UFC Fight Night 88: Almeida vs. Garbrandt
By Edward Carbajal
It’s a perfect storm in MMA when two undefeated fighters face one another, it’s even better when it comes close to a style-versus-style match. That is what fight fans have in store for them this Memorial Day weekend with Thomas Almeida (20-0) vs. Cody Garbrandt (8-0) at UFC Fight Night 88. The only thing about these two, is that they both seem to like knock outs.
Both men have yet to taste defeat in professional MMA and while Garbrandt may have half the experience Almeida does on paper, he mirrors Almeida in that he tends to finish many opponents in the first round. Five of his eight wins came in round one so it is just as dangerous for Almeida facing him as it is for Garbrandt to face Almeida. One thing fans can be assured of, someone will lose and they will likely lose by KO/TKO.
UFC Fight Night 88 is live and free on Fox Sports 1, check out the weigh-ins and fight card information below.
Main Card (9 PM ET, FS1)
Thomas Almeida vs. Cody Garbrandt
Renan Barao vs. Jeremy Stephens
Tarec Saffiedine vs. Rick Story
Chris Camozzi vs. Vitor Miranda
Lorenz Larkin vs. Jorge Masvidal
Josh Burkman vs. Paul Felder
Preliminary Card (7 PM ET, FS1)
Jessica Eye vs. Sara McMann
Jordan Rinaldi vs. Abel Trujillo
Jake Collier vs. Alberto Uda
Shane Campbell vs. Erik Koch
Preliminary Card (6 PM ET, Fight Pass)
Bryan Caraway vs. Aljamain Sterling
Chris De La Rocha vs. Adam Milstead
Edward Carbajal is a contributing writer for MMA at Page2sports.com and Frontproof Media. You can follow Edward on Twitter @Carbazel or at his website TheBlogBoardJungle.com. Check out his podcast on Spreaker.