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 Unified MMA 45, Gwyn Berry (1-0) has stepped in to provide his predictions and analysis for the 11 MMA bouts on the card.
After an impressive amateur career of 7-2 and multiple titles, Berry kicked off his professional career at BFL 69 with a decision win over Seth Connor. Keep an eye out for Berry’s next fight announcement in the near future as he looks to remain undefeated.
Here are Berry’s predictions for Unified MMA 45:
Ryan Ford (23-5) vs. Robert Hale (11-5): PRO 175-Pound Title Bout** FORD PREVIEW, HALE PREVIEW
“If Hale decides to grapple in this fight it could very well swing in his favour. However, if he decides to stand and bang with Ford then that should be Ford’s world.”
Prediction: Ford wins via knockout.
Christian Larsen (6-2) vs. Grayson Wells (5-4): PRO Heavyweight Title Bout** FIGHT PREVIEW
“Wells is stepping in on very short notice for a rematch with Larsen here. It’s a heavyweight bout, so one punch can change everything, but Larsen should get the job done inside the distance once again.”
Prediction: Larsens wins via knockout.
Maged Hammo (10-6-1) vs. Neal Anderson (11-4): PRO Featherweight Title Bout** HAMMO PREVIEW, ANDERSON PREVIEW
“Another rematch on the card here. While Hammo did win the first meeting with a fourth round submission, Anderson was up three rounds going into the championship rounds. As long as he can avoid another submission, Anderson should find the same success again.
Prediction: Anderson wins via decision.
Mariusz Ksiazkiewicz (10-1) vs. Eli Aronov (5-0): PRO Middleweight
“Aronov is an unknown in these parts of the world, but he’s definitely a legit prospect. With that being said, Ksiazkiewicz is knocking on the UFC’s door and I just can’t see him losing in this spot.”
Prediction: Ksiazkiewicz wins via TKO.
Phil Engeroff (2-0) vs. Mac Laursen (1-1): PRO Welterweight
“This should be a great fight between two guys with elite striking backgrounds. If they do both decide to keep it standing for the full 15 minutes, it could go either way, but I give the edge to Engeroff.”
Prediction: Engeroff wins via decision.
Izzudeen Atmeh (2-2) vs. Harley King (1-1): PRO Bantamweight
“This is a great matchup between two young prospects. If King decides to grapple, the fight could very easily swing in his favour, but I see Atmeh finding lots of success in the striking here.”
Prediction: Atmeh wins via TKO.
Jett Grande (2-0-1) vs. Colton Boxell (1-2): PRO Lightweight
“Boxell should present a tough challenge for Grande and could be tough to takedown, but Grande should eventually be able to land his takedowns and find a finish.”
Prediction: Grande wins via TKO.
Tyrell Giselbrecht (1-1) vs. Caleb Ermine (0-1): PRO Lightweight
“Giselbrecht is coming off a tough loss and will likely be very motivated to turn the ship around. I think he does so in dominant fashion.”
Prediction: Giselbrecht wins via decision.
Tony Rojas (2-0) vs. Alex Moher (2-1): AMATEUR Flyweight
“This is going to be a really great fight between two guys from elite gyms in Shaved Bears and Niagara Top Team. Being in his hometown, I think Rojas rides that momentum.”
Prediction: Rojas wins via decision.
Mitch Wiles (3-3) vs. Luke Vaillancourt (0-0): AMATEUR 128 pounds
“With Vaillancourt making his debut, it’s tough to know what to expect. But with Wiles already having six fights under his belt, I definitely have to favour him on experience alone.”
Prediction: Wiles wins via decision.
Jake Craig (0-0) vs. Skye King (0-0): AMATEUR Heavyweight
“Two heavyweights making their amateur debuts is a coin flip. I’ll give the edge to Craig due to training with Christian Larsen and Tanner Boser.”
Prediction: Craig wins via knockout.