Iuri Alcântara vs Cory Sandhagen UFC Pick, Preview, Odds, Prediction - 8/25/18
Cory Sandhagen vs Iuri Alcântara
UFC: Saturday, August 25, 2018 (Pinnacle Bank Arena)
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We are expected to witness a great fight on the preliminary card at UFC Fight Night 135 as Iuri Alcântara from Brazil takes on American fighter, Cory Sandhagen. This fight is set to take place in the bantamweight division. Both athletes will be determined to win this fight to move up the UFC division rankings so they can make it to the main card is future events. This should be a very exciting fight since both Cory Sandhagen and Iuri Alcântara are very exciting fighters.
Iuri Alcântara enters this fight with an MMA record of 36 wins, 9 losses and 1 no contest. This is a very good record and it has placed the Brazilian as the 13th best fighter in this division. This is something that Iuri Alcântara would want to improve as he would like to break into the top 10 and challenge for the titles. The Brazilian is a very skillful fighter and is a master at boxing and submission so he will be very hard to beat in this duel.
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On the other side of the coin, Cory Sandhagen will drop down weight classes from the featherweight class to compete in this fight. This is never an easy task as the fighter will have to compete being much lighter than he is used to. This factor affects some fighters more than other fighters but looking at Cory Sandhagen, he looks like he is confident in this category. The American is still very young in the UFC as this will be his second UFC fight and his 9th fight in professional MMA. Cory Sandhagen currently has a record of 8 wins and 1 loss and it will be interesting to see how he competes in this duel.
I am going to predict that Iuri Alcântara will win this fight. The Brazilian is much more comfortable in this weight class and I think that will make enough of a difference in the result.