that has been promoted from the prelims to the main card after a featured Women’s 135 pound contest was scrapped due to injury. Mizugaki is riding the first 2 fight winning streak of his long WEC/UFC career and intends to keep his momentum going by dispatching the young upstart Perez. Perez has rocketed onto many fan’s radars with a quick 3 fight winning streak, finishing all his opponents in timely fashion.

Finally, Brad Tavares has seemingly found his stride putting together a noteworthy winning streak, but he will be tested against fellow TUF alumni Bubba McDaniel. McDaniel, a training partner of LHW Champ Jon Jones, was a heavy favourite on his season of TUF but was never able to put it together. Tavares also fell short during his season, but has carved out a solid career and is a prospect on the rise.

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The prelims have a number of interesting battles including the Swedish power house Papy Abedi battling Australia’s Dyaln Andrews at Middleweight, Brandon Thatch making his long awaited UFC debut against Justin Edwards, and Darren Elkins meeting former Sengoku stand out Hatsu Hioki in a Featherweight contest.

UFC Fight Night 27 may not be as stacked as its predecessor, but it is still loaded with some interesting and closely matched bouts that will feature a tonne of opportunity to make a payday out of this Wednesday night Fight card. Keep coming back to Kamikazeoverdrive.net for all of your UFC prediction and betting needs.

 

Main Card

Carlos Condit vs. Martin Kampmann

Donald Cerrone vs. Rafael dos Anjos

Kelvin Gastelum vs. Brian Melancon

Court McGee vs. Robert Whittaker

Robert McDaniel vs. Brad Tavares

Takeya Mizugaki vs. Erik Perez

Preliminary Card

Papy Abedi vs. Dylan Andrews

Justin Edwards vs. Brandon Thatch

Darren Elkins vs. Hatsu Hioki

James Head vs. Jason High

Ben Alloway vs. Zak Cummings

Roger Bowling vs. Abel Trujillo

 

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