UFC on ESPN 28: Hall vs Strickland - Card Preview - 7/31/21

Well another fight night card has come and gone. We are staying put at the Apex Centre for back to back weeks for UFC on ESPN: Hall vs Strickland this Saturday night, July 31st. I wonder if the atrocious judging will continue for another week, my guess is yes.

This card originally had a whopping 15 fights on it but a couple were removed so it’s more standard in terms of numbers. In terms of quality however, this one is well below average, not going to sugar coat that one.

Currently headlined by Uriah Hall, who has won 4 in a row and most recently helped Chris Weidman’s leg turn into spaghetti. Before that he finished the ghost of Anderson Silva. He takes on Sean Strickland who is also on a 4 fight win streak. Where Hall is incredibly low output (but has the potential for highlight reels), Strickland is incredibly high output. He comes to throw down and breaks people through volume. The main event should be fun. As for the rest, there’s certainly very little name power and I’d be shocked if any of the remaining 24 fighters are in the top 15. However, UFC rankings don’t mean anything and this could still end up an entertaining, violent affair.

As always, card is subject to drastic changes but here’s how it looks so far. Check out our predictions article here.

Also note that the card has been decimated, Gooden/Stolze, Yaha/Kang, Montano/Yanan, and Jones/Lawrence have all been scrapped.

Edit: Gooden/Stoltze has been readded to the card.

Main Card

Uriah Hall vs. Sean Strickland

Cheyanne Buys vs. Gloria de Paula

Niklas Stolze vs. Jared Gooden

Melsik Baghdasaryan vs. Collin Anglin

Bryan Barberena vs. Jason Witt

Preliminary Card

Chris Gruetzemacher vs. Rafa Garcia

Danny Chavez vs. Kai Kamaka III

Jinh Yu Frey vs. Ashley Yoder

Zarrukh Adashev vs. Ryan Benoit

Philip Rowe vs. Orion Cosce

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