The Octagon heads north of the border for UFC Fight Night 150, taking place May 4 at Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. There have been several updates to the card, and the new bouts are listed below.
Sarah Moras vs. Macy Chiasson, UFC Fight Night 150
Women’s bantamweights Sarah Moras and Macy Chiasson are set for a featured bout at UFC Fight Night 150. Moras (5-4) is 2-3 in the UFC and is coming off of back-to-back decision loss to Talita Bernardo and Lucie Pudilova. The former TUF contestant has not won a fight since a submission win over Ashlee Evans-Smith in late 2017. Chiasson (4-0) won The Ultimate Fighter with a stoppage win over Pannie Kianzad and continued to build up her hype train with a brutal knockout over Gina Mazany her last time out. The UFC is clearly very high on Chiasson and she is making a quick return to the Octagon having just fought at UFC 235 last month. There’s no doubt the UFC is serving up Moras to get finished by Chiasson, who is one of the top female prospects in the sport right now. Though Moras has pulled off the upset before, this looks like a terrible matchup for her on paper, and Chiasson should be a massive favorite heading into this fight.
Walt Harris vs. Sergey Spivak, UFC Fight Night 150
After Aleksei Oleinik was pulled to fight Alistair Overeem at UFC Fight Night 149, now Walt Harris takes on UFC newcomer Sergey Spivak at UFC Fight Night 150. Harris (11-7, 1 NC) is 4-6, 1 NC in the UFC and is coming off of a No Contest against Andrei Arlovski at UFC 232 after testing positive for a banned substance. Harris has been a massive disappointment in the UFC and it’s amazing he continues to get so many opportunities despite his poor record and his recent drug test failure. Spivak (9-0) has finished all of his pro fights including stoppage wins over noted journeyman Travis Fulton and Tony Lopez on the regional scene. While Harris may have more UFC experience, this could be a good spot to fade him and take a shot on the unbeaten Spivak, who looks like a really good prospect.
Mitch Gagnon vs. Cole Smith, UFC Fight Night 150
Also set for UFC Fight Night 150 is a bantamweight bout between Mitch Gagnon and Cole Smith, who is filling in on short notice for the injured Brian Kelleher. Gagnon (12-4) is 4-3 in the UFC but is riding a two-fight losing skid and hasn’t won a fight since a 2014 submission win over Roman Salazar. It’s amazing how Gagnon’s career has taken such a nosedive, because at one point in time he looked like he could be a future title contender in the bantamweight division, but of course those days are long behind him now. Smith (6-0) has won all six of his pro fights so far on the Canadian regional circuit with five of them coming by stoppage. Gagnon will probably be the favorite here, but he’s prime fade material and Smith could be a trendy dog pick for bettors who are feeling lucky.