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After a scary UFC debut that saw Charlie Ontiveros slammed on his neck and a six-month suspension from a failed test, the American Badboy will seek to put the past behind him. Ontiveros is a pure striker, who has fought the majority of his fights at Welterweight. Standing at 6’2, Ontiveros will hold height and reach advantages over most Lightweights. Steve Garcia is no slouch in the size department either, standing at 6’0 tall. Garcia too is a striker, who is rangy and versatile. With legitimate power, Garcia has recorded eight of his eleven wins via knockout.
As for a prediction, I have Garcia. While Ontiveros will hold decent height and reach advantages, he will be outgunned on the feet. From the tape I’ve seen, Ontiveros not only is a low output striker, but he holds his hands down low. Also, his thin frame at Lightweight will open him up to being hurt with body shots. In the end, Garcia will eventually find the mark and knockout Ontiveros.