Steven Ray steps up to the plate to face the tough Swede Assan Njie, who many thought was on the cusp of a UFC signing when they announced they were heading there this year.
Njie is the favourite with his resume and experience speakin for themselves, but Ray is hungry and will definitely have his eyes on the prize.
An upset would be huge for the Scot, and here's the breakdown of the fight featuring stats, opinions, betting odds and predictions.
Mr Bateman got excited and went Braveheart on me too!
http://www.yourmma.tv/news/details.a...assan-njie.htmA Ray victory would look like...
One of two ways, and they are polar opposites. Whatever happens, Ray will come out to throw leather from the first bell, firing wildly with left head kicks and superman punches. So, a Ray victory could be a very swift knockout, catching Njie by surprise with a storm of brutal punches. Ray has a shark-like sense when his prey is in trouble, and if he rocks Njie early, he could well be the first to stop the Swede.
The second way that Ray wins this is by executing a strategy similar to Muhammad Ali's rope-a-dope. Ray has shown a granite chin, incredible will to win and huge heart in previous fights, particularly against Scott Ward. Ward is a monster of a welterweight, and for a whole round he landed blow after blow to Ray's face, only for Steven to recover and win in the third round. It wouldn't be a sensible strategy, but given that this is Njie's first cut to welterweight, letting his opponent punch himself out before winning by late TKO is Ray's other most likely source of victory.