Predictions: MFL 20

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

Liam Gallagher
Liam Gallagher (Credit: Yanick Maltais/Montreal Fight League)

For MFL 20, Liam Gallagher (5-0) has stepped in to provide his predictions and analysis for the eight MMA bouts on the card.

The former MFL bantamweight champion, Gallagher vacated his title to make his professional debut at BTC 13 last weekend but, unfortunately, his opponent, Kelvin Krause, withdrew from the fight due to unknown reasons. Following an impressive and undefeated amateur career, look for Gallagher to make his professional debut in early 2022.

Here are Gallagher’s predictions for MFL 20:

Scott Rodrigues (4-1) vs. Alex Gluzman (2-1) AMATEUR Bantamweight Title Bout** RODRIGUES PREVIEW, GLUZMAN PREVIEW

“It’s always hard to bet against Gluzman. Having fought him myself, I know what he’s capable of and how tough he really is.”

Prediction: Gluzman wins via decision.

Diego Dejesus (3-0) vs. Kurt Shecapio Blacksmith (0-0): AMATEUR Lightweight

“I think Dejesus wins this fight by second round knockout.”

Prediction: Dejesus wins via knockout in the second round.

Brett Ozinga (0-0) vs. Samy-Philippe Renaud (4-8): AMATEUR Light Heavyweight

“Another matchup where one guy clearly has the experience advantage.”

Prediction: Renaud wins via TKO in the first round.

Aaron Thompson (0-1) vs. Louis Mianscum (0-0): AMATEUR Middleweight

“Not knowing much about either fighter, I think Thompson wins a decision and gets his first MMA victory.”

Prediction: Thompson wins via decision.

Salikh Bagautdinov (1-0) vs. Ryad Hilali (0-0): AMATEUR Featherweight

“I think Bagautdinov edges out this bout and wins a close three-round decision.”

Prediction: Bagautdinov wins via decision.

Guillaume Dansereau (0-0) vs. Quinn Blacksmith (0-0): AMATEUR 300 pounds

“Both massive men with obvious power. This one is going to be a coin flip on who lands the big shot first.”

Prediction: Blacksmith wins via knockout in the first round.

Steven Stewart (5-3) vs. Albert St-Pierre (0-0): AMATEUR 195 pounds

“With Stewart having so much more experience, I think he wins via second round TKO.”

Prediction: Stewart wins via TKO in the second round.

Bryce McEachran Scott (0-1) vs. Rymon Echum (0-0): AMATEUR 140 pounds

“Not knowing much on either fighter, I’m going to say McEachran Scott wins a decision.”

Prediciton: McEachran Scott wins via decision.