Quick Takes on Main Event and Co-Main Event
Ortega vs. Korean Zombie – Ortega’s striking is being discounted because of his last defeat to Max Holloway by KO/TKO in 2018. Ortega is the same individual that knocked out Frankie Edgar and Clay Guida. I am in the small minority that believe that loss to Holloway lit a fire in Ortega to advance his striking. I’m counting on seeing that tonight. Korean Zombie is great but I think Ortega is the more skilled and tactical fighter; one of the very few fighters that can pull off a submission from anywhere in the octagon.
Andrade vs. Chookagian – Tough fight to pick. If you are looking at current form then you have to side with Chookagian. She was phenomenal in her last bout defeating Antonina Shevchenko by unanimous decision. In the last two bouts Andrade was beat convincingly by Rose Namajunas and Weili Zhang, prior to the Rose grudge match. Andrade keeps looking for the big shot and hasn’t been doing enough to win. Chookagian will circle well, play safe and coast to a decision victory.