UFC Fight Night: Rozenstruik vs Almeida

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What's up, North Carolina? UFC is bringing violence to your state this weekend.

UFC 288 was full of competitive fights and great finishes so we cannot wait for another stacked Fight Night card to go down.

We've got some underrated matchups that should make it a fun night and we cannot wait to break it all down, so let's get right in!

Jairzinho Rozenstruik vs Jailton Almeida

The heavyweight division is the most entertaining and talked about weight class across combat sports.

We've got an explosive striker vs grappler top 12 matchup to determine the next contender in the division.

Jairzinho Rozenstruik is the sole representative of Suriname and has worn the flag with pride throughout his 11-fight UFC career.

He is an experienced kickboxing veteran of 85 fights having transitioned his success to the Octagon with a 6-0 MMA record.

Jairzinho has finished notable veterans like Alistair Overeem, Andrei Arlovski, and Junior Dos Santos.

He enters his 12th UFC bout this weekend having finished all his wins which makes him a contender to fear.

His dance partner this weekend has been touted as the next big thing and a potential future two division champion.

Enter Jailton Almeida, who is riding a respectable 13-fight win and finish streak which has earned him the spotlight this weekend.

The Brazilian contender is an elite grappler with lethal submission skills and impressive striking.

He is coming off victories against tough contenders like Shamil Abdurakhimov and Parker Porter.

The division is hungry for its next contender and Jailton's resume & skillset have convinced many that he is the man for the job.

This is a great stylistic clash as a knockout artist versus a submission whiz and fight fans can expect nothing short of fireworks.

Best Bets

Our first bet this week comes on the Welterweight main-card bout between Daniel Rodriguez and Ian Garry.

This should be a technical striking affair between two talented strikers.

We think Garry is much faster, has more power, and more diverse striking attack.

He should utilize his reach and outsmart Rodriguez via decision.

Our next pick comes on the co-main event between Anthony Smith and Johnny Walker.

This is an interesting fight at 205 pounds and an accurately priced coin flip.

Although considering that both men have a 94%+ win finish rate, we think under 1.5 rounds is a steal here, so that's our pick.

Next up is our final pick for the main event.

Rozenstruik is a talented kickboxer but has shown holes in his wrestling and grappling game.

We think Almeida is the real deal and he is going to win here in the very first round.

Selection: Ian Garry by Decision (Winning Method) @2.35

Selection: Under 1.5 (Asian Total, Anthony Smith vs Johnny Walker) @1.72

Selection: Jailton Almeida & 1 (Winner and Round) @2.05

Selection: Parlay all Selections @8.28