UFC is back this Saturday, March 16, 2024 live from the Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. The 13 fight card is set to kick off at 4pm ET for the prelims and the main card starting at 7pm ET. While not too many big names on this card, fan favorite Tai Tuivasa is featured in the main event against Marcin Tybura. I have a feeling this card will deliver fireworks as there are many talented up and comers throughout the card. Check below for my official UFC Vegas 88 Prediction!

Thiago Moises (17-7) Vs Mitch Ramirez (8-1)

Mitch Ramirez is stepping in on short notice to make his debut against top BJJ ace Thiago Moises after Brad Riddell withdrew due to an injury.

Ramirez previously competed on the Contender Series last summer and lost to Carlos Prates via KO in the second round.

Carlos Prates has proven to be a knockout artist and fortunately for Ramirez he will not have to worry too much about that versus Thiago Moises.

Thiago Moises will definitely hold a substantial edge in the grappling and on the mat and if he wins it will most likely be a submission.

This is a great matchup and a classic grappler versus striker bout. Ramirez will hold a decent size advantage in terms of height and would be wise to keep distance and avoid getting taken down at all costs.

The odds are quite wide here and while Thiago Moises is the rightful favorite, I believe Ramirez has the tools to turn this into a much closer fight then the odds suggest.

I will take a chance on the UFC newcomer and my prediction is for him to get a decision victory but I will only bet on the Moneyline.

Pick: Mitch Ramirez ML (+300)

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