UFC Fight Night 147 Predictions

7. Preliminary Card Preview

With the likes of Michael Bisping and Dan Hardy swapping their 4oz gloves for microphones in the UFC commentary booth, there's a slight void of new British fighters for fans to root for. Luckily, UFC Fight Night 147 has more than its fair share of new, talented prospects who could potentially fill that hole.

Keep an eye out for the first fight of the night, as Nad Narimani takes on debutant Mike Grundy. Grundy is considered by many people one of the best wrestlers to ever come out of England, so it'll be very interesting to see if he's able to implement his extremely strong grappling game against a very tough opponent.

Prior to her UFC debut, Molly McCann was destroying other flyweights on the European regional scene using her brutal Thai boxing skills. Her first fight inside the promotion didn't quite go to plan, but now that the Octagon jitters are out of the way, we should see 'Meatball' at her full potential.

Also, the likes of Tom Breese, Danny Henry and Joseph Duffy will also be looking to show how much they've improved. However, the real gem of the card is Arnold Allen. The 25 year old from Suffolk has seen a slow, yet steady rise inside the Octagon and he'll have his first real test against the always tough Jordan Rinaldi.

Although Allen certainly has the skills to defeat Rinaldi, he's facing a far bigger opponent whose intention is to put him on the mat and batter him for 15 minutes.

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