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 BFL 63, Nicolas Ouellet has stepped in to provide his predictions and analysis for the 11 MMA bouts on the card.
Ouellet (2-0) is the current BFL amateur lightweight champion after defeating Manny Fernandez back at BFL 61. The jiu-jitsu specialist will be back on action on Nov. 16 at BFL 64 to defend his title.
Here are Ouellet’s predictions for BFL 63:
Dejan Kajic (11-7-2, 1 NC) vs Ricardo Centeno (5-4): PRO 175-pound Title Bout FIGHT PREVIEW
“Centeno is on a four-fight winning streak, but Dejan is so good at timing his shots and keeping his distance.”
Prediction: Kajic wins by knockout in the second round.
Achilles Estremadura (4-0) vs Carson Frei (8-3): PRO Lightweight Title Bout
“I’ve watched Estremadura fight a few times and he is so smooth with his boxing. I can see him stuffing takedowns and keeping the fight on the feet.”
Prediction: Estremadura wins by TKO in the first round.
Kirk Tse (1-0) vs Bilal Mobarak (0-0): PRO Featherweight
“Tse has fought some really tough guys in his amateur days and I think that experience will help him in winning this fight.”
Prediction: Tse wins by unanimous decision.
Ali Wasuk (1-1) vs Tylor Nicholson (1-3): PRO Bantamweight
“Nicholson is coming off a big win in his last fight and I think he’s going to out-strike Wasuk in this one too.”
Prediction: Nicholson wins by knockout in the third round.
Gwyn Berry (6-2) vs Dakota Angel (3-1): AMATEUR Featherweight Title Bout FIGHT PREVIEW
“Their last fight was a close, back-and-forth fight. I see Angel getting the edge in this rematch with pressure and takedowns.”
Prediction: Angel wins by unanimous decision.
Gio Platon (3-1) vs Donavin Morris (2-0): AMATEUR Bantamweight Title Bout FIGHT PREVIEW
“I think Platon will simply outwork Morris.”
Prediction: Platon wins by unanimous decision.
Flint Radatzke (1-2) vs Mark Purdy (2-1): AMATEUR Lightweight
“I know Purdy already won their first fight, and I can see him winning the rematch with superior grappling and aggression.”
Prediction: Purdy wins by submission in the first round.
Nick Kew (2-0) vs Scott Erikson (0-1): AMATEUR 130 pounds
“I see Kew getting the better of Erikson on the feet.”
Prediction: Kew wins by unanimous decision.
Josh Lam (1-1) vs Mani El-Hefnawy (1-0): AMATEUR Featherweight
“I think El-Hefnawy will stop the takedowns, keep it standing and end up winning it on the feet.”
Prediction: El-Hefnawy wins by TKO in the second round.
Oguzhan Yalćin (1-1) vs Brandon Labrecque (2-2): AMATEUR Featherweight
“I know Labrecque is tough and is a well-rounded fighter, but I think Yalćin will get the better of him with the takedowns.”
Prediction: Yalćin wins by unanimous decision.
Varun Sunder Rajan (0-1) vs Dylan Malinowski (0-0): AMATEUR Flyweight
“With Malinowski making his debut, I think that one fight Sunder Rajan has under his belt will be the difference.”
Prediction: Sunder Rajan wins by unanimous decision.