Again, another lack luster card here. Not many high level fights or good mismatches. Got two for tomorrow night.
Edson Barboza (-215)
Edson Barboza by 3 round decision (+128)
Like this matchup here. Gilbert is coming off his one year suspension for testing positive for testosterone metabolites and has not won since 2013. Edson is the better striker, and without any dynamic striking from Gilbert I find it hard that he is able to take Edson down more than 1 time, which he has not done since 2012 against Josh Thomson.
Also like Edson to win this by decision. Gilbert does have a warrior’s mentality and a heart bigger than most. He has only been finished 1 time in his 27 fight career, and that was by submission. Edson only has one submission to his name and some great KO wins, but 4 of his last 5 fights have gone to decision and I see think that will be a continuing pattern.
Best of luck