UFC on Fuel TV 7: Barao vs. McDonald takes place this Saturday in London, England, and the first three fights fans can watch on their computers on Facebook. The show kicks off with plenty of local talent as three members from England’s own Team Kaobon face off with foreign talent. These will be fights fans will want to be at their computers for.
Check out a quick breakdown of each of the Facebook preliminary bouts:
Terry Etim (15-4) vs. Renee Forte (7-2)
This is a lightweight that has a high probability of making it on too the main card somewhere. The bad news for Forte in this one is that Etim has some really good chokes that he sets up with his striking. This means we might have an exact replay of Forte’s last fight. I expect Forte to make a fight out of this, but I expect Etim to come out on top in most of the scrambles and end up in a position to choke Forte.
Terry Etim via Submission Round 2
Danny Castillo (14-5) vs. Paul Sass (13-1)
Castillo has the better striking in this match, and certainly enjoys the better wrestling pedigree, but the ground advantage clearly goes to Sass. Normally a guy like Castillo would use his wrestling to avoid the takedowns from a guy like Sass, and he might be able to do so, but expect Sass to get this to the ground by any means necessary. Even if he has to pull guard, in Sass’ mind, this fight is going to the floor. When it gets there, if Castillo isn’t able to land something significant before then, Sass will frame up a submission and get back in the win column.
Paull Sass via Submission Round 1
Josh Grispi (14-4) vs. Andy Ogle (8-2)
Josh Grispi is in desperate need of a win in this bout, and is most likely fighting for his job. While Ogle is trying to rebound from a loss to Akira Corassani last September, his situation isn’t anywhere near as dire as Grispi’s. Grispi was riding a ten fight winning streaking when he made his octagon debut, and three fights later he still doesn’t have a win. I just see Ogle being a little better all around than Grispi, and with the octagon jitters gone and fighting in front of his countrymen, I expect Ogle to get better as the fight goes on. Ogle is coming from the same camp as Paul Sass and Terry Etim (Team Kaobon) who are also fighting on the undercard, and I expect Ogle to enjoy the same success.
Andy Ogle via Decision