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Brian Bowles (9-1) vs. Takeya Mizugaki (14-5-2)
The bantamweights get the call in this UFC Picks
contest as Bowles should be favored against Mizugaki, who has won three of his last six, including a split decision over Reuben Duran in his UFC Odds
debut in March. Bowles was undefeated before losing the WEC bantamweight title to current champion Dominick Cruz, then he earned “Submission of the Night” against Damacio Page in his debut (it was his second win over Page, and both were by guillotine). Look for Bowles to end the fight and boost his profile in the 135-pound division as he aims for rematch against Cruz, but he just wants a shot at the belt.
Brad Tavares (7-0) vs. Aaron Simpson (8-2)
These two warriors are looking to move up the ranks at 185 pounds, and Tavares came onto the scene by reaching the semifinals of “The Ultimate Fighter 11”. He is also coming off a knockout of Phil Baroni, while Simpson bounced back from two losses in a row with a decision win over Mario Miranda. Simpson has a strong wrestling background, but he has won a “KO of the Night” before, while Tavares can also wrestle, but he loves his Muay Thai, which means he’s going to try to keep this standing up.
Anthony Njokuani (13-5-0-1) vs. Andre Winner (11-5-1-0)
In another all-international affair (and the fourth lightweight fight of the night), Njokuani is from Nigeria while Winner was born in Grenada, but raised in England. Njokuani has dropped three of his last four, including his UFC Picks
debut against Edson Barboza in March in a “Fight of the Night” that went the distance. Winner has lost his last two fights, and three of his last five overall, but he may need to put on a show to stay in the good graces of president Dana White. Njokuani, a Muay Thai specialist, will be more than willing to scrap, and he should be the pick in your sportsbook betting Odds