The UFC heads to the Lone Star state this weekend as Rafael Dos Anjos takes on Leon Edwards in a key welterweight contest at UFC on ESPN 4, from San Antonio. This card features a lot of competitive fights, and there are only 4 fighters with a salary of 9k. Let’s check out the salaries.
Domingo Pilarte $9400 – Pilarte is making his UFC debut, it’s a pretty steep price to pay for a newcomer, and the guy he’s facing a tough BJJ black belt. His opponent is extremely hittable and his cardio is not the best. I’ll have a little bit of Domingo but not a lot.
Rafael Dos Anjos/Leon Edwards – I really don’t know how this fight is going to go, but I do think the winner will score well. I will have either in my lineups…I think the fight is a complete coin flip, I’ve gone back and forth on this one and both fighters have a legit path to victory.
Greg Hardy $8100 – I’ve heard many opinions on this fight, but Greg Hardy is the better athlete and we all know what his hands can do. I think Hardy finishes him early and I think him at this price is a nice bargain.
Walt Harris $8700 – I think Walt might be low-owned here, and Alexei Oleinik is just 3 months removed from his fight against Overeem, a fight that he took a lot of punishment in. Something just tells me Walt Harris comes through here, and I won’t have a lot of him but I’ll have some.
Steven Peterson $7400 – If there’s a guy in the UFC that will fight for your money, it’s Steven Peterson. Steven comes forward and is aggressive and to be honest I don’t think that’s something that his opponent Alex Caceras struggles with. Caceras has some cardio issues and I think the pace and volume will eventually wear on Caceras. Peterson has had some tough fights in his time in the UFC but even in the two of the three fights that he lost he’s scored decent. Peterson could definitely score over 80 here.
Gabriel Silva $6900 – It seems like yesterday that Ray Borg was a top contender in the flyweight. My how times have changed. Gabriel Silva is the real deal folks, he has power, his jiu-jitsu is on point, and I think he’s just a bad matchup for Borg. Do not be surprised if Silva gets the win inside the distance.