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I never want to dismiss anyone in a fight, as I’ve seen the most unpredictable things happen in this sport. However, Montel Jackson has so many advantages in this fight, that I just can’t see J.P. Buys having a chance. Not only does Jackson hold advantages in skillset, he normally is the bigger opponent against fellow Bantamweights. Buys is a Flyweight, who stands five inches shorter and has to overcome an eight inch reach advantage against Jackson. Throw in an obvious gap in physical strength and power for Jackson, and it’s fair to assume Buys has a lot to overcome.

As for a prediction, obviously I’m siding with Jackson. The sheer size advantage should aid Jackson in several ways, as he could wrestle Buys in an attempt to gain top control or keep the fight upright. If Jackson chooses the latter, he holds a significant reach and power advantage. In the end, I foresee Jackson one way or another finishing Buys via strikes in the opening round. 

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