On Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, live from the Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida. ESPN+ will broadcast UFC Fight Night 161 Jedrzejczyk vs. Waterson.
The Main Event will see Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Michelle Waterson battle at out in a matchup of two of the biggest badasses at 115 pounds in the world. The main card will start at 8 pm ET. The show also features Kron Gracie vs. Cub Swanson.
Top-ranked strawweight contender Michelle Waterson did not get the shot at the title she had hoped for. But for certain, if Waterson can secure a win over the ex-champion, Jedrzejczyk it would put her in line to challenge the reigning champion, Weili Zhang. Joanna is looking to get back into the title picture herself. However, she has lost 3 of her last 4 fights. Beating Waterson would give her some of her confidence back. As of this writing, Joanna was able to make weight so this fight will be on, but there is still no official line. While Waterson has been hot lately, my gut tells me Joanna is going to get the win. Joanna wins by decision.
The fight I’m really looking forward to is Cub Swanson and Kron Gracie. Killer Swanson looks to bounce back in a big way, against Kron Gracie. The striker will face the decorated black belt and ADDC Gold Medalist. Gracie is a betting favorite at -175 and he is my prediction to win this fight.
Rest of the Card:
- Mike Davis vs. Thomas Gifford,
- Mackenzie Dern vs. Amanda Ribas
- Max Frevola vs. Luis Pena.
- Eryk Anders vs. Gerald Meerschaert
- Niko Price at James Vick
- Devin Clark vs. Ryan Spann
- Tim Elliot vs. Deiveson Figueiredo
- Max Griffin vs. Alex Morono
- Miguel Baeza vs. Hector Aldana
- Marvin Vettori vs. Andrew Sanchez
- JJ Aldrich vs. Lauren Mueller
- Marlon Vera vs. Andre Ewell
UFC Fight Night 161 should deliver some hard-hitting action. For results and highlight packages of the show be sure to check back in with us!