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If you like grappling, this is the fight for you. Damon Jackson is a grappling specialist who hunts for the submission. With little to no striking, things can get dicey for Jackson should he be turned aside on the grappling front. However, given Jackson has only lost four of his twenty four professional fights, I’d say his style has been very successful. For Rosa, he mainly profiles as a striker who mixes in his wrestling occasionally. While Rosa can grapple, he also has been stymied by those who are better than him on the ground. However, with eight submission wins and no losses via submission, Rosa is by no means a slouch on the mat. 

As for a prediction, I’m going to go with Damon Jackson. While Rosa is the better all around fighter, his problems against strong grapplers are glaring. With a mere 37% takedown defense, Rosa’s inability to keep the fight upright is problematic. Especially in this fight, where Jackson has zero intentions to strike. So with that said, Rosa’s curse of failing to win two consecutive fights continues, as Jackson takes this one via decision.

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