We've got a doooope free card tn fellas. Kevin Holland vs Derek Brunson is a great fight. Holland was my pick for the best prospect of 2020 over Chimaev, because he ran off 5 wins in 2020 alone. That run ended with KO'ing Jacare Souza from full-guard...while talking to him! Souza is a GOAT-tier mma grappler in my book, an ADCC champ, and Holland slept him from the bottom. This compilation of Holland talking during fights has a quick glimpse of it, and also the whole thing is hilarious.
He's fighting Derek Brunson, the KO machine. Outside of his first loss to Kendall Grove, Brunson's only ever lost to the elite fighters of the division. 3 former champs, Yoel Romero, and Jacare are the only ones to beat Brunson. He just KO'ed a super-prospect in Edmen Shahbazyan, and that's been the story of his career. He smokes anyone in the middle of the pack, but never gets over the hump.
Then the most decorated American wrestler in the LW division, Gregor Gillespie fights a top-notch striking prospect in Brad Riddell. It's a 13-1 wrestling monster vs a 9-1 Kickboxing beast. The prelim main event includes one of the top female bantamweight prospects in Macy Chiasson. She's an incredible striker with a meant streak and she's fighting a vet striker in Marian Reneau. It should be a really entertaining one.
For picks, I'm going Holland (I think he's evasive enough to beat Brunson but this could be a poor man's Izzy vs Jan); Gillespie (he's relentless on takedowns and I could picture a choke finish); Chiasson (TKO finish in my mind).
You'll also catch some memorable names like Tai Tuivasa and Max Griffin on the undercard. It's a good one.