Attitude MMA 22 takes place on Saturday, September 25 as the event takes place in Memphis, Tennessee, United States. The card features a number of MMA bouts, both professional and amateur fights. For the purposes of this betting preview, however, we will focus on the top three fights on the card, which are all professional MMA matches.
Jonathan Jackson vs. AJ Cunningham
Attitude MMA lightweight championship bout (155lbs)
The main event of Attitude MMA 22 features Jonathan Jackson taking on AJ Cunningham for the Attitude MMA lightweight belt. Jackson has been a pro since 2013 and he has gone 5-2 so far in his MMA career. He has competed for organizations such as LFA and has even fought the likes of former UFC fighter Bobby Moffett. After taking off the entirety of 2020, Jackson returned to the cage back in May and picked up a submission win.
Cunningham, meanwhile, is 7-2 as a professional MMA fighter dating back to his debut in 2018. Six of his seven pro wins have come by stoppage while competing for organizations such as LFA. Overall Cunningham has been a fighter who has been on the cusp of heading to the big show for quite some time, but every time he gets to that big fight that could push him there, he loses. Still, Cunningham has fought some tough competition during his career.
This should be a good fight that will determine the Attitude MMA lightweight champion, but I have to go with the more experienced Cunningham to go in there and take care of business. Given how dangerous Cunningham is with his submissions and that Jackson has been tapped out before, my prediction would be Cunningham by submission.
Pick: AJ Cunningham
Seth Sirgo vs. Trey Manley
Lightweight bout (155lbs)
In lightweight action, Seth Sirgo takes on Trey Manley. Sirgo is just 1-1 as a pro with a TKO win in 2019 in Valor FC and a TKO loss at HR MMA in 2021. Sirgo did have a 5-2 record as an amateur MMA fighter but he hasn’t shown as much consistency as a pro so far in his career. As for Manley, he is 3-1 as a pro and he has won his last three fights in a row, with two wins in 2021 alone.
Manley has been far more active as of late and has been more successful as a professional. I have to go with Manley to get his hand raised in this fight, and I also think there is a very good chance that he scores the win by knockout.
Pick: Trey Manley
Jessie Roberson vs. Danny Barlow
Catchweight bout (180lbs)
In a catchweight bout set for 180lbs, Jessie Roberson and Danny Barlow both make their professional MMA debuts. Roberson went 2-3 as an amateur but he hasn’t fought since 2018 and he was finished by strikes in both of his final two amateur MMA appearances. As for Barlow, he went 6-1 as an amateur MMA fighter with five of those wins coming by stoppage. His last appearance came back in July when he scored a knockout win at Attitude MMA 21.
Considering Roberson hasn’t fought in three years and Barlow has been knocking out his opponents with ease on the amateur circuit, I have to go with Barlow to continue his winning streak here with yet another big knockout win.
Pick: Danny Barlow