CHEYANNE PURCHASED AGAINST. MONTSERRAT CONEJO
Believe me when I tell you you’re going to want to pay close attention to this fight as Cheyanne Buys and Montserrat Ruiz are not only two of the top prospects in the strawweight division, but also two extremely entertaining talents who love to throw. down.
Buys earned her place on the UFC roster with a three-round mayhem of Hilarie Rose last summer in the Contender series, where she happily spent 15 minutes showcasing the villainous side she carries with her in the Octagon. Now on a four-game winning streak, the Fortis MMA rep, who competes alongside her husband JP Buys this weekend, has been considered a quality prospect since her amateur days and finally manages to show why to a wider audience as she takes the walk to the UFC for the first time.
Conejo steps in for Kay Hansen on short notice, but one shouldn’t be overlooked. The 28-year-old is 9-1 and rebounded from her first professional loss by submitting perennial contender Janaisa Morandin in the first round of their clash at Invicta FC 41 last summer. The tattooed talent, who was on hand in Abu Dhabi earlier this year for teammate Joselyne Edwards’ first win, is training with an excellent crew and should be up to the task of replacing Hansen and bringing the heat. this week-end.
As intriguing as the initial pairing was, it remains a must-see attraction on Saturday night. The Strawweight Division is teeming with talent and a host of promising newcomers looking to rise through the ranks, including these two women, and that should translate into an entertaining and competitive scrapping once the door to the Octagon is closed. .
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MARION RENEAU VS. MACY CHIASSON
Bantamweights who aim to move up the 135-pound rankings are hoping the third attempt to make this happen pays off, as veteran Marion Reneau and recent Ultimate Fighter winner Macy Chiasson look again to split the Octagon after a pair of late deferrals. earlier this year.
Those two years have been frustrating for Reneau, 43, who lands in Las Vegas on a three-fight skid, chasing her first win since February 2018. That being said, the tough teacher has failed. never been finished and the veteran savvy and all around the courage to make Saturday’s pairing a long night for Chiasson.
After claiming victory in the featherweight competition in season 28 of the long-running reality show competition, Chiasson, 29, kicked off his rookie campaign in the Octagon with back-to-back wins over Gina Mazany and Sarah Moras before to drop a decision to Lina Lansberg. . She bounced back with a good win over late substitute Shanna Young last February, and now the Fortis MMA product is looking to build a winning streak at Reneau’s expense.
Every woman remains rooted in the Top 15 and would likely land up against someone higher up the leaderboard next time around with an impressive outing this weekend, so you should expect to see Reneau and Chiasson come out of blazing weapons, looking for to start their respective 2021. campaign with a victory.
LEONARDO SANTOS VS. GRANT DAWSON
The first of two intriguing lightweight pieces set to hit the Octagon on Saturday night features veteran Leonardo Santos performing a faster-than-normal turnaround for him while welcoming Grant Dawson to the division for the first time.
Santos’ UFC run was both impressive and eerie, as the 41-year-old Brazilian won The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil Season 2 welterweight competition, faced TUF Smashes winner Norman Parke for a draw, and has since won six consecutive matches. wins to push his unbeaten streak to 13 fights. What makes his tenure at the UFC weird is that Santos didn’t compete for nearly three years after his UFC 204 victory over Adriano Martins and his first round knockout of Stevie Ray, then passed. another 13 months on the sidelines before returning to the last chance for Roman Bogatov. last summer on UFC Fight Island.
Now he’s fighting for the second time in eight months as he looks to continue his incredible run and spoil Dawson’s first UFC appearance in the 155-pound weight class.
A member of the Glory MMA & Fitness team, Dawson earned his place on the UFC roster with an impressive stoppage win over Adrian Diaz in Season 1 of the Contender Series and proved himself to be somebody. one to watch with four wins in as many starts since. An excellent grappler for a long time to be a contender at the highest level, it will be interesting to see if the 27-year-old can maintain his success now that he makes the passage through the treacherous waters of the UFC lightweight division.