Fellas, I can’t lie to you – UFC Vegas 69 is in a pretty bad shape. It’s not even the main event that hurts. Sure, it sucks to lose out on Marlon Vera vs Cory Sandhagen. But a late-notice replacement in Jessica Andrade ensures a meaningful Women’s Flyweight contender fight against Erin Blanchfield. No, the issues lie in the other ten ‘regional at best’ fights taking place within the soulless UFC Apex.
The UFC Vegas 69 Preliminary Card stretches from average to downright insulting in terms of quality. Rather than labour the point, attention should instead be drawn to Pintsized’s pick – a scrappy stand-up battle between Lina Lansberg and Mayra Bueno Silva.
Where are the UFC Vegas 69 Prelims taking place?
This Saturday’s UFC event will take place at the UFC Apex in Nevada, United States, on February 18, 2023.
What time does the UFC Vegas 69 Prelims start?
The UFC Vegas 69 Prelims are scheduled to start at 6PM ET in the US and 9PM GMT in the UK.
Where can I watch the UFC Vegas 69 Prelims?
The UFC Vegas 69 Prelims can be streamed on ESPN+ in the US and BT Sport in the UK. You are advised to use official streams for UFC Vegas 69 and avoid buffstreams, crackstreams or Reddit streams.
UFC Vegas 69 Prelims Bitesize Predictions
|UFC Vegas 69 Prelims Odds||UFC Vegas 69 Prelims Predictions|
|Lina Lansberg vs Mayra Bueno Silva Odds:|
(+380) / (-475)
|Lina Lansberg vs Mayra Bueno Silva Prediction:|
Silva Submission Round 2
|Jamall Emmers vs Khusein Askhabov Odds:|
(+135) / (-155)
|Jamall Emmers vs Khusein Askhabov Prediction:|
Askhabov TKO Round 1
|Ovince St. Preux vs Philipe Lins Odds:|
(+185) / (-215)
|Ovince St. Preux vs Philipe Lins Prediction:|
|AJ Fletcher vs Themba Gorimbo Odds:|
(-285) / (+240)
|AJ Fletcher vs Themba Gorimbo Prediction:|
Fletcher Submission Round 1
|Juancamilo Ronderos vs Clayton Carpenter Odds:|
(+250) / (-300)
|Juancamilo Ronderos vs Clayton Carpenter Prediction:|
Carpenter Submission Round 2
UFC Vegas 69: Preliminary Card Predictions
Lina Lansberg vs Mayra Bueno Silva
Lina Lansberg’s (10-7) return to the octagon yielded two losses and a lot of brain trauma. The Swede dropped a debatable major decision to Karol Rosa last time out, but the 40-year-old cannot maintain the same pace that drove her success in the 2010s. Mayra Bueno Silva (9-2-1) once again tapped into her submission chops against Stephanie Eggar with a first-round armbar. The Brazilian hampered her early progression in the UFC rankings after opting to stand and bang with superior strikers in Manon Fiorot and Maryna Moroz. The physical edge alone should prove too great a hurdle for the gutsy Swede.
Lansberg vs Silva Prediction: Silva Submission Round 2
Jamall Emmers vs Khusein Askhabov
After a year and a half on the sidelines, Jamall Emmers (18-6) returns to the octagon. Pretty Boy had almost knocked Pat Sabatini into the shadow realm with an uppercut before losing out in a 50-50 submission attempt. He hasn’t received much leeway from the match-makers as he faces the debuting Khuseun Askhabov (23-0). Askhabov has fought around the Eastern European regional scenes but he has accrued a ton of experience against a varying quality of opposition. A slick outside striker, Askhabov also owns the tools to handle himself on the mat if Emmers opts to panic wrestle.
Emmers vs Askhabov Prediction: Askhabov TKO Round 1
Ovince St. Preux vs Philipe Lins
Another UFC Fight Night, another time to wheel out OSP (26-16). Coming off the back of a split decision victory over Shogun Rua, OSP’s style has remained the same throughout his twilight. The monkey denotes that the 39-year-old’s ferocious power and Von Flue Choke stay the same, but so does his tepid pace and ability to gas before the third round. Philipe Lins (15-5) has been treading water in the UFC since his decision loss to Andrei Arlovski. In his own career twilight at 37 years old, the Brazilian fell back on his wrestling against Marcin Prachnio and was richly rewarded.
OSP vs Lins Prediction: Lins Decision
AJ Fletcher vs Themba Gorimbo
AJ Fletcher (9-2) returns in pursuit of his first victory within the octagon since debuting last March. The 25-year-old is exceptionally explosive but his short stature forces him to eat damage in order to close the distance. Debutant, Themba Gorimbo (10-3), will enjoy a 9″ reach advantage against his late-notice opponent. The Zimbabwe fighter is surprisingly heavy-handed, despite having recorded just one KO victory, but he is unlikely to handle Fletcher’s energetic wrestling.
Fletcher vs Gorimbo Prediction: Fletcher Submission Round 1
Juancamilo Ronderos vs Clayton Carpenter
Colombian Flyweight, Juancamilo Ronderos (4-1), fell to an early submission loss against the vastly experienced David Dvorak. That was two years ago, however, and on short notice. The 28-year-old is an unknown entity after his time on the sidelines but he will find himself at a physical disadvantage against Clayton Carpenter (6-0). The undefeated debutant earned his call-up off the back of a comprehensive decision victory on the DWCS. His rounded grappling will likely see him take the fight to the ground early and stay there with comfort.
Ronderos vs Carpenter Prediction: Carpenter Submission Round 2