UFC Columbus Picks & Promos
March 24, 2022
✅ Nicolau is a striker that is quite comfortable countering, and will have every opportunity to do so.
✅ Nicolau is also the better wrestler and grappler, and he will get plenty of opportunity to duck under and complete takedowns.
✅ Gutierrez is a fighter overly reliant on leg kicks. They served him well in the past, but it will not be so in this matchup.
✅ Batgarel is the superior striker, particularly in the boxing, and it will be the difference in this matchup.
✅ We are likely to see clinch work in this fight, particularly after Magny stuffs takedown shots from too far out. I like Magny's game against the fence better.
✅ Magny is the better wrestler and grappler, and I believe he is the fighter to take the fight down once the distance is closed.
✅ Latifi is the superior wrestler, and has never been taken down in 13 UFC appearances.
✅ Latifi is also the tighter, better and far more powerful striker. He is low volume but will not need volume to win this fight.
UFC Columbus features 13 fights live from Columbus Ohio. The Card marks the second straight Fight Night on the road. Of course UFC London turned out to be one of the best cards of all time. Frankly, fans in seats matter.
The 13 fight card will see the first fighters make the walk at 4PM EST on Saturday, March 26th. The event takes place at Nationwide Arena in Columbus. You can watch live on ESPN or stream live on ESPN+.
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✅ Pick - Ilir Latifi -185 over Aleksei Oleinik
Latifi will have a massive wrestling advantage, which is exactly what is called for against a submission ace like Oleinik. Latifi will always be the better and more powerful striker, even if his volume is far from elite. He will be able to dictate where the fight takes place.
✅ Pick - Neil Magny -235 over Max Griffin
Magny's range and well rounded game will serve him quite well in this fight. He will land far more often at range. He is also the better wrestler, grappler and clinch fighter. He has most every base covered on this matchup with a favorable betting line.
✅ Pick - Batgarel Danaa -155 over Chris Gutierrez
In a standup heavy fight, Batgarel has every advantage. Gutierrez will once again rely on low leg kicks, but they will not be enough to stop the tear of Batgarel. Those kicks will open opportunities for Batgarel to put his superior boxing to work.
✅ Pick - Matheus Nicolau +115 over David Dvorak
The pressuring style of Dvorak has served him well in the past, but it will be a net negative in this matchup. He will be setting himself up to be countered throughout the fight. He will also give Nicolau every opportunity to duck under and shoot takedowns, and Nicolau is the better grappler.