UFC Fight Night 39: Team Hayabusa Preview
UFC Fight Night 39 takes place in Abu Dhabi this Friday on the UFC Fight Pass. Friday's event headlines Brazilian UFC veteran, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (34-8-1) vs. American Roy “Big Country” Nelson (19-9-0). Both heavyweight contenders enter the octagon fighting to rebound from recent devastating losses.
The main card also showcases; Clay Guida (30-14-0) vs. Tatsuya Kawajiri (33-7-2), John Howard (22-8-0) vs. Ryan LaFlare (10-0-0) and Ramsey Nijem (8-4-0) vs. Beneil Dariush (7-0-0).
Hayabusa Fight Team Breakdown
Ramsey Nijem (8-4-0) vs Beneil Dariush (7-0-0)
Rising lightweight contenders, Ramsey Nijem and Beneil Dariush square off inside the octagon on Friday’s main card. Dariush has a knack for ending fights with time to spare where his opponent, Nijem is known to go the distance. Dariush will look to keep his undefeated record intact in his second UFC appearance.
Watch for Dariush sporting the New Chikara™ Recast Performance Shorts as he kicks off the main card.
Trevor Smith (11-4-0) vs Thales Leites (22-4-0)
Middleweight fighter and skilled jiu jitsu athlete, Trevor Smith enters the fight with 9 out of 11 victorious via submission. His Brazilian opponent enters with 5 consecutive wins, 2 being under the UFC banner from 2013. Similar to Smith, Leites has a strong jiu jitsu skill set to utilize in the octagon and take the fight to the ground.
Smith travels from United States to face Leites, sporting the New Chikara™ Recast Performance Shorts during his prelim fight.
Inside the Octagon
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Full UFC Fight Night 39 Card
UFC Main Card (via UFC Fight Pass - 2PM ET)
- Roy Nelson vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
- Clay Guida vs. Tatsuya Kawajiri
- John Howard vs. Ryan LaFlare
- Beneil Dariush vs. Ramsey Nijem
Prelim Card (via UFC Fight Pass - 11:50AM ET)
- Daniel Omielanczuk vs. Jared Rosholt
- Johnny Bedford vs. Rani Yahya
- Thales Leites vs. Trevor Smith
- Chris Camozzi vs. Andrew Craig
- Jim Alers vs. Alan Omer