Early Look at the Fight Pass Prelims for UFC 202

Colby CovingtonThe Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is back in the fight capital of the world, Las Vegas, NV on August 20, 2016 with UFC 202: Diaz vs McGregor II. Main card action will be kicking off on Pay Per View at 10pm ET, with preliminary bouts preceding it on FOX Sports 1 at 8pm ET and on UFC Fight Pass at 6:30pm ET. If interested in wagering on any of the match-ups for this fight card, all betting lines will be made available at Several Bookmakerss. Getting things started for the UFC Fight Pass prelims for UFC 202 will be a welterweight match-up between Italian promotional newcomer Marvin Vettori and Brazil’s Alberto Uda, who is coming off a second round knockout loss to Jake Collier in his Octagon debut. This is an excellent stylistic match-up that is likely to result in a finish and get the evening going on a high-note. Following the first official defeat of his professional mixed martial arts career, Uda aims to get back into the win column by taking out the Italian. Back to back first round finishes of Cage Warriors veteran Jack Mason and UFC veteran Igor Araujo earned Vettori a shot in the UFC and he plans to make the most of it next Saturday night in Las Vegas. Colby Covington will be looking to make it two in a row for himself inside the Octagon when he takes on UFC newcomer Max Griffin. The 30 year old enjoys a two fight winning streak into this bout and hopes to extend that to three against Covington. The featured bout for the Fight Pass prelims for UFC 202 will be a welterweight showdown between red-hot Neil Magny and former Strikeforce middleweight champion Lorenz “The Monsoon” Larkin. This is arguably the best fight on the entire fight card and will be a legitimate contender for the evening’s ‘Fight of the Night’ bonus. After seeing an impressive seven fight winning streak snapped by Demian Maia, Magny has bounced back strong with a pair of decision victories over Erick Silva and Gastelum, respectively, followed by a third round TKO of Hector Lombard in his most recent outing. Now riding a nice three fight winning streak, Magny hopes to stretch it to four when he takes on Riverside, CA’s Larkin. Larkin took this bout on short notice, replacing Magny’s original scheduled opponent, the veteran “Stun Gun” Dong Hyun Kim, who was removed from the card due to injury. He is making a quick return to action following a decision win over Jorge Masvidal just two months ago at UFC Fight Night 88 in Las Vegas. He plans to get through Magny and crack the rankings of the UFC’s welterweight division. This 170-pound barn burner will surely get the UFC FIght Pass subscriptions up for the month of August. This is an important bout for both men, who will look to leave it all inside the Octagon. In this pairing of Magny and Larkin, fight fans know they’re in for a treat– a treat of war.

Written by Gabe Killian

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