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 MFL 19, Liam Gallagher (5-0) has stepped in to provide his predictions and analysis for the 27 MMA bouts on the card.
Gallagher has been flawless in his amateur career so far, including capturing the MFL bantamweight title at MFL 17 his last time out. He was originally slated to compete in the United States the same night as MFL 19, but his opponent was forced out due to injury. Gallagher hopes to find a spot on one of the upcoming BTC Fight Promotions cards this year.
Here are Gallagher’s predictions for MFL 19:
Ramil Kamilov (6-3) vs. Charles Azoulay (2-1): AMATEUR Lightweight Title Bout** KAMILOV PREVIEW, AZOULAY PREVIEW
““Kamilov has a lot of fight experience and is a veteran within the MFL ranks. I think his experience gets him a third round TKO.”
Prediction: Kamilov wins via TKO in the third round.
Olivier Poisson (5-0) vs. Alex Gluzman (2-0): AMATEUR Featherweight Title Bout** POISSON PREVIEW, GLUZMAN PREVIEW
“Gluzman is a very well-rounded fighter and I think has the answers to Poisson’s grappling game.”
Prediction: Gluzman wins via unanimous decision.
Scott Rodrigues (3-1) vs. Vince Nikiforov (2-5): AMATEUR Bantamweight
“Nikiforov has fought some wars with MFL’s toughest competition.”
Prediction: Nikiforov wins via unanimous decision.
Thomas Anilowski (3-0) vs. Iliass Ait Moumen (5-3): AMATEUR Flyweight
“Anilowski is a training partner of mine and an absolute savage. Being one of the biggest prospects at flyweight in Canada right now, I think his skill level is too much for Ait Moumen to handle.”
Prediction: Anilowski wins via submission in the first round.
Corey Georgiou (1-1) vs. Umar Mohammad (0-0): AMATEUR Flyweight
“Georgiou, already having two fights under his belt, should be able to use his experience to his advantage.”
Prediction: Georgiou wins via unanimous decision.
Jordan Tecson (0-0) vs. Martin Aronson (0-0): AMATEUR Bantamweight
“Not knowing much about either fighter, it’s really a coin flip.”
Prediction: Aronson wins via unanimous decision.
Isaiah Sharpe (1-1) vs. Luqman Abdi (1-1): AMATEUR Flyweight
“Sharpe being a teammate of mine, I know what he’s capable of. He’s a killer.”
Prediction: Sharpe wins via TKO in the second round.
Julien Nyquill (2-0) vs. Francois Barrieau (0-0): AMATEUR 230 pounds
“Nyquill was impressive in his most recent fight and he should be able to find more success here against the debuting Barrieau.”
Prediction: Nyquill wins via knockout in the first round.
Nicky Heinrichs (0-1) vs. Daniel Chosack Barkay (0-0): AMATEUR Lightweight
“Heinrichs coming off a loss in his debut one year ago, I think he has been working hard in the gym and making improvements that’ll be enough to get him the win in this fight.”
Prediction: Heinrichs wins via unanimous decision.
Mathieu Tarantini (0-0) vs. Sasha Malo (0-0): AMATEUR Welterweight
“Both guys are making their debuts, but I think Malo’s striking should give him the edge.”
Prediction: Malo wins via unanimous decision.
Tristan Gervais (0-0) vs. Thomas MacAulay (0-0): AMATEUR 160 pounds
“It’s another tough one to call with both guys making their debuts, so it’s a coin flip to me.”
Prediction: MacAulay wins via unanimous decision.
Darian McTavish (0-0) vs. Sean Birmingham (0-0): AMATEUR Welterweight
“Birmingham wins via second round TKO in a fast-paced, heavy-handed fight.”
Prediction: Birmingham wins via TKO in the second round.
Tyler Sole (0-0) vs. Vincent Gagnon (0-0): AMATEUR Featherweight
“Another coin flip in my eyes not knowing much of either guy.”
Prediction: Sole wins via unanimous decision.
Samy Lee (0-1) vs. Matthew Paradis (0-1): AMATEUR Lightweight
“Both guys are in search of their first amateur win and I think Lee comes out on top.”
Prediction: Lee wins via unanimous decision.
Robert Burk (0-0) vs. Seb Caron (2-0): AMATEUR Welterweight
“I think Caron wins this fight because of his experience advantage.”
Prediction: Caron wins via TKO in the second round.
Ethan Herrod (0-0) vs. Naj Parniyan (0-1): AMATEUR Featherweight
“Parniyan is a well-known striker in the kickboxing community and I think holds a big advantage in this fight.”
Prediction: Parniyan wins via knockout in the first round.
Tristan Gagne (0-0) vs. Upraaj Sandhu (0-0): AMATEUR Lightweight
“Both debuting guys, so nerves will be a factor. I say Gagne comes out on top with the win.”
Prediction: Gagne wins via unanimous decision.
Michael Asiffo (0-1) vs. Olivier Rhein (0-0): AMATEUR Middleweight
“This is another one where I can see it going either way without knowing much of either guy.”
Prediction: Rhein wins via unanimous decision.
Isaac Herbert (0-0) vs. Dylan Majeste (0-0): AMATEUR Flyweight
“Herbert is coming out of a solid camp, which I think leads him to victory in his debut.”
Prediction: Herbert wins via unanimous decision.
Blake Loxton (1-4) vs. Drew Truax (1-2): AMATEUR Featherweight
“Loxton is one of the toughest guys on the MFL roster and is a true fighter with no quit in him. I think his toughness and boxing skills gets him the win.”
Prediction: Loxton wins via TKO in the third round.
Jentzen Cook (0-0) vs. Taj Gordon (0-0): AMATEUR 160 pounds
“Gordon is a well-known grappler and fighter in the MMA community, especially for a guy making his debut. I think his grappling skills overwhelm Cook.”
Prediction: Gordon wins via submission in the second round.
Ethan Braam (0-0) vs. Keegan Chiasson (0-0): AMATEUR Bantamweight
“Braam is coming out of a solid gym in Munda Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and will be well-prepared to bring home his debut.”
Prediction: Braam wins via unanimous decision.
Nick Gallipoli (1-0) vs. Ara Nazarian (0-0): AMATEUR 215 pounds
“I think Gallipoli wins this fight in a hard-fought decision.”
Prediction: Gallipoli wins via unanimous decision.
David Nethersole II (0-0) vs. Kevin Wilson (0-0): AMATEUR Featherweight
“In what could be a very close fight, I have Wilson coming out on top.”
Prediction: Wilson wins via unanimous decision.
Bryce McEachran Scott (0-0) vs. Steve Sampaio (2-2): AMATEUR Bantamweight
“Sampaio has a significant experience edge against the debuting McEachran Scott, and is also riding a two-fight win streak.”
Prediction: Sampaio wins via TKO in the first round.
Calen Campbell (2-1) vs. Ryan Hollenbeck (1-0-1): AMATEUR Welterweight
“Campbell hasn’t competed in over five years now, while Hollenbeck has been active in that time and comes out of a good camp in Munda Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.”
Prediction: Hollenbeck wins via unanimous decision.
Tyler Depelsmaeker (1-1) vs. Chester Flores (2-2): AMATEUR Lightweight
“I like Flores to use his experience edge here to get the victory.”
Prediction: Flores wins via submission in the third round.