Each event, there will be a “guest predictor” who will offer their insight into the event and provide their predictions for each MMA bout.
For Rise FC 3, Josh Mackenzie has stepped in to provide his predictions and analysis for the nine MMA bouts on the card.
Coming off an undefeated amateur career with a 6-0 record, Mackenzie has begun his professional career with one victory and one defeat. He was victorious in his professional debut at Rise FC 2 over Bryce Gougeon before falling at Unified MMA 36 to Joel Odorski.
Here are Mackenzie’s predictions for Rise FC 3:
Sabah Fadai (11-5, 1 NC) vs D’Juan Owens (16-13-1) FIGHT PREVIEW
“Fadai is coming back after a layoff, but he’s training with the best guys in B.C. I think he will be too much to handle for Owens.”
Prediction: Fadai wins by TKO in the first round.
Craig Maclean (5-2) vs Chad Anheliger (8-5) FIGHT PREVIEW
“This is going to be a sick fight. Both fighters like to stand and throw, but have a very well-rounded game. This is a tough one to pick. Anheliger is on a run right now and I think he keeps it going.”
Prediction: Anheliger wins by knockout in the third round.
Jamie Siraj (6-2) vs Gabe Sagman (5-3) FIGHT PREVIEW
“Siraj is a champion for Unified MMA and a top-ranked bantamweight in the country. Siraj will tire his opponent.”
Prediction: Siraj wins by TKO in the second round.
Justin Doege (2-0) vs Terrence Spina (0-0)
“I see both these guys coming out and swinging heavy hands. I think Doege’s height and reach will be too much and he will connect clean.”
Prediction: Doege wins by knockout in the first round.
Josh Kwiatkowski (1-1) vs Jorge Alcala (0-1)
“I think Kwiatkowski will be looking to defend home turf against the American. The crowd will definitely be on his side.”
Prediction: Kwiatkowski wins by unanimous decision.
Saeid Mirzaei (0-0-1) vs Killian Estes (0-0)
“I have seen Mirzaei fight and grapple; that guy is a beast. I see him taking his opponent down and being to much for him.”
Prediction: Mirzaei wins by submission in the second round.
Lupita Godinez (1-0) vs Kaiyana Rain (1-4)
“Godinez is the more consistent fighter, staying busy with lots of amateur fights, then turning pro. I’m sure she’s aiming to keep that undefeated record.”
Prediction: Godinez wins by TKO in the first round.
Joey Foy (0-0) vs Terrence Jeffers (0-0)
“Again, I don’t really know either guy. I’m going to take a guess on this one.”
Prediction: Foy wins by TKO in the first round.
Vicente Mabanta (0-0) vs Axel Kardiman (0-0)
“Both guys are making their debuts, so I don’t really know much about either guy. Mabanta trains at a top gym in B.C. with a lot of good guys.”
Prediction: Mabanta wins by TKO in the first round.