UFC Vegas 47 Preview

UFC Vegas 47 Preview

Verdict MMA|
February 04, 2022|

UFC Fight Night: Hermansson vs. Strickland takes place live on February 5th from the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. Let’s take a look at at the matchups on the main card.

Jack Hermansson vs. Sean Strickland

Sean Strickland will compete in his 2nd consecutive UFC main event this weekend when he takes on 6th ranked Jack Hermansson. Strickland is currently on a 5 fight winning streak and is coming off of a 5 round shutout performance against Uriah Hall. If you look at the numbers, this feels like a classic striker vs. grappler fight with 22% of the Verdict Community predicting Strickland to win by KO and 19% predicting Hermansson to win by submission. If Strickland wins, he’s on a shortlist of potential title challengers in the Middleweight division.


Punahele Soriano vs. Nick Maximov

The Nick Diaz army will be represented this weekend as Nick Maximov will compete on his first UFC main card this weekend against Punahele Soriano. Not only is this fight on the main card, it’s the co-main event. Maximov is coming into this fight undefeated at 7-0. Prior to Punahele Soriano’s last fight, he was also undefeated. He suffered the first loss of his professional career against Brendan Allen in July of 2021. Soriano has the opportunity to bounce back from his first career loss while Maximov is trying to keep his undefeated streak going. Though Maximov is undefeated, only 32% of the Verdict Community are picking him to defeat Punahele Soriano.

Shavkat Rakhmanov vs. Carlston Harris

This card features the UFC return of Shavkat Rakhmanov who’s one of the most promising prospects in mixed martial arts. Rakhmanov is undefeated at 14-0 and has finished every opponent he’s fought. Of those 14 wins, 7 have come by knockout and 7 have come by submission. This will be a big test for Rakhmanov who will take on Carlston Harris who’s on a 5 fight winning streak. Harris has finished all 5 opponents during this streak, 4 of them coming in the 1st round. This is one of the most interesting fights on this card and is not being talked about enough.


Sam Alvey vs. Brendan Allen

Brendan Allen took this fight on less than one week notice after Phil Hawes withdrew from his fight against Alvey. Even on one week’s notice, 78% of the Verdict Community are still picking him to defeat Sam Alvey. This is likely a do or die fight for Alvey, who hasn’t won a fight in his last 7 UFC appearances. Alvey’s last win inside the Octagon was a split decision against Giann Vilante nearly 4 years ago.

Tresean Gore vs. Bryan Battle

This fight was supposed to be the finals of Season 29 of The Ultimate Fighter. Tresean Gore was forced to withdraw from the finals last September against Battle after suffering a knee injury. Battle went on to defeat Gilbert Urbina to win the Ultimate Fighter finale. This will be Gore’s official UFC debut. Battle is on a 5 fight winning streak in which he finished every opponent. The majority of the Verdict Community are predicting Gore to win with 36% predicting him to finish Battle by knockout.


Julian Erosa vs. Steven Peterson

Erosa and Peterson made their professional debuts within 3 months of each other in late 2010. Erosa’s been the more active of the two with 35 professional fights compared to Peterson’s 28 professional fights. Erosa is heavily favored, with 79% of the Verdict Community predicting him to defeat Peterson.

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