The main event brings us the tournament championship in the featherweight division, as former finalists Marlon Sandro and Daniel Straus will settle who gets the next shot at Pat Curran.
Marlon Sandro is hellbent on getting another shot at Curran, who knocked him out with a head kick in their first encounter.
Sandro is 22-3 in his career, finishing 12 of his opponents by knockout or submission. He is well-rounded, which will serve him positively against a power wrestler like Straus.
Thus far in the tournament, Sandro has tapped out Roberto Vargas after busting him with punches, as well as winning a close decision over Alexandre Bezerra. If Sandro fights as he did in the Bezerra fight against Straus, then he will be in trouble.
Daniel Straus is looking for his first tournament win in two tournament attempts. In his first attempt in the tournament final, he dropped a decision to Patricio Freire.
Straus is 19-4 in just three years of competition, which is a hectic schedule for any fighter. 12 of his wins are by decision, as he is the epitome of a grinder in MMA.
He has been impressive in the tournament so far. He has won decisions over Jeremy Spoon and Mike Corey en route to the championship, and will use his wrestling again to gain a title shot against Curran.
Prediction: Sandro def. Straus via decision