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 Fight Night 12, Isaiah Metituk has stepped in to provide his predictions and analysis for the seven MMA bouts on the card.
Metituk concluded his amateur career with a 6-4 record, which included a second round submission win over Brody Zariwny at XFFC 22. Metituk is now scheduled to make his professional debut at XFFC 23, where he’ll meet Harley King in a bantamweight bout.
Here are Metituk’s predictions for Fight Night 12:
Chris Curtis (21-8) vs Darren Smith Jr. (20-10): PRO Welterweight Title Bout** FIGHT PREVIEW
“This is an awesome fight; I’m excited to watch this as a fan. Both of these guys are right on the cusp, and I think the winner here could break through to the next level. After the Matt Dwyer fight, Curtis showed he’s on a different level than all the guys on the regional scene, and I think he’s faced the slightly tougher competition.”
Prediction: Curtis wins by unanimous decision.
Melissa Croden (1-0) vs Elizabeth Schroder (0-0): PRO Women’s Bantamweight FIGHT PREVIEW
“Croden is the best female prospect in Canada, in my opinion. Props to Schroder for stepping in on short notice, but I got Croden with the stoppage.”
Prediction: Croden wins by TKO in the third round.
Lucas Neufeld (4-1) vs Cleve Bentley (2-3): PRO Featherweight FIGHT PREVIEW
“My mama always said if I don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything, so I’m not going to talk about a certain individual that claims to be wild. Bentley went from dynasty to dynasty, going from Toshido MMA to Xtreme Couture MMA. I was extremely impressed with what he did against Josh Kwiatkowski, so I think he’s going to prove he’s the real wild one here.”
Prediction: Bentley wins by unanimous decision.
Adam Zekry (1-0) vs Derek Khosa (2-1): AMATEUR Welterweight
“Khosa has some legit power in his hands. He’s really been putting in the work with Jesse Arnett and the Alavanca boys, so I see that paying dividends.”
Prediction: Khosa wins by TKO in the first round.
Nick Matthews (1-0) vs Caden Boyce (1-0): AMATEUR Lightweight
“I feel Boyce has faced the tougher competition, comes from a legit gym, and is ready to use the home advantage and get the job done.”
Prediction: Boyce wins by knockout in the second round.
Kristopher Bryan (0-1) vs Joshua Hopkins (0-1): AMATEUR Middleweight
“Hopkins went the distance with Eric Stevens in his debut at Rumble in the Cage 60. Stevens is no joke, so I think this step down in competition from his first fight will lead to the win.”
Prediction: Hopkins win by unanimous decision.
Melanie Hansen (0-0) vs Ami Lyczewski (1-0): AMATEUR Women’s Strawweight
“Lyczewski has already made her debut, and she won that fight. She trains at PFA, which is a legit gym, all beef aside.”
Prediction: Lyczewski wins by unanimous decision.