UFC Fight Island is set to host the second Night event of its second stint at Yas Islands in Abu Dhabi.
UFC Fight Island 5 will feature a bantamweight bout between former title challenger Marlon Moraes and top contender Cory Sandhagen.
Marlon Moraes is coming off of a unanimous decision win over former UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo at UFC 245 last December, whereas Cory Sandhagen is coming off of a first-round submission loss to Aljamain Sterling at UFC 250 in June earlier this year.
In the co-main event, fans will be treated to a mouth-watering matchup between Makwan Amirkhani and Edson Barboza. It’s a must-win fight for Barboza who is coming off of a three-fight losing streak to Dan Ige, Paul Felder and Justin Gaethje.
On the other hand, Makwan Amirkhani is coming off of a first-round submission loss to Danny Henry at UFC 251. Later on the card, in the battle of the heavyweights, Ben Rothwell takes on Marcin Tybura.
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Now let’s get back to the UFC Fight Island 5 card.
Bantamweight: Marlon Moraes (2.10) vs Cory Sandhagen (1.72)
Jay Rock’s Money Line prediction: Cory Sandhagen wins outright.
Props: Cory Sandhagen wins via decision.
Featherweight: Edson Barboza (1.36) vs Makwan Amirkhani (3.10)
Jay Rock’s Money Line prediction: Makwan Amirkhani wins outright.
Props: Makwan Amirkhani wins via submission.
Heavyweight: Marcin Tybura (2.40) vs Ben Rothwell (1.57)
Jay Rock’s Money Line prediction: Ben Rothwell wins outright.
Props: Ben Rothwell wins via decision.
Middleweight: Markus Perez (2.30) vs Dricus Du Plessis (1.61)
Jay Rock’s Money Line prediction: Dricus Du Plessis wins outright
Props: Dricus Du Plessis wins via stoppage (KO/TKO/Sub)
Heavyweight: Tom Aspinall (1.18) vs Alan Baudot (5.00)
Jay Rock’s Money Line prediction: Tom Aspinal wins outright.
Props: Tom Aspinal beats Alan Baudot via stoppage (KO/TKO/Sub)
Featherweight: Youssef Zalal (1.61) vs Ilia Topuria (2.30)
Jay Rock’s Money Line prediction: Youssef Zalal wins outright.
Props: Youssef Zalal defeats Ilia Topuria via decision.