Ballet 248: “MVP vs. Houston” airs on CBS Sports Network tomorrow morning (Saturday, October 10, 2020) at the Acc Car Arena in Paris, France. The main event has an invincible prospect on the welterweight division’s “MVP”, and in addition the European Series card is headlined by a heavyweight remake.
Let’s break it down:
170 lbs. Michael Page (17-1) vs. Ross Houston (8-0, 1 NC)
In short order from September to December (Dublin, London and Saitama) after a knockout win in three events in the world last year, Michael took a short time on the “Venom” page. He definitely didn’t plan to stay out of action This long, But the global epidemic spoiled the best plans of mice and men. Happily, Page’s journey to Paris means a relatively short flight from home, and although few people these days want to travel internationally, he can also take most of the plane himself.
Cage Warriors Pierre Ross “The Hitman” Houston will not travel around the world either because it only needs to go from Inverness, Scotland or Car Arena. He has put up a strong fight with a loss on his record, three wins by five performances and five decision-making fights. It is noteworthy that he did not have a single win by knockout. He’s a physically torn guy at 6’2 and I have no doubt he has the power, and he’s got straight blast gym training partners so I don’t doubt his ability, but they don’t make strikers like MVP every day. . If I have to choose between a guy with 11 knockouts and a guy with no one to choose, it’s crystal clear.
Final prediction: Michael Page, by Doom’s spinning head kick
170 lbs. Oliver Inc. (9-2) Vs. Emanuel Dawa (9-3)
Oliver Encamp wins the back-to-back European series, and his first-round finale by Louis Long and Wa Long Litter Gahdza is an impressive performance. The claims would be “local favorite” if the arenas were full of capacity in 2020 and I doubt it could even gain a little momentum from their enthusiasm, but he’s a very straight-laced fighter who wins two and loses one, and he fights Not even the top competition available in its weight class. I think the amp should take this by the hand.
Final Prediction: Third Round Rear Naked Square by Oliver Encamp
160 lbs. Ryan Space (11-3) Vs. Alan Omar (23-5)
I’m not sure I want the nickname “Big Baby” lost in three of my last four fights, but for Ryan Scope that’s it. Fighting with Alan Omar, he has finished the last four and with the last four, winning five of the 201 fights, he certainly does not make it easy on space. Two Coming in the first round. Omer wins 35% (eight of 23) of his fights by knockout and 52% (12 of 23) by submission. The scope is a bit more balanced with 40 percent of both knockouts and submissions (four out of 11) but I don’t think it helps here.
Final Prediction: First Round Technical Knockout by Alan Omar
145 pounds .: Mads Burnell (13-3) Vs. Darko Benovich (15-7)
Mads Burnell had four straight wins with three submissions in Cage Warriors to make this ballet MMA card. Benoit has won first-round technical knockout victories in Ria Stria and England, respectively. It’s clearly a style vs. style fight where Burnell will try to pull Bonovich to the ground while Bonovich will try to keep Burnell at a distance and pop him with his hands and feet. Benovic has only been submitted once and has won six of his own appearances, so it looks like his defense and the Jiu-Jitsu game are OK.
Final prediction: Darko Benovich by consensus decision
265 lbs. Chic Congo (30-10-2, 1 nc) Vs. Timothy Johnson (14-6)
If you’re going to have the first major MMA card in France, there’s no better candidate to win than local hero Chick Congo. “The Darkness” represents his country’s country around the world around June 2001, making it very ironic that the 45-year-old fighter has never been allowed on home soil. Although this will be a very emotional moment for the Congo, it cannot be swept away in the moment given the amazing punching power of its opponent.
Timothy Johnson’s path did not move forward when these fighters first met in Ballet 208. In fact it only took Congo seconds 68 seconds when Johnson was sent a canvas for a knockout victory, the most impressive of his long and strenuous career. Since then Johnson’s career has revived, with Tyrell Fortune and Matt Mithrion both completing back-to-back fights with first-round knockouts. Meanwhile, Johnson’s winning percentage (seven out of 14) comes from power, so it’s risky to assume that the same fight will go the same way.
Becoming a home country favorite in the main event has never guaranteed victory in any promotion, as Alessio Sakara has proved on many occasions. The good news for the Congo is that it has a unique balance of size and power at 6’4 “and 230+ pounds. It makes it a little leaner than a stout heavyweight, and its huge 82-inch wings allow it to crack its chin before its opponents can close the gap. As the age of fighters, they lose their momentum before they lose power, so Congo doesn’t have to be fast – just accurate. Johnson is only an inch short, but he has left a four-inch reach, so to win he has to put the congo on the cage and wear it down, then break the short stiff elbow and arm.
Final Prediction: Chicago through a second round technical knockout
It’s a wrap!
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