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 BTC 14, Abdel Rebai (4-2) has stepped in to provide his predictions and analysis for the 10 MMA bouts on the card.
A Tristar Gym product, Rebai has show plenty of promise so far in his amateur career. His most recent bout was an impressive TKO victory at MFL 18.
Here are Rebai’s predictions for BTC 14:
Adam Assenza (14-6) vs. Kazuma Maruyama (12-5): PRO Lightweight FIGHT PREVIEW
“Assenza’s a well-rounded fighter. He will be using a variety of striking attacks and footwork and try to win rounds and use takedowns if he needs to.”
Prediction: Assenza wins via decision.
Scott Hudson (12-5-1) vs. Xavier Nash (6-4): PRO Welterweight FIGHT PREVIEW
“Hudson’s going to use his length to manage the distance, to avoid the takedowns and pick him apart on the feet from the outside.”
Prediction: Hudson wins via decision.
Chris Lee Byrne (4-1) vs. Simon Marini (9-7): PRO Light Heavyweight
“Byrne’s going to try and look for the takedown and finish the fight on the ground.”
Prediction: Byrne wins via submission.
Izzudeen Atmeh (2-1) vs. Vinny Dias (2-0): PRO Bantamweight **$10k tournament semi-final**
“Atmeh’s going to manage the distance and use his footwork to avoid takedowns and pick him apart on the feet until he lands the shot that ends the fight.”
Prediction: Atmeh wins via TKO.
Liam Gallagher (0-0) vs. Dylan McIlvenny (1-1): PRO Featherweight
“Gallagher’s going to pressure him and use his sharp boxing skills and find his chin to get him out of there.”
Prediction: Gallagher wins via TKO.
Kevin Popowick-Bastien (0-2) vs. Patrick MacInnis (0-0): PRO 160 pounds
“Popowick-Bastien’s going to try and look for the takedown and finish the fight on the ground.”
Prediction: Popowick-Bastien wins via submission.
Cody Chovancek (1-0) vs. Nicky Heinrichs (0-0): PRO 150 pounds
“Chovancek’s going to wait and counter with the perfect shot to hurt his opponent and finish him.”
Prediction: Chovancek wins via TKO.
Jake Geauvreau (1-0) vs. Ryan Hollenbeck (0-0): PRO Featherweight
“Geauvreau’s going to try and look for the takedown and finish the fight on the ground.”
Prediction: Geauvreau wins via submission.
Nathan Ledger (0-3) vs. Gino Ghalehpardaz (0-1): PRO 140 pounds
“Ghalehpardaz is going to keep it standing and strike to try and win the rounds.”
Prediction: Ghalehpardaz wins via decision.
Seth Connor (1-4) vs. Broderick Rene (0-1): PRO Featherweight
“Connor’s going to try and look for the takedown and finish the fight on the ground.”
Prediction: Connor wins via submission.