Glover Teixeira (33-7) vs Jiri Prochazka (28-3-1)
The night’s main event features Heavyweight Champion Glover Teixeira defending his title against Jiri Prochazka. Teixeira, who has won an impressive six straight fights, won’t be the hotter fighter coming into this one. Prochazka has won a ridiculous 13 straight fights dating back to December of 2015. What’s even more unbelievable is the fact that all but one of those fights has been finished by KO or TKO. They both prefer to stay on their feet, with Teixeira being the takedown aggressor with just about five takedown attempts per fight. With both fighters preferring to stay upright, Prochazka’s four inch reach advantage could play a major role.
(Current Odds: Teixeira +170 vs Prochazka -200)*
Valentina Shevchenko (22-3) vs Taila Santos (19-1)
The first of two title fights pits the dominant Valentina Shevchenko against the streaking Taila Santos. Shevchenko has been on a mission since winning the Flyweight belt, having won all seven of her fights (four by TKO). Meanwhile, Santos has won her last four fights, her last being a first round submission. Shevchenko can beat you in a myriad of ways, using her Muay Thai style to implement both striking and ground game. Santos prefers a standup fight.
(Current Odds: Shevchenko -720 vs Santos +500)*
Weili Zhang (21-3) vs Joanna Jedrzejczyk (16-4)
This bout features two fighters who should be more than fresh for the night’s festivities. After facing off against each other in March of 2020, Jedrzejczyk hasn’t fought since. Weili, on the other hand, has lost back to back fights against Rose Namajunas in that same time. Both prefer a standup fight, with Weili implementing a Muay Thai style to Jedrzejczyk’s more traditional style. This should be a good one, as their last fight ended with a split decision in favor of Zhang.
(Current Odds: Zhang -170 vs Jedrzejczyk +150)*
Rogerio Bontorin (16-4) vs Manel Kape (17-6)
While both fighters come in with seemingly impressive records, they both also come in having struggled a bit as of late. Kape has won his last two fights, but lost the two fights prior. Bontorin, however, has lost his last three fights, with his last win coming back in March of last year. Kape is a southpaw that prefers a more standup, traditional fight, while Bontorin uses his Jiu-Jitsu background to his advantage.
(Current Odds: Bontorin +180 vs Kape -220)*
Jack Della Maddalena (11-2) vs Ramazan Emeev (20-5)
Kicking off the main card is Jack Della Maddalena and Ramazan Emeev. The two come in with impressive records, as Della Maddalena is 11-2, while Emeev boasts a 20-5 record. Della Maddalena has momentum squarely on his side, riding an 11 fight win streak. Emeev, on the other hand, is coming off of a loss in his last fight. Emeev does, however, have unpredictability on his side. Della Maddalena prefers a more traditional MMA-style fight, whereas Emeev is a southpaw that uses Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to mix striking and takedowns.
(Current Odds: Maddalena -125 vs Emeev +105)*
*Odds courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook. All odds are subject to change and are used for entertainment purposes only. Please gamble responsibly.