The UFC Vegas 70 Prelims is littered with Dana White’s Contender Series alumni, positively dripping from head-to-toe as 17 of the 26 fighters on the card have come through the DWCS. Perfect for Daddy Dana to lock prospects into contracts for peanuts and churn out weekly Fight Night cards!
Our preliminary card features an intriguing Flyweight bout between ultra-offensive Ode Osbourne and the conservative Charles Johnson. Pintsized’s pick, through gritted teeth, is a Women’s Flyweight bout between newcomer Gabriella Fernandes and Jasmine Jasudavicius.
Where are the UFC Vegas 70 Prelims taking place?
The event will take place at the UFC Apex in Nevada, United States, on February 25 2023.
What time does the UFC Vegas 70 Prelims start?
The UFC Vegas 70 Prelims are scheduled to start at 4PM ET in the US and 9PM GMT in the UK.
Where can I watch the UFC Vegas 70 Prelims?
The UFC Vegas 70 event can be streamed on ESPN+ in the US and BT Sport in the UK. You are advised to use official streams for UFC Vegas 70 and avoid buffstreams, crackstreams or Reddit streams.
UFC Vegas 70 Bitesize Predictions
|UFC Vegas 70 Odds||UFC Vegas 70 Predictions|
|Erick Gonzalez vs Trevor Peek Odds:|
(+160) / (-190)
|Erick Gonzalez vs Trevor Peek Prediction:|
Peek TKO Round 2
|Gabriella Fernandes vs Jasmine Jasudavicius Odds:|
(-125) / (+105)
|Gabriella Fernandes vs Jasmine Jasudavicius Prediction:|
|Jordan Leavitt vs Victor Martinez Odds:|
(-105) / (-115)
|Jordan Leavitt vs Victor Martinez Prediction:|
Leavitt Submission Round 2
|Ode Osbourne vs Charles Johnson Odds:|
(+145) / (-170)
|Ode Osbourne vs Charles Johnson Prediction:|
|Joe Solecki vs Carl Deaton III Odds:|
(-520) / (+410)
|Joe Solecki vs Carl Deaton III Prediction:|
|Nurullo Aliev vs Rafael Alves Odds:|
(-180) / (+155)
|Nurullo Aliev vs Rafael Alves Prediction:|
Alves TKO Round 1
UFC Vegas 70: Preliminary Card Predictions
Erick Gonzalez vs Trevor Peek
Erick Gonzalez (14-7) had managed to handle Terrance McKinney’s nuclear early-doors power before walking himself into a standing rear naked choke. The Ghost Pepper can dig deep down the stretch but has been once again pitted against a fearsome striker. Trevor Peek (7-0) has collected a perfect KO streak on the regional scene. Gonzalez is a step up in competition but lacks the tools to take the contest away from a battle on the outside.
Gonzalez vs Peek Prediction: Peek TKO Round 2
Gabriella Fernandes vs Jasmine Jasudavicius
Jasmine Jasudavicius (7-2) welcomes former LFA Flyweight Champion, Gabriella Fernandes (8-1), on Saturday night. Jasudavicius shocked the odds on her debut when she comfortably beat Kay Hansen on the feet. Unfortunately for the Canadian, she was then out-struck 3-1 and had her wrestling threat neutralised by newcomer Natalia Silva. Fernandes is a full-blooded striker with an immense athletic ceiling. The Brazilian can be stiff on her feet, however, as there are clear transitionary delays while deciding upon her next move.
Fernandes vs Jasudavicius Prediction: Fernandes Decision
Jordan Leavitt vs Victor Martinez
After being unceremoniously twerked on by Paddy Pimblett, Jordan Leavitt (10-2) looks to get back to his comedically one-dimensional submission game. The Monkey King will struggle to climb the ladder until his wrestling pitfalls are resolved, but his slick grappling tends to prove enough at the UFC entry level.
Victor Martinez (13-4) debuts off the back of a DWCS decision victory which showcased his gritty, imposing striking. Martinez is decently experienced against respectable opposition so there is a strong chance that the Texan can keep this fight standing – but I’m backing The Monkey King for the memes.
Leavitt vs Martinez Prediction: Leavitt Submission Round 2
Ode Osbourne vs Charles Johnson
A rare flyweight power puncher, Ode Osbourne (11-5) injects a vital ‘die by the sword’ energy into a rapidly growing division. Odebourne’s lightning-fast 1-2 often proves enough to batter opponents. Most detrimental to the Jamaican is his propensity for spinning strikes which negate his reach advantage and leave him vulnerable. Charles Johnson (13-3) is a fantastically durable, conservative striker who can be blamed for waiting for his ideal opening rather than creating them. Against Osbourne, Johnson will have a delectable selection to feast upon.
Osbourne vs Johnson Prediction: Johnson Decision
Joe Solecki vs Carl Deaton III
Joe Solecki (12-3) showcased his improvement from the Jared Gordon loss with a close-fought yet ultimately successful victory over Alex da Silva. The 29-year-old’s ceiling remains fixed due to his average athleticism but he remains an effective, controlling wrestler with an increased penchant for submissions. Regional scene marauder, Carl Deaton III (17-5), has been drafted in as a last-minute replacement following Benoit Saint-Denis’ ankle injury. At 33 years old, there isn’t much time left for Deaton to finally win a step-up, but his risk-averse striking leaves few openings for Solecki to shoot.
Solecki vs Deaton III Prediction: Solecki Decision
Nurullo Aliev vs Rafael Alves
The undefeated 23-year-old Tajik Eagle, Nurullo Aliev (8-0), enters his UFC debut after pounding out Josh Wick in under a round on the DWCS. A relentless chain wrestler with a smothering top game, he has the tools to neutralise the best weapons of explosive counter-striker, Rafael Alves (20-11). There isn’t anything on the tape that leads me to question anything other than Alves rolling over the prospect, however. The Brazilian is ferociously powerful, explosive and a nightmare to take down.
Aliev vs Alves Prediction: Alves TKO Round 1