UFC Fight Night – Nashville- Teixeira vs Saint Preux
It will be UFC Fight Night on Saturday August 8th from Nashville Tennessee. The main event will be a five round light heavyweight bout between the number four contender Glover Teixeira and the number six contender Ovince Saint Preux. UFC fantasy draft managers can tune to FOX Sports 1 at 10PM Eastern Time to catch the main six fight card. Check out the four fight prelims at 8PM Eastern Time over FOX Sports 2. There are three early prelims at 6:30PM Eastern Time over UFC Fight Pass. Take part in a fantasy league draft to win real money as there are 13 fights with 26 fighters to pick from.
Glover Teixeira vs. Ovince Saint Preux: This fight in the 205 pound weight division sees Glover Teixeira at 22-4 with a 64% knockout rate in his victories. Only 14% of his wins came by judges’ decision. Saint Preux from USA is 18-6 with a 56% knockout rate. Teixeira looks to break a two fight losing streak all by decision. At UFC 179 Teixeira lost to Phil Davis. Prior to that loss, he lost at UFC 172 to Jon Jones for the UFC Light Heavyweight title. Saint Preux has won two straight. On April 15th 2015 he defeated Patrick Cummins by knockout. He has seven wins in his past eight fights.
Michael Johnson vs. Beneil Dariush: Johnson is the number five contender at 155 pounds. He carries a record of 17-8 and the USA fighter has a 41% knockout rate. Unfortunately 47% of his wins came by decision. Dariush is from Iran and is 11-1 with 55% of his wins by submission. Johnson brings in a four fight win streak after his win at UFC Fight Night on February 2015 against Edson Barboza by decision. Dariush has put together a string of four wins straight. At UFC on FOX in April 2015 he defeated Jim Miller by decision.
Derek Brunson vs. Sam Alvey: Brunson is the #15 contender at 185 pounds. His record is 13-3 as the USA fighter has 46% of his victories by knockout. Sam Alvey from the US is 25-6 with a 64% knockout rate. Brunson looks to improve a two fight win streak. At UFC 183 in January 2015 he won by TKO against Ed Herman in 36 seconds of the first round. Alvey has won three straight and seven of his past eight. At UFC Fight Night in May 2015 he defeated Dan Kelly by TKO in 49 seconds of the first round.
Jared Rosholt vs. Timothy Johnson: Two US heavyweights go head to head here. Rosholt is 12-2 with a 50% knockout rate in victory. 42% of his wins came by decision. Johnson is 9-1 with 67% wins by knockout and a third of his wins came by submission. Rosholt bounced back from a recent loss as he defeated Josh Copeland at UFC 185 in March 2015 by TKO in the third round.
Sara McMann vs. Amanda Nunes: This fight is in the 135 pound weight class. McMann from the USA is 8-2 with half of her wins by judges’ decision. Nunes from Brazil is 10-4 with a 90% knockout rate. McMann is 34 years old and looks to bounce back after a loss at UFC 183 by decision to Miesha Tate. In February 2014 she lost by TKO to Ronda Rousey by TKO. Nunes last fought at UFC Fight Night in March of 2015 and defeated Shayna Baszler by TKO in 1:56 of the first round. She has wins in three of their past four fights and is a seven year veteran.
Ray Borg vs. Geane Herrera: This fight is at 125 pounds. Borg from the USA is 8-1 with 75% of his wins by submission. His opponent Herrera puts up a perfect 8-0 mark with 63% of his victories by submission. Borg has wins in two straight. At UFC Fight Night in February 2015 it was Borg defeating Chris Kelades by submission in the third round. His only loss came in April 2014 to Dustin Ortiz by decision.
UFC Fight Night Real Money League Fantasy Picks
1. Sam Alvey
2. Jared Rosholt
3. Sara McMann
4. Ray Borg
5. Uriah Hall