UFC Fight Night: Nogueira vs Nelson Predictions- Kamikaze Overdrive MMA

Scott Johnson

On Friday April 11th, the UFC returns to Abu Dhabi for the first time since UFC 112 which saw Frankie Edgar retain his newly won Lightweight strap from former Champ BJ Penn and Anderson Silva dance his way to a less then impressive victory over challenger Demian Maia.

UFC Fight Night Abu Dhabi will feature a 5-round Heavyweight showcase in the main event between Ultimate Fighter winner Roy Nelson and Pride legend Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira. Both men are looking to right their respective ships in pursuit of one last run of the title, but only one man will leave the cage with his hand raised.

In the co-main event long running JMMA star Tatsuya Kawajiri fights for the second time in the UFC after a successful debut. Opposing ‘the Crusher’ will be former Lightweight title hopeful Clay Guida. Guida is coming off of a devastating knockout at the fists of top ranked Alpha Male product Chad Mendes. Similar to the main event, the winner of this bout will remain relevant in the fringe title picture, while the loser will slip significantly down the ranks.

The four-fight main card will also include undefeated fighters Ryan LaFlare and Beneil Dariush when they take on UFC mainstays John Howard and Ramsey Nijem respectively. Nijem is coming off a slump ending decision victory over Justin Edwards, while Beneil Dariush was triumphant in his promotional debut. Ryan LaFlare has ripped off 3 straight wins to start his UFC run, while Howard is undefeated in 2 after getting his second crack at the big show.

Make sure to check out the latest episode of Kamikaze Overdrive MMA predictions for all of your UFC Fight predictions. Josh Harper and the prediction panel will be providing their picks as well and the Kamikaze Overdrive Bet Pack will be available for purchase in the Bet Shop. Enjoy the fights!

 

185lbs- #11 Vitor Belfort (25-13-0) vs Nate Marquardt (38-16-3)

  • Vitor Belfort -152 (64%, 18 Votes)
  • Nate Marquardt +147 (36%, 10 Votes)

Total Votes: 28

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

 

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

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

 

185lbs- Antonio Carlos Junior (8-2-0 1NC) vs Eric Spicely (10-2-0)

  • Antonio Carlos Junior -211 (75%, 24 Votes)
  • Eric Spicely +201 (25%, 8 Votes)

Total Votes: 32

135lbs- #10 Johnny Eduardo (28-10-0) vs Matthew Lopez (9-1-0)

  • Johnny Eduardo +160 (56%, 14 Votes)
  • Matthew Lopez -162 (44%, 11 Votes)

Total Votes: 25

 

MAIN CARD

265lbs- #11 Minotauro Nogueiravs #9 Roy Nelson

145lbs- #9 Clay Guida vs #12 Tatsuya Kawajiri

170lbs- John Howard vs Ryan LaFlare

155lbs- Ramsey Nijem vs Beneil Dariush

PRELIMINARY CARD

265lbs- Jared Rosholt vs Daniel Omielanczuk

135lbs- Rani Yahya vs Johnny Bedford

185lbs- Thales Leites vs Trevor Smith

185lbs- Chris Camozzi vs Andrew Craig

125lbs- Alp Ozkilic vs #14 Dustin Ortiz

145lbs- Alan Omer vs Jim Alers

 

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