UFC Fight Night: Sandhagen v Dillashaw is less than one day away (Saturday, July 24th, 2021). This event was set to feature 12 fights, 6 main card fights, and 6 preliminary bouts, but due to injury, the UFC will be scratching Aspen Ladd vs Macy Chiasson. When asked, the UFC declined to state which fighter suffered an injury and insisted that the fight would eventually be rescheduled after both fighters were 100% healthy. Even though this may be a blow to some fans, it’s likely nobody will remember their fight getting postponed. Here’s everything you need to know about the matchups set for UFC Vegas 32!
DATE: Saturday, July 24th, 2021
LOCATION: UFC Apex, Las Vegas, NV
TIME: 04;00 PM PST
HOW TO WATCH: ESPN, ESPN+, ESPN Deportes
6. Welterweight Bout: Mickey Gall (+164) vs Jordan Williams (-174)
Analysis: In this matchup, Jordan “Bomaye” Williams is set to take on Michael “Mickey” Gall. Williams has the edge when it comes to experience, but the fight can go either way. Gall has alternated wins and losses over his past 6 bouts posting an exact record of 3-3. It’s unclear what the UFC would like to do with Mickey Gall. It seems the UFC is torn between building him up against relatively equal talent and pitting him against veterans in need of a win. Against Jordan Williams, it’s a bit of both. While Gall is a certainly winnable fight for Williams, he’s a Type-1 Diabetic and a feel-good story that the UFC doesn’t mind capitalizing on
Prediction: Unanimous Decision (W) Jordan Williams
5. Womens Flyweight Bout: Miranda Maverick (-148) vs Maycee Barber (+126)
Analysis: Just a couple of years ago, Maycee Barber was in a similar position to Miranda Maverick, a promising young prospect poised to make waves in the UFC. But after back-to-back losses, Barber finds herself in a must-win situation. This will be a close one. A lot is at stake for these 2 flyweight contenders. Right now, Miranda Maverick is ranked (13) while Barber is (14). After tomorrow’s fight, this should set the record straight!
Prediction: TKO 1st Round (W) Maycee Barber
4. Featherweight Bout: Darren Elkins (+134) vs Darrick Minner (-158)
Analysis: After eight busy years on the regional circuit, Darrick Minner finally earned his call to the UFC in 2020. After posting a 2-1 promotional record. He’ll have his hands full against grizzled veteran Darren “The Damage” Elkins. Few fighters better epitomize the idea of a “grinder” than Elkins, who, after dropping four straight fights between 2018 and 2020, bounced back with a win in his last performance. Can Darrick Minner retire Elkins for good? I’m not sold on it. I think this one will be close.
Prediction: Submission (W) Darrick Minner
3. Bantamweight Bout:  Kyler Phillips (-270) vs  Raulian Paiva (+220)
Analysis: This is one of the evening’s most compelling and relevant contests. No. 12-ranked Flyweight Raulian Paiva has decided to move up in weight to take on No.14-ranked Bantamweight Kyler Phillips. Undefeated across three UFC bouts, Phillips has the makings of a top-5 mainstay, but he’s not taking an easy path through Paiva. Odds heavily favor Kyler Phillips at the current moment, in a bout that may not go past the first round!
Prediction: KO 1st Round (W) Kyler Phillips
2. Womens Bantamweight Bout:  Aspen Ladd vs  Macy Chiasson
POSTPONED DUE TO INJURY
1. Bantamweight Bout:  Cory Sandhagen (-196) vs TJ Dillashaw (+164)
Analysis: Former 2x Bantamweight Champion TJ Dillashaw returns from a two-plus year layoff following a PED suspension that soured many fans. Beyond just the suspension, Dillashaw has been given one of his hardest fights ever in his return bout. Cory Sandhagen is undeniably one of the most dangerous fighters in the bantamweight division. A win for Sandhagen will most certainly put him next in line for a title shot. Sandhagen is a proven finisher with his hands and feet so look for Dillashaw to rely on his wrestling against Sandhagen. If Lt. Dan can win here, he will have thoroughly announced himself as a threat to regain the title that he has held twice before.
Prediction: Submission (W) TJ Dillashaw
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