Fury FC 90 Main Event Breakdown

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Mother’s Day happens on Sunday inside the United States. What do you plan to do to show your mom that you love her? We have some good news for you as the holiday looms: This year, you need not cook Mom dinner for Mother’s Day.

If your mom is an MMA fan, your plans are all set for Sunday before you even think about them. Texas-based Fury FC returns to its traditional Sunday timeslot for Fury FC 90. Houston is the host city for the Mother’s Day card, happening live from Imagen Venues, the same venue where Fury FC 89 happened last month, three weeks removed from Michael Aswell (9-1 MMA. 9-1 Fury FC) taking the promotion’s featherweight title.

Outside of the fights, it’s been a rough time for the city of Houston of late as the community is still reeling from floods that took place last week. Our thoughts are with those affected.

Lightweights Do Battle in Fury FC 90 Main Event Sunday

Live coverage begins Sunday afternoon at 2:30 pm ET/ 11:30 am PT on Facebook before switching to UFC Fight Pass for the main card at 5:30 pm ET/ 2:30 pm PT. All told, barring any further postponements or cancellations between now and fight day, a full 12-fight card will take place to wrap up the weekend.

While a lightweight fight will still be the focus of the Fury FC 90 main event on Sunday evening, it won’t be the one that was originally advertised. Initially, the Fury FC 90 main event was to have been a five-round fight between Devon Dixon (6-1-1 MMA, 1-0 Fury FC) and Tedrick Macklin (6-0 MMA, 5-0 Fury FC), but this contest was withdrawn prior to the show amid the latter sustaining an injury.

Instead, you’ll see a contest matching two fighters that have gone a combined 13-1 in the new headliner. Hector Saenz (7-1 MMA, 7-1 Fury FC) meets undefeated Mansher Khera (6-0 MMA, 2-0 Fury FC.) As per the terms of the fight contract, the new Fury FC 90 main event will be three rounds at five minutes per round.

Fury FC 90 Main Event Fighter Comparison and Betting Odds

Heading into the Fury FC 90 main event, Mansher Khera stands as the taller man at 5-foot-10, compared to the 5-foot-8 frame of Hector Saenz. Khera owns a 74-inch reach, with no such information accessible for Saenz at press time.

Currently, the oddsmakers have Mansher Khera installed as a -175 favorite on the money line, with Hector Saenz countering as a +130 underdog. If you plan on betting on this or any other fight happening in MMA this weekend, please wager responsibly.

Hector Saenz Looks To Run Winning Streak to Four

Hector Saenz enters the Fury FC 90 main event on Sunday evening having posted a record of 4-1 in his last five contests. At present, he’s on a three-fight winning streak.

Most recently, he scored a unanimous decision victory after three rounds over Tracy Reeder (7-3 MMA, 2-1 Fury FC) on Jan. 21 during Fury FC 85 on Fight Pass. Reeder is set to fight Nico Echeverry (12-7, 1 NC MMA, 9-6, 1 NC Fury FC) during the co-main event of Sunday’s card.

Saenz is what you’d call a “lifer” when it comes to MMA. He hasn’t fought in any other promotion in his career. A win on Sunday in the Fury FC 90 main event could put him on the brink of joining the UFC.

Seasoned Fight Pass Vet Mansher Khera Returns Sunday

In the other corner, Mansher Khera has yet to lose thus far as a professional. Since turning to MMA full-time in 2021, he’s gone 7-0 as a professional across all competitions. Last time out, he stopped Jonathan Martin (5-2 MMA, 0-1 Fury FC) by second-round submission (rear-naked choke) on the same Jan. 21 card. Unlike his adversary this weekend, Khera has gotten around the MMA landscape.

Fury FC is his fifth promotion that he’s fought in throughout his MMA career and the fourth promotion he’s fought in that either has or has had ties to UFC Fight Pass. After his most recent fight, Khera took to Twitter to advocate for a UFC deal, and he had one specific opponent in mind.

A win on Sunday would make eight across the board in MMA for Khera. How will he fare this time out in the Fury FC 90 main event?

Analysis, Film Study, and Prediction

It’s another toss-up in the Fury FC 90 main event on Sunday. Both men are adept on the ground.

Saenz Slick with Submissions

Statistically speaking, four of Hector Saenz’ seven wins in MMA have happened inside the distance, with three of them recorded by submission.  A textbook example occurred during his Challenger Series fight last year versus Justice Lamperez.

Late in the opening round, Saenz attempted a high kick only for Lamperez to catch it and take him down to the mat, with Saenz landing elbows from the bottom position before reversing positions. After a few more elbows, Saenz locked in a triangle choke, stopping Lamperez with 13 seconds to go.

If Hector Saenz can get the Fury FC 90 main event to the mat on Sunday, it’s his world and we’re all living in it.

Khera Can Punch His Way to a Win

While Mansher Khera isn’t known for his fists, they can certainly fly, like they did in 2021 during Gamebred Bareknuckle 3 vs, Daniel Gary. After Khera absorbed a few punches, the fight went to the ground.

It looked as though Khera would use his grappling prowess to try and secure a submission victory that night, but it proved to be a moot point. From there, Khera repeatedly rained down ground and pound shots on Gary at an aggressive pace.

With no real opportunity for Daniel Gary to defend himself against the onslaught of punches, the referee wisely stepped in and ended the contest.

If Mansher Khera can get Hector Saenz to the ground first in the Fury FC 90 main event, he’s got any number of options to choose from for his next move.

Final Thoughts

While the originally-scheduled main event went by the boards for Fury FC 90 on Sunday, this one is a great substitute. With no other MMA action going on in the timeslot, you and Mom have no excuse to miss this one.

Prediction: Hector Saenz by First-Round Submission. 

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Drew Zuhosky has been writing about combat sports since May of 2018, coming to MMASucka after stints at Overtime Heroics and Armchair All-Americans. A graduate of Youngstown State University in Youngstown, OH, Drew is a charter member of the Youngstown Press Club. Prior to beginning his professional career, Drew was a sportswriter for YSU's student-run newspaper, The Jambar, where he supplied Press Box Perspective columns every week.