Bagautinov could definitely pull off the upset as a newcomer on a solid winning streak and with plenty of finishes to his credit. However, Vinicius’ own ability to put foes away had produced a perfect 20-for-20 mark in terms of scoring stoppages en route to victory. This time around, Vinicius will pick up his first decision nod based on his adversary’s durability (but it won’t be pretty).
RESULT: Marcos Vinicius def. Ali Bagautinov via Decision
For the second straight week the UFC is delivering a midweek treat in the form of a Wednesday fight card! This time around the lineup comes with the backdrop of Brazil in the form of UFC Fight Night 28, an event unfolding Minas Gerais featuring some of the nation’s favorites such as Ronaldo Souza and Glover Teixeira. Action starts at 4:30 PM EST online before FOXSports 1 takes over with a handful of prelims and the evening’s featured match-ups 30 minutes later. Here’s a breakdown of the main card clashes… (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)