Predictions: BFL 72

Each event, there will be a “guest predictor” who will offer their insight into the event and provide their predictions for each MMA bout.

Laine Foxton
Laine Foxton (Photo by Joel Griffith)

For BFL 72, Laine Foxton (3-1) has stepped in to provide his predictions and analysis for the 12 MMA bouts on the card.

After taking a loss in his amateur debut, Foxton has now won three straight, including his most recent decision win over Jared Shipley at BTC 11. Keep an eye out for Foxton’s next bout on one of the upcoming Unified MMA cards.

Here are Foxton’s predictions for BFL 72:

Dejan Kajic (13-7-2) vs. Saeid Mirzaei (3-0-1): PRO 175 pound Title Bout**

“I think experience will play a big factor in this fight. I think Kajic weathers the storm, stays composed, and gets the win.”

Prediction: Kajic wins via decision.

Serhiy Sidey (6-1) vs. Austin Russell (3-0): PRO Bantamweight Title Bout** SIDEY PREVIEW, RUSSELL PREVIEW

“I think Sidey is going to look to keep the win streak going and gets the job done.”

Prediction: Sidey wins via TKO in the second round.

Nicolas Ouellet (2-0) vs. Mateo Vogel (5-2): PRO Featherweight Title Bout** OUELLET PREVIEW, VOGEL PREVIEW

“I think Vogel is going to come in super prepared looking to get that win back. He also has an experience edge.”

Prediction: Vogel wins by submission in the third round.

Josh Kwiatkowski (5-4) vs. Ryan Rohovich (4-4): PRO Featherweight

“Fun fight, good one for the fans. I see Kwiatkowski getting in done.”

Prediction: Kwiatkowski wins via TKO in the third round.

Mitch Strazzella (1-0) vs. Matt Hovorka (1-2): PRO Bantamweight

“This one should be a real banger, but in the end Strazzella should be able to get the job done being the more technical striker.”

Prediction: Strazzella wins via decision.

Alana Cook (1-0) vs. Maria Demers (0-1): PRO Women’s Bantamweight

“Another fighter looking to get her first win, I have Demers getting the job done.”

Prediction: Demers wins via submission in the first round.

Oguzhan Yalcin (1-0) vs. Wesley Bowman (0-2): PRO Bantamweight

“Like the majority of his fights so far, Yalcin should be able to secure takedowns, win the fight and look dominant in doing so.”

Prediction: Yalcin wins via submission in the second round.

Tylor Nicholson (1-5) vs. Nate Ledger (0-4): PRO 130 pounds

“I think Ledger is going to come in super hungry to get his first win.”

Prediction: Ledger wins via decision.

Flint Radatzke (1-4) vs. Logan Thompson (1-0): AMATEUR 150 pounds

“Radatzke has a significant experience edge, but Thompson was impressive in his amateur debut earlier this year.”

Prediction: Thompson wins via decision.

Melvin Panganiban (1-0) vs. Sheldon Nicodemus (0-0): AMATEUR 150 pounds

“With Nicodemus making his debut, he’s a bit of a wild card. And with Panganiban coming off a first round knockout win in his debut, it’s tough not to side with him.”

Prediction: Panganiban wins via TKO in the second round.

Marcus Coward (0-0) vs. Cannon Tass (0-0): AMATEUR Middleweight

“Two guys making their amateur debuts makes this a coin flip without knowing anything on either of them.”

Prediction: Coward wins via decision.