The May 13 UFC card features an unnamed matchup between Sijara Eubanks and Sarah Moras. Eubanks is currently on a two-fight losing streak. She won at UFC 230 against Roxanne Modafferi, but lost at the hands of Aspen Ladd last May. Sijara Eubanks will look to bounce back by battling Sarah Moras.
Cortney Casey v. Mara Romero Borella
In her third bout, Jessica Alba aims to continue her recent surge. The former collegiate soccer standout is 8-7 overall and averaging 4.8 significant strikes per minute in the octagon. She has lost three of her last four fights, including two decision losses, but is still looking to break into the UFC’s Top 15 rankings.
The defending UFC champ, Casey, began her career in the Middle East, competing in two MMA competitions with PXC. She was a standout in the flyweight division and won her first three fights. The fight with Mara Romero Borella in May garnered her the Performance of the Night bonus and secured her first title shot. She has never lobbied for a step back in competition and has not turned down an opponent.
The UFC’s third Florida event added three fights on Tuesday, including a lightweight title fight between Tony Ferguson and Justin Gaethje. The card also features a co-main bout between Ovince Saint Preux and Ben Rothwell. It will follow UFC 249 in Jacksonville. MMA Junkie first reported the addition of the three matchups.
Rodrigo Nascimento v. Don’Tale Mayes
In his Octagon debut, Rodrigo Nascimento submitted Don’Tale Mayes in the second round, claiming victory at UFC on ESPN 8. The Brazilian landed kicks and threw power punches to start the fight, but Nascimento pushed through and dominated form range. Once on the ground, Nascimento locked in a rear-naked choke to end the fight in round two.
Don’Tale Mayes entered the UFC as a betting favorite. His odds hit the opening board at -180, while Justin Tafa checked in at +155. Both fighters will battle for the title of Lightweight champion at UFC 277. Don’Tale Mayes opened his UFC career with two consecutive submission losses. But since then, he has won back-to-back bouts and recently dominated Josh Parisian.
After winning a lightweight title fight in October 2016, Nascimento has fought four times in the UFC. In his most recent fight, he beat Alan Baudot by TKO/TKO. Nascimento is expected to fight Tanner Boser at UFC Fight Night 207 in April. The event will also feature a strawweight bout between Amanda Lemos and Jessica Andrade.
This lightweight bout between unbeaten fighters is a huge event and a must-see for UFC fans. Mayes is the favourite, but Nascimento can surprise us. Both heavyweights traded blows in the opening rounds and Mayes’ takedowns made him a dangerous force to finish on the ground. He managed to get Mayes on the ground, but couldn’t finish the fight when he was on his back.
Giga Chikadze v. Mike Davis
The fight between Giga Chikadze and Mike Davis on the May 13 UFC card has been cancelled. Mike Davis pulled out due to non-COVID-19-related issues. The UFC has yet to issue an official statement. The company has begun the search for a replacement. The fight will be contested on Saturday, May 13 at the Jacksonville, Florida, venue.
The UFC has also announced the full fight card for May 13, a week after UFC 249 in Jacksonville, Florida. The UFC is now planning to hold three live events in an eight-day period, despite the ongoing coronavirus outbreak in the area. The May 16 card will feature Cortney Casey v. Mara Romero Borella, Rodrigo Nascimento vs. Mike Davis, and Giga Chikadze.
A co-main event on the May 13 UFC card will feature Ovince Saint Preux vs. Ben Rothwell. Both have won three straight fights. It is a rare opportunity to catch one of these heavyweights. This is a great opportunity for the UFC to get the spotlight that they deserve. If you’re interested in catching a fight, this is the perfect time to do it. The UFC is making a huge statement and allowing everyone to express their opinion.
Ovince Saint Preux vs Ben Rothwell
It’s been a while since an heavyweight fighter made his UFC debut, but the two are now set to meet on May 13 on a UFC Fight Night card. Ben Rothwell will be attempting to bounce back from his three-month suspension for testing positive for the banned substance Ostarine, which was recently removed from the UFC’s drug database. Ovince Saint Preux has won his last three fights under the UFC banner, and has lost just one of them. The heavyweight division is the first time OSP has fought at this weight class, so he will have to fight Rothwell, who is a lot more experienced and tougher.
Ovince Saint Preux has not landed many big strikes in his last five fights, but he’s a tough opponent. While Rothwell has been hittable in recent fights, Saint Preux has more potential to land a major blow. He has a significant speed advantage, but should be able to stay on top long enough to avoid brawls. St. Preux can stab Rothwell’s square stance and convince him to stop pressing.
Ben Rothwell is 40 years old and has almost 50 career fights. Some have wondered whether Rothwell should retire after recent struggles. Then again, he’s a heavyweight, and one strong performance against “OSP” could prove he’s still here to stay. So, what can we expect from the May 13 UFC card? We’ll see!
Alistair Overeem vs Walt Harris
Earlier this month, UFC president Dana White announced the addition of two new cards for the rest of the year. The May 13 UFC card will feature Anthony Smith vs. Glover Teixeira, while the May 16 card will have Alistair Overeem vs. Walt Harris. While the official pairings have not yet been announced, both heavyweights will be heading to the UFC’s newest cards.
The matchup between Overeem and Harris had originally been scheduled for UFC Fight Nights in Portland and Washington, DC, but were cancelled due to a tragic incident involving his stepdaughter. While the matchup is back on, the original date for the Washington D.C. card was moved to April 11, due to scheduling issues. Both Overeem and Harris currently rank inside the top ten in the heavyweight division.
Those who want to watch Overeem vs. Harris can watch the card on ESPN+. Regardless of your subscription, you can also watch this event on other platforms, including Hulu. For those who want to watch the UFC without paying a single cent, Hulu is the way to go. Sling TV also has ESPN on it, so you won’t have to pay for anything to watch Overeem vs. Harris on the May 13 UFC card is worth a look.
Another noteworthy bout on the May 13 UFC card is the rematch between Overeem and Walt Harris. These two were supposed to fight in April, but the pandemic cancelled the show. Angela Hill, meanwhile, will fight Claudia Gadelha. The Brazilian has won three straight fights and looks ready to reclaim her title. A close bout may be the best thing to watch on the main card.
Anthony Smith vs Glover Teixeira
In this Anthony Smith vs Glover Teixeiro prediction, we’ll take a look at both fighters’ recent performances and whether their styles will mesh. Smith is a top light heavyweight with a solid record and a few advantages over Teixeira. Although Teixeira is 40 years old, he’s still a legitimate top-5 light heavyweight. Teixeira’s cardio and fighting IQ may give him the edge in the matchup, but Smith has the more experienced fighter.
Though Smith has won his last three fights, Teixeira is still in great shape and has a proven record. The Brazilian has won three straight fights and is looking to crawl back into the title picture at a late stage. Teixeira has a solid KO combo against Smith and looks to be the superior striker. He has also held his end of the bargain by maintaining his conditioning during training camp.
Anthony Smith has been training for a long time, and he is ready for a historic return. In May, he will face Glover Teixeira, who is ranked No. 1 in the world. The UFC had originally planned the event for April 25 in Nebraska, but the COVID-19 crisis pushed back the show. While the UFC canceled the Lincoln event, it was announced that Anthony Smith vs Glover Teixeira will headline the May 13 card.