UFC Fight Night 176 Tournament Match
On the night of September 5-6, MMA fans will have another first-class evening from Las Vegas (USA), where UFC Fight Night 176 will take place without spectators at the UFC APEX arena with the legend of this sport at the head of the card.
One of the card’s earliest fights will feature an intriguing showdown between UFC rookie Moldavian heavyweight Romanov and seasoned Brazilian De Lima.
De Lima, after two consecutive unsuccessful attempts to fit into the light heavyweight limit in 2018, returned to heavyweight, and has since marked victories over Adam Wichorek and Ben Sosoli, losing to Stefan Struve.
Romanov won ahead of schedule each of his 11 fights (5 by knockout, 6 by submission), in 9 cases the fights ended in the first round.
Prediction for the fight
De Lima is a famous finisher: out of 17 victories, 12 by knockout and 3 more submissions. He has a truly terrifying punching power that Romanov may not have encountered yet. But on the other hand, the Brazilian “Bigfoot” is obscenely helpless on the back and has a terrible wrestling IQ. If Romanov is on top, it will not be difficult for him to finish the finish line.
De Lima has a chance in the first minutes of the match to cut down the opponent and then, if necessary, finish him off on the surface. But we are more inclined to another option. Romanov, who has an advantage in size, will press him to the net, throw him on his back, and there he will either score with blows or strangle him.
Romanov’s victory by submission in the 1st round
Alistair Overeem – Augusto Sakai
Ovince Saint Preux – Alonso Menifield
Sijara Eubanks – Karol Rosa
Michel Pereira – Zelim Idamaev
Brian Kelleher – Kevin Natividad
Thiago Moises – Jalyn Turner
Andre Muniz – Bartosz Fabinski
Vivian Araujo – Montana de la Rosa
Alexander Romanov – Marcos Rogerio de Lima
Cole Smith – Hunter Azure