Six of the Best: UFC on FOX 18 Johnson vs. Bader

By Owen Phillips     28/1/16

Six of the Best tries to find you 6 winners from each UFC event. This event is UFC on FOX 18 Johnson vs. Bader which takes place on Sunday (Australian time).


Anthony Johnson ($1.30) vs. Ryan Bader ($3.50)

Ryan Bader has been on a great run and is deserving of a title shot. I think he isn’t able to survive the early parts of the fight against Johnson and is disappointed with a loss.

Winner – Anthony Johnson

Ben Rothwell ($2.10) vs. Josh Barnett ($1.72)

Barnett will look to close the distance and make things ugly. I think Rothwell can negotiate the compromising situations and get his hand raised.

Winner – Ben Rothwell

Iuri Alcantara ($2.40) vs. Jimmie Rivera ($1.58)

Alcantara has a wealth of MMA experience and will try to use that against rising prospect Rivera. Rivera had a last start win over a tough Pedro Munhoz and carries an incredible seventeen-fight win streak into this fight. This will be a great test for Rivera and I think it may be too tough a task.

Winner – Iuri Alcantara

Jake Ellenberger ($3.00) vs. Tarec Saffiedine ($1.40)

Ellenberger will try to unleash his hands and Saffiedine will keep him away with his kicks and get the victory.

Winner – Tarec Saffiedine

Olivier Aubin-Mercier ($1.33) vs. Diego Ferreira ($3.40)

A very close fight against two high level grapplers. I think Aubin-Mercier has a strength advantage and controls the fight.

Winner – Olivier Aubin-Mercier

Kevin Casey ($2.40) vs. Rafael Natal ($1.58)

Casey likes to get the KO early or can slow down considerably later on. Natal is crafty and will chip away at Casey to get the win.

Winner – Rafael Natal


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Six of the Best 2016 Record: 9-3