There are a few factors working to Kuiper’s advantage in the clash. First, he’s fighting a former welterweight in Brad Scott (8-2) and should have a slight strength advantage over the TUF: Smashes finalist. He’s also got superior overall technique and knockout power, giving him plenty of ways to win. Scott is tough and could make it to the scorecards but one way or another Kuiper’s hand is getting raised in Manchester.
There aren’t a lot of promises in Mixed Martial Arts other than that fans will be entertained more often than not. However, with certain clashes there are definite signs in terms of one competitor coming out triumphant over the other. Such can certainly be said about tonight’s lineup for UFC Fight Night 30 where more than a few fighters should live up to expectations of victory when it comes to their respective rumbles. (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)