UFC 242 Predictions

6. Preliminary Card Preview

While all eyes will be on the main event of UFC 242, the promotion have also done a decent job of stacking the preliminary card with plenty of intriguing and exciting bouts.

A welterweight match-up between Belal Muhammad and Takashi Sato promises to be a fun battle between two scrappy fighters. Muhammad might not have a specific area that he specializes in, but he's got a very well-rounded skill set and is also one of the division's toughest competitors.

Sato looked sensational in his UFC debut, finishing veteran Ben Saunders via TKO in April. The 29-year old is an all-action fighter with extremely heavy hands, so he'll be hoping to make a name for himself against Muhammad in spectacular fashion.

The Ultimate Fighter 20 contestant, Joanne Calderwood, takes on surging flyweight prospect Andrea Lee in what should be solid stand-up battle. Calderwood was earmarked as a potential title contender for many years. However, her performances inside the Octagon have left a lot to be desired, so she's got plenty to prove.

Lee, on the other hand, has surpassed all expectations of her when she joined the UFC. Undefeated inside the Octagon after three bouts, the 30-year old from Texas has looked very impressive. On paper, Calderwood is a huge step-up in competition for Lee. However, she's passed every test put in front of her with flying colours since she joined the promotion and will look to cause an upset against the more experienced fighter.


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