Preview of UFC Fight Night 239 Preliminary Matches

The Ultimate Fighting Championship is hitting the UFC Apex again. This time, they’re rolling out seven prelims that promise to keep us on the edge of our seats this Saturday in Vegas. Natan Levy and Mike Davis are up first. These two lightweights are athletically gifted and eager to get back in the game after a bit of a dry spell.

Then there’s the match-up between Josiane Nunes and Chelsea Chandler. It’s shaping up to be a fierce clash. Both former featherweights are now aiming to make their mark in the bantamweight division. But the fight that’s really catching everyone’s eye? Danny Silva’s UFC debut. After a standout performance in Dana White’s Contender Series last September, he’s facing Joshua Culibao. And folks, this one’s not to be missed.

Now, onto the lightweights. Thiago Moises is squaring off against Mitch Ramirez. Moises, with a record of 17-7 (6-5 in the UFC), is looking to bounce back. He entered the UFC scene in 2018, full of promise. Despite his young age, he showed remarkable poise and a knack for grappling that caught everyone’s attention. However, as he aimed higher in the lightweight division, he hit some roadblocks. Potent opponents managed to outmaneuver him, leading to some tough losses.

Moises tried to adapt, focusing more on his wrestling. But his last fight against Benoit St. Denis didn’t go as planned. Originally set to fight Brad Riddell, Moises now faces Ramirez, a UFC newcomer. Ramirez, a 31-year-old with a solid record and knockout power, made his mark in Dana White’s Contender Series in 2023. Despite a setback against Carlos Prates, he’s now making a move to lightweight after a win in the regional circuit.

Ramirez is an interesting fighter. His aggression varies, but he’s always ready to seize an opportunity. This could spell trouble for Moises, especially early on. However, Moises’ grappling and wrestling skills are not to be underestimated. It’s likely they’ll see him through. Our prediction? Moises by first-round submission.

So, what’s next? There’s plenty more action where that came from. From Davis vs. Levy to Nunes vs. Chandler, and not forgetting Culibao vs. Silva, the prelims are packed with potential. Keep an eye out for McKenna vs. Amorim and Grigoriou vs. Anheliger too. This Saturday’s lineup is not to be missed.

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