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3 Picks For November 7’s UFC Fight Night Card From Sao Paulo

3 Picks For November 7’s UFC Fight Night Card From Sao Paulo
Vitor Belfort and Dan Henderson add a third chapter to their MMA rivalry on November 7th in Sao Paulo. This middleweight tilt headlines the upcoming Brazilian UFC Fight Night card and we'll be looking a that fight plus two others in our lightning fast Fight Night preview.

#4 Vitor Belfort (-325) vs. #12 Dan Henderson (+250) – Middleweight

Sao Paulo will witness chapter three in what’s now become a Belfort/Henderson trilogy of fights. Henderson won their first encounter nearly a decade back at Pride 32, but Belfort got his revenge via first round KO at a 2013 UFC Fight Night event. This will be Vitor Belfort’s first bout since going out by way of TKO against reigning division champ Chris Weidman at UFC 187. Henderson’s had a shaky run over his last five fights having lost four of those contests. Hendo pulling out a TKO win over Mauricio Rua in Natal shows that Henderson can win in Brazil, but Belfort is understandably the favourite in this bout. Belfort’s fusion of remarkable striking and strong Jiu-Jitsu may be too much for Henderson to handle. The only Ls Belfort has taken as a UFC fighter have come against Weidman, Jon Jones and Anderson Silva. Dan Henderson is a legendary fighter, but 2015 era Henderson is not in that class of fighters. Belfort’s likely to have his hand raised.

Our Pick: Belfort

#4 Glover Teixeira (-350) vs. #9 Patrick Cummins (+265) – Light Heavyweight

Glover Teixeira is slowly getting his quest for another title shot back on track after suffering back-to-back losses to Jon Jones and Phil Davis. Teixeira’s August submission win over Ovince Saint Preux showed that the 35-year-old Brazilian hasn’t fallen off the earth as a talent in the division. The next stop on Teixeira’s redemption tour? An intriguing clash versus two-time All-American Patrick Cummins. Teixeira’s quality striking could spell doom for Cummins who owns first round KO losses versus both Saint Preux and Daniel Cormier. The #4 fighter in the division has a history of finishing fights, so Cummins has a better shot the longer the contest goes. Cummins has great conditioning and has shown he can hang for a full three rounds. Teixeira? Both of his UFC losses were decisions that went to the judges. We don’t see the fight getting that far so Teixeira’s who we are leaning towards.

Our Pick: Teixeira

#9 Thomas Almeida (-450) vs. Anthony Birchak (+325) – Bantamweight

Hometown hero Thomas Almeida puts his unblemished UFC record (3-0) and flawless MMA record (20-0) on the line for Brazil’s big Fight Night card. To keep his W-L totals prestine, he’ll have to knock off skilled wrestler Anthony Birchak. It should make an interesting clash of styles with Almeida’s resume showing a lot of TKO wins and minimal takedown leanings, while Birchak isn’t shy about going for a submission to emerge victorious. Almeida could be in for a test if things make it to the mat, although Almeida’s going to try and end things with punches, elbows, knees, kicks and anything else needed to finish the fight. We like Almeida’s chances of keeping his winning streak alive.

Our Pick: Almeida

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