Predictions: Unified MMA 41

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

Evan Piercey
Evan Piercey in the cage at Havoc FC 14. (Photo by Joel Griffith)

For Unified MMA 41, Evan Piercey (1-0) has stepped in to provide his predictions and analysis for the nine MMA bouts on the card.

Piercey is fresh off a successful professional debut at Unified MMA 40 where he took a dominant unanimous decision over Mohamad Ali. Prior to that, he capped off his amateur career by winning the Havoc FC amateur lightweight title.

Here are Piercey’s predictions for Unified MMA 41:

Shane Campbell (19-8) vs. Michael Hill (11-6-1): PRO Super Lightweight Title Bout** CAMPBELL PREVIEW

“The main event should be a fun and entertaining fight for the fans. It will be close, but I got Campbell.”

Prediction: Campbell wins via submission in the second round.

Christian Larsen (5-2) vs. Grayson Wells (5-3): PRO Heavyweight Title Bout** LARSEN PREVIEW, WELLS PREVIEW

“Larsen has a hell of a gym behind him in the Shaved Bears and it’s not going to be easy to beat him in his hometown.”

Prediction: Larsen wins via knockout in the first round.

Tim Smith (14-11) vs. Behrang Yousefi (8-7): PRO 165 pounds SMITH PREVIEW, YOUSEFI PREVIEW

“It’s been a few years since Yousefi has competed, and Smith just recently fought in August and his hungry to get back to his winning ways.”

Prediction: Smith wins via TKO in the second round.

Matt Krayco (8-8-1) vs. Cole Campbell (3-3): PRO Welterweight

“This could be fight of the night right here. Both tough, gritty guys and both coming from amazing gyms. But Krayco has that fire and is on a mission.”

Prediction: Krayco wins via TKO in the third round.

Chris Chapman (3-2) vs. Ali Charkie (1-0): PRO 190 pounds

“Should be a good fight, but I feel the experience of Chapman will get him the win.”

Prediction: Chapman wins via unanimous decision.

Jett Grande (0-0-1) vs. Cornelius Krahn (0-0): PRO 165 pounds

“Interesting fight here. It will come down to who can implement their game plan the best, but I’m going to go with Krahn pulling off the upset here.”

Prediction: Krahn wins via knockout in the second round.

Phil Engeroff (1-0) vs. Dylan Schellenberg (0-1): PRO Welterweight

“This will be a fun fight, but Schellenberg is pretty crafty everywhere.”

Prediction: Schellenberg wins via submission in the third round.

John Moore (2-3) vs. Mac Stroud (1-0): AMATEUR Middleweight

“Moore has been in the cage with some pretty tough guys and has a great team behind him. I’m going to go with Moore on this one.”

Prediction: Moore wins via unanimous decision.

Tony Rojas (0-0) vs. Jose Pangilinan (0-1): AMATEUR Bantamweight

“I don’t know much about either with Rojas making his debut and Pangilinan having one fight. I’m going to Pangilinan based on him having been in the cage before.”

Prediction: Pangilinan wins via TKO in the first round.

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