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The UFC has been busy announcing new fights. Following are a few of the newest forthcoming midnight set for spring UFC cards, and my first thoughts on them. Michel Prazeres vs. Ismail Naurdiev, UFC Fight Night 145 Due to an accident to Ramazan Emeev, Ismail Naurdiev has obtained a short-notice fight against Michel Prazeres at UFC Fight Night 145, taking place February 23 in The O2 Arena in Prague, Czech Republic. MMABrasil broke the news. Prazeres (26-2) is 10-2 in the UFC entire and will be riding an eight-fight win series right now. He had trouble making the lightweight limit of 155lbs and since moving up to welterweight has looked even better with back-to-back wins over Zak Cummings and Bartosz Fabinski. Naurdiev (17-2) is making his UFC debut on the potency of back-to-back knockout wins. He has experience fighting in ACB, along with the majority of his wins have come by stoppage. But he has also fought a very low level of rivalry and Prazeres is a major step up. I anticipate Prazeres to be a good favorite here, and he deserves it after the current run he has went on inside the Octagon. Enrique Barzola vs. Kevin Aguilar, UFC on ESPN 2 Featherweights Enrique Barzola and Kevin Aguilar are set to match UFC on ESPN 2, occurring March 30 in Wells Fargo Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The information broke. Barzola (15-3-1) is 5-1 at the UFC and is now riding a four-fight win streak with all his wins coming from choice. Barzola’s album is remarkable, but his lack of finishing instincts could hurt him as he progresses up the featherweight ranks. Aguilar (16-1) is coming from a powerful UFC debut when he won a unanimous decision over Rick Glenn, and overall he is riding an eight-fight win streak. His only career loss came from Leonard Garcia back in 2013, but otherwise he’s been perfect in his MMA career. This is a fairly good matchup between two guys on win stripes but according to his ability to actually finish a struggle I would have to favor Aguilar to get his hand raised. Tom Breese vs. Ian Heinisch, UFC Fight Night 147 Due to an injury to Cezar Ferreira, Ian Heinisch is stepping up as an injury replacement to take on Tom Breese at UFC Fight Night 147, taking place March 16 at The O2 Arena in London, England. Breese (11-1) is currently 4-1 in the UFC and is coming from a TKO win over Dan Kelly in his middleweight debut. Heinisch (12-1) is now riding a four-fight win series and is coming off of a successful UFC introduction when he defeated the above Ferreira by decision. His only career defeat came against Markus Perez, who just submitted Anthony Hernandez at UFC Fight Night 144. This looks like a really solid matchup between two middleweights with prospective title ambitions. Both Breese and Heinisch are extremely well-rounded fighters and this is going to be a close fight. I would have to favor Breese only based on the fact the struggle is in England, but I expect Heinisch to be very competitive in this matchup and he could be worth looking at as a puppy. Disclaimer: This page contains affiliate links and MMA Odds Breaker is going to be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on the hyperlinks. Read more: