UFC 274: Oliveira vs Gaethje Predictions

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UFC 274: Main Event

Charles Oliveira vs Justin Gaethje

Lightweight (155)

UFC Lightweight Championship

Charles Oliveira (32-8)

As one of the longest reigning fighters on the roster, and nearing one of the most respected, it was a crying shame to see Oliveira lose his belt on the scales. Aside from a black mark against his name in the history books, if Olives wins on Saturday, such information will be banished to the footnotes. I wouldn’t worry much about any weight cut struggles, Oliveira has always emerged as a skeleton on weigh-in day.

Do Bronx may have secured emphatic finishes over Dustin Poirier and Michael Chandler during his title reign, but it hasn’t been without struggle. Oliveira was nearly knocked out in the opening round by both men. Against an equally powerful puncher in Gaethje, the odds of Oliveira touching the canvas have to be high. Olives can avoid much of Gaethje’s pressure by utilising his exceptional standing grappling. Gaethje’s explosive scrambles tend to fall off in the later rounds, but Oliveira is liquid on the mat. Add in Oliveira’s recent preference for high-octane unorthodox striking may be enough to bait Gaethje into his old brawling ways and open up more avenues for takedowns.

Justin Gaethje (23-3)

There is no denying that Justin Gaethje is near the top of the Lightweight division, but I have never seen The Highlight as elite. Styles make fights, of course, and it just so happens that Oliveira represents a very beatable opponent. Oliveira’s durability issues are notorious, the Brazilian is uncomfortable with leg kicks and there is reason to believe that Gaethje’s TDD is enough to keep this fight standing for the first couple of rounds.

Pre-Chandler, Gaethje looked to have turned a leaf with his striking. After brutal wars and losses to Dustin Poirier/Eddie Alvarez, Gaethje incorporated a level of counter-striking to his arsenal. Unfortunately, as seen against Chandler, Gaethje can be easily coaxed back into his old ‘high guard, head down’ pocket fighting when he is tagged hard. If Oliveira can flip that switch in Gaethje, the Brazilian is a brutal body puncher which has long been a soft spot in Gaethje’s armour.

Predicted Result: Oliveira Submission Round 3

Do Bronx may have secured emphatic finishes over Dustin Poirier and Michael Chandler during his title reign, but it hasn’t been without struggle. Oliveira was nearly knocked out in the opening round by both men. Against an equally powerful puncher in Gaethje, the odds of Oliveira touching the canvas have to be high. Add in Gaethje’s tree chopping leg kicks, and the American owns a weapon that could slow Oliveira’s preference for high-octane, explosive striking.

One worry with Gaethje was the ease with which Chandler coaxed The Highlight back into his old ‘high guard, head down’ pocket fighting. If Oliveira can flip that switch in Gaethje, the Brazilian is a brutal body puncher which has long been a soft spot in Gaethje’s armour. Additionally, Oliveira’s exceptional clinch work and grappling will find more avenues if he can force Gaethje to shell up. Don’t write out a Gaethje uppercut off a risky, blind Oliveira takedown, though!

Result: Oliveira def. Gaethje // Submission (rear-naked choke) Round 1 3:22

Winner ✔️ // Method ✔️ // Round ❌

Don't let the Khabib fanboys know, but Gaethje was working the champ's lead leg during their short affair | UFC 274 Predictions
Don’t let the Khabib fanboys know, but Gaethje was working the champ’s lead leg during their short affair | UFC 274 Predictions

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UFC 274: Co-Main Event

Rose Namajunas vs Carla Esparza

Women’s Strawweight (115)

UFC Women’s Strawweight Championship

Rose Namajunas (11-4)

Running it back after a seven-year gap, both Rose Namajunas and Carla Esparza have developed their respective skillsets immediately since 2014. It is a shame that social media seems far more interested in Namajunas/Barry’s strange relationship, rather than focusing on one of the most interesting Strawweight fights available. Thug Rose may be the cleaner technical fighter, but Namajunas rarely looks sharper in rematches.

The Weili Zhang rematch is a worrying performance to gauge the Esparza rematch. Namajunas hit the mat five times against Zhang, and although the Chinese fighter didn’t find great success, it does indicate that Esparza’s wrestling could be a deciding factor once again. Granted, Namajunas isn’t the pocket rocket of aggression from 2014. Thug Rose is a more patient, educated striker that can gauge striking range immediately and catch opponents unaware.

Carla Esparza (18-6)

Man, I am a big fan of The Cookie Monster, so I’m glad to see her earn her well-deserved title shot. It feels as though there are far too many reasons why Esparza will struggle in the rematch with Rose. Mainly, Esparza’s tendency to gas hard while Namajunas has regularly shown the ability to control her output over five rounds. Granted, if Esparza can hit the ground early and secure top control, she could well preserve the gas tank while banking rounds.

Striking-wise, Esparza will be battered on the feet. Physical and technical advantages aside, Namajunas’s pinpoint accuracy is designed to poke holes in Esparza’s limited straight-lined offence. There is also the worrying case of resumes. Namajunas has been tied up in rematches with the very best at Strawweight. On the other hand, Esparza has faced limited contenders to questionable degrees of success. The jump in quality from Xiaonan Yan to Thug Rose cannot be underplayed.

Predicted Result: Namajunas Decision

Namajunas rightly deserves to be considered the heavy favourite, but there were signs in the Weili Zhang rematch that suggest Esparza is more than a live dog in this rematch. Namajunas hit the mat five times against Zhang. If Esparza can take Thug Rose to the ground a similar number of times, her vastly superior ground control than Zhang could punish the champion.

Unfortunately for the Cookie Monster, and myself as a fan of Esparza, Rose’s advantages in this match-up are numerous. Physical and technical advantages aside, Namajunas’s pinpoint accuracy is designed to poke holes in Esparza’s limited straight-lined offence. Esparza’s questionable gas tank is another red flag in comparison to Namajunas, who has regularly reached the scorecards in five-round fights.

Result: Esparza def. Namajunas // Decision (split – 47-48, 48-47, 49-46)

Winner ❌ // Method ✔️ // Round ✔️

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Which fighter has matured the most over the past seven years? | UFC 274 Predictions

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UFC 274: Main Card

Michael Chandler vs Tony Ferguson

Lightweight (155)

Michael Chandler (22-7)

This could be a real heartbreaker of a fight. Chandler’s transfer over from Bellator has been a perfect injection of pace to the Lightweight division, despite his 1-2 record. We are yet to see the grinding, wrestling decision machine, and instead have been treated to the explosive early-round destruction machine. Against Ferguson, a fighter who has never been properly slept, there is an opportunity for a well over-the-hill Ferguson to dig deep into the later rounds. Ferguson has recently looked totally incapable of keeping pace with the top of the division recently, and without facing resistance, Chandler could well capture the first two rounds with ease.

Tony Ferguson (25-6)

Around the third round of the Gaethje fight, Tony Ferguson’s body revolted against his will. El Cucuy’s long history of wars and style that invited heavy punishment has finally caught up with him. Charles Oliveira and Beneil Dariush both had their way with the former title contender, and it was only his heart that saw him survive until the final bell. No one has ever questioned Ferguson’s grit, but somebody needs to be an arm around his shoulders and tell him to hang up the gloves. A Diego Sanchez career arc is fast approaching.

Predicted Result: Chandler Decision

It breaks my heart, but Chandler carries the power to put Ferguson to sleep early. A strange call considering Ferguson’s notorious durability, but the former interim title contender has looked well behind the pace in his past three losses. As opposed to thriving in the brawls that Ferguson would create by inviting pressure, El Cucuy worryingly responds to eating punishment these days. Chandler’s conditioning issues are a worry, especially considering he has forgone the old grinding wrestling that benefited him so well in Bellator. Still, Ferguson seemingly lacks the resistance to stop Chandler handily claiming the rounds.

Result: Chandler def. Ferguson // KO (front kick) Round 2 0:17

Winner ✔️ // Method ❌ // Round ❌

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Ovince St. Preux vs Shogun Rua

Light Heavyweight (205)

Ovince St. Preux (25-16)

Ew. To say that either fighter is over-the-hill would be false. OSP and Shogun should have retired half a decade ago. Neither man can eat a punch, neither man can last more than a couple of rounds, and neither man has a meaningful future continuing to fight. OSP at least has been active, with a handful of his recent losses stemming from a failed move up to Heavyweight. OSP still carries his heavy hands and the Von Flue Choke in the locker. Athletically, it is tough to make any argument that Shogun can match OSP – even with the Haitain’s dramatic fall from grace.

Shogun Rua (27-12-1)

Watching Shogun tap to strikes against Paul Craig two years ago in their rematch left many fans heartbroken. Shogun was near-washed up around 2014, around the time of a youthful Namajunas/Esparza meeting. Securing a draw in his first meeting with Paul Craig stemmed just as much from the Scotsman burning himself out in the first, as Shogun drunkenly stumbling to the finish line. The lack of gas tank and porous chin makes this a very difficult fight to back Shogun, even with the glaring flaws in an equally washed OSP.

Predicted Result: OSP TKO Round 1

Neither man can eat a punch, neither man can last more than a couple of rounds, and neither man has a meaningful future continuing to fight. OSP at least has been active, with a handful of his recent losses stemming from a failed move up to Heavyweight. Shogun appears to have fallen off the athletic cliff harder than OSP, with jabs forcing the former PRIDE star into a drunken tizzy.

Result: OSP def. Shogun // Decision (split – 28-29, 30-27, 30-26)

Winner ✔️ // Method ❌ // Round ❌

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Donald Cerrone vs Joe Lauzon

Lightweight (155)

Donald Cerrone (36-16)

Cerrone’s first-round dismantling at the hands of Alex Morono was very worrying. Granted, Cowboy has never been a fast starter, but he is increasingly incapable of building momentum. Lauzon is an early round threat that continues to carry power, indicating that Cerrone could well be iced in the first round for the third time in six fights. Unable to match the pace of opponents, Cerrone lacks the threat of his famous kicks. Still, there remains a high level of TDD and criminally underrated grappling skillset in his game.

Joe Lauzon (28-15)

J-Lau remains a coin-flip fighter in his twilight. Capable of flying out of the blocks and taking an opponent’s head off, Lauzon’s chin has also deteriorated to a worrying extent that 50/50 exchanges aren’t always the best option. Cerrone hates early pressure, a weakness that Lauzon’s aggressive blitzes will surely exploit. It’s been nearly 3 years since we’ve seen Lauzon in the octagon, however, and I dread to gauge the physical decline.

Predicted Result: Cerrone TKO Round 3

Lauzon for the first-round KO has to be the safest call. Despite my brain screaming at my foolishness, I cannot look past Lauzon’s total chin deterioration or inactivity. Style-wise, Cerrone’s slow starts and Lauzon’s all-out aggression suggest an early night for Cowboy. For whatever reason, I sense that Cerrone’s wrestling and TDD could throw a spanner in the works and buy enough time for the veteran to make the necessary reads.

Result: 🚫 FIGHT CANCELLED (Cerrone food poisoning) 🚫

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Randy Brown vs Khaos Williams

Welterweight (170)

Randy Brown (14-4)

I love this fight. An extremely long, slick fighter who possesses an insultingly strong inside game and clinch control. Losses to Belal Muhammad and Vicente Luque are very forgiving losses, while the Niko Price loss via hammerfists off his back was an incredibly strange and rare event. Williams carries nuclear power and will require Brown to smartly use his range. This is the perfect fight to see if Brown has developed from the Luque KO loss and is capable of boxing smartly off the back-foot.

Khaos Williams (13-2)

After Khaos Williams slept Abdul Razak Alhassan and Alex Morono in less than a minute combined, there was genuine excitement building behind the American. All it took was an ugly decision loss to Michel Pereira to take all the steam from the sails. Williams’ low kicks will continue to frustrate Brown throughout the night, yet Khaos will be punching up to the taller man throughout the night. Brown’s footwork isn’t notable, but he fights tall and will create a puzzle for Williams’ to crack if he headhunts for the fifteen minutes.

Predicted Result: Brown Decision

Williams’ low kicks will continue to frustrate Brown throughout the night, yet Khaos will be punching up to the taller man throughout the night. Brown’s footwork isn’t notable, but he fights tall and will create a puzzle for Williams’ to crack if he headhunts for the fifteen minutes. Brown has made poor decisions in the past, but his strong clinch game should neutralise William’s whenever he gets inside.

Result: Brown def. Williams // Decision (split – 28-29, 28-29, 29-28)

Winner ✔️ // Method ✔️ // Round ✔️

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UFC 274: Preliminary Card

Francisco Trinaldo vs Danny Roberts

Welterweight (170)

Francisco Trinaldo (27-8)

Francisco Trinaldo is now being used by the UFC as the Brit-Killer. As is becoming typical with Jai Herbert fights, the Brummie lad was coasting the first couple of rounds before being starched late by Trinaldo. The crafty Brazilian veteran operates an ultra-conservative approach that protects his 43yr old gas tank but damn does it work. Out of Southpaw, Trinaldo wafts his lead hand in front of an opponent’s face and conjures the illusion of activity for the scorecards.

Danny Roberts (18-5)

Hot Chocolate is well set to out-strike Trinaldo through pace and activity. The Brazilian remains a lethal counter-puncher, though. Roberts’ chin isn’t the issue, it’s the Bristolian’s inability to read incoming damage and in the process getting hurt unaware. An underrated grappler, Roberts could buy some time by grinding Trinaldo against the cage. In a low paced kickboxing affair, I’d barely favour Roberts to make it through a dicey affair.

Predicted Result: Roberts Decision

The crafty Brazilian veteran operates an ultra-conservative approach that protects his 43yr old gas tank but damn does it work. Out of Southpaw, Trinaldo wafts his lead hand in front of an opponent’s face and conjures the illusion of activity for the scorecards. There is also the case of Danny Roberts’ string of knockout losses. In fairness, Roberts’ chin isn’t the issue, it’s the Bristolian’s inability to read incoming damage and in the process getting hurt unaware. In a low paced kickboxing affair, however, I just about favour Roberts to make it through a dicey affair.

Result: Trinaldo def. Roberts // Decision (UD – 29-28, 30-27, 30-26)

Winner ❌ // Method ✔️ // Round ✔️

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Macy Chiasson vs Norma Dumont

Women’s Featherweight (145)

Macy Chiasson (7-2)

Chiasson’s preference for fighting on the inside finally bit her on the arse when she met a scrappier, more experienced brawler in Raquel Pennington. Chiassons’ clinch work is still impressive compared to the division, however, with her gigantic 5’11” frame weighing down on opponents. Chiassons’ body will be open to punishment from Dumont, but the Louisianan is set to grind the Brazilian against the cage for three rounds.

Norma Dumont (7-1)

A solid counter-puncher, Dumont excels in the pocket rather than at distance. As strange as that initially seems, it is Dumont’s lack of feints and traps that finds her more success when trading up close. Dumont’s success at range, however, is based on decent distance control and slick defensive movement. Chiasson may be a giant, but she has rarely used her reach to great effect in fights.

Predicted Result: Dumont Decision

Chiasson’s preference for fighting on the inside finally bit her on the arse when she met a scrappier, more experienced brawler in Raquel Pennington. Against Dumont, a solid counter-puncher in the pocket, Chiasson will be walking into the Brazilian’s strongest weapons. Sure, Chiasson could bully Dumont against the cage for three rounds, but Dumont’s boxing is more proven against higher quality competition.

Result: Chiasson def. Dumont // Decision (split – 28-29, 30-27, 30-27)

Winner ❌ // Method ✔️ // Round ✔️

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Brandon Royval vs Matt Schnell

Flyweight (125)

Brandon Royval (13-6)

After securing a slim victory over Rogerio Bontorin, Royval broke a worrying two-fight slide. Flyweight isn’t the deepest division, but the top-15 each bring their own form of entertainment. Royval is a ball of energy that will recklessly chase finishes on the feet or mat. That isn’t to say there isn’t a technical foundation to Royval’s game, but his decision-making is so poor that he often cluelessly walks onto hard shots on the feet or offers up his neck during scrambles.

Matt Schnell (15-6)

After four failed attempts to get the Alex Perez fight over the line, the UFC brass has finally decided to pit Schnell against a different body. Schnell’s questionable durability is a key issue, especially with the wild trades that Royval typically drags opponents into. Still, Schnell is a more consistent grappler on the mat and could bank rounds off top control while Royval relentlessly pursues submissions rather than return to his feet.

Predicted Result: Royval Submission Round 2

Pace is most likely to be the killer of Matt Schnell. , Schnell is the more consistent grappler on the mat and could bank rounds off top control while Royval relentlessly pursues submissions rather than returning to his feet. More likely, Royval’s wildly reckless approach will drag Schnell into fast-paced scrambles and striking exchanges which will eventually crack Schnell’s questionable chin.

Result: Royval def. Schnell // Submission (guillotine choke) Round 1 2:14

Winner ✔️ // Method ✔️ // Round ❌

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Blagoy Ivanov vs Marcos Rogerio de Lima

Heavyweight (265)

Blagoy Ivanov (18-4)

It’s been close to two years since the Augusto Sakai loss, and if I’m being honest, I thought that Ivanov had retired. Expect the commentary crew to mention that Ivanov’s scarring is related to the Bulgarian being a victim of a knife attack. Ivanov is one of the most durable fighters on the roster, and against an opponent whose sole game is brute power, the odds heavily favour Blagoy.

Marcos Rogerio de Lima (19-7-1)

Rogerio de Lima is heavy-handed, even by Heavyweight standards. Unfortunately for the Brazilian, Ivanov has never looked close to being finished over his UFC career. De Lima can wrestle relatively well, however, Ivanov’s TDD matches the Brazilian’s. When you consider that Ivanov’s gas tank far exceeds De Lima’s, it would require the Brazilian to find the punch of a lifetime.

Predicted Result: Ivanov Submission Round 3

Rogerio de Lima is heavy-handed, even by Heavyweight standards. Unfortunately for the Brazilian, Ivanov has never looked close to being finished over his UFC career. De Lima can wrestle relatively well, however, Ivanov’s TDD matches the Brazilian’s. When you consider that Ivanov’s gas tank far exceeds De Lima’s, it would require the Brazilian to find the punch of a lifetime.

Result: Ivanov def. Rogerio de Lima // Decision (UD – 29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Winner ✔️ // Method ❌ // Round ❌

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Andre Fialho vs Cameron VanCamp

Welterweight (170)

Andre Fialho (15-4)

Just a month after his first-round pasting of Miguel Baeza, Fialho has been offered a fairly kind ‘keep busy’ fight. The Portuguese fighter could emerge as a scary early-round striking threat after securing a bit of confidence against Baeza. VanCamp is a wrestle-grappler at heart, and at the very least, we will get to see Fialho’s grappling defence.

Cameron VanCamp (15-5-1)

Taking the step up from the regional scene, VanCamp at least has a shedload of experience to back him up in the UFC. Fialho is an incredibly tough debut opponent, considering the Portuguese fighter’s incredible athleticism and striking prowess. VanCamp is a risk-taker on the feet, which suggests a quick nap for the American, but grappling control could well prove a nuisance on the night.

Predicted Result: Fialho TKO Round 2

Just a month after his first-round pasting of Miguel Baeza, Fialho has been offered a fairly kind ‘keep busy’ fight. VanCamp is a risk-taker on the feet, which suggests a quick nap for the American, but his grappling control could well prove a nuisance on the night. A bit of a nothing fight for Fialho if VanCamp can’t take this to the mat, as expected.

Result: Fialho def. VanCamp // KO (punch) Round 1 2:35

Winner ✔️ // Method ✔️ // Round ❌

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Tracy Cortez vs Melissa Gatto

Women’s Flyweight (125)

Tracy Cortez (9-1)

For a fighter that was receiving a sizeable push from the UFC, it’s strange that Cortez has been sat on the sidelines for a full year. The move down to Flyweight was a victorious decision against Justine Kish, with the extra bulk at the weight helping Cortez’s power wrestling. Sijara Eubanks’ ability to take Melissa Gatto down early in their affair, suggests that Cortez will be able to lay down her most natural gameplan.

Melissa Gatto (8-0-2)

Not much was known of Gatto before her UFC debut, owing to her paper record. Two wins on the trot with emphatic finishes have created some momentum behind the Brazilian. Gatto puts a whole lotta steam behind her strikes, proving her single shot power with a finishing body kick against Sijara Eubanks. If Cortez is overconfident on the mat, Gatto also possesses a vicious submission arsenal threat.

Predicted Result: Gatto Decision

Yet another very questionable decision. Cortez should be favoured after Gatto’s TDD troubles against Sijara Eubanks. Cortez is a far more dangerous ground’n’pounder and is primed to punish Gatto’s lackadaisical approach to playing off her back. Gatto’s plus power for the division and vicious submission arsenal has me edging towards the Brazilian, though.

Result: Cortez def. Gatto // Decision (UD – 29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Winner ❌ // Method ✔️ // Round ✔️

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Kleydson Rodrigues vs C.J. Vergara

Flyweight (125)

Kleydson Rodrigues (7-1)

Yeah, nah. Why is this on a PPV? DWCS victor, Rodrigues is a plus athlete with dynamite in his hands and a decently strong wrestling base. Importantly against Vergara, Rodrigues can neutralise his opponent’s offence on the feet through sniping straight shots and low kicks.

C.J. Vergara (9-3-1)

As seen against Osbourne, Vergara lacks the speed to keep up with the UFC Flyweight pace. Osbourne cracks really hard and Vergara proved his ability to wear his fair share of punishment, but the Texan looks sluggish in the octagon. Victory is possible against Rodrigues, but Vergara’s skill set isn’t designed to climb the current ladder.

Predicted Result: Rodrigues Decision

Rodrigues is a plus athlete with dynamite in his hands and a decently strong wrestling base. Importantly against Vergara, Rodrigues can neutralise his opponent’s offence on the feet through sniping straight shots and low kicks. Vergara is a tough, game fighter, but he will struggle to handle Rodrigues’ well-rounded skillset.

Result: Vergara def. Rodrigues // Decision (split – 28-29, 29-28, 29-28)

Winner ❌ // Method ✔️ // Round ✔️

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Lupita Godinez vs Ariane Carnelossi

Women’s Strawweight (115)

Lupita Godinez (7-2)

Loopy has only been in the UFC for a year, yet has already experienced a four-fight yo-yo streak. The Mexican finally meets an opponent with a similarly slight frame in Ariane Carnelossi. This Strawweight bout has the potential for good dumb violence, as both women like to run headfirst into their opponents in a tangle of strikes and grappling.

Ariane Carnelossi (14-2)

Carnelossi’s relentless pressure and desire for a brawl may lead to her demise in this fight. Ploughing forward will create more opportunities for Godinez to shoot for a takedown. Carnelossi is built like a brick s**thouse, however, and could prove too strong to take to the mat. If Godinez is left stranded on the feet, the Brazilian’s punches tend to break opponents down.

Predicted Result: Godinez Decision

Carnelossi’s relentless pressure and desire for a brawl may lead to her demise in this fight. Ploughing forward will create more opportunities for Godinez to shoot for a takedown. Carnelossi’s build represents a far more favourable match-up for Godinez, considering the Mexican’s slight frame for the division. If Carnelossi can keep the fight standing, however, the Brazilian’s punches tend to break opponents down.

Result: Godinez def. Carnelossi // Decision (UD – 30-27, 30-26, 30-26)

Winner ✔️ // Method ✔️ // Round ✔️

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Journey Newson vs Fernie Garcia

Bantamweight (135)

Journey Newson (9-3)

Most likely fighting for his UFC career, Newson is looking to break his 0-2-1 streak in the UFC. It’s all well and good being willing to stand and bang, but Newson lacks the durability or clarity to trading 50/50 with opponents.

Fernie Garcia (10-1)

Another DWCS product, Garcia commands an impressive record on paper but he doesn’t dazzle on tape. Garcia is a scrappy fighter who bases his striking around awkwardness. Garcia extends his length by turning side-on, which instantly leaves the Mexican to takedowns.

Predicted Result: Newson Decision

As the far superior technical fighter, I’m edging towards Newson, but his durability issues will always be a red flag. Garcia could well drag Newson into a stand’n’bang brawl that will crack the American’s chin. Who knows, who cares with this calibre of fight.

Result: Newson def. Garcia // Decision (UD – 29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

Winner ✔️ // Method ✔️ // Round ✔️

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Prediction Accuracy

UFC 274

Winner: 9/14

Method: 11/14

Round: 8/14

2022 MMA Season

Winner: 127/181

Method: 93/181

Round: 84/181

MMA Overall

Winner: 623/973

Method: 456/973

Round: 409/973

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